“Stress Management”
Date:  27th August, 2019
Resource Person: Ms. Chalmaya Sharma
Participants: XI & XII 
Venue: Audi 1

Ms. Chalmaya Sharma is a mental health professional; she has been working as Assistant professor with Department of Psychology. Being a clinical psychologist she has wide experience in the field of psychometric evaluation and psychotherapy. She has also worked with various hospitals.

During the session she explained the different points related to stress management e.g., Positive / Negative Stress, Causes of Stress (Internal and External), Impact of the Stress on Human Body and Mind, Consequences, coping techniques, Ways to live life happily.

“Law as a career option”
Date:  20th August, 2019
Resource Person: Ms. Tina Sethi
Participants: X, XI & XII 
Venue: Audi 1

Ms. Tina Sethi motivated the students by disseminating information about various fields in law and the top law schools that offer courses. She also told the students that law schools offer better and bigger placements than IIT’s and IIM’s. She also shared insights about the famous personalities across the globe who are lawyers and have made a mark in various fields. The students  were made aware of the pattern of entrance exams and different career specializations available after completing the law undergraduate program.

“Playnomics workshop”
Date:  13th August, 2019
Resource Person: Prof. Soumitra Mookherjee
Participants: XI B & XII B 
Venue: Audi 1

The resource person for the workshop was Prof. Soumitra Mookherjee, a graduate in Economics from University College London, M. Phil from Cambridge University and MBA from the University of Exeter UK. He has been associated with prestigious organisations like ITC Halida Petrochemicals Ltd and Unik Solutions.

The aim of the workshop was to provide an understating of the basic concepts of economics, management and finance through an interactive role-play game, under the banner of PLAYNOMICS. As opposed to traditional classroom/text book teaching, Playnomics involve students to actively participate in the learning process that is both enjoyable and relatable to the real world scenarios.

The details of the workshop are as follows:

The Win-Win Game

PURPOSE: The purpose of the workshop was to demonstrate how international trade takes place and its benefits. The game mimiced an international trade scenario where the countries with varied resources traded amongst each other.

GAME RULES: Students were divided into teams & each team represented a country. These countries (teams) competed against each other to ‘manufacture’ paper shapes (circles, triangles, rectangles, etc.) and sell them to an international commodity market trader at posted prices, which varied with supply and demand. The objective of each country was to make as much money as possible.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Students were able to understand the concept and rationale of International Trade and how countries interact with each other by skillfully deploying the resources at their disposal.
  • The game also illustrated the principle of specialisation and division of labour.
  • It showed how coordination and delegation of responsibilities helps them attain competitive edge globally.
  • The students were able to understand and apply the theory of Comparative Advantage, given by David Ricardo by efficiently utilizing the abundant resources at their end and by buying out (outsourcing) the resources that they can easily access externally, at relatively low prices.

SKILLS LEARNT: Time management, Respecting the limited resources and Teamwork.

“Career in Design”
Date:  6th August, 2019
Resource Person: Mr. Tapan K Chakravarty
Participants: X to XII
Venue: Audi 1

Mr.Tapan K Chakravarty is Sr. Professor in School of Design at Pearl Academy, New Delhi with an experience of over 30 years. He is a Bachelor of Architecture (1984) and Masters in Urban Design (1986) from School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi; and PG Certificate in Higher Education (2012) from Nottingham-Trent University, UK.

Professionally engaged, since 1984, with a number of established Architecture & Urban Design firms in Delhi and organizations like UNDP and INTACH, he also ran his own design practice till recently and worked on several interesting and unusual design projects.

He has been working with several well-known Institutes of Architecture & Design in Delhi-NCR; as the Head of Department and also a Dean of School; spanning all aspects of Architecture & Design Education.

Students were informed about the various career options in design. Mr Chakravarty also motivated the students to choose a career field according to their own area of interest.

Career Competency workshop by Pratham, July 30, 2019
“Deakin University Studio for Emerging Careers: Workshop”
Date:  25th July, 2019
Resource Person: Representatives of Deakin University
Participants: XII class students and counselors of various schools
Venue: Separate venue for each studio

In its endeavor to enable students towards a career of the future, the school hosted a series of experiential studios in new study areas with a focus on international careers opportunities. These experiential studios were conducted by subject experts from Deakin University.

With the focus shifting to holistic learning, students were given an insight into the various options beyond the traditional careers. The experiential studios are listed below:

  • A glimpse into the power of Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber-security issues in daily life
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Go on a journey of the human brain and psychology
  • A taste of exercise performance
  • Intercultural communication and media skills for tomorrow’s world leaders

The key speakers for the workshop were:

  • Dr. Guy Wood Bradley, Lecturer school of IT at School of IT, Deakin University
  • Dr. Keshav Sood, Lecturer school of IT at School of IT, Deakin University
  • Dr. Marion Steel, Director  of the Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University
  • Dr. Katherine Berrnad, Lecturer in Experiential Learning and the Acting Course Director of the Bachelor of International Studies, Deakin University
  • Dr. Richie Barker, Lecturer in Communication at  Deakin University’s School of Communication and Creative Arts.
  • Associate Professor Linda Byrne, Deputy Head of School in the School of Psychology, Deakin University, Australia.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Gie Liem,  Senior Lecturer and researcher in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Liberal Arts as a career option
Date: 23 July, 2019
Resource person: Ms. Parul, Ashoka University
Participants: XI & XII students
Venue: TIS, EOK (Audi 1)

The speaker for the session was Ms. Parul, Manager Outreach, Ashoka University. She 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.

She 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. She also discussed the admission criteria and scholarships offered at Ashoka University.

Studying Abroad
Date: 16 July, 2019
Resource person: Ms. Sharmistha
Participants: X, XI & XII students
Venue: TIS, EOK (Audi 1)

Students were briefed about the admission criteria of various countries – USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany and Japan. The speaker also highlighted both the pros and cons of studying in these countries. Students were provided information on profile building, IELTS, SAT, TOEFL and PR. The session provided an overview of many countries thereby making it easy for students to decide which country would be best for them to pursue higher studies.

‘UK University Fair’
Date: 7 May, 2019
Resource persons: Representatives of Universities in UK
Participants: X, XI & XII students
Venue: TIS, EOK (Audi 1)

The participating organisations were University of East London, Queen Mary, University of London, University of Strathclyde, University of Bristol and SIUK. The students got an opportunity to interact with the various university representatives; they clarified their doubts about the various courses, admission process, eligibility criteria, scholarships, fee structure etc.

Open House at NIFT
Date: 21 December, 2018
Participants: Students of class XI and Ms. Arti Anand (Senior School Counselor)
Venue: National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Hauz Khas
 
A group of students aspiring to take up fashion as a career attended an open house at one of the premier and oldest fashion institute – NIFT. The students got an opportunity to interact with the faculty and admission in charge. They got a platform to clarify their doubts about the various courses offered by NIFT, cracking the entrance exam and career opportunities in the fashion industry. With great zeal they went on the campus tour and their aspirations about joining NIFT got further strengthened.
Workshop on ’Finding the leader in you’ by Dr. Asha Chand, Associate Dean International  &  Dr.  Wayne Fallon, Associate Dean International in the School of Business, Western University, Australia
Date:  27th November ’2018
Resource person: Dr. Asha Chand & Dr. Wayne Fallon
Participants: Students of Class XI
Venue: TIS, EOK
Dr Asha Chand is Associate Dean International for South Asia in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University where she is also the journalism area convener. She has more than 35 years of experience in academia and the media.
Dr Wayne Fallon is Associate Dean International in the School of Business. His teaching draws on his partnership networks in business and government, and focuses on work-integrated learning and engaged learning and teaching. With a PhD in management and corporate social responsibility, 
Dr Fallon teaches leadership and management skills, business sustainability, corporate governance and ethics at Western Sydney University.
An interactive session where students enjoyed doing the activities whether it was narrating a story in a novel way or building a tower with limited resources.
Workshop on Business Analytics by Mr. Kristijan Mirkovski, Course director of Bachelors of Business Analytics and Lecturer of Information system, Deakin University

Date:  20th November 2018
Resource person: Mr. Kristijan Mirkovski
Participants: Students of Class XI B
Venue: TIS, EOK

 With the focus shifting to holistic learning, students are encouraged to look at options beyond traditional careers and Business Analytics is one such area. The session presented an opportunity for academics and industry practitioners at Deakin University, Australia to share expertise with students regarding the field.

 The resource person for the session was Mr. Kristijan Mirkovski . He is the Course director of Bachelors of Business Analytics and Lecturer of Information system at Deakin University, Australia. He also did a short exercise with BigML to demonstrate predictive analytics.

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“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

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