It is hard to believe, but your sophomore year is wrapping up quickly! You are completing some of your last classes, IGCSE and Final exams are soon upon you and very soon you will be considered a JUNIOR! There are a still a few more weeks ahead filled with opportunities to give your best effort, learn, and grow! Some of you will be preparing for your IGCSEexams. Most of you will be participating in our much anticipated SFS Work Experience Program to finish off your sophomore year! Make sure you take time in the midst of your work to smell the spring flowers and enjoy these last few weeks with friends before the summer break!
SFS Work Experience Program
The work experience program (WEP) is a week long activity meant to give students a chance to find out more about the career they are interested in or might be interested in. It will be a culmination of the career research that they have done in this year’s seminar classes in which they connected their personality types, learning styles, and interests with matching careers. This experience will help them develop social and work-related skills such as knowing what expectations are, asking for help when needed, coming on time, dressing appropriately, solving problems, being outgoing and polite, etc. After a week, students return to normal classes for their second week while the other half of the cohort is rotated vice-versa into their week of the WEP.
This work experience program is part of the students’ education, and they do not get paid. We will, to the best of our ability, match students’ preferences and interests based on their resume/form requests as well as employers’ profiles. Students will receive two sessions at school on what is expected of them during the work experience, and there will be one session to debrief after completion. Students are expected to call the employer beforehand to ask questions about dress code, lunch arrangements, work hours, etc.
Students are provided access to a work experience handbook which will additionally be shared with parents. They will write journal entries onto MAIA learning every day, which include reflections of the work they are doing. They will also interview a “colleague” and a supervisor to find out more about the training required for this particular career.
April 16: Counseling Session 1 (Introduction to SFS WEP)
April 25: Counseling Session 2 (Students receive placements)
April 29: Parent permission slip due in to HS Counseling
April 29 - May 1st: Students contact their Work Experience “employer”
May 6 - May 10: Work Experience Week 1
May 13 - 17: Work Experience Week 2
TBA: Counseling Session 3 (students share and reflect on their experience)
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Here are a few ideas to consider for your summer break:
Seoul Foreign School is a closed testing center. This means we only offer testing spaces for Seoul Foreign School students. When registering, you will not see Seoul Foreign School listed as a testing center. In order to reserve a testing space at Seoul Foreign School, you will need the SFS test center code, which you will enter during the registration process. Please contact your counselor to receive the test center code.
We are sad to see you go but want to support you in your transition. If you are moving or transferring to a new school, please complete this form to begin the withdrawal process from SFS.