More than 2,500 students and parents attended the Campus Calling career counselling sessions organised by Hindustan Times at Fine Arts Society Auditorium, Chembur, and Prabodhankar Thackeray Natya Mandir, Borivli, on Friday.
Apart from providing information on the career options in the field of arts, science, commerce, law and management, the three-hour sessions also threw light on the offbeat careers that students could pursue.
The one-on-one sessions with the counsellors ensured that the sessions became interactive in nature. Vyoma Dave, a Class 10 student from St Xavier’s School in Mira Road, said, “I found the session useful. I am glad I got all the information on the field of biotechnology, colleges offering the course in India and the career options that I have been looking for.”
The sessions also provided information on various entrance exams, courses, eligibility criteria and job prospects. “Through our counselling sessions, we ensure that students get all the information they need to make career-related decisions. We start by telling them about the importance of career planning and go on to give them all the required information on courses, colleges and career options,” said Qurratulain Kapasi, head of career guidance at YoungBuzz.
Pranav Hariasra, a Class 10 student at Swami Vivekanand School, Chembur, said, “Initially, I was confused about choosing a vocation. But, following the explanation by the counsellor, I have now decided that I will join the commerce stream.”
“Students were provided information on unconventional career choices such as pet grooming, yoga training, aroma therapy, paragliding, angel therapy, and origami,” said Kapasi.
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