Careers are glamorous – seek to ask questions: Vineet Baya
questions were asked by enthusiastic students as they took in career counseling session organized at Central Academy School at Sardarpura. Continuing with a series of career counseling sessions being organized by UdaipurTimes in association with ProTalent across cities in South Raj
I want to be a commercial pilot? What is the scope of agriculture engineering? What do I need to do to secure a good job? is there scope for musicians and hip hop artists? Can I get a good career even if I don’t have Math as a subject?
These and many such questions were asked by enthusiastic students as they took in career counseling session organized at Central Academy School at Sardarpura. Continuing with a series of career counseling sessions being organized by UdaipurTimes in association with ProTalent across cities in South Rajasthan, the session at Central Academy took place on 30th April.
Over 150 students of classes XI and XII, both Commerce and Science streams, attended the 120 minute session. The session was conducted by Career Counselor Vineet Baya.
Speaking on a range of opportunities that lay waiting for the students, Vineet, once again explained that careers need not be a vanilla choice.
Students were given an understanding of what opportunities lay in store for them once they are through with their school. Vineet, who operates a career counseling division along with coaching for After XII (CLAT IPM BHM BBA) in Udaipur, Dungarpur and Banswara, gave examples of glamorous careers. Glamour just being an adjective to elaborate the immense scope that lies in careers, which many consider as second choice.
A Science student, always considers Engineering or Medical as the available streams that offer charm. However, Vineet said that plenty of channels exist in non-Engineering and non-Medical streams, which work charms when it comes to career choices. A good BSc Physics with Economics, for example is a much sought after in lvy Management schools across India and globally. Accordingly, the integrated management program, which is run by IIM Indore, is another much sought after option. The IPM IIM Program, which has its entrance tests around May every year, gives substantial importance to good mathematical skills and language skills. Coaching for IPM IIM in Udaipur can lead the aspirant in the correct direction, said Vineet.
Law is another career choice that a Science, Commerce or Humanities student can consider. The CLAT or Common Law Aptitude Test, is the entrance platform for the National Law Universities in India. Other Law schools of repute have their own entrance examinations. The entrance examinations need good Math skills and language skills. Legal aptitude is another area where the entrance exam tests applicants. Vineet explained that legal aptitude is best taught by law graduates who know their subject and deliver accordingly. Coaching for CLAT in Udaipurre is much sought after and is needed to brush up on Math and English as well as GK and is mandatory since legal aptitude is not taught elsewhe, said Vineet.
Hotel management was another option that Vineet talked about – the IHMs being the premier schools of the country that offer graduation programs in Hotel management. Hotel Management entrance examinations take place between April to June each year and coaching for hotel management can enable a preparation structure for aspiring students.
Serving the nation in the form of being a part of the indian armed forces is a career open to Science, said Vineet. He said, “Naval Academy, Goa and National Defence Academy in Khadakvasla Pune, are the national institutes that groom a student through to being an officer in the armed forces – Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. Along with the defence forces, vast opportunities exist in paramilitary forces, viz. BSF, CRPF, Coast Guard, etc. A non Science student can opt for Navy and Army as a choice, but needs to have Math as a subject and for Air Force, Physics is mandatory, hence non science student is ruled out.
Having explained available options and the course students need to take before taking the plunge, VIneet took to answering questions from inquisitive students. At the end of the session, the students were told to take initiative and ask questions to their teachers as well. This exercise will enable them to have a clear idea of opportunities that lay ahead and choose their subjects wisely.
It was a pleasant experience for UdaipurTimes at Central Academy, as teachers also participated enthusiastically in the session and agreed that the session truly added value to themselves as well as the students. At the end of the session, Principal Priya Bose reiterated all the aspects that Vineet talked about. Shere Banu, who is the Business Studies and Entrepreneurship teacher at Central Academy, concluded the session by offering a vote of thanks.