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Students, parents get their doubts cleared at career counselling session

Nearly 1,300 students participated in the second career counselling session organised as part of the Hindustan Times Campus Calling initiative on Friday.

mumbai Updated: May 21, 2011 01:38 IST
HT Correspondent

Nearly 1,300 students participated in the second career counselling session organised as part of the Hindustan Times Campus Calling initiative on Friday.

The three-hour session was held at Vishnudas Bhave Nityagraha at Vashi.

Yash Shah, a Class 10 student from Shantinagar High School, travelled from Mira Road to attend the session and by the end of it, was glad he made the effort. “I travelled for almost 90 minutes to attend the session and found that the guidance given by counsellors was very useful. I want to pursue science after my results are out, but I didn’t know how to go about it. The session has helped clear my doubts,” he said.

The programme, from 10.30am to 1.30pm, was divided into three sessions, each relating to three streams: arts, commerce and science. The ‘Ask the Counsellor’ facility had counsellors helping students with career-related queries. “We have received an excellent response this time. Many Class 10 students showed an interest in fields like engineering and law. Many also wanted to know about careers in the field of media,” said Qurratulain Kapasi, head of career guidance at YoungBuzz.

There were also students who were clear on what stream they wanted to pursue, but sought clarity on career options available to them.

“I’m sure I want to take up commerce but I don’t know if I should pursue chartered accountancy or opt for an MBA after graduation," said Ruchi Bandekar, a Class 10 student from St Xavier’s High School.

Parents were enthusiastic to learn about career options for their children. Rajendra Shah, a parent of a Class 10 student, enquired about the sub- fields in medicine, which his son could take up after opting for the science stream. “I’m sure my son wants to study science in junior college, but we need to know the options available to him.”

Students were also given free copies of the HT Campus Calling magazine — a comprehensive guide to this year’s college admissions. Information about HT Campus Calling initiative is available online, on it facebook page (http://on.fb.me/campuscalling).