Increase Your Intelligence Quotient

  1. Let go of the remote control- At first, this might seem difficult, however, it is worth the effort. You need to quit the habit of plonking yourself on the couch and staring at the idiot box for an untold number of hours. Too much of TV makes your eyes sore and sucks out the energy from your brain, making it unproductive and lethargic.
  2. Bring out those dumbbells- Exercising is often looked down upon, as a waste of time for someone who does care much about being fit. Nonetheless, here, exercise has another reason behind it. Investing some time in exercising gives you a boost to be all the more productive during the time after the workout. It helps clear your head and induces a wave of energy that is often sought after.
  3. Read books that you generally wouldn’t touch- Whether you’re a reader or not much of one, many often refrain from reading books that tend to challenge their thinking ability. You need to get a hold of such a book that is challenging and inspires you to think beyond the content itself. You need to get into the habit of building that excitement of stumbling upon new ideas when you pick a book.

Studying in Poland

History

Poland’s history of academic started from somewhere around in middle of the 14th century, when King Casimir the Great established Cracow Academy, which is today known as the Jagiellonian University which was world’s first state ministry for education. And after almost two centuries later Jesuit College for Vilnius got transferred into the Vilnius Academy. So by the end of 17th century, the Poland and Lithuania Kingdoms had 3 major universities providing academic education to the national student’s as well international ones.

Value for Money

Polish university tuition fees are considerably lower than other study destinations, Fees are rarely more than 2800 EURO per annum, bigger saving in comparing with other European countries.Warsaw is a cheaper place to live than many Eastern European cities, including Prague, Bratislava and Tallinn according to Mercer’s Cost of Living Ranking. And for personal expenses students may opt for part time job during term and full time job during term breaks, which is permitted by the universities like WSGE universities.

Student Life

Polish people take higher education seriously and sincerely, so students in Poland often have full time tables and have to work harder. Over there in Poland, universities offer more than one subject, so that student will get specialization in one area but simultaneously will be gaining general education, too.Outside of the university, there is a student’s social life in Poland with night life and the things to do in its student’s cities. Students are provided with the accommodation facility by the university but they can opt for their private apartments, too.

How to apply?

Applicants to study in Poland need to ensure they meet the entry requirements for each course (like management, IT, Engineering, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graphics, Multimedia, etc.) they’d like to apply to… The easiest way to apply for a polish Universities for higher education is to consult any affirm foreign educational consultant in the country. Leading foreign educational consultant is professionally equipped to guide a student through the correct procedure also they ensure the student starts his study in Poland well on time. Vatslya is one of the pioneers of Study in Poland in India & is the Indian official recruiting partner with many leading Polish Universities. The complete application process on an average takes not more than 45 working days.

After Graduation

In Poland the post study progression route is very student friendly, as a student if you wish to stay there even after completion of your graduation you are allowed to get your ‘Stay Card’ gets extended. And if anyone is interested in Science and Technology there is good news for you guys, because companies like Microsoft, Intel, GlaxoSmithKline and Google are setting up their bases in Poland.

Setting Career Goals

Successful people are goal oriented. Career goals are milestones or objectives set to help you evaluate your professional progress. They are effective for people looking for a job and those pursuing advancement. Why? You have to know where you plan to go in order to get there. Career goals serve as a working outline to keep you on your personal path to success.

There are basic goals to concentrate on when setting your plan. The first is increasing your skill set. To stay competitive, you have to continually enhance your knowledge. Another overall goal is monetary gain. Being underpaid can make you bitter and decrease performance. Of course, money is always a deciding factor, but let’s not forget an even more important consideration. You should feel happy about what you do eight hours a day. Then, next to satisfaction, there is the search for stability. Once you are ably to attain a stable position it is easier to concentrate on personal development.

Break these basic career goals into bite sized pieces to set specific goals. Write down concrete ambitions and refer back to them. Here are some examples of specific goals:

  • Switch companies
  • Earn a promotion
  • Create personal standards at work like never skipping lunch.
  • Learn to communicate more clearly
  • Feel more upbeat at work.
  • Develop positive work friendships.
  • Join management ranks.
  • Acquire a new skill.
  • Pursue a certain award
  • Better organize daily goals.
  • Clean and organize your desk.
  • Become an entrepreneur.
  • Select a mentor or become one yourself.
  • Make yourself known as an expert in your field.
  • Start under promising and over delivering.
  • Make a personal connection with clients.
  • Be more creative.
  • Gain more referrals
  • Avoid procrastination to reduce stress.
  • Become a collaborator instead of an instigator with coworkers.
  • Update your filing system
  • Don’t overwork yourself
  • Work around people I like.
  • Read a self-improvement book.
  • Request a raise for x amount per year
  • Apply for a career development grant.
  • Update your cover letter and resume.
  • Send out x resumes.
  • Shadow someone in a job you want to learn more about.
  • Request additional responsibility.
  • Sit for an aptitude test.

There are just a few examples. Depending on your situation, choose short and long term tasks that will help you fulfill your career goals. Don’t write the list and then file it away. It will not do you any good in the bottom of a drawer.

You must work towards the steps and evaluate your progress at least yearly. When you hit a goal check it off your list. Crossing something off the list gives a great sense of accomplishment and momentum toward future goals. The list is also very helpful before a performance review. It will give you a record of your achievements for the year. Use this information to negotiate a better position or a higher salary. When looking for a job, keep your list handy to keep your career goals in mind.

Studies Readiness and Career Choice Mentorship

My objective is to encourage all the parents, guardians and scholars to engage in this topic early in their schooling journey. Secondly, I would like to highlight the themes that should form the engagement. It is more complex than it looks, and always an emotional topic to handle. Scholars become victims of many fault lines not previously obvious to them.

Timing in handling this transitional topic is a challenge to all the scholars. They do not always have insights and necessary information to base their consideration on. Access to information is costly for some, and in most cases their school vocational guidance officers are not exposed to the latest trends. As a result they wake up very late and end up taking studies and career directions that are not well researched.

The schools and parents are encouraged to invest in mentorship program to support the scholars in their studies and career choices. However, such programs alone are not sufficient. The schools must work together with the various mentors in conceptualizing and designing educational tours to the institutions of higher learning (universities and colleges), attending studies and career fairs, exhibitions, etc.

The interaction between the schools and the industry should be effected in early years of the scholars development. The schools must employ career counselors, guidance teachers, and industry liaison officers. Companies must be encouraged to adopt schools under their Corporate Social Responsibility programs and see the scholars through to the universities. Such scholars could become scholarship recipients of these companies. Ultimately they would graduate to become their employees. However, the idea here is not for the companies to support schools for their own benefit. This is done for the benefit of the society with the hope that the economy will benefit from an educated people.

We cannot ignore the commercialization of the student information activities, like privately organised career fairs and exhibitions. They occupy the space left by the schools and education authorities. As a result such initiatives are perceived to be for the children of the middle class and the wealthy parents. There is a need for collaboration between private and public organizers. The main objective must be to assist the scholars in their studies and career readiness irrespective of their status in the society.

As the 4th industrial revolution becomes a reality, we need to be mindful of the role that technology is already playing in delivering education and the new careers emerging in the industry. The scholars must be preoccupied with the kind of careers that are going to be in existence by the time they graduate from the college/university.

It is a matter of concern to have the school career guidance offices that are poorly equipped with technology. We need digital libraries that are interactive and a place of global connectivity for the learners. They must be more than libraries but be digital information centres. The parents cannot be disengaged from their children’s studies and career ambitions. They must be observant of their children’s potential and harness it. The schools cannot be left with the responsibility of guiding these children alone. Their holistic development is a partnership.