At last your wait is over. The much-awaited career guidance programme titled “Looking Ahead”, conducted by your education news supplement The Hindu EducationPlus, will begin at 10 a.m. Bio-tech auditorium BVB College of Engineering in Hubli today. The event, which was conducted in Bangalore, Mysore and Udupi over the past few days, met with tremendous response from students and parents.

With eminent academic Ashok Shettar, principal, BVB College of Engineering and Technology, delivering the key-note address and several academics and industry experts slated to take you on a journey through various career options before you, this three-hour event promises to be an information-intensive one. We find that despite the online information overload, students continue to look for inspirational interactions with specialists in various fields. This event is an off-page extension of our efforts at addressing this need.

In addition, students will take home a free copy oA “Looking Ahead”, a well-researched publication which presents a wide range of expert articles charting trends, providing information and even helping you plan the next step after graduation.

The programme will begin at 10 a.m. M.I. Savadatti, former Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore University, will speak on “Pure sciences at a crossroads”. The lecture will take you through a journey of the exciting world of science and research, and explain what it entails to take up pure science as a profession.

This will be followed by a talk on the professional college admission process, based on both the Common Entrance Test (CET) and Undergraduate Entrance Test (UGET), by Sudheer Murthy, an academic expert. He will also clear your doubts about the ensuing process.

Ameen-e-Mudassar, Founder and Director, CIGMA Infotech, will speak on the theme of the session. His talk on “Looking Ahead” will give an overview of the job market across various industries over the next few years. For those aspiring to study abroad, we present a lecture by education consultant Sheldon Andrews from The Chopras.

The relevance of soft skills in the industry and the job market cannot be stressed enough. Our last session addresses this very issue. A talk and presentation by G. Ananda Rao, Director, Vidyaposhak’s Graduate Finishing School, will take you through the nuances of this much-coveted skill set, and provide tips on how to go about acquiring them.

The programme is also being held at Gulbarga on May 29. To register, send an email to th.educationplus Please reach the venue 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the event.