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Making links to support Diploma students

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday 18th October saw two speakers and workshops at ISS to give advice and tips to Diploma students. 

Ms Durrant organised for Raphael S. (ISS Class of 2015) to come to school as part our our Advisory programme focused on Careers. This was the end of a 6 week programme looking at university, internships and gap year planning with the Grade 12 homeroom teachers and Ms Durrant. 

Topics have ranged from studying programme options in different countries, top tips, the A-Z of college applications worldwide through working with Vesalius College, Brussels and today students focused on local opportunities for future studies.

Raphael spoke about his programme at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg and Hewlett Packard.  He is now working at HP and studying for his BSc in Business Information Systems.  He gave his advice on preparing for life after-school, interviews, applications and how the IB Diploma gave him a head-start. 

Raphael commented on how many aspects of his Diploma assisted him in his application and studies. 
If you want to find out more about the careers and college counselling programme at ISS then please see here 

Later in the afternoon 25 Diploma students worked with Carly Brown of Laterna Education on ways to get themselves “work ready” for their assignments and tasks over the last part of their Diploma studies. Carly completed the IB Diploma three years ago and gave many personal tips and suggestions. 

Carly's workshop focused on the need to plan work into bite-size chunks in a thorough plan and ensure that well-being and sleep is planned into their activities. Students looked at different strategies to use to plan and revise in the last few months of the Diploma. The workshop also focused on how to use technology to support learning looking at apps for IB success. Find out more about apps to support studying then click here

Students shared and developed strategies to manage their time, by keeping on top of the day to day activities, whilst also keeping an eye on the big picture and tasks ahead through prioritization squares. Good skills for their Diploma studies and also for future life!