Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Decision...decision

6 comments:

Ijeoma Uche-Okeke said...

Adam,
As Fiona pointed out, the average adult will make several career changes in their lifetime. Isn't it exciting though? The fact that you can just cahnge careers mid-way or quarter-way. I like the fact that I have many options. It is of course important to have a focus or you'll drift from career to career without making much impact in any particular sector, or even learning sometime valuable.

Thomas Blaser said...

As humanities graduates, we are allrounders and hence qualified for different jobs. I am however suprised that business really thinks they are not very useful, these graduates. In the 1990s in Canada, they told us how business thinks humanities grads are good for their analytical and interpersonal skills, etc.

Valentin said...

Adam, you are completely right. As you remember, in several of our previous sessions, we talked about exposing our qualities to the workplace.
As Andrew Hofmeyr pointed out earlier, one needs to expose his (her) qualities, not necessarily his (her) qualificatons. At the end of the day, the skills that we have developed count for our success at the work-place and in life.

Susan Arthur said...

Whether businesses are receptive to hiring humanities graduates is debatable- I think it very much depends on the company. But we are definitely able to do a variety of things- which is also why it's a little more difficult to find jobs, I think, because we don't have specific, market related skills (eg accounting). Rand Merchant Bank has a programme called "class of" where they take on people with any degrees- the wackier, the better, they claim- in an attempt to broaden their skills as a company. Whether other companies think the same way, I don't really know.
Adam, with your positive attitude, lots of fields will be open to you, so have fun exploring them!

Ijeoma Uche-Okeke said...

Dear Adam,
It has been such a pleasure meeting you. I very much enjoyed the ways in which you always questioned or challenged what was said during our sessions. I think you also have a very engaging personality and a kind heart. I liked the ideas you presented during your presentation and I see you doing many good things. Just be sure to be focused on one main thing that you build up before now branching out (possibly) to other things. I will certainly keep in touch. I am also sad that this time together as a team is over. God bless you and I hope we'll be able to collaborate on a project in future.All the best.

Ijeoma Uche-Okeke said...

Adam, I hope your concert went well. Pity I couldn't make it. Make sure you keep in touch. Good luck with the internship and life in general. I will keep in touch and perhaps when I get back we can collaborate on a project.