When leaving high school, which is the best choice: college or public contest?

If winning high school is already a difficult task, imagine deciding what you will do after it. Pre-college entrance exams aside, the number of people who believe that the best option is to study for public examinations before even thinking about college is growing. This is the case of Yasmin Souza, 17 years old. She is currently in her third year of high school, but she already has plans in mind for the next few years. “I want a financial base so I can be independent and travel a lot. When I’m about 23 I think about college, “he says Monografias Prontas, Dissertação de Mestrado e Tese de Doutorado.

Although still attending school, Yasmin separated four hours of study daily for the contest of the Health Department of the Federal District (SES / DF), held this weekend. Not even Saturdays and Sundays escaped her dedication. “My stepfather helped me. My mother also studied with me for the same contest. My friends support me, but they prefer to go to college first, “she reports. Like millions of candidates who dream of a job vacancy, Yasmin believes that the public service will ensure stability and financial freedom, two wishes that are priorities for her.

In the preparatory courses for the Brasilia competition, the figures show that the demand for middle level competitions is high. Grancursos currently has 52,145 students enrolled in the headquarters unit. Of these, 35 thousand (or 67%) have a medium level and 17,145 higher level. In Vestcon, there are 69 middle-level, 33 upper-level classes and 51 that serve both levels Monografias Prontas, Dissertação de Mestrado e Tese de Doutorado.

Fernando Braga / CB / D.A. Press For the counselor and pedagogical coordinator of Sigma College, Tatiana Coutinho, choosing contests instead of college is a typical Brazilian mentality. “Brasília is a city with a high index of civil servants. Many boys have parent servers and grow up with the idea that this provides an environment of security and financial structure. The student is interested in this reality still in the house, “he explains. She recalls that many of the young people who need to make a decision after high school are in their 16s and 17s, a period of many uncertainties. “They are in a confused moment, they do not know exactly what they want and they use their parents’ career model as something to be followed, even to save time,” he adds.

The coordinator points out, however, that there are positive and negative points that should be analyzed in view of the students’ preference for the universe of the competitions. “The downside is that this student somehow skips steps. Upon entering college, he is able to continue his studies and gradually, through internships and practical activities, enter the job market. They are homeopathic doses of the new reality, not an abrupt break, “he says.

On the other hand, Coutinho points out that the student who has just left high school has the freshest content in memory. “A school with good training will prepare the youngster to do an excellent test of Portuguese and logical reasoning, for example,” he says. As for the specific disciplines that are not addressed in the school curriculum, such as administrative and constitutional law, she says that there is no reason to worry. “In the short term these students can achieve greater success than an adult, even since it is normal to have an average of 6 hours of study per day. There is no drastic change in routine, just content, and they absorb everything quickly, “he says.

Arthur Pomnitz, age 23: “I thought I had no responsibility to choose my college. At the same time, I wanted my money and I liked the public career”
For parents who care about their children’s income – which combines studies with school competitions – Coutinho reassures. “Many of the students are divided between studying the school and an activity of their interest, like studying another language. Most still take pre-college courses. If that is not the focus of the student, then he will exchange it for a short course for competitions, for example, “he points out. “It’s amazing how they deal with various activities at the same time. They are perfectly capable of studying for competitions, “he says. However, according to the coordinator, the exaggeration in dedication is to be avoided, whether by young or adult.

For Arthur Pomnitz, age 23, the choice for the public contest came a few months after graduation in high school. Once he graduated, he moved to São Paulo, where he worked as a model. Upon returning to Brasilia, he realized that he was lost on the area he would like to study in college and decided to dedicate himself to the contests. “I wanted my money and I liked the public career. A middle level contest would give me time to think about college and, at the same time, to support myself financially, “he recalls Monografias Prontas, Dissertação de Mestrado e Tese de Doutorado.

Arthur is currently a servant at the Treasury Department and plans to attend college and even start a business with his father. “I’m maturing, it’s a lot of responsibility to choose what I want for the rest of my life. Where I am now pleases me and offers me financial stability and time to choose what I really want to do, “he ponders.

Amadeu Medina, 24: “I should have studied for a contest as soon as I left high school. I entered college and was unhappy with the course”
In the case of Amadeu Medina, 24, the story is different. His first choice was the University of Brasília, more specifically the course of computer engineering. However, five semesters after passing the college entrance examination, he began to feel unhappy with academic life and decided to drop everything to devote himself to the possibility of joining the public service. “I was charged: I’m 21, I’m not happy in college and I have no job,” he recalls. After studying for two and a half months, the effort was worth it and he was approved in the competition of the National Land Transport Agency (ANTT), where he still works. More happy and stimulated, Amadeu returned to college and currently attends civil engineering. “I should have bidden as soon as I dropped out of high school because I did not know what I really wanted,” he laments.

Among the various responsibilities and decisions that must be taken with the end of high school, Coutinho points out: “I do not think there is a ready answer. The student has to do something he likes, “he warned. Regardless of the choice, the coordinator advises everyone to reflect and enjoy each experience.