The workshop was conducted in two phases: Headstart and Pathfinder. The ‘Headstart’ is designed especially for the students of grades VIII & IX so that they can begin explore careers and subject options for the future. Whereas the ‘Pathfinder’ was basically for the students of grades X & XI to help them build career path so that they can enjoy and flourish in life.
The workshop comprised of a two hour interactive session with students as well as their parents to understand over a 100 career options across Sciences, Commerce and Arts. The workshop was followed by an online test for students to get individual profiles such as ‘Star Careers & Suitable Careers’. The test was conducted through psychometric testing tools, presentations and discussions.
Mrs. Richa Dwivedi Saklani, an IIM, Ahmadabad & St. Stephons College, New Delhi alumnus & the author of “ The Ultimate Guide to 21st Century Careers’ was the resource person for the session, “ Headstart’. Ms Kritika Malhotra who has an extensive experience in organizing career guidance sessions in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and Switzerland facilitated the ‘Pathfinder’ session.
The programme facilitators enabled the students to overview different subject and career options from a different perspective. The students had an enriching experience in knowing about Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Media etc. The students and their parents participated actively during the interactive session and expressed their views. All their queries were answered adequately. The workshop received an overwhelming response from the students.