UdaipurTimes’ Career Counseling sessions for the year 2018-19 continued with the platform making a mark at the College of Dairy and Food Science Technology, Udaipur on 20th April.
Nearly a hundred students opted for the Career Counseling session that was held at the CDFST on Friday. The students took time out of regular classes and opted to attend the in-depth session. The event, a part of the all year round career counseling series being conducted by UdaipurTimes, was orchestrated by Vineet Baya. Vineet Baya represents a team of senior career counselors in Southern Rajasthan and specializes in career counseling, student mentoring and professional coaching services in southern Rajasthan for school as well as college students.
Speaking to the attentive lot, Vineet questioned the thought process that leads technical stream students to vie for less lucrative careers such as SSC ,Bank Clerk, etc. He elaborated on the leadership status of colleges that were part of the MPUAT, viz. Rajasthan College of Agriculture, College of Technology and Agriculture Engineering and College of Dairy and Food Science Technology.
Vineet, in his dialogue with students, reminded them that students from technical streams in RCA, CTAE, CDFST had over the years formed a substantial percentage of IIM selections as well as selections to prominent MBA institutes in India as well as abroad. He explained that due to non-awareness of options for students in institutes in Udaipur, they are not able to define a career path and prepare accordingly.
Taking up a job, being the first vision of regular undergraduate students demands sharpening personalities and communication skills. Being updated with current affairs and the latest in their study domain ensures that great offers come by in the shape of career defining jobs. The second option pertains to pursuing further studies, which entails appearing for GATE in case of domestic institutes or GRE for international schools. The third option would be consider a MBA program, where the BTech aptitude coupled with exemplary learning in top management colleges in India will assure a path to a fulfilling career.
Students listened attentively as they were taken through success stories of students. One interesting story that caught the imagination of students was that of a CTAE graduate belonging to a remote village in Uttrakhand. Despite a remote background and poor communication skills, he worked very hard to identify his strengths. Being an attentive listener and sharp learner, and cracked the IIM selection.
Vineet Baya also touched upon careers in the government sector specifically for BTech students, viz. Forest services (IFS), defence forces (CDS), etc. He elaborates that IIMs have specialist courses for graduates in Agri sciences with lucrative career opportunities ahead. Students in Agri studies need to take advantage of such courses.
UdaipurTimes’ initiative to conduct such sessions across schools and colleges in the region is to fill in the vacuum of non-awareness vis-à-vis career options.
Students had a fulfilling 90 minutes, ensuring that the efforts toward which this exercise was directed, met its goal. The students’ feedback said that they were charged up in terms of the efforts they needed to put in, to achieve success and chose the right career. Dr Arun Goel, Professor at CDFST was a part of the entire session. He appreciated the learning opportunities that his students derived from this session.
UT takes this opportunity to thank Dr Murdia and Dr Jain for having facilitated this program and to Dr Goel for being in attendance during the event.
About the Counselor:
Vineet Baya is an established career counselor in Udaipur and accommodates students for career counselling, career mentoring, personality development and runs ProTalent, a premier India wide coaching institute for CAT GMAT and GRE in Udaipur.