The workshop was attended by college and higher secondary students of Dimapur, including present and past students of the student’s union and others. DDSU president, Vitoka V. Awomi and other members of the organizing committee expressed that the sole purpose of organizing this seminar was to create awareness among students preparing for the next level and also give them the exposure and instill in them a competitive spirit.
I tried to familiarize the students with the visions and objectives of career path particularly with reference to Naga students. No doubt Nagaland lacks awareness in career counseling and guidance and such programes should be given to students starting from their 10th standard so that an appropriate career and stream can be opted by them (students) without any confusion and hassle. I found that students were so presentable with good English communication skills. But were introvert and lack the competitive spirit. Too much obsessed with in the comfort zone.I sincerely encouraged them to develop positive attitude and a feeling to what is happening around them and to think beyond the confine of their comfort zone. Most of the students are confined to the idea of Government jobs only. But after interacting with them i could find that they are fittest candidates to Private and MNC jobs particularly in the professional courses of Business Management, Travel and Tourism, Information Technology, Hotel Management, Law, Fashion Technology , BPO, KPO, Computer Science Engineering,etc. I encouraged the students to hone up their communication and computer skills despite their accent with attitude and asked them to find out where they stood and what they were good at.
Lack of knowledge of information act as the major impediment in the development of a student, which is why workshops on career counseling play an effective role in creating a sense of awareness in the minds of students.