Most students normally choose their subjects for 12th grade, depending upon their career goal. But some remain in a dilemmaasto 'Which Career to Choose after 12th'
While choosing a career after 12th, a student must consider various factors, most importantly his/her interest, ability to cope with the subject chosen, job opportunities and above all the necessary financial commitments.
Keeping this in mind “The Times of India” conducted a career guidance session at Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior on Saturday, 02nd April 2016. This Seminar aimed at giving an insight to the students on various career options available to them so that they could make a well-informed choice of programme after Class XII & before embarking on their career path.Approximately 400 students from various schools of Gwalior attended the event,which was conducted in the Auditorium of the University. Lt Gen V K Sharma, AVSM (Retd), the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of AUMP in his opening remarks said“In today’s competitive world, the senior school students need to critically analyze their strengths and weakness at an early stage. While conscious and deliberate effects should be made to overcome weakness, the strength must be leveraged in deciding to choose a suitable academic stream in Universities and Colleges, which will ultimately lead them to their dream careers”.
Also, speaking on the occasion Director CRC & Admissions Mr Rajat Pathak, showcased the various career opportunities and highlighted the methods of choosing the best career option for them.He discussed the gap between student expectation and the industry demand. According to him, “If you are adventurous you can take up journalism as a career option. With the increasing number of channels and newspaper in the market, the job has high demand. If you are in search of a creative job, you can go for Advertising,Performing Arts, Website Designing, Fashion Designing, Jewelry Designing or Aviation.If you have a flair for writing, you can also take up content writing as a career option.”
In an answer to the query related to becoming an IAS officer, by a aspirating student he said, “You can also prepare for the Indian Civil Service Examinations or State Civil Service Examinations for which you need to be a graduate.”
Mr. Pathak strongly recommended to choose only the best career option where their interest lay. “Don’t choose that career option where you are not interested. This is the most important step in your life” he said.
He further guided about the top 5 available colleges for different courses like BBA, B.COM, BAJMC, B ARCH,Fashion Design & B.TECH and their selection procedure.
An on-spot personality test based on the theories of Carl G. Jung's [Jung, 1971] was also conducted during the seminar. According to this test people can be characterized by their:
1. Preference of general attitude: Extraverted (E) vs. introverted(l)
2. Preference of one of the two functions of perception: Sensing(S) vs. intuition (N)
3. Preference of one of the two functions of judging: Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F)
Mr Satyajeet Patankar- Branch Head, Gwalior, Times of India felicitating Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Lt Gen V K Sharma, AVSM (Retd)
Mr Dushyant Chauhan - Events Head, MP CG, Times of India felicitating Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dr M P Kaushik
Ms Megha, Branch Vertical Head, Education, Times of India felicitating Director CRC & Admissions, Rajat Pathak
Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Lt Gen V K Sharma, AVSM (Retd) interacting with the students
Director CRC & Admissions, Rajat Pathak, During his session, which showcased the various career opportunity and the methods of choosing the best career option
Students during the lunch break
Students Participating in the Great Gwalior Selfie Challeng