Coun­selling them right

HT launches an­other edi­tion of Ca­reer Quo­tient

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - HT Education - - News - Gauri Kohli

Se­lect­ing a ca­reer op­tion that suits one’s in­ter­est, ap­ti­tude and per­son­al­ity is one of the most chal­leng­ing de­ci­sions of a stu­dent’s life. To fa­cil­i­tate this de­ci­sion-mak­ing process, the Hin­dus­tan Times held an­other edi­tion of the Ca­reer Quo­tient pro­gramme, fea­tur­ing teach­ers and coun­sel­lors from var­i­ous schools across Delhi and NCR, on Thurs­day.

Coun­sel­lors from schools such as Amity In­ter­na­tional, Gur­gaon; Tagore In­ter­na­tional, East of Kailash; Lo­tus Val­ley, Noida; and Delhi Pub­lic School, Mathura Road, took part in the in­ter­ac­tive ses­sion that was aimed at brief­ing them about the Ca­reer Quo­tient test, to be ad­min­is­tered by ca­reer coun­selling and test­ing agency Young­Buzz.

The 90-minute test will help stu­dents make an in­formed ca­reer choice, based on a three-step mod­ule which in­cludes online test­ing on aspects such as in­ter­est, ap­ti­tude and per­son­al­ity of a stu­dent for a given field. This will be fol­lowed by group ex­pla­na­tions of the as­sess­ment re­port and in­di­vid­ual ca­reer coun­selling.

“This will en­able stu­dents to un­der­stand their strengths, help par­ents guide their chil­dren to the right ca­reer path, al­low teach­ers to make changes in the teach­ing method­olo­gies and also help prin­ci­pals make in­formed de­ci­sions about teach­ing choices,” said An­napoorna Se­h­gal, head (ed­u­ca­tion), HT PACE.

Bharti Gandhi, di­rec­tor, Young­Buzz, said, “It’s im­por­tant for the chil­dren to un­der­stand their pas­sion be­fore they choose a ca­reer. At times they need to be shown the suit­able ca­reer path. Some stu­dents may sim­ply need as­sur­ance and more in­for­ma­tion on the field they have opted for. The test aims at cater­ing to all of them and avoid cases where stu­dents get into a ca­reer by de­fault or by in­flu­ence of oth­ers.”

All ears: Coun­sel­lors and teach­ers from Delhi NCR schools took part in the in­ter­ac­tive ses­sion brief­ing them about the Ca­reer Quo­tient test

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