SASRD hosts career counselling for B.Sc. students
Dimapur, March 31 (EMN): A career counselling programme was organized by Nagaland University at the School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development (SASRD) at Medziphema, in Dimapur. The programme was conducted from March 29 to the 30th, a press release from the organisers informed on Sunday.
The workshop focused on soft skill development; ‘aptitudes’ for civil services and other competitive exams, the updates informed.
Students of B.Sc (agriculture) III-year students were the ‘main target group,’ the organisers stated. A total 71 students from undergraduate and postgraduate levels are said to have registered for participation in two days workshop.
Career counselling programme is organized every year at the SASRD as an integral part of academic activities for students “so as to make them aware about the promising career opportunities ahead.”
“It also helps them to lay strong foundation in Soft Skill development, and aptitude development for Civil services & other Competitive Exams,” the organisers stated.
The workshop comprised six sessions with three resource persons from Guwahati. The programme focused on orienting students to different competitive exams, career opportunities available in agriculture and allied sectors; avenues for higher studies abroad; CV building; communication skill development.
Further, the workshop discussed personal Interview techniques; preparing general studies for the services examinations; quantitative aptitude, data interpretation and data sufficiency; analytical reasoning, reading comprehension, decision making and problem solving skills, as well as motivating them for setting up of entrepreneurial ventures .
Prof. AK Makar, dean at SASRD, urged the students to prepare themselves to face the challenges that are there in their career. He emphasised on building confidence and practicing the concepts that the workshop taught.
Shekhozo Vero, a III-year B.Sc student delivered the feedback on behalf of the participants.
“Students expressed their happiness and satisfaction on the learning experiences gained during the different sessions of workshop. Interaction with the students revealed that the present counselling programme instilled a great level of confidence in them to strategize for a promising career in future,” the organisers asserted in the press release.