Career Guidance Cell

We at Sacred Heart International School (SHIS) aim to become a Leading Innovative School of India, bridging the gap between the school education, higher education and the industry. Career Guidance Cell at SHIS continues to engage the students in various informative career-oriented sessions, panel discussions, one on one session to enhance the student’s competencies in self-knowledge, educational and occupational exploration & career planning. Specific inputs are given to the students regarding career choices mapped and aligned to their passions/interests which would help the students to fulfil their career goals and serve as a bridge between their college experience and employment or graduate school, helping them apply what they have learned.

What is Career Guidance & Counselling and why it is important for a child?

Choosing the right career is one of the most crucial decisions of a student’s life. Globalisation along with rapid advances in technology have thrown open a plethora of new career options to the youth. This reality has created the need for Career Guidance to be an integral part of the education system. Most students choose careers based on their marks obtained and not on what they are passionate about.
It is the continuous process of thinking about the interests, values, skills and preferences and exploring the learning options available for a child. It generally involves getting to know what your child wants with respect to career opportunities. It is a process that helps to design a career path for your child.

Role of Career Guidance Cell at SHIS

The School has a robust Career counselling cell which helps to create awareness amongst students so that they are in a position to make informed choices. It serves a number of functions like:

  • Guiding the students throughout the school to help them focus on the right kind of skills, readings and exposure that would help them build their profile for admissions to various universities as well as for their careers.
  • Helping students to identify their areas of interest and aptitude.
  • Organising one on one session with the students and parents, guiding them to make the best education and career choices for themselves and regarding the “best fit” universities post-high school education.
  • Providing updated information regarding various choices of subject, courses & colleges and the current career trends.
  • Facilitating Career Aptitude Tests & Interpretation. Also, ensuring the information is conveyed to all the stakeholders i.e. the student, parent and school.
  • Helping students access and fill in forms for Universities within India and overseas and get them to begin the process well in time so that they do not miss out deadline.
  • Giving sustained support in the admission process that includes writing out recommendation letters and helping with the Personal Statements to be submitted.
  • Organising interactive and interesting career fairs at Sacred Heart International School for the students. The faculty members & senior admission team interact with the students to orient them about the various courses and career options available globally.
  • Preparing the students thoroughly for the Industry & Universities. We are the Gateway to Higher Education embedded with a strong industry connect.

A Career Guidance Programme was organized on 12.01.2023. Mr. Kalaimani K, Founder and CEO of Navigate Your Career Guidance Organization, Karaikudi, was the resource person. Mr. Kalaimani K began his mind-blowing presentation by focusing on the field of medicine, which was packed with information. Then, he explained the wide range of opportunities that are present in the Military and Navy section of the country. He elaborated on the courses that can be entered through writing JEE Main and JEE Advanced Examination. He also explained about the best colleges that a candidate must apply while choosing few courses.

He especially insisted on choosing the top colleges for Artificial Intelligence. He spoke about the importance of B.E. in Fire Engineering. Mr. Kalaimani K took much pain to explain about the scope of Merchant Navy and the courses associated with it. Later, he presented a list of colleges which provide best courses such as Mining Engineering, Leather Technology, Hospitality and Hotel Administration and Tourism & Travel Management. He described the scope of pursuing Law courses and attaining greater heights in future. In the afternoon session, he elaborated on the Paramedical courses. He listed out few colleges that provide Visual Communication Courses. Apart from these areas, Mr. Kalaimani also focused on Sports, Fine Arts, Food & Dairy, Arts & Sciences, Fashion Designing and many more. The final session of the programme was the ‘Question and Answer Session’. The students made utmost use of this part of the session. They asked a wide range of questions which included Space Biology, Cyber Security, Occupational Therapy, and many more. The entire session was fruitful and Mr. Kalaimani continuously spoke about the importance of applying for the Central Government Universities on time. He showed many testimonials of the students who have acquired admission in the elite institutions. This encouraged students to work towards a particular goal.

“Career guidance is the guidance given to individuals to help them acquire the knowledge, information, skills, and experience necessary to identify career options, and narrow them down to make one career decision” The students of grade 12 had the opportunity to take part in a half day Career Guidance Program held in the school premises on 9th February 2023, Thursday. The program was organized by the team of HARVEST ABROAD STUDIES Pvt. Ltd who were enthusiastic to create awareness amongst the students about the opportunities available in abroad especially under medical stream.

They explained about the universities and the syllabus in UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Europe, the advantages of learning in abroad, availability of scholarship and mode of payments. They quoted few colleges which has the syllabus similar to Indian Medical Association (IMA) in Tajikistan and Russia so that they can work in India after completing their course in abroad. They also provide free career guidance to the students. It was helpful for the students to take decision which will definitely result in their social, financial and emotional well-being throughout their life. They even put light on seven years integrated program like 4 and half years in Tajikistan and 2 years in USA for PG .Overall the program helped the students to have a better understanding of the opportunities that could be offered by Apprenticeship, Internship and Higher education.