“Realizing Dream” contest launched for senior high school students

The winner of the sixth “Thuc Hien Uoc Mo” (Realizing Dreams) contest will have a chance to receive a full-time scholarship at Western Sydney in Australia worth at least AUD75,000.
“Realizing Dream” contest launched for senior high school students
Jointly organized by the city’s Department of Education and Training, the Ho Chi Minh City Executive Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the contest scheduled to take place from October, 2017 to April, 2018 offer senior high school students opportunities to plan out how to realize their dreams , nurture their dream of career future and interview experts in different areas to understand more about the professions.
The contest will include four rounds. Candidates can sign up for the preliminary round by setting up an account in the website www.thuchienuocmo.vn or send entries to email: thuchienuocmo@hotrosinhvien.vn.
Candidates can also send their paper to 33 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street in Ben Nghe Ward in Ho Chi MInh City’s District 1.
Entries can be in the form of paper work, video clip, tap recording, infographic attached with presentation or other forms to present their future professions.
Deputy Director of the Center for supporting students Le Xuan Dung said that the sixth contest was scheduled to take place in 63 cities and provinces in the country while the fifth was just organized in 30 cities and provinces from the central city of Da Nang to the Mekong delta.
Firstly launched in HCMC in 2012, the contest was considered a career orientation model for senior high schools in HCMC. It was held in three cities and provinces in the second year, till now, it is launched nationwide annually.
Entries can be sent through website, email, or via post office, said Mr. Dung.
Additionally, candidates can utilize technological applies to deliver their presentations such as using Umbala to create video clips, audio, infografic or send the entries through the contest’s Facebook, Zalo.
Along with the contest, this year, the organizer will enhance more career-oriented activities for students like exploring themselves through MBTI, career interests through John Holland on the contest website; seminars themed “ I have a dream” in senior high schools in HCMC and neighboring provinces.
Students will have a chance to work in firms to understand more about their future career and talks with parents, psychologist Nguyen Thi Bich Hong and teachers who are responsible to give job orientation to students in all schools in the country.
Speaking at the launch of the contest, Deputy Head of the Idea Department Cao Thi Thien Phuc praised the contest and its value to students.
Ms. Phuc said that agencies and the society take heed to present vocational orientation activities. Through the contest, many students are inspired their dream of future career and they have opportunities to have thorough understanding of their careers in the future; accordingly, they can set up goals and plan for their future.
Through five contests, it is so impressive that many Vietnamese students go to abroad for study, said Ms. Phuc.
The Center for Supporting Students in HCMC, the International Training Institute - the University of Economic and Tuoi Tre newspaper will execute the contest; Australian Western Sydney and Dale Carnegie Vietnam School will provide scholarships with the participation of Sai Gon Giai Phong Online, Muc Tim newspaper, Yeah1 online newspaper and HTV3.
Eight excellent students were selected for the first semifinal, half of them were entering the second semifinal, ten students with highest marks in the second semifinal will take part in real activities in the final round and excellent five of them will be selected afterwards.
The organizer will give one first prize, two second prizes, two third prizes and five encouragement prizes. Total prizes are worth VND2 billion.
The winner will be presented a certificate of merit, full-time scholarship at Western Sydney University in Australia and one full-time scholarship worth VND43 million at Dale Carnegie Vietnam School.
Two second prizes each include certificate of merit, cash of VND7 million, a scholarship for 4 week English training course at Western Sydney worth AUD7,500 and one full-time scholarship worth VND32.25 million at Dale Carnegie Vietnam School.

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