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 counseling
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 and if you would like to make an appointment with the counselor, please email NanetteOlivier@dsk.co.za, she is available Wednesdays from 09:30h-10:50h 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.
Each year the DSK organizes a Career Expo, which showcases 20-30 different career options Professional parents and alumni make themselves available for questions regarding their line of work, and 35-50 tertiary institutions are represented and offer information. The Expo is compulsory for all Grade 9-12 students.
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
Once a year a group of high school students visit several universities in Germany.
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.