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ALL GEARED UP: A section of participants at the engineering session of The Hindu Education Plus workshop on engineering and medical careers in Vijayawada on Friday. PHOTO: CH. VIJAYA BHASKAR
ALL GEARED UP: A section of participants at the engineering session of The Hindu Education Plus workshop on engineering and medical careers in Vijayawada on Friday. PHOTO: CH. VIJAYA BHASKAR

Staff Reporter

Enthusiastic response toThe Hindu Education Plusworkshop

Workshop was held at Tummalapallivari Kshetrayya KalakshetramThe venue witnesses hectic activity with enthusiastic participantsVarious career opportunities explored

VIJAYAWADA: Struggling to overcome anxiety that threatened to get the better of her, Soujanya hurriedly walked towards the main entrance. She made a vain attempt to mask the pressure she felt by quickly dabbing the tiny drops of perspiration that ran down her forehead.

Right choice

"It's good that I am attending this workshop. I want to be more confident when I attend the counselling," says the girl who passed out of Siddhartha College, Eluru.

K. Dharanikant from Sri Chaitanya College, Tenali, is interested in a career in aeronautics but has little idea about the job prospects.

"I am interested in seeing the bigger picture to know where exactly I stand," he says decisively.

The students were participating in a workshop on career guidance for those who cleared EAMCET-2006, organised at Tummalapallivari Kshetrayya Kalakshetram by The Hindu Education Plus here on Friday.

Vamsi Venkat of Sri Chaitanya, Vijayawada, came with an open mind.

"Based on the suggestions given by the experts here, I'll opt for a course which suits me," he says.

Nagging queries

Will it work for me? Do I meet the requirements of the industry? Constantly nagged by these queries, hundreds of students who cleared EAMCET, decided to take a reality check by attending the workshop.

The youngsters realised that if they did not know where they wanted to go, they probably would never get there.

But before embarking on a journey to the destination of their dreams, there were doubts to be cleared.

There were some who were negative and rigid in their approach and walked in with an inflexible attitude.

Ensure emotional stability and clarity of thought before making a decision, warned the resource persons who were authorities on their respective subjects.

Skewed priorities

Cautioning the students against skewed priorities, Vice-Chancellor of Acharya Nagarjuna University V. Balamohan Das remarked in a lighter vein: "A boy chooses a particular college or course, because his girl friend is joining that or vice-versa. Most students tend to do this, irrespective of their ranks. Be wary of this."

Simple mantras

Experts in different subjects came up with simple suggestions to tackle tricky.

The venue witnessed hectic activity from morning with enthusiastic participants, eager to explore various career opportunities, pouring in.

Many who were fixated to a single idea, found themselves opening up to new options as the enlightening session progressed.


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