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Why should we ask students to take career counselling and give so much importance to career counsellors ? What's repercussion if students don't take career counselling ?
Many a time, students are at the crossroads when it comes to choosing a specialized course. They either blindly follow their other classmates or surrender meekly to their parents, who thrust their opinions on them. Career counsellors can play a vital role in helping these students to make a right choice, besides it will warn their parents not to pass their unfulfilled career dreams onto their children.
Career cannot be taken for granted. There is a term we frequently use in physics called "Resonance" which in short terms means "when we are in tune with the natural frequency". When two devices are in resonance then it has been seen that there is a maximum transfer of energy between the two. Similarly if one is happy in course/subject/career, he will be more motivated, energetic, successful and confident-and the others will benefit from his/her outlook. So society as a whole benefits when people eventually are happy in their careers. Thus there will be prosperity and economic growth and everybody will live happily.
Unfortunately most of the students use the wrong model of choosing careers. They do not know how to approach and whom to approach for seeking assistance and getting unbiased discussion
The parents are busy in making both the ends meet and they are not aware of the contemporary management of Career and skills. If the student contacts them he gets an advice but it is based more on the parent's experience and not objective or matching with the student's interest.
The school/college counselor is single person dealing with bulk of students and their multiple issues. All of the students do not get an access to her and even if they do get it is manually impossible for the counselor to assess so many students and their pool of talent.
Students develop very strong bonds with their friends. The friends tend to go with herd mentality.
Many students are very influenced and impressed by the successful relatives. Parents also at times try to influence the children by the success of one relative to motivate the child. The relatives are either not accessible or they give biased opinion based upon their own experience.
Google or other search engines help only those students who know and want to clarify or confirm.
- The immediate repercussion is when the student reaches class XII and the board marks are not up to the expectation level and appropriate for the efforts done.
- This is followed up by another problem, i.e. problems in admission for college level.
- We forget that there is a difference between Career and job. In academic life the student keeps on doing mundane work in order to learn whatever is provided in the text books but there is no interest to learn the application part of it. At times the results are so poor that the student gets frustrated in life and takes hazardous measures to end all problems. The students keep on searching for jobs which they never find satisfying and this leads to employee unrest and instability. The dream job is never found.
- We know that maximum part of our life is going to be either as a student studying the subject selected or working in the profession which is somehow related to our stream selected. But still we ignore our self, our interest and our Aptitude.
Founder and CEO at CareerGuide.Com
Ms. Surabhi dewra is a BE- Electrical & Electronics graduate from BITS Pilani, she has successfully executed India’s biggest online career exploration portal. Which is at the present is one of the remarkable firm in its sector. She has received an award for “best career counseling initiative” given by Ministry of Human Resource & Development and presented by M. M. Pallam Raju –Minister of Human Resource and Development. Career counseling is Ms. Surabhi’s passion and she had been doing it from very initial stage. With an insight on whole procedure of career counseling she now excels in her field. She had also been a fellow at ISB – Goldman Sachs Women Entrepreneur’s program. Besides her work she is also associated with educational NGOs
Head Guidance & Counselling at Confidential
Post Graduate in Psychology
12 years of experience in career, academic and behavioral counselling of students.
Expert in psychometric testing ( Aptitude, interest, personality)
Career Columnist with national news paper
Career Expert with community radio stations & online career portals like CareerGuide.com
Life skills coach with one of the reputed and largest school chain of India
Director & Chief Operating Officer at Shirsa
A progressive Education Management professional with expertise in driving strategic initiatives that have the potential to transform the future of students irrespective of their socio-economic backgrounds.
Currently I am leading the operations team at Shirsa Labs Pvt. Ltd. Our mission is to create awareness about the latest findings in the field of cognitive skills development and provide a fun and inexpensive way to hone these skills that impact every aspect of children's academic as well as personal life.
Before Shirsa, I was fortunate to work and volunteer with a wide range of industries and organizations that have helped me develop new perspectives and accelerate my career progression. Latest findings in the field of Technology, Science and Human Psychology are my core areas of interest that keep pushing me to compete with myself and contribute significantly to the exciting field of Education Management.
I am a proud alumnus of Bishop Westcott Boys' School(1989-96),St. Xavier's College(1996-98), B.I.T Sindri(1999-2003) and Boston University(2007-09).
Founder - ReInventions ( Career Choice Facilitation I Learning & Development I Coaching I Image Consultancy)
Reena Saxena is a Career Development Facilitator, Coach, Banking and Soft Skills Trainer, Content Developer, Personal Branding Consultant and Blogger. She comes from a BFSI background.
-Registered with Career Guide and Dheya Career Mentors Ltd.
- Helps people in shaping their personality, through her initiative, ReInventions.
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