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How to choose your career? 25 September, 2012

Shri Harshoday Singh Gour

“According to a recent survey conducted by Malayala Manorama, around 62 per cent of plus two students in Kerala end up with a career mismatch. While 70 per cent of degree students are not getting good career,” revealed eminent career consultant Dr. P. R. Venkitaraman.

“This distressing situation happens as most of the students are not getting the right information or don’t have the reliable resources to confirm what should they do after securing degree,” Dr. Venkitaraman pointed out.

He was interacting with the participants as part of the weekly session of Online Gurukul on September 11, 2012. The topic of the session was - How to choose your career?

Career: Consider following parameters

He emphasized that one should give due consideration to following things before choosing a career.

  • Salary compensation
  • Career growth
  • Opportunity for self-development
  • Opportunity for diversification

Lot of opportunities are available for degree students. “One can pursue higher studies i.e. can go for PG courses, PG Diploma courses, undergo rider courses, enhance employability skills and do part time jobs to get experience in the industry,” he said.

Rider courses: Easy placement

Answering to a question, Dr. Venkitaraman, Retd. Professor, St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam, said rider courses improve rationale for jobs. “There are three types of rider courses; PG Diploma, Diploma and Certificate courses. Interior Decoration, Fashion Designing, Mass Communication, Business Communication, Criminology and Tourism are some of the courses.

The goal of Online Gurukul is to assist and empower needy students. The classes are being transmitted through Amrita University's award winning E-Learning platform - A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World).