Thursday morning was something of a day of reckoning for Class XI students of Ramjas School, RK Puram, as they sat in the school auditorium, ready for the question papers of HT Horizons Career Quotient 2009. This paper would tell them which career they were best suited for.
The session kicked off with an audio-visual presentation by the HT Horizons team to students and teachers. The idea was to sensitise them about unconventional career choices that were once in the ‘last options’ category but now have great prospects.
Students pored over the papers and ticked their answers. Manhav Verma said, “I took commerce because my mom wanted (me to), but never zeroed in on a career. At times, I think of studying architecture, at times MBA. After this test, I can explore exciting options.”
Nikhil Dawar and Debarpan Nag, who have chosen their career paths, still found the test helpful. Dawar hopes to crack the Civil Services exam, while Nag aims to become a top chef. “I know IAS is tough, which is why I look for alternative choices,” said Dawar.