The Acharya Atre Natya Rangmandir at Kalyan saw a full house on Saturday with more than 1,400 parents and students participating in the Hindustan Times Campus Calling session.
Youngbuzz counsellors provided information to students on various courses, streams, educational institutes and careers. “I want to enter the merchant navy but I also wanted to know the other options that are available to me. The session provided me with details of alternate career options,” said Saurabh Shakya, 18, who just completed his Class 12 exam in the science stream, and travelled from Colaba to attend the session.
Students also made a beeline for ‘Ask the Counsellor’ session, which provided the opportunity for individual counselling. “I am an aspiring doctor and the counsellor gave me exact details of the colleges that one needs to get into to study medicine,” said Neelam Singh, 15, a student who just completed her Class 10 exams.
The three separate sessions for arts, science and commerce for 45 minutes each ensured that students were informed about the career prospects in all streams. “I am extremely satisfied with the way the session was conducted I especially loved the way the counsellor explored the various avenues through her presentation,” said Rakhi Gulati, who accompanied her daughter for the session.
The counsellors who were flooded with queries also enjoyed the experience. “It is very nice to see that along with being focused students are also open to new career options. It is a very encouraging trend,” said Shubhangi Uradi, a counsellor at the session.