“Visit to NIIT University, Neemrana”
Date: 1st October, 2018
Participants: XI & XII – Science Stream

In our endeavor to make the transition from school to college seamless and stress-free, the school organizes educational trips to various universities. In this session the students of classes XI & XII visited NIIT University which is situated on a 100-acre campus at Neemrana, Rajasthan. Nestled in the Aravali hills, the multi-discipline university focuses on emerging areas of technology and management.
This visit was intended to facilitate an interactive and introspective process, which would enable our students to make better university and career choices, and explore the world of higher academics and work while making such choices.

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Workshop on Studying in Japan by Ms. RidhiGosar, Education Specialist – Ritsumeikan APU, Japan
Date: 9th October, 2018
Resource person: Ms. Ridhi Gosar
Participants: Students of Class XI A & B
Venue: TIS, EOK (Audi 1)

Ms. Ridhi Gosar, an education specialist has wide experience in counseling and guiding students who are interested in studying in Japan. She guided the students about the various programs, scholarships, eligibility criteria and placements. The students were also acquainted with the culture and daily routine followed at a Japanese university. At the end of the session students addressed their queries and apprehensions about studying in Japan.

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“Visit to Ashoka University”
Date: 6th October, 2018
Participants: XII – Humanities Stream
 
We departed from school at around 8 am to explore Ashoka University. It was a behemoth institution and has all requisites which are required by a student ranging from a majestic library to a huge mess. Before further exploring the university we had a session on psychology. It was one of the most interactive class I have ever had in my life and there was not a single minute when we found it monotonous. It was so surreal, far from the mundane life we live now.
The academic structure of Ashoka University is unique. It provides flexibility to its students to study a wide array of subjects ranging from Philosophy to Literature to Mathematics, a flexibility that not many other universities in India provide. Ashoka is home to several clubs and societies which include essentials like debating, music and theatre, but also expand to other fields like social work, film appreciation, linguistics and consulting, among others.Since all students live on campus, there is a flurry of activity day and night. Whether it’s a late night club meetings or simply hanging out with friends in the common room, a good time is always guaranteed.
The campus is also designed to accommodate students’ crazy schedules with its library that is open 24/7, food joints that are open up to 4 AM. The college helps in establishing a bent of mind through various modes of assistance like peer-tutoring programmes, discussion sessions with teaching fellows, office hours with professors and even through the well-stacked library. After traversing the university we had lunch and this marked the end of our excursion.
 
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CAREER FAIR: 5th October 2018
Career decisions play a pivotal role in shaping the future growth and development of students. In today’s environment of multiple options, knowing about choices available helps children in their decision-making process. A career fair was organized on 5th October, 2018 in the school; the objective of the fair was to help the students to design their higher studies. Crafted for class XII students, this fair aimed to sensitize the students and parents of classes XI as well. The participants witnessed nine tailor made sessions that focused on providing a multifarious perspective of the various career fields.
The session commenced with the senior school Headmistress, Ms. Shefalee Gupta reiterating the importance of knowing one’s potential and area of interest before making a decision. She emphasized on the importance of making informed decisions. This was followed by a session on finding the right fit university in India and Abroad.
The other speakers for the day were Ms. Abha Rani Singh (Additional Director Income Tax - Training),      Mr. Anubhav Seth (Career expert), Mr. Pankaj Talwar (General Manager, Operations Jamboree Education), Mr. Abdullah Ahmed (Director, IIHM), Mr. Nar Hari Singh (Additional Advocate General, Jammu & Kashmir), Dr. Tripti Bhatnagar  (Managing  Director, Codon Biotech Pvt. Ltd.) and Ms. Shreeja Singh (Author – Words with Strokes )
A panel discussion was also held, the panelist for the session were Mr. Purnendu Bhattacharya (Actor), Ms. Dalima Chibber, (Indian footballer, India women's national football team) & Mr. Sonal Drone (Deputy General Manager SCM, IBM Global Business Services). The panelist enlightened the students with their career journey and experiences.
A series of wonderful and informative career panels provided the students a glimpse into the various career fields. There were host of many Indian and International university representatives along with student service providing agencies to guide the students about the courses, eligibility criteria, scholarship etc. 
Workshop on career in liberal education by Mr. Sandeep Saraswal, Manager Outreach,  Ashoka University
Date:  28th August ’2018
Resource person: Mr. Sandeep Saraswal
Participants: Students of Class X, XI and XII
Venue: TIS, EOK (Audi 1)

The speaker for the session was Mr. Sandeep Saraswal, Manager Outreach, Ashoka University. He provided information about the concept of liberal education. Students were informed about the successful people worldwide who decided to choose liberal education as a career path.

He highlighted the fact that liberal education offers a broad knowledge of the wider world (e.g. science, culture, and society) as well as in-depth study in a specific area of interest. It was indeed a learning experience for the students who got a broader picture about liberal education and how it can empower them to deal with complexity, diversity and change.

Career in Hospitality Industry
Date: 21st August, 2018
Resource Person: Mr. Sameer Bhasin
Participants: X, XI & XII
Venue: Audi 1
Mr. Sameer Bhasin is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Nandos, he has also been the     Chief Executive Officer of Barbeque-Nation Hospitality Limited.  Mr. Bhasin has several years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Barbeque-Nation, he served as the Director of PHD operations at Yum! Restaurants (India) private limited and the Chief Operating Officer of Paradise Food Court Private Limited. He has been associated with various brands in the food and beverage industry, viz., Pizza Hut delivery, Pizzeria, KFC and Taj group of hotels, Bengaluru.
He addressed the students and enlightened them with his career journey and the prospects that the hospitality industry offers. He emphasized on the various skills essential to have a successful career in the field. It was indeed a learning session, where students’ knowledge about the industry was augmented.
“Deakin University Studio for Emerging Careers: Workshop”
Date:  7th August, 2018
Resource Person: Representatives of Deakin Universiy
Participants: XII class students and counselors of various schools
Venue: Separate venue for each studio
With the focus shifting to holistic learning, students are encouraged to look at options beyond traditional careers including psychology, theatre, design, film, and sport to name a few, presenting an opportunity for Deakin University, Australia to share its expertise with students and school counselors.
One of the key objectives of the workshop was to highlight international career opportunities through higher education in areas outlined below:
  • Turning on Business Careers Light
  • Welcome to the World of Sports & Sports Science
  • Go on a journey of the Human brain and psychology
  • Contemporary Arts Practice: Context, Techniques & Processes
  • Fast & Slow Stories in the Online Media Landscape 6 Robot Coding

The key speakers for the workshop were:

  • Associate Professor Linda Byrne, Deputy Head of School in the School of Psychology, Deakin University, Australia.
  • Dr Jondi Keane an arts practitioner and Associate Professor of Art and Performance at Deakin University, Australia.
  • Dr Antonia Pont, Senior Lecturer in Writing and Literature and Course Director of the Creative Writing Degree at Deakin University, Australia.
  • Dr Vikrant Kishore, Senior Lecturer in Screen and Design, Course Director for Film, Television and Animation; is an academic, filmmaker, photographer, author and a journalist; he has more than 25 documentaries and corporate films to his credit.
  • Kerrie Bridson is Associate Dean Teaching and Learning and an Associate Professor (Marketing) and previously Director of Undergraduate Programs and Course Director Bachelor of Commerce within the Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University.
  • Dr Julia Walsh, senior lecturer in sport coaching at Deakin University.
  • Dr Craig Wright, lecturer in human anatomy and physiology in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science with the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.
  • Benjamin Champion is a teaching scholar in the school of Engineering at Deakin University Australia. Benjamin primarily teaches courses around mechatronics and robotics, focusing on Project Orientated Design Based Learning (PODBL) units.
  • Dr. Elicia Lanham, Lecturer of Information Technology at Deakin University in Australia, she is the Course Director for the Bachelor of Information Technology degree.

“How to choose a Career”
Date: 24th July, 2018
Resource Person: Mr. Anubhav Rakheja
Participants: Students of classes X, XI & XII
Venue: Audi 1

The key speaker for the session was Mr. Anubhav Rakheja, a motivational speaker, career counselor and a Vedic Math trainer. The session was planned in order to initiate the students into focused thinking about “What after 12th?” and to allow students to ask questions and clear doubts regarding subject and stream choices. The session motivated students to identify their potentials and encouraged them to start working hard towards their career goals.

“Education Abroad”
Date: 17th July, 2018
Resource Person: Mr. Harpreet Singh
Participants: Students of classes X, XI & XII
Venue: Audi 1

The key areas addressed during the session were Information on ​PSAT, ​ SAT, SAT-II Subject​ test, ACT​,     AP - Advance Placement​, ​IELTS & TOEFL test, ​Profile building​, The USA Education System, Summer Schools info​, Countries comparison between India, USA, Singapore, Canada, UK, Germany & Hong Kong, Career and employment prospects after graduation from abroad, Road map and application deadline of universities and Internship options to choose the field.

Law as a Career Option
Date: 10th July, 2018
Resource Person: Advocate – Ms. Neha Dhir
Participants: Students of classes X, XI & XII
Venue: Audi 1
The resource person for the session was Ms. Neha Dhir. Faculty, mentor, guide and a practicing advocate at the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and High Court of Delhi, Ms. Dhir holds a Masters in International trade laws from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and LL.B. degree from University of Delhi.
She has worked with a law firm in London and an Investment Bank before taking up litigation with the Standing Council of Delhi Govt. wherein she has successfully represented the office of the Chief Minister of Delhi in a number of writ petitions and civil suits.
During the session she guided the students about how to get admission in NLU’s (National Law Universities), the various entrance tests (CLAT, SLAT), universities offering law in India and abroad, recruitment opportunities, packages the industry offers etc.
Workshop on "Entry in the Armed forces and the life there in”
Date: 7th May, 2018
Resource person: Lt Col Sandeep Ahlawat
Participants: Students of Class XI and XII
Venue: TIS, EOK (Audi 1)

The career guidance session are dedicated at guiding students in making informed career choices in all domains of their interest. The speaker for the session was Lt. Col. Sandeep Ahlawat, he has participated in Operation ‘Parakram’ at Indo Pakistan border in Desert terrain, has been in charge of conceptualizing and executing training of approximately 25000 troops in Desert terrain. The officer has supervised the process of imparting training to approximately 3000 young soldiers of Armoured Corps on the subject of Radio Communication. He is a keen sportsman and excels in the field of human development and counseling.

The session provided the students a glimpse of army life, the role of Indian Army in nation building, the challenges and opportunities that the Indian Army offers, a parallel between the life of an army officer and civilians, information about the Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. At the end of the session the students addressed their queries and expressed heartfelt gratitude to the resource person for the enlightening sessions.

Career Counselling
Date: 1st May, 2018
Resource person: Prof. Sunil Khanna
Participants: Students of Class XI and XII
Venue: TIS, EOK (Audi 1)

In an attempt to expose our senior students to the higher study avenues open to them, a university meet was organized where Prof. Sunil Khanna from NIIT University addressed the students of classes XI and XII about the courses and facilities offered by NIIT University.

Prof. Sunil Khanna is currently the Vice President, Dean (Research) & Dean (Admissions) at NIIT University. He has over thirty three years of experience and has completed many research projects as principal investigator funded by Bilateral (UNDP, Ford foundation, IDRC Canada, NEDO Japan) and National institutions (MNRE, DST, ONGC and DBT). He highlighted the advancements in technology and the need for being innovative. He also spoke about the bridge program started by the university with a few select schools in the country to make the process of finding ‘best fit ‘college placements smoother.

Workshop on "Alternate Careers”
Date: 24th April, 2018
Resource person: Mr. Rajesh Mishra
Participants: Students of Class X, XI and XII
Venue: TIS, EOK (Audi 1)

Mr. Rajesh Mishra has been a mentor, motivator and guide to students.  He is an aptitude trainer and is an expert in mathematical calculations. The session emphasized on the various alternate career options available to the students and their scope in today’s time. It was an informative and fun filled session, where students carried out some mathematical calculations in a new and interesting manner.

Workshop on "Higher Education Landscape and Emerging Careers”
Date: 17th April, 2018
Resource person: Mr. Ganesh Kohli and representatives of the various universities
Participants: Students of Class X, XI and XII
Venue: TIS, EOK (Audi 1)

Mr. Ganesh Kohli has established many successful enterprises, especially focused on the engagement/counseling needs of high schools and colleges around the world. He has trained and counseled several thousand students, who have studied at a number of prestigious U.S. institutions. Recognized as a thought leader in the community, he has visited over 450 U.S. colleges and universities in the last two decades, presented on U.S. education at several hundred high schools and colleges and been a regular participant and presenter at international conferences. An engineer by education, he has also worked at different high schools as a teacher and college counselor. The workshop was divided into three sessions, starting with Mr. Kohli addressing the students followed by university introductions and a mini fair for students to interact individually.

 The list of universities and names of the delegates who visited the school follows:

  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE (Riverside, CA): Kim Menchavez
  • UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE KNOXVILLE (Knoxville, TN): Katie King
  • UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (Buffalo, NY): Steven Shaw
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE (Durham, NH): Chelsea Warner
  • LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (Los Angeles, CA): Paul Kim
  • SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE (Manchester, NH): Kathleen Simenson
  • EARLHAM COLLEGE (Richmond, IN): Susan Hillmann de Castañeda