||[Jan. 31st, 2005|03:30 pm]
The Question Club
If you were to prepare a talk about Life After School for a bunch of highschoolers, and you wanted to focus on more alternative options (because the GO-TO-COLLEGE-STRAIGHT-AFTER-HIGH-SCHOOL-EXAMS route has been done to death), as well as life in general, what would you talk about?|
edit for further clarification: since I'm getting misunderstood.
I'm in Malaysia. (Though I appreciate ideas from all over) We don't exactly have a graduation system. You take the final exams, wait a few months, then pick up your results. Many students tend to go to college the earliest time possible (even before they get their results; they're on conditional entry), hence the "straight after high school exams". What I want to talk about is life and option right after finishing those exams - be it taking time off, studying abroad, volunteering, going to college non-stop, etc - as well as stuff like how to deal with people, how to cope with stress, etc. It's sad but they never really emphasize this in schools around Malaysia and you tend to end up with a bunch of clueless kids who have no idea how to manage themselves after leaving school.