The Guidance and Counseling Office of the Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC) recently hosted a series of career guidance campaigns from March 30 to May 11, 2023. The initiative aimed to support senior high school students in exploring and selecting suitable career paths.

Guidance Associate Jean Kathleen Manguiob, RPm said that the effort in helping the graduating senior high school students is to assist them in considering the career that they want to pursue.

“Kaya may career fair or career guidance para matabangan ang students kung unsa tong mga butang na kailangan nila i-consider in choosing courses. For example, unsa ilang interest…para kung mag-college man sila, ilahang course nga maenrollan kay kadtong ganahan gyud nila (There is career fair or career guidance to help students in considering the things that they will need in choosing courses. For example, what their interests are… so that if they will be in college, they will enroll on the course they are truly interested in),” she mentioned.

Manguiob said that they are informing students about the career opportunities based on the interest and the course they will select.

“Basically, [it] is to help them maka-decide kung unsa ang ilahang course nga pilion,” she emphasized.

In addition to the career guidance activities, Dr. Jerson John L. Trocio, Chairperson of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program at HCDC, led a mental health forum at Mahayag National High School in Tibungco, Davao City. This forum aimed to raise awareness about mental health among students.

“Importante kaayo ni siya nga okasyon kay makahatag ni sa atoa ug dugang nga kahibalo kung unsa ning mental health,” he said.

Trocio also expressed his delight to be invited to enlighten the students on mental health awareness.

The career guidance activities and mental health forum were organized by the HCDC Office of Guidance and Counseling in collaboration with the BS-Psych program. These endeavors reflect the institution’s commitment to assisting students in their journey towards becoming professionals in the future.