Making Informed Choice (MIC) “The best way to predict the future, is to create it” – Abraham Lincoln The children of this generation are often faced with a plethora of situations and problems that require them to make informed and intelligent choices. Career choice is often a source of concern for the students, parents and the teachers.
NiBS believes in preparing children for the future and keeping in line with this thought the school had organized a series of workshops for the students on ‘Making Informed Choices’. Students from classes IX to XII attended the 4 day workshop which was held in school from October 9th till October 12th 2019. The aim of conducting the ‘MIC’ workshop was to make students aware of different career options and enable them to plan their academic as well as non-academic goals accordingly.
The speakers who conducted the workshop were from different professions. Apart from sharing the skills required and the scope of different careers, they also discussed how the students need to prepare for these careers. The 4 day workshop had 8 experienced professionals who shared their experiences and guided the students towards making informed choices.
Day 1: 9th October – Talk by Ankita Kochhar The series began with a talk by Ms. Ankita Kochhar, a designer by profession and currently active for providing counselling in the field of designing. Day 2: 10th October – Talk by Gaurav Sharma and Vishal Singhal Next up, was with Mr. Gaurav Sharma, a cultural and heritage walk host who talked about lots of career options available for the students beginning from archaeology to anthropology.
This talk was followed by Mr. Vishal Singhal, an Artificial Intelligence Evangelist who talked about the variety of career options available for the coming generation in the industries of future which are, Cyber Security, artificial intelligence, machine learning, block chain and so on. Day 3: 11th October – Talk by Dhananjay V. Gadra, Gaurav Kwatra and Astik Oberoi Students got an excellent opportunity to interact with Mr. Dhananjay V. Gadre, a part of the Electronics and Communication Engineering Division in NSIT and Mr. Gaurav Kwatra, a counsellor, helping the students into the areas of Management, Design, Hospitality and Engineering. Accompanying them was Mr. Astik Oberoi, a pastry chef, who spoke about the art of pastry making.
Day 4: 12th October – Talk by Jitin Chawla and Manpreet Singh The last day of the workshop was concluded by renowned career counselor, Mr. Jitin Chawla from the Center for Career Development and Mr. Manpreet Singh, a Gold Medalist in Mechanical Engineering and now an aeronautical engineer. Mr. Jitin Chawla briefed students about various higher studies options in India and abroad. This session was befitting conclusion to the 4 day heartening workshop. MIC workshop was a successful in reaching out to the students and expanding their horizon.
The guest speakers were from diverse professional backgrounds and actively communicated to the students. Overall it was an enriching learning experience for the students who gained different perspectives about different fields like design, food, science and history, etc.