Are you ambitious?
B. MADHU GOPAL
Dreaming of a successful future is not enough. You need to work towards it!
Have you ever thought of what you would be ten years from now? Most children think that ten years is a long way off. Director of Interface, K.S. Ramachandran, stressed this point at a recently held Career counselling workshop organised by The Hindu as a part of its Newspaper in Education programme at the Delhi Public School, Ukkunagaram. Mr. Ramachandran asked participants to close their eyes for two minutes and visualise themselves in 2015. He then asked them to write their thoughts. Parents were asked their dreams for their children. Most wanted them to be rich and happy. Mr. Ramachandran advised the parents not to impose their unfilled dreams but to respect the views of their children when choosing a career. He explained how parents subject their children to undue stress, often leading to the latter making a mess of their careers.
"Communication skills are important to be successful in any career. These include oral and written communication skills, interpersonal relationship skills, teamwork and leadership, analytical thinking, computer knowledge, proficiency in one core area and experience," said the Principal of the ICFAI National College, G. Anantram. He suggested that besides pursuing one's area of interest, alternative skills should be developed to stay ahead.
In the interactive session that followed, the resource persons clarified the doubts of the students regarding various career options.
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