RMIT Vietnam NewsNew book helps young people find the right path

New book helps young people find the right path

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:56
(From left) Ms Phoenix Ho, Vietnam’s Got Talent Duong Quyet Thang, First News Director Nguyen Van Phuoc, and Vice Director General, Vice Director of Representative Office Ministry of Education and Training in HCMC Nguyen Viet Dung.
Ms Ho autographs her book for alumni, students, staff and friends.

The career guidance book Cứ đi - để lối thành đường (Just go - the path will become your way) is a collection of reflections and experiences from Phoenix Ho’s tenure as a career counselor at RMIT Vietnam.

Ms Ho, the Career Support and Advisory Manager, officially launched the book at the University’s Saigon South campus on 31 May.

The book includes four main chapters: Career development is a journey; Connecting between the two generations; Career development and inner peace; and Reflection.

“After graduating from high school, it took a while for me to finally found my vocational calling; I made a lot of mistakes during the 12 years of searching for the career related answers,” she said.

“I would love to help young people find their calling sooner and suffer less.”

The book is a part of Ms Ho’s overall work to help young people find the right career. She is also involved in the launch of the Association of Career Education Practitioners Development and in facilitating an online career development course.

Just go - the path will become your way is not a career development manual; it’s meant to share my innermost feelings, aspirations, experiences, failures and successes, as well as those of the young people I’ve met through career consultations,” Ms Ho said.

Following the launch ceremony and Q&A session, many alumni, students and staff took the opportunity to thank the author for accompanying them on their difficult journey.

“I used to have many arguments with my parents about my career path,” RMIT Vietnam alumnus Nguyen Thien Quoc shared.

“Ms Ho listened to my problems, and showed me how to love myself first and do what I love.”

During the event, Ms Ho and Mr Nguyen Van Phuoc, First News Director and the publisher of the book, announced the donation of 1,000 books to young people in four provinces: Quang Binh, Ha Tinh, Thua Thien – Hue, and Quang Tri.

Besides her love of working with young people, Ms Ho also loves writing and reading. Just go - the path will become your way is her second publication.

Story: Ha Hoang