Many college students are confused about their future. Therefore, the Department of Industrial Engineering Innovation Education Project Group and the "IE gas station" jointly organized the "Career Planning Self-exploration" seminar. The activity was held at the old conservancy hall on May 16th from 16:00 to 17:00, and Pro. Rao Peilun was invited to be the host. For the reason that self-exploration and self-understanding were the first step in career planning, to overall plan our own life, we should firstly have a more comprehensive understanding of our own values, personality, interest and etc., so as to choose our own development path finally.
To begin with, Rao led students to carry out a preliminary self-exploration and understanding using a "self-awareness assessment". Then he introduced the theory of a famous psychologist Wu Jingji- "The Four Great Dreams of Youth", which meant that every young people had four big dreams----pursuing multi-value, finding mentor, lifelong learning and career, gaining affection, love and friendship. To achieve these dreams, we should get a comprehensive understanding of our own values, interests, and abilities. Subsequently, based on the problems of self-acceptance and acceptance occurred on Tsinghua students, Rao had a communication with students on the opinions about self-acceptance , "Everyone is an independent individual with a unique value", "You are very good and me too, we are just not the same " and so on.
Besides, Rao utilized activities such as "EQ Test" and "family tree" to lead students to understand their own characteristics and capabilities such as self-consciousness, self-restraint, social awareness and social skills, and realize the family influences on their own professional values and career choice.
The picture showed that Rao explained the "The Four Great Dreams of Youth " put forward by psychologist Wu Jingji to the students
With the example of the growth of Mayday and his own experience in middle school and the life in the United States, Rao guided the students to think about their own "expectation to become what kind of person."
Prof. Rao host the "family tree" activity.
The purpose of the family tree activity was to conduct students to explore their family's career and how the family's view of the profession affected their career choices. After sorting out their family's career, the students then thought about the corresponding problems. During this process, Rao talked about his family’s career and the influences on his own, and thus had a sufficient chat with students. Students were also positive to response, and enthusiastic to share their own ideas.
The seminar lasted for one hour full of substantial content and colorful activities. Prof. Rao was very humorous and good at mobilizing the atmosphere of the event, and successfully had full exchange and interaction with students. The easy speech and activities finally opened the door of students’ self-exploration, leaving a positive impact on their further career planning.
After the end of the event, students expressed a strong interest in the relevant theme, hoping that similar activities would continue to be hold in the future. As a matter of fact, employment and career would not exist great difficulties for Tsinghua students, while choosing what kind of road, how to achieve their unique value, and how to own a happy life are the most important problems. The Innovation Education Project Group will organize more seminars on the theme of self-growth and self-fulfillment, giving students more thought and insight.