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I don’t think professional career counsellors are of much help.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE |
April 28, 2009 2:30:45 am

In a vulnerable economy,students feel professional career counsellors do not help much and a well-researched decision is the best bet

Zeeshan Ahmad,MBA student
I don’t think professional career counsellors are of much help. If,in case,one is too confused,one can approach his or her own professor or an elder. In my case,after doing my BSc in agriculture,I was lost about the career options. A lot of search online gave me good results and I was able to narrow down my list. I finally zeroed in on MBA in risk management and insurance. Though it was different from the subject that I studied earlier,after talking to my seniors,alumni,members of the chosen college,my professors and family members,I decided to go for this. I think taking one’s own decision is best but it should well-researched. Poorly informed decisions are the worst.

Prafull Kumar,student
It was my own decision to take up MBA,and it depended on many factors,from family to market conditions. Many are not comfortable revealing their family situation to the professional counselors and that’s why the whole idea suffers,as counsellors are unable to help them. So,it is anyways better to start judging yourself early and choose the right field,depending on your aptitude and other important factors. Now,with the market being so unstable,no predictions can be trusted. So,making our own decision will help save money and keep us away from confusion.

Shailesh Khachane,computer engineering student
Once out of college,students are indeed faced with conflicting ideas as far as careers are concerned. Even though friends and family members offer reliable career-related advise,I would actually prefer to go to a counseling centre. This way,I can have a clear idea of what options I have and what exactly I can pursue further. As a result,I have a better option and I can work towards pursuing the career that I want.

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Samved Khandke,production engineering student
As far as my career choice is concerned,I’d really prefer advice from my parents and relatives because they are also involved in the mechanical engineering industry and have their own workshop. I guess they would be as qualified to advise me as any career counsellor. Moreover,all my friends who were my seniors also,help me out with advise related to studies abroad and career choices after completing college. So,I would rather listen to my folks than spend money on a counsellor.

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