Career guidance for students
At the DSK we have career counselors who advise students who would like to take up a study in Germany as well for learners who are focused on a career in South Africa.
General career counselling
Once a week, a career counselor offers career guidance to learners who seek more assistance in this field. The session normally involves aptitude tests, personality tests, giving guidance on subject choice, job shadow, and bursaries/scholarships as well as providing information regarding tertiary institutions. Please visit www.gostudy.net/wcdeut to access relevant information. They will now be hosting a regular online Q&A the first Thursday of every month via their “Webinar System”. Anyone can join: students, teachers, parents. One can simply login via the school career guidance site as stated above. If you would like to make an appointment with the counselor, please email please email NanetteOlivier@dsk.co.za, she is available Fridays from 12:30h-13:50h in room 2.10.
For more info on career expos etc you can also visit dskjournalism.wixsite.com/dskstudentnews
Jan Schumann is the career counselor for the German stream.
Every second year the DSK organises a Career Indaba, which showcases a broad range of career options. Part of it are workshops, talks and one-on-one consultations with professional parents and alumni who make themselves available for questions regarding their line of work. 35- 50 tertiary institutions present and offer information on further studies and career options. The Indaba is compulsory for all Grade 9-12 students.
Gr 8 & 9 Vocational Orientation Days
All Grade 10 students have the opportunity to get a week’s practical experience in a career field of their choice, followed by a formal assignment regarding their experience in their Life Orienation lessons.
Grade 11 learners usually visit The University of Stellenbosch and UCT. Besides discussing admission requirements and admission procedures, the learners often get the opportunity to sit in on lectures and gather information and gain a first impression of university life.
Study trips to Germany
For more information, please contact Jan Schumann.
The step from school to university can be nerve-racking and sometimes our high school learners have questions which the career counselor cannot answer. Questions about accommodation, life on campus, subject choices etc can be directed to former students who act as mentors for our high school students.
The DSK has an online alumni network and a social media platform for former students to keep up in contact with the school and with each other. We often recommend and stress the importance of using these contacts and their knowledge, when looking for career guidance. The school constantly strives to include alumni in our career guidance network.