“Don’t follow a trend. Follow your heart to choose a career” – Ms. Pervin Malhotra

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GD Goenka University hosted a Career Counselling Seminar by one of the most renowned Career Counsellor – Ms. Pervin Malhotra, Executive Director, Career Guidance India (CARING) on June 15, 2019. The event was organized in association with Nav Bharat Times at the University campus wherein more than 200 students aspiring for a career after 10+2 participated in the session full of knowledge and enlightenment. The session aimed at making the audience aware of the multiple career options available. Participants were thoroughly enlightened about new career avenues in the present era of technological advancement.

The event began with the keynote address by Ms. Pervin Malhotra. Ms. Malhotra started the session by asking the students about their career preferences. She advised the students to figure out their inherent potential and subject of interest before moving ahead in the journey of their respective careers. She urged the students not to make decisions based on family expectations and peer pressure. She also laid stress on the right combination of subjects as per their aptitude. She also apprised them about the pedagogic uniqueness of some private universities in comparison to government institutions. She emphasized the students to select a course with multidimensional scope rather than selecting the specific ones at the undergraduate level. According to her, master level courses are specifically meant for moving ahead in a selective field. She discussed about some of the most prestigious National and International career options in the field of business, communication, avionics, IT, law, design, pharmacy, physiotherapy, nutrition, architecture, robotics and artificial intelligence. Ms. Malhotra also clarified all the doubts and concerns of the participants. The students as well as their parents who accompanied them were very impressed by the way Ms. Malhotra guided their wards to pursue their career. Ms. Malhotra also shared that she was impressed to see the diversity of programs available at GD Goenka University.

The session then progressed with the participants and students being taken for a University campus tour. They were shown the sprawling 60 acres campus. They witnessed the state of art facilities available at GD Goenka University. This tour showcased the incredible infrastructure of academic blocks, laboratories, classrooms, hostels, fitness center, dining facilities, auditorium, amphitheatre, etc. The tour ended with the participants having light refreshments in the college refectory and finally to the desks assigned to individual schools where faculty members provided the prospective students and their parents with specific details of the various courses offered by the university and the prospects of the same in the present and coming times.

Many students shared how the information given in the seminar has definitely encouraged them and also provided them an insight to give a new look to their career while paying attention to these things.

GD Goenka University regularly organizes such events to provide a platform to the young minds wherein they can meet and interact with eminent Career Counsellors from India and abroad. Mr. Rohit Gujral, Director, GD Goenka Group of Institutions also shared that the seminar was highly beneficial and assured the students that the University will continue to organize such events for the betterment of the students in future as well.

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