Students and parents looking to gain insight into mainstream and offbeat career options, gathered at St Andrews Auditorium, on Friday, to attend a counselling session organised by Hindustan Times in association with Young Buzz, a career guidance company.
More than 600 people attended the Campus Calling Counselling Sessions, 2010.
The lecture was divided into four parts — science, commerce, arts and unconventional careers, with specific information given on career options available in each area.
The question and answer session at the end of the lecture addressed specific enquiries and personal concerns.
While most students were from college or had just finished their HSC, 14-year-old Aditya Hemnani, a student of Laidlaw Memorial School and Junior College, Ooty, was hoping to get a head start in his plans to pursue robotics or mechanical engineering after junior college.
“There is a lot of information available on the internet which is not easy to understand,” he said. “This session helped me find out about my options after class 10 and about the best colleges to pursue my studies.”
For Borivli resident Eusebia D’Souza and her mother Loraine, this session came at an opportune moment.
“This is the best time to have career counselling sessions because we're so close to admissions,” said Loraine D'Souza. “My daughter has taken an aptitude test in college but this session gave us the information we were looking for in a more engaging manner.”
Participation for the Campus Calling Counselling Sessions — 2010 is free and registrations open 30 minutes before the event starts. Eight more sessions are scheduled for Mumbai, Vashi and Thane over the next three weeks.