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Career Counselling is all about selecting the right education stream and career path based on your interest, aptitude and competencies. Career counselling helps you understand various academic options available after classes 10th and 12th. While selecting the right academic options among various available choices you need to understand your aptitude, interests, skills and knowledge. Counsellors provide you with the information about careers available based on your previous learning, skills and knowledge. Career counsellors can also help you in taking the right career choice based on psychometric and aptitude tests. These assessment tools carefully examine the individual's interests and aptitude and career counsellors guide individuals to set their career goals based on the result secured during the test.

How to enrol for The Indian Express Education’s Online Counselling

Students can enrol to The Indian Express Education’s online group Counselling sessions delivered by experienced career counsellors in order to understand the right career option for them. One can register for multiple sessions depending on interest and requirements.

To enrol for the counselling sessions candidates have to register themselves to create login credentials. While enrolling for the career counselling sessions candidates have to provide their name, email id, mobile number, and stream preferences, then book the available counselling slots and date. Upon completion of the registration, candidates will be redirected to the payment gateway to pay the participation fee. Post payment the participants will receive payment confirmation and link for session participation. Do not forget to login for the online counselling session at the time and date selected by You!

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Meet Our Expert Counsellors

Namrata Sinha

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As a CBSE bred student, Namrata’s growth has been multidimensional with high school education from the sciences. Having gotten a taste of the diversity she chose to pursue her graduation in Humanities with B.A. (Program) from Lady Shri Ram College for Women (University of Delhi). Her professional journey got a major boost when she was accepted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences to pursue her post-graduation in Applied Clinical Psychology, where the egalitarian training on the campus was sharpened by supervised field placements. She also served as a Psychotherapist in Cooper Hospital, and as a Guidance Counselor and curriculum planner in Muktangan before she found her calling at Brainwonders which fuelled her vision of assessment and counselling to all irrespective of their background. Here she has been deeply engaged in the Research & Development of various guidance resources, psychometric assessments and survey tools and course curriculums. Her plethora of knowledge backed by core theoretical foundations has been sought after by parents and educators alike and has often showcased in her counselling sessions.

Education & Certification: Tata Institute of Social SciencesTata Institute of Social Sciences - Master of Arts - MA, Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology Indian Academy of Training and Development Indian Academy of Training and Development - Postgraduate Diploma, Training, Research and Design Lady Shri Ram College For Women Lady Shri Ram College For Women - Bachelor of Arts - BA, Psychology, Economics, Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding, Language Lit & Culture, Hindi & English

Ms Afreen Shaikh

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Ms Afreen Shaikh was born in Mumbai in a family where building strong values was very important. Her parents and sister have always taught him to value oneself and others. She has always been inclined towards helping people without using medicines. She was also amazed by her observations of how students around her are shaped by the parental, peer, societal, media, and teacher’s influences while shaping their journey ahead. Thus, she decided to pursue a career that will allow her to guide children with their future. After completing a Master of Science (MSc) focused in Clinical Psychology from Newcastle University. As an experienced Psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in Mental health department and the Education management industry, her key areas of focus includes Research, Career Guidance and Professional Training. Her strong understanding of human development across various age groups, has been instrumental in analysing and improving the parent-child relationship of many of her clients at Brainwonders.

Education & Certification: Newcastle UniversityNewcastle University, Master of Science (MSc), Clinical Psychology

Mrs Rachna Vig

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Rachna Vig hails from New Delhi and later has traveled across India for educational & learning purposes. She has completed her post-graduation in Psychology from Banasthali University, along with a post-graduation in guidance and counselling from Jamia Millia Islamia University. Prior to Brainwonders, she has worked as a school teacher in a Faridabad school, later was associated with Delhi Commission for Protection of Child's Rights (DCPCR) as a telephonic-counsellor during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many NGOs as a counselling psychologist. She is also a trained Gatekeeper from the QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Programme, and have obtained a Diploma and Practitioner Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). At Brainwonders she works as Counsellor and Assessment Design Manager. She has been responsible for many successful counseling, mentoring, and workshop sessions. Lately, she has developed immense inclination and skill towards research work related to ‘The Career Hub’ project of the company and has been contributing to the same.

Education & Certification: Careers for Youth, JINDcareers for youth, JIND, Bachelor of Education Jamia Millia Islamia, Guidance and Counseling Guidance and Counseling Banasthali Vidyapith, Master's Degree, Psychology Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Bachelor's Degree

Certification: Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Program, QPR Institute Neuro Linguistic Program, MindMasters REBTREBT, Albert Ellis Institute Colour Psychology, Udemy

Mrs Srishti Rajora

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She is an enigmatic counselling professional who has been quite perseverant in the field of providing accurate and beneficial guidance to students, parents, teachers, and working professionals. After pursuing her graduation in psychology from Delhi University, she pursued an MA in Counselling Psychology, which she further sharpened with a Masters in Social Work from Amity University. Thus, she has always been avant garde in providing the requisite analysis and guidance to her clients across all age groups, and blends the candidate’s abilities with current industry trends to give holistic and executable recommendations grounded in numerous case studies. Via her extremely sharp skills in management as well, she has experience as the Assistant Project Coordinator at Sharp NGO & as a psychologist in ILBS India. After joining Brainwonders as a Counselling Psychologist & Coordinator, she has been working with heads of various educational institutions to provide a career guidance framework for their students. Her work has been praised by many leaders of the Indian education sector, and her inputs are greatly revered by her clients.

Education & Certification: Amity University - Master of Social Work - MSW, Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor Indira Gandhi National Open University - MA Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Counseling/Counselor Delhi University - Psychology

Mr Kapil Kumar

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Born and having spent his early years in Delhi, Kapil is a tech professional who decided to use his expertise to train and help others. An astute & versatile HSE professional with 10+ years of experience, he is a certified project management professional with a Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, followed by a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the prestigious Heriot Watt University (Scotland). As a registered trainer with The International Certification and Training Academy (TICTA), he then proceeded to work with numerous adults and working professionals to provide guidance, training, and development interventions in several verticals. It was over these years he realised that the interventions should be administered even earlier, and thus he entered into the arena of career guidance following in-depth training, certification, and supervision with Brainwonders. His expertise specially focuses on providing valuable insights for building a career in engineering and technology, and has since been working with various international clients all over the world.

Education & Certification: IU International University of Applied Sciences: Master of Business Administration Heriot-Watt University: Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Electrical and Electronics Engineering Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani): Diploma in engineering, Electrical and electronics engineering Advanced First AidAdvanced First Aid: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance ISO 18001:2001 Occupational Health and Safety Auditor/Lead Auditor Nbiz Infosol Information Consultancy

Dr Nagalakshmi Prasanna

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Dr Prasanna is an enthusiastic researcher cum teacher., experienced in molecular biology, biochemistry, toxicology, pharmacology, immunology assay development, small molecule characterization, cell-based assays and genomics with overall 6 years of laboratory research experience. After her education in biotechnology, she secured a Ph.D. from the esteemed Vellore Institute of Technology. She has also been a Sr Research Fellow with JIPMER & University of Madras, and sharpened her skills as the director of Advance Level Teaching at WhiteHat Jr as well. Thus, she then decided to get trained with Brainwonders and dive into the field of counselling, academic assessment and career planning to ensure that the aspirants get the right guidance to step into the Indian scientific community and boost this segment of India towards a global standing. As she has managed scientific teams with advanced industry knowledge, she has been quite adept and successful in helping many school and college students get aligned with the right career path that will hone their potential with an edge.

Education & Certification: Vellore Institute of Technology: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Pharmacology and Toxicology Bharathidasan University: Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Biotechnology Master of Philosophy

Ms Seerat Nayol

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Seerat was born in Punjab and at a very young age went to a boarding school in Mussoorie. There she not only experienced diversity at its best but also learned from it constantly. She completed her Bachelors in Applied Psychology on a full scholarship at Amity University, Noida. After which she was also offered a scholarship for her masters in Clinical Psychology. During the course of her postgraduation, she constantly worked to promote seeking help and create awareness about mental health issues, trying to walk past the stigma that comes with seeing a psychologist. An advocate for personal potential and self-knowledge. She has a compassionate, understanding, and friendly demeanour when working with clients in any situation. Her sessions often employ creative problem solving and critical thinking with skills in curriculum development. She has interned at various hospitals including a de-addiction and a vocational training clinic for children. She brings a fresh perspective to the team at Brainwonders which also reflects in her counselling sessions with clients.

Education & Certification: Amity University: Masters, Clinical Psychology Amity University: Bachelor of Arts - BA, Applied Psychology

Mrs Sharmin K Deshmukh

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Mrs Sharmin Khan Deshmukh has been born and brought up in Goa and presents herself with exceptional skills as a personality development trainer and module maker. An ace student throughout her college, Sharmin has completed her MA in Clinical Psychology from St Xaviers College, Goa. She further enhanced her knowledge about the subject by practicing at COOJ Mental health foundation. Alongside, Sharmin worked for the Board of Innovative Education as a Personality Development Trainer and at GIO (Girls Islamic Organizations) as a volunteer and progressed to become the president for a year. She is also a research member of CSPH (Center for studies of philosophy and humanities). She has also been an editor for the departmental magazines at Abbe Faria Post graduate department of psychology, Mapusa. Currently she is a prominent part of Brainwonders counselling and career research team and applies her skills effectively with rewarding feedback from her clients.

Education & Certification: St. Xavier's College (Goa) - MA in Clinical Psychology

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Career counselling is a process which helps in choosing the right career option based on the individual’s aptitude, interests, skills and knowledge.
Career counselling is best suited for candidates who are studying in class 10th to class 12th. As these are the academic stages where they have to make decisions in selecting a stream which shapes their career.
Yes, career counselling helps in selecting the right career path based on scientifically designed psychometric, interests and aptitude tests.
Career counselling can be taken at any age, but the best age to take career counselling is at class 10th to 12th.
Career counselling is basically of two types - Group counselling sessions and Personal career counselling (one to one).