Monday, October 25, 2010
Career Counseling and Guidance For Students, Parents & Working Executives
Objective: The objective of Career Counseling and Guidance is to bring a career awareness campaign among the students, parents and teachers at the secondary and senior secondary education. In India the career counseling is late starter. However with the growth of competitiveness in the last two decades this has become a major concern in our education system. Our career counseling workshop gives an understanding to the students the importance of ones academic potential, attribute, personality, talents, interest, expectation, resource, strength and weakness while choosing a course for a right career at the right time for a bright future. The career counseling intends to show the students a planned route to a career right in the school years keeping in mind all above attributes so that the students remain motivated and effective during the most difficult years of the school system i.e. 10th to 12th and helping them to choose an appropriate stream/career after 10th or 12th standard. It will be our endeavor through this counseling to bring parents, students and teachers together to understand the effectiveness of career counseling and guidance and make recommendations that would help students and the teachers to come as close as possible to a ‘match’ between the students profile and courses available and to lessen the parents pressure on the child.
Benefits to School and Teachers: The career counselling workshop also benefits the School and School Teachers immensely in providing students with helpful information to career planning along with the school curriculum in a stage when students are in adolescence and moving to adulthood with so much anxiety pertaining to physical and mental growth, excelling in the school exam and preparing for several entrance examinations. During this period students are marked by confusion in search for stable self-concepts that would integrate all aspects of themselves- skills, values, beliefs, interests, emotions and sexuality. The teachers can counsel easily in career planning to the college-bound students, a typical task that involves choosing a field of specialization in college, and hence, a career. This realization constitutes the backbone of career guidance and career counseling workshop which will increase the respect and affection from the students and parents. This fresh and powerful workshop on career counseling and guidance show the teachers an avenue to get rid of from there monotonous school routine teaching and give them a new perspective of life by showing them career counseling as an additional value addition to the school teaching. It focuses to make the teachers as effective career counselors who can guide there students in finding good universities to study and provide guidance as to which courses are in demand in the job market, conduct psychometric profiling of there students and guide students towards the right course/ stream.
This individual or group career counselling worksho is primarily focused to the students from class 9th to 12th standards of any board. Along with this additional benefit goes to the teachers concerned to attend this workshop for making them aware of different courses according to ones profile and broaden their career course horizon. Parents can attend this workshop which can be very beneficial in guiding their children for a right course and betterment of their child to find a right career in future.
Course Content: For most students stream choice after 10th and a course after 12th is a matter of chance, social pressure, and largely determined by academic performance and not by scientific choice. Students are mainly illusion with 3 to 4 careers like Medicine, Engineering, CA/CS, or Management. However our workshop will cover introduction to career planning, myths on career counseling, effective career planning bye understanding aptitude, personality, interests and abilities. There after about 200+ career options after 10+2 which are covered in five groups viz. People based, Creative, Business, Physical/Outdoor & Science based careers. It includes coverage of premier institutes, admission process placement work environment etc. Also the topics to be covered in this workshop are Indian Education System: Indian Univ vs Foreign Degree; Indian Recognizing Bodies for Courses; Regular Courses vs Distance Education; Vocational Courses; Aptitude, Attitude and Personality; Types of Universities in India; Usage of Internet for all information; How to prepare for Exam; Goal Setting; See beyond horizon; Failure is never final; Winning edge; Image Building and positive thoughts; Time and stress management; Dealing with expectations of elders; Ethics and Values in life; Mind mapping; How to remain motivated; Art of Living: a meaningful Life; Dealing with school and entrance coaching; Motivation; Job Prospects after course etc. However the major focus always remain on Career Planning, Psychometric analysis and best career options available to the students according to their aptitude, interest, academic input, hobbies, personality, grooming, family background, financial support etc .
The resource person: Prof (Dr) Sanjib Kumar Acharya is an acclaimed academician in Career Guidance and Counseling in India since 1989. He has authored several articles on the subject in several news papers, career magazines, blogs electronic and audio video media. He has successfully initiated and developed an integrated approach to Career Counseling and Career Awareness Campaign by including parents, teachers, executives and academicians in the process. He is one among the earliest inspiring Career Counselors in India with profound knowledge, experience, vast academic back ground in education and career counseling. He has been providing educational, vocational, and personal and group counseling to students from class 10th to Post Graduates of leading schools, colleges and organizations devoted to career counseling awareness in India.
Prof. Acharya has done his High School from Biswambhar Vidyapeeth, Puri in 1974 and Intermediate Science from S. C. S. College, Puri Orissa in 1976. After this he shifted to New Delhi in 1976 for higher studies and completed his B.A. in Political Science from Ramjas College (Delhi University) in 1979 and subsequently completed his M.A. in Political Science from Ramjas College (Delhi University) in 1981. He then got admitted to another prestigious university J.N.U. New Delhi for Doctoral programme. He completed his M.Phil 1984 and PhD in 1989 from the School of International Studies J.N.U., New Delhi. Moreover to his credit he has additional research experience from the Department of International Studies at University of Toronto and Mac Gill University Montreal, Canada in the due course of time he did his MBA in Marketing & HR from New Port University, California, USA to. To his credit he has presented various research articles in International Politics, Trade, Marketing and Career Development in various National and International forums.
Presently he is the Promoter of India’s leading educational portal www.admissionnews.com, New Delhi which deals with all college admissions and entrance examinations for the school and college students. He has been the official career counselor of a leading regional news paper' SAMAJA ORISSA'. He is also associated with various other print Medias, All India Radio, TV Channels. He is also conducting Career Guidance workshops and seminars all over India through various organizations and also giving his precious time to students, parents & executives for group and individual counseling with psychometric analysis along with his vast knowledge in career development.
He has been in teaching faculty at premier educational organizations like JNU, New Delhi; IGNOU, New Delhi; Vision School of Management, Approved by AICTE, Govt of India (DIRECTOR); NICE Computer, Delhi; Academy of Management Studies, Orissa and others. He has been the Chief Executive of Erose Educational InfoTech Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. He has been the founder Editor of student monthly career magazine ADMISSION NEWS.
Prof. Acharya has conducted several Career Guidance Work shops for schools, colleges& organization all over India. To name few premier organization for whom Prof. Acharya has conducted Career Guidance Workshop are (indicative list): Person Education ELT & School, Noida: ONGC, Shivsagar, Assam; Ultra Tech Cement Works, Aditya Birla Group, Awarpur, Chandrapur, Nagpur ; Pearson Longman Education Services, New Delhi ; Amtuls Public School ,Nainital ; NTPC, New Delhi ; NHPC, Rishikesh & Teheri ; IOC , Panipat ; CMC, Tata Group, New Delhi ; Rotary Club Mid Town, Bhadrak, Orissa ; Govt Of Tibet, Dharamsala ; Youth Opportunity Trust Asia (YOTA), New Delhi ; Tibet SOS Youth Hostel, Rohini, New Delhi ; Manush Utthan ( an NGO for education ), New Delhi: Educomp, Guragon: Everonn Education Limited, Chennai: Resonance IIT JEE coaching, New Delhi: Growithus Consulting Group, New Delhi and many more.
Others Programmes: Dr Acharya provides workshop on Motivation, Personality Development, Managing School and Entrance Curriculum Together, Job Interview Skills, How to Remain Positive, Tackling Group Discussion and Interview.
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