CAREER COUNSELLING

CAREER GUIDANCE AT DPSG DEHRADUN

Choosing and pursuing the right career path is one of the key decisions every student needs to make. Adopting a scientific approach, which is well researched and thought through is critical for making this decision. The pace at which careers are evolving and traditional career paths are losing the edge, it is essential that students increase their awareness and take decisions, which are future proof!

The school is initiating a career guidance program with Mindler (www.mindler.com) which has developed the World’s Most Advanced Career Guidance Platform. Mindler helps students discover their unique potential, which helps them make an apt career choice through assessment & activities! The comprehensive career guidance eco-system is aimed at empowering students to make well-informed career decisions.

What makes this platform unique is the blend of machine learning with strategic human interventions, aiding students to choose the best-suited career path.

SESSION ON ‘EMERGING CAREERS’



As our Grade 12 is on the threshold of making their career and choosing a field in which they would be best suited, according to their potential, interests and preferences , it’s very important to show them the right path wherein they can lead a successful life full of contentment.




So as to get a deeper insight into various off-beat and unconventional career options available, DPSG DDN had invited Mr Vaibhav Sharma, a career guide from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun (UPES) on 4th Feb, 2021 for a guest lecture at our school. Mr. Vaibhav Sharma has been associated with Global University Systems. He serves as a career coach and has guided and groomed many students on various upcoming career options for many years. He has served the industry giants like ‘The Times of India Group and Zee Media Network’.
The focus of the session was on the ‘Emerging Careers’ for all the streams which are unconventional and eccentric. He highlighted on the importance of being different and how to think out of the box to stay in the market and outshine the others. He also reiterated on the fact that ‘Attitude is more important than aptitude’. So the need of the hour according to him is to explore, inquire and be informed. Keeping yourself updated is the key to success.
Some very new career options and courses were discussed at length where our students got a chance to interact with Mr. Sharma who not only listed the various courses available but explained the scope of these courses. He made the session very lively by giving real life examples of business tycoons and shared their success stories. The big idea is to dream high and work hard towards achieving our goals.
He talked about some unprecedented courses like BBA in (Entrepreneurship, Aviation Management, Auto Marketing, Digital marketing, media/event management, Financial Analysis, Oil & Gas management, Big Data and Business Analytics), B.Sc in (Clinical Research, Microbiology, Occupational Therapy, Cyber Security, Cyber Law, Optometry), B-Tech in (Avionics, Mechatronics, Mainframe technology, AI & MI, Oil & Gas Stream, Internet of things, Open Source and Fire & Safety) to name a few.
Overall the session was very engaging wherein each and every student participated and clarified their doubts. We hope to have more of such sessions in the near future.







ONLINE SESSIONS WITH MINDLER

ABOUT MINDLER (www.mindler.com)

Mindleris a venture run by alumni from Harvard, ISB, IIT and world’s leading psychometrician and enables students discover their unique potential to take well- informed career decisions. A technology enabled eco-system for career planning, Mindler leverages technology, research, machine learning and algorithms to minimize the human bias in career decision-making process. Awarded and recognized by Ministry of Science & Technology - Govt. of India, National Career Development Association (USA), Asia Pacific Career Development Association, Economic Times, ISB Hyderabad and CIIE at IIM-Ahmedabad,

Mindleris currently working with some of the leading schools/ institutes across the country. Mindler will be extending the following range of career guidance services to our students in the school:


KEY DELIVIVERABLES FOR STUDENTS AND SCHOOL

1. INTRODUCTION & PROGRAM ONBOARDING WORKSHOP

Introductory workshop on Career Assessment and art of scientific career decision-making.

2. CAREER ASSESSMENT MAPPING PLATFORM

• 5-Dimensional Assessment: Evaluation on 56 holistic dimensions

• Comprehensive Career Report: 30+ pages of student analysis

• One Page Summary Reports for Students

• Best-Fit Career & Stream Recommendations

• Detailed Development Plans: Clear cut action plans for evaluated dimensions

3. CAREER ORIENTATION WORKSHOPS

• Live in-school group career workshops with special focus as per the class

GRADE 9

• Group Career Report Interpretation & Analysis

•Subject Planning Session: Pros & Cons of Dropping Subjects

• Profile Building: Focus towards Personality & Aptitude

GRADE 10

•Group Career Report Interpretation & Analysis

• Domain Wise Career Awareness: Combinations with each stream

• Understanding the Process behind Overseas Education Application

GRADE 11

• Group Career Report Interpretation & Analysis

• Stream Combination Wise Career Deep Dive

• Entrance Exam Exploration/ Standardized Tests

GRADE 12

• Group Career Report Interpretation & Analysis

• Presentation Strategy for College Applications including liberal arts

• College Readiness Workshop (Interviews & Group Discussion Prep)

• Entrance Exam Tips & Time Management

4. AUTOMATED CAREER PLANNING TOOL & TRACKER FOR GRADE 11 & 12

• Career Domain Wise Course Exploration

• Course Wise College Exploration & Deep Dive

• Automated Mapping of Colleges to Entrance Exams

5. STAKEHOLDER TRAINING & ORIENTATION

• Teacher Training & Orientation Workshop towards Career Planning

• Parent Orientation & Career Exposure Workshop

6. CURATED CAREER INFORMATION & DATABASE

• Career Notifications & Alerts on Applications & College Deadlines

• Access to Extensive Career Library: Knowledge bank of hundreds of modern career avenues

• Curated Career Information: Monthly newsletter and blogs to provide curated information on careers

7. CAREER SUPPORT

• Extensive Online Support: Support for query and doubt resolution

• Extensive email support for student queries

8. SCHOOL DASHBOARD ANALYSES

• School dashboard with one-point access for every student’s analysis

• On demand analytics for school management/Administration

9. CAREER FAIR

• Inviting Universities/Colleges representatives to the school premises

• Understanding of admission procedures & scholarships

The Mindler program will be applicable for all students of Grade 9-12. The above program shall expose students to a vast variety of career domains and help them choose the best-fit career path basis their innate strengths and abilities.

The career guidance program is compulsory for each student.

Time Management and Entrance Examination TIPS

An insightful session was conducted on 4 November 2020 especially for the students of grade 12, to help them develop time management skills well in advance before the upcoming Board and Entrance Examinations. Ms. Shilpa SIngh gave valuable tips to the students who would be very soon appearing not only for the CBSE Board examination but various Entrance Examinations as well. Very often students are well prepared for the examinations in terms of learning and practicing the content but lose marks due to improper time management and planning. The session clearly outlined strategies that, when followed, would prove useful for the students. The same can be watched and understood in the video.




MINDLER SCHOLARSHIP HUNT

Ms. Vaishanvi, Mindler representative, explained the programme being run by MINDLER wherein the present students of Grade 12 could avail Scholarships while taking admission into Top Indian Universities. She gave detailed outline of how the Scholarship programme works, the timelines and benefits.