MYSORE: It is time once again for The Hindu Career Guidance and Counselling programme. In your city on May 15, the event offers an interactive session with experts, career counsellors and admission officials, and more. The event is slated to be held at the Swami Vivekananda Hall, Mahajana College, Jayalakshmipuram, from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On offer for the first time, is an ‘Aptitude and Abilities' test. A concept less-understood, aptitude tests are designed to tell you what profession, line or career direction you are best suited for. We bring you this test, free of cost, in partnership with our assessments partner MeritTrac, a skills assessment firm. The hour-long test is divided into three sections, each of which tests a different metric of aptitude. Together, this test is used to prepare for you a three-page report which will provide insights that will help you gauge your skills and orientations. This report will be emailed to you within a week's time.
Then, of course, there's the staple — an interactive session for students and parents to talk to experts from professional fields, admission officials from the Karnataka Examinations Authority (the nodal agency that conducts the Common Entrance Test) and the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K).
The chief guest and key-note speaker of the event is the former Vice-Chancellor and academic K. Chidananda Gowda, who will speak on ‘Aspirations and Aptitude — What makes the right career choice'. He will also release our 130-page career handbook, ‘Set Your Own Stage', a well-researched publication that presents a wide range of expert articles charting trends, providing information and helping students plan their next step after graduation. This book will be given to all attendees for free.
This will be followed by a presentation by officials from the KEA and the COMED-K, and an interactive session with G.L. Shekar, principal of the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore, Geetha Avadhani, Director of the Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, and other experts. Career Counsellor and director of CIGMA institute, Ameen-e-Mudassar will speak on course options and take queries.
This event is being held in nine centres across the State over May 14 and 15. In its eighth edition — and the third in Mysore — our career guidance sessions are an off-page extension of the weekly supplement, The Hindu EducationPlus.
The Hindu EducationPlus invites students and their parents to the programme. Students studying in the 10th, 11th and 12th standards or in Pre-University Courses may participate. Send your name, choice of centre and query to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 080-22864240. Students are requested to come 30 minutes early to the venue to register for the test.
The title sponsor for this event is the State Bank of India. Associate sponsors are Gems B Schools, Bangalore, the Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore, the Gokula Education Foundation, Bangalore and Oxford Educational Institutions, Bangalore.