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    I often wonder about my future as I am about to finish secondary school. The number one question on my mind is which profession should I choose? It is very hard to make any definite choices, because I know they will affect me for the rest of my life. I want a profession that will satisfy me, challenge me, and bring me joy. I believe that a job should be like a hobby. I want to love my work, and know that I am making a difference in this world by helping other people.

    First of all, I want to finish secondary school. Soon I will take the first important exam of my life – the final graduation exam. I will be tested in different subjects: the English languages, Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry. After my graduation, I would like to study at the Medical University to become a doctor.

    Ever since I was a child, I have dreamt of curing people and healing diseases.

    It takes a long time to study medicine. It is very difficult and requires a tremendous amount of patience and hard work. I hope that I will be able to meet these challenges, and that my dream will come true. Later, I would like to work in a hospital or in private practice.

    During my secondary studies, I worked on biology and chemistry projects. The experience from working on these projects has given me insight into science that far exceeds what I could have learned at school. In addition, I also developed my patience and diligence, and gained valuable experience when I gave public speeches about our research. This opportunity will be a great advantage for my future studies.

    During the last few summer vacations, I worked as an assistant nurse at a hospital. I believe that real life experience with patients, medicine, doctors, and nurses is the best start for a future medical student.

    I cannot really imagine having a family yet, but I am 18 years old, so I have to start thinking about it


    As for now, I am only focusing my attention on finishing my studies. Also, before I have a family, I would like to travel overseas. I want to see countries like Japan, Finland and travel through the African continent. After I finish my education and travels, I plan to get married and have a family. I would like to live with my future family in a quiet, natural countryside setting.

    I am personally interested in becoming a doctor, however, there are many different career opportunities. You can work in manufacturing, service, agriculture or business. Everyone has to decide which path is best for him or herself, once they finish elementary school. One option is to continue secondary school. The second option is to choose another branch of the educational system. It is very important to consider your interests when you choose your future profession. Everyone would like to be good at what they choose.

    Sometimes, people continue to study even after they receive their degree. It is always important to learn, and in some professions, you have to constantly study in order to be at the forefront of your field. For example, doctors, scientists, and computer programmers must be aware of the latest research in the field and apply this knowledge to their work.


    Often it is especially hard for young people who just finish their studies to find a job. Or it might happen that you have a profession that you love, and you suddenly lose your job. Many people who find themselves unemployed try to improve their chances of entering the job market by attending various vocational training courses. Have you decided what to do or where to join?

    School-Based depression Education and HATSS Collaborations

    Is Peter Thiel’s “one thing” management philosophy a good model for startups?

    I am a proponent of a modified version of the “one thing” management exposed by Peter Thiel. In fact, I believe in this so strongly that we built an entire company around the principle.

    Our business is fundamentally based on buying, transforming/enriching/optimizing and ultimately selling media. The proprietary part is in the middle – taking a given impression and making it a lot more valuable. To do this well, there are no shortage of “leverage points” you can optimize. These are probably infinite (e.g. better placement, better ad, better call to action, better landing page, better price strategy, better product, etc…).

    Organizationally, we wanted to build a company where each optimization point would have a “department” responsible for it. The “department” would start of as a fraction of single person, but over time may grow to have many employees all focused on optimizing that “one thing”.

    This is much harder to do than it sounds. First, there is a technology problem in being able to disassemble the transaction into independent optimization points and then reassemble it again (and run the tests and measure the results). Next, there is the problem of how to structure the business process so you always get a global maximum, rather than a bunch of independent and competing local maxs – but do so without distracting each “department” with variables they do not control. Finally, we needed to figure out when to “split” an existing optimization function into two or more separate ones and when to create brand new ones.

    The upside of this approach though is exactly what Thiel preaches. Each (business) employee knows exactly what they need to work on each and every day and has black-and-white metrics measuring their degree of success. Further, they all understand that their success is always accretive to the company (when they do better we make more money, and vice-versa).

    However, the key modification from Thiel, is that the “one thing” is the focus of an entire business department (which when we were small was just one person, or less). But as we have grown, the approach scales like a fractal.

    HATSS WELLNESS PROCESSES, Moving Towards 2018 A REAL Break Through


      Shaping Minds

      International case study & HATSS Approach

      Dharmvishal Barot’s story is a common one among newcomers in Canada: he completed a university degree and post-graduate diploma in India, and worked with street youth there before immigrating to Canada in 2007.

      He was keen to transfer his skills, education and work experience to the field of social work and social services in Canada, but after job hunting and volunteering for 2 years he still couldn’t find the right job.

      One of his friends, who was also a recent immigrant to Canada, had completed the Certificate in Canadian Social Work Practice program at Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education and recommended it to him as an effective way to gain Canadian experience and education, and enter the social work field.

      Dharmvishal contacted the co-ordinator of the program at The Chang School and, based on his education and work experience from India, he was accepted to the Internationally Educated Social Work Professionals (IESW) bridging program.

      Balancing continuing education and a job
      New immigrants often face a difficult time pursuing continuing education, Dharmvishal says, because they must work sometimes low-paying jobs to survive, leaving little time for extra endeavours.

      But the program Dharmvishal completed at The Chang School only required attending class for 2 days a week, leaving the rest of the week to work and make ends meet. “It’s not that hard and you can do it,” he says.

      Getting a job through a student work placement
      Dharmvishal says the courses provided in the Canadian Social Work Practice program have made him a complete social worker – especially the anti-oppressive framework within which the course material is taught. The program also required him to complete a field practicum which ultimately led to full-time employment as a Housing Counsellor at the John Howard Society of Toronto.