"Thinking about the future” is the event made and created by the Intercultural News journal prepared to the students of Ciep 117.  Its main objective is to help the students by offering more information about careers. Professionals from different areas are invited to give a lecture about his/her profession and talk about the opportunities in their areas, job market, salary average and other options.

This event is really important and valued by the students because in the high school, the most commons questions are: “what is my vocation?” “What career best fits me?” “Am I going to get a job opportunity?” So, all the structure is to help the students on this difficult moment of life. The students loved the event and said that are they really anxious for the “Thinking about the future” of the next year.

The speeches happened in all day.

We had speeches about:

1- Physics

Matheus Martins talked about the possibilities for who wants follow this profession. The students learned that there the medical Physics, and it’s very complex. It’s not such a cheap career, mainly for the doctorate and master’s degree. The speaker believes that your success depends of you, your effort. We were discussing that you can make everything if you want, it depends only on you.

The students were surprised because thestereotype for those who study Physics is that it is a job for people that only study, that don't have a social life and that are ‘crazy’ or like Einstein.

2- Journalism

The journalist Stephanie talked with us in her lecture about different topics of journalism, which is not only to write a journalistic agenda and make ir, it involves love, dedication and not giving up. She explained about the hot and warm news that is the facts that happened at the time, and a fact that happened a day ago that is being related. The format of the newspapers was mentioned and its differences, the writing  can be a blog, impressed or both. While on the radio, the news can only be listened, so, an auditory media. On TV we have anaudiovisual media that we can listen and see and that has a more complex structure and edition than the others, because they have to worry about the image, news and audio. In addition to journalism, we learned about the journalism university courses, duration and forms to do it.

3- Computer Science

The speaker focused on talking about the areas in Computer Science and the salaries of these occupations. We learned more about the areas of: designer, system analyst, programmer and others. We left the room with more discernment between the areas and each occupation.

4- Audiovisual

The speaker was a student of audiovisual production, who showed us the routine of a producer that can follow or not to internet videos. He commented about the profession, the university and gave tips for who decide to follow this career.

 5- Law

The speaker explained each area of Law and its offices. The speaker talked about what areas the students and bachelors can follow after the university.

6- Militarism:

  Militarism has been a better job opportunity area than years ago mainly for women. From this, the speaker got instructions about the military life, how to deal with the demands and orders, beside the reconciliation of personal life with the barracks.

7- Psychology

The speaker Patrícia Sousa talked about the possibilities and the difficulties in having her clinic. People have the impression that these professionals earn little money, but Patrícia said that everything depends only on the professional.

8- Physiotherapy

One of our lectures was about physiotherapy, with the physiotherapist Lívia. In her lecture, she had as an objective to explain each category that exists in the field of physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy, respiratory physiotherapy among others and gave us some tips for the vestibular.

It was a very productive and profitable lecture, in which the speaker solved all doubts and did not fail to emphasize that:"Physiotherapy is not massage".

We expect you all have liked to the event, the lectures and we're receiving suggestions to make it better next year. You can comment or send us an e-mail. The Intercultural staff thanks all professionals that were present at this special day. Thanks for your dedication.

Made by all members of the staff.

Teacher Barbara Romana (Ciep 117 Carlos Drummond de Andrade Brasil - Estados Unidos) helped us with this revision.