Students get insights into career options

Students get insights into career options

Organised by Deccan Herald-Prajavani, the event focused on general career counselling where educationists from different fields gave an insight into career choices.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof K E Radhakrishna, founder managing director of Sa-Mudra Foundation and honorary secretary of Bangalore North Education Society, advised students to take up a job in which their interest lay. Only then the students would be able enjoy their work.

"Students are in a huge corridor of knowledge where making a career choice is a big decision. Some are confused and end up making wrong choices and regret later. The real fun is when you love the subject you choose and the subject in turn loves you," he said.
Radhakrishna said the difference between a teacher and a lecturer was that the relationship with the former was protective, while with the latter it was diversified and non-personal. He urged students to study for themselves than for others, which would help them pursue passion rather than a profession.

Enlightening participants on career options available in the aviation sector, Executive Director of Hindustan Aviation Academy, Air Cdre Dominic Mathew, VSM Retd,  said there was a huge requirement of pilots in future. Nearly 6,000 pilots would be required in the next 10 years.

“As the economy is booming, so is the aviation industry. As the number of aircraft will increase, there will be greater demand for pilots. Joining a good flight training school now can reap good benefits in future,” he said. Besides pilots, he also encouraged students to take up careers as flight technicians, air engineers, air hostesses and support service staff.

A profession that never keeps you unemployed is of veterinary doctor, Prof S Yathiraj, Dean, Veterinary College said. Veterinary science would always keep one employed as there were various opportunities.

“The fee structure for Bachelor's of Veterinary science and animal husbandry (BVSc and AH) is one of the cheapest compared other career options. Besides, there is no management quota for this course,” he said.

Giving an insight into opportunities in Information Management, Tanu Niwas,  Director of Niam Centre for Analytics and Research Excellence (NCARE) said taking up Information Management helps an individual to know about the requirement of the company better.
Listening to the speakers, Aamir Syed Mohammed, a student from Sheshadripuram college was more than impressed. “Before I came here, I was not sure what to study further. Listening to the speakers and interacting with institutions here, I have a clear mind about my career option,” he said.

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“I want to study BSc since I love pure science. Prof Radhakrisha’s lecture turned out to be an eye-opener for me. It really helps the students get a lot of information about the course they want to study. Now I am not keen on going abroad for my education.”
Bhargavi

“Being a homemaker, it is not possible for me to know much about CET and other competitive exams, but this event helped a great deal to understand how CET counseling session actually happens. I am totally satisfied with the career fair.”
Radhika

“The event was highly informative, since I plan to study engineering or medicine. Besides gaining enough insight on career choice, I received adequate information from the stalls too.”
Subramanya

“I am now clear about the colleges and the courses they offer. I plan to do MBA abroad since it will give me a good exposure. I did get the information that I was looking for.”
Ujwal

“The career fair gave an insight into the different branches in medicine and also a clear picture about fee structure charged by each colleges.”
Tejaswini

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