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Discover Careers, Together

"Discover Careers, Together" is an online library that collects and organizes each individual's efforts. If you spend hours to research on an occupation, why not share your works and benefit others?

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In Taiwan, most high school students have to take a course called "Career Planning". One of the projects for this course was to interview a university professor. We spend hours on this project, but in the end, we were the only ones who benefit from it. The next year, a new group of students will probably interview the same professor and ask the same questions.

If there is a platform to share our works, then we can avoid questions that were already answered, and have more time to dive deeper. This is the core value for "Discover Careers, Together". On this platform, young people can upload their works on career discovery, such as an interview with a professor about a college major or a video clip about an occupation (of course, at the consent of the ones being interviewed/filmed). They can also gain valuable information from viewing other's works.

How will your concept support young people as they transition into the world of work?

The online collection provides answers to commonly asked questions about a career, and encourages young people to dive deeper and find answers to harder questions. Young people can also learn from each other's career discovery approach.

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Loving that this includes students on the making and sharing of career-oriented videos!

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I agree with Meena. I also find really interesting that there is such a course in Taiwan. It will be great to use this as an opportunity. I'm also wondering if you could interview other people than university professors as this might provide a limited set of examples.

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DeletedUser

Thanks Meena. I think it is valuable to learn from your peers because you are in similar situations (thus their questions might be yours as well). Also, they are your potential competitors when looking for jobs...and it's always better to know your competitors well!

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Anne - recalling the course I took, although it was called "Career Planning", our teacher focuses more on helping us to discover our college major (when we apply to college, we don't apply to the school alone, we apply to the major+school). We did more discovery on careers while in college. For instance, interview alumni and publish it on our major's publication, invite guest speakers to talk about their career path, etc. I think these information could all be uploaded (like MIT's OpenCourseWare) to benefit others. Since not every school have resources to invite prominent speakers. Also, sometimes the same speaker is invited to our college 2-3 times in a semester...by a school club, a professor, and our career center.