Career Counselling – “Studievalg”

As an IB student in Denmark you receive guidance on further education and career choices from a Danish study counsellor from one of seven regional Studievalg guidance centers in Denmark. The seven centers are situated mainly in the largest cities in Denmark. Studievalg is an independent institution with professional counsellors who give the students qualified guidance on education and career choices in Denmark. They have knowledge about all aspects of the Danish educational system and subsequent career opportunities. The students can seek counselling if they for example have doubts about their choice of education, or they can get useful information about a specific course they are interested in. The counsellor offers guidance in English and Danish, and about both Danish and foreign programs specifically on the different educational systems and entry requirements.
Each IB school has its own counsellor, and at Hasseris Gymnasium & IB World School it is Line Madsen Skorstengaard who is the local Studievalg counsellor. Line visits the school approximately every second month and gives group presentations to PreIB, IB1 and IB2 during the school year. She also offers personal guidance where the students can drop by and talk about their own specific issues concerning further education at all levels, for example admission requirements, aims, contents and structures of the programs, career opportunities, study grants, and housing. It is also possible for the students to receive study guidance by visiting Studievalg’s office in Aalborg, by phone or by e-mail. Information about the different centers in Denmark can be found at www.studievalg.dk.