Presidium, Gurgaon hosted a free career counselling session, on 30th January, for the students of Grades 8th, 9th and 10th. The session was conducted by professional counsellors to help students select the subject options in Class 11th. The speakers for the day were Mr. Rajiv Jain, a renowned business management professional with more than 22 years of corporate experience and Mr. Deepak Mukherjee, currently serving as Global Head of Internal Audit at Oil and Gas Construction Multinational owned by Laxmi Mittal. Ms. Kavita Raj was also a part of this esteemed panel.
The event witnessed a gathering of more than 200 people, including students from various schools, like DPS, Amity, and GD Goenka Gurgaon, accompanied by their parents. It was an interactive session where they shared their views on conventional notions about career choices and enlightened the children and parents on the difference between choosing a stream and a career. How it is important to not focus on the “top” colleges and professions, but to focus on choosing a career to fuel one’s passion and interests. Students were also told about various career options available after choosing various streams.
The highlight of the event was the idea that when you are determined to achieve something, no matter what the statistics or achievement tests say, most important is one’s belief in oneself.