Every student fresh out of school faces an inevitable question about their career: What next?
Earlier, career choices followed the conventional trends, as awareness regarding different streams and sub-streams was much less and students relied on the decision taken by parents. Cut to the present scenario, we find that hundreds of new opportunities have sprung up, thanks to the advancement in technology, humanities, art, medicine, journalism, and more. So how does the present day student chalk out the perfect career that’ll help him/her attain growth?
This is exactly where career counseling plays a crucial role. It is more than just deciding on a subject of further studies and what job you want to get when you graduate. The goal of counseling is to help an individual discover their potential, their skill set and their interests, analyze the information and present the best possible results; and also to impart the knowledge and guidance required.
Why go for Counseling?
Career counselling is very crucial for those who are unsure about what to pursue after +2, and proper guidance helps them make an informed choice after knowing the pros and cons of their preferred career choice.- Monideepa Majumdar
“Where can I make a difference?” “Which field is most suitable for me?” I am completely lost at what I want to do. Things didn’t work out as planned and needs re-planning.- Samya Subhro Roy
Counseling is very helpful in cases where the interests of the student clash with the interests of the parents, who are generally perplexed about the future of their children and prefer to lean towards conventional career options like Engineering or Medicine, instead of focusing on the child’s interests.Counseling can help break the stigma that is attached to various subjects since the counselors give convincing reasons and examples to choose a particular subject and explain to parents and students about the various prospects they have with their set of subjects and skills so that the child remains absolutely stress-free about his/her future. Once the preliminary choice is made, the counselor can suggest suitable institutes based on courses offered, affiliation and faculty.
ILEAD hosts India’s top Career Counselor
To help students find their way among 3500+ career options, ILEAD Kolkata has organized a unique opportunity to interact with India’s top career counselor Ms. Pervin Malhotra. If you are an aspiring chef, designer, entrepreneur or want to make a career in the various fields of Social Media and Digital studies, clear your doubts regarding these off-beat career options with Ms. Malhotra on 30th April from 10:30 AM at ILEAD Kolkata, along with an I-opener Career Selector Test.
Ms. Pervin Malhotra is a widely read career columnist, whose columns are a regular feature in all major national daily newspapers and magazines (e.g. Times of India, the Telegraph, Tribune, Amar Ujala, Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Jagran, Hindustan, Outlook Career 360, Lakshya, Sakhi, i-Next, iMint). Besides publishing close to a hundred in-depth Career Guides and Reports, she has recently authored the best-selling Times Book of New Age Careers. She has been featured in 1000+ TV shows across channels and she anchors “Career Cafe” a popular “Live” career show on Lok Sabha TV every week. Ms. Malhotra is a prized speaker at University convocations, colleges, FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM, Rotary & Lions Clubs, NCERT, schools etc. Ms Malhotra & the staff at CARING (Career Guidance India) conduct personal one-to-one counseling and are regularly invited to career fairs, schools & colleges to address students, teachers & parents. The widely attended Workshops and Seminars across the country highlight the critical issues involved in selecting specific fields of study and planning a successful career.
Text: Monideepa Majumdar
Compilation :Subhadrika Sen
Graphic: ILEAD Kolkata