Tough ca­reer choice? Fol­low your heart

AD­MIS­SION PANGS Hun­dreds of stu­dents across Delhi got their doubts about the ad­mis­sion process cleared at HT’s con­clud­ing coun­selling ses­sion

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - HT Education - - Front Page - HT Ed­u­ca­tion Cor­re­spon­dent

Con­tin­u­ing its ef­forts to ad­dress stu­dents’ queries re­gard­ing ad­mis­sions and ca­reer plan­ning, the Hin­dus­tan Times Cam­pus Call­ing ini­tia­tive hosted its fi­nal coun­selling ses­sion last week­end. Hun­dreds of stu­dents and par­ents par­tic­i­pated in the ses­sion held at YWCA, New Delhi. A panel of ex­perts in­clud­ing Sushma Singh, as­so­ciate di­rec­tor, Ca­reers Smart; Usha Al­bu­querque, di­rec­tor, Ca­reers Smart and Dr Kanika K Ahuja, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor, depart­ment of psy­chol­ogy, LSR Col­lege for Women, an­swered queries that stu­dents had about ca­reer op­tions most suited to them based on their skills, ap­ti­tude and in­ter­ests.

“At­tend­ing the coun­selling ses­sion changed my per­spec­tive. Ear­lier, I used to think that what­ever my peers and par­ents said was right. But af­ter at­tend­ing the ses­sion and dis­cussing is­sues with the coun­sel­lors, I have re­alised that one should choose a course ac­cord­ing to one’s in­ter­ests,” says Aashi Sharma, a DU as­pi­rant.

Ak­shat Ku­mar, another DU as­pi­rant, was happy that he got a chance to clear his doubts on cal­cu­lat­ing the ‘best of four’ score.

Another stu­dent, Sanya Dey, says, “The ses­sion was very in­for­ma­tive. It will be eas­ier for me to take a de­ci­sion about my ca­reer.”

Be­sides stu­dents, par­ents also sought ca­reer guid­ance for their chil­dren.

Am­rita, a con­cerned par­ent, wanted to know about the op­tions avail­able to her child if she did not get ad­mis­sion in Delhi Univer­sity.

Another par­ent ,Shoma Chakraborty was con­fused about her son’s fu­ture. “I am re­ally glad that I came for this ses­sion. Her sug­ges­tion was t hat mMore such ses­sions should be or­gan­ised in the com­ing fu­ture.”

(L to R) Sushma Singh, as­so­ciate di­rec­tor, Ca­reers Smart; Usha Al­bu­querque, di­rec­tor, Ca­reers Smart and Dr Kanika K Ahuja, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor, depart­ment of psy­chol­ogy, LSR Col­lege for Women.

Want to join a great col­lege? Check out the cam­pus alumni list, as­so­ci­a­tions, work­shops and co-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties that the in­sti­tute of your choice has or­gan­ised over the years.

Many stu­dents were doubt­ful about choos­ing a course ac­cord­ing to mar­ket de­mands or a course of their in­ter­est.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.