Gustave Eiffel French School of Budapest

What is orientation?


The development of a personal careers guidance programme is essential to the success of the students. Careers advice allows students to gradually learn about the world of work, about business, about post-baccalaureate trainings so that they can choose their academic and professional career. Thus, the “careers advice unit” of the School offers a number of practices, events and devices:
Fitting out of a “careers advice space” at the CDI with updated documentation on trades, fields of study, etc (Onisep and Etudiant magazines, careers guidance software called Inforizon).
Organisation of “careers guidance days” particularly with meetings giving students and their parents information about the French and the Hungarian systems, discussions with a careers advisor psychologist and a Careers Guidance Forum which allows students (from 9th to 12th year students) to attend professional conferences, to meet schools and universities and to participate in information workshops.
Organisation of theme conferences led by professionals (such as themes like retail industry, healthcare, banking, etc).
Involvement of representatives of prestige schools and universities with competitive entrance examinations, but also former students’ recitals who are willing to share their own experiences, to give advice and to answer all the questions.
Organisation of a training course focused on:
- “the discovery of the world of business or of professional world” for 9th year students,
- “the exploring of a trade” for 10th year students.
Personalized careers advice discussions for 9th, 11th and 12th year students: a specific time focused on individual assessment of each student, optionally in the presence of his/her family.
Follow-up of 12th year students during the different stages of information, during pre-registration to post-baccalaureate trainings and while listing their application preferences via internet.
Opportunity to participate in the European Fair of Education organized in Paris.
Simulative interviews to enter prestige schools and universities having competitive entrance examinations. The jury is composed of professionals.
“Careers guidance coaching” with a guest participant for 11th year students.