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Students, take help in taking right decision

Shastry V. Mallady
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The day to give clarity to students on what could be a right career has come. It could be an event that turns out to be an eventful day for students attending it.

In fact, it will be apt to say that today (May 18, Wednesday), there is an opportunity for the fresh Plus Two students in particular to learn how to go ‘The Extra Mile' for success in career and life. Coming with a comprehensive package of ideas is “The Hindu Education Plus Career Fair 2011” at Raja Muthiah Mandram in Madurai where they can listen and interact freely with career guidance experts absolutely free of cost during the dawn to dusk sessions today.

This being the engineering admission season, the career fair begins by 10 a.m. with a session on latest placement trends for engineering students in Tamil Nadu to give them an overview of how students of different branches of engineering courses were getting placed through on and off campus recruitments by companies.

S. Selvam, Director, Centre for University-Industry Collaboration, Anna University-Chennai, will make a presentation on the prospects for students of mechanical, civil, EEE, IT, CSE, ECE and so on.

Placement data

This session by Prof. Selvam, which will give current placement data of Anna University and its experience in finding placements for the students of engineering colleges in the State, will help engineering aspirants be flexible and go with an open mind while choosing a particular branch during the admission counselling commencing soon.

Civil services

The second session will be handled by a senior IAS officer R. Balakrishnan whose theme of the talk is “The Extra Mile.” Here, this experienced civil servant would throw light on civil services as a career and how a student can make it big in life even if he studied in an arts and science college.

Mr. Balakrishnan, who is currently the Chief Vigilance Officer of Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited after holding various posts including in the Election Commission of India, has studied in Yadava College, Madurai, and is emerging as a good motivator for students through his powerful bilingual speeches.

This will be followed by another crucial session dealing with the immediate future of students who completed their Plus Two just now and are eagerly waiting to join an engineering college.

To help them make correct choice of course, college and career, “The Hindu Education Plus Career Fair” in Madurai is having an exhaustive session by Jayaprakash Gandhi, career consultant and analyst, who will speak, interact and guide the students on pre-counselling in particular and the various career opportunities available.

This session by Mr. Gandhi will be useful for parents and students who are now in the process of applying for engineering admission counselling. He will give a threadbare analysis on the Plus Two marks and the chances/scope of a particular engineering course.

The final session is by Vijay TV's ‘Neeya?Naana?' fame C. Gopinath who gives a further push to the career ideas in his own inimitable style. Registration and entry are free.

During the lunch break, there will be a free psychometric test for Ninth to Twelth standard students to be conducted by Bodhi. ‘The Hindu Education Plus Career Fair 2011' is presented by Velammal Educational Trust while Vickram College of Engineering is the associate sponsor.

Co-sponsors of the event are TIME, Pandian Saraswathi Yadav Engineering College, Einstein College of Engineering, PSN College of Engineering and Technology, SNMV Group of Institutions, BODHI, King Television, Suryan FM and Sastha Sesame Oil.

To put it in a nutshell, this fair which is meant for students and their parents is an invitation to success that comes only through clarity and understanding.

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