Webinar alert: Career conundrum in 12th grade: How to keep stress at bay

Even as Class 10 results are declared and class 12 students continue to appear for various entrance tests and colleges gear up for implementation of NEP, young adults are trying to figure out the “best possible path.”

Gone are the days when students chose medical, engineering, law and management as professional courses for successful careers. From social media marketing to cinematography to data science, students have an array of choices. However, this wide range of options for higher education and potentially a long-lasting successful career, creates confusion and immense pressure on young adults, in the age group of 16-19.

Students are tackling a host of dilemmas related to qualifying exams, number of courses, fee structures and scholarships, job prospects and individual aspirations and dreams.

Read more: Employment worries multiply for recent graduates

Many youth switch careers later after they realise what they are passionate about, while some continue their present job for livelihood and sustenance. These youth, if provided with better career guidance earlier, will be able to make better choices.

In this webinar, we try to understand how to deal with the pressure, is there a way of identifying what suits your personality and pocket, is it okay to change track, how money – fees and future income prospects – become a deciding factor in choosing courses for higher studies.

Date: Jun 22, Thursday
Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

Panelists will examine solutions to address the career conundrum among young adults.

The discussion will be held over Zoom and live-streamed on our YouTube channel.

A summary of the discussion will be shared on the website, and the recording will be available on YouTube.

Our speakers

Dr. Rajendra D. Shinde, Principal, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai

Dr. Rajendra D Shinde has been with the St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai in various capacities for last 40 year in various capacities such as Curator, Lecturer, Associate Professor, Controller of Exam, Director of International Programme, Vice-Principal (Science) & Principal.

As a Principal, he started new programmes such as Masters in Big Data Analytics, Astrophysics, Lifespan Counselling, Economics; Bachelors in Accounts and Finance, Commerce; PG Diploma in Expressive Art Therapy, Travel & Tourism, Intellectual Property Rights, Bioinformatics. Revamping of Alumni Association.

Dr Syeda Ruksheda, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, Founder, Trellis Family Centre

Dr. Syeda Ruksheda specialises in cases related to – adolescents, young adults, women and families. She is an author, media expert and a Tedx speaker. Her passion project has been – YAMI, a support group for young adults.

Sumeet Jain, co-founder of Yocket

Yocket is the largest community of study abroad aspirants. Sumeet has been working in the education field since the last 14 years. He is a strong believer in education, which he believes is the strongest way for empowerment and development. He is currently leading the Business and Partnership sector at Yocket.

Harshi Mehta, student pursing designing

Harshi is a first year college student, pursuing Bachelor’s in Designing from ISDI college, Mumbai. She is a curious and creative person, and is always keen to explore new things. As a student, coming from a non-humanities family background, she made her own way to take up designing, and follow her passion.

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