Regional Symposium on Higher Education

September 8, 2017

120 students of Commerce, Humanities and Science streams of classes XI and XII of the school along with School Counselors Ms. Surabhi Shastri and Ms. Abhilasha Purushothaman attended Regional Symposium on Higher Education, a joint initiative of The Emerald Heights International School, and Institute of Counsellor Training Research and Consultancy (ICTRC), Delhi. The symposium provided an opportunity to students to obtain unbiased and authentic career information and also to equip them with the knowledge of the scientific process of choosing careers and courses. At the outset, renowned educational psychologist and counsellor trainer Dr. V. S. Ravindran explored the scientific nature of career counseling and focused on considering three important aspects i.e. knowing oneself; knowing the aptitude, interest, personality, value system and knowing the world of work. Thereafter the students attended a separate session with a resource person of their particular stream. A separate session for teachers was also conducted. The session ended with a question answer round with Dr. Ravindran answering the queries of the students and teachers.

Regional Symposium on Higher Education 2017

Ms. Dipti Telang Attends IC3 – International Career and College Counseling Conference Regional Form

February 18, 2017

Ms. Dipti Telang of the English Department, Senior School attended IC3 (International Career and College Counseling Conference) Regional Forum at the Daly College, Indore on February 18, 2017 which provided insight into the various domestic curricula, assessment frameworks and university requirements. The forum was addressed by eminent speakers Mr. Ganesh Kohli, 2017 conference chair, Chief Mentor, KIC UnivAssist and Former High School Counselor, Mr. SaroshDaruwala, Country Head-India, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, Switzerland, Mr. Nitin Mehra of Test Rocker and Mr. Siddharth Singh, Director, Emerald Heights International School, Indore. The conference was structured into various enriching sessions based on Careers, Counseling and Placement opportunities in different fields. The first session commenced with the brief introduction of IC3 by Mr. Ganesh Kohli wherein he shed light on the need of an experienced and qualified career counselor who can assist the students and parents to choose the right career and the right educational institution by focusing on three points – What to study? Where to study? How to make it happen? The second session was taken by Mr. SaroshDaruwala on ‘Careers in Hospitality Industry.’ The third session by Mr. Nitin Mehra was based on SAT/ACT admission and scholarship. The post lunch session was conducted by Mr. Ganesh Kohli on ‘The Counseling Laboratory’ which is based on collaboration, exploration and exercise to provide ample of opportunities to the students for research. The last session by Mr. Siddharth Singh dealt with ‘How to set up a Counseling office?’ The session commenced from the concept of counselling followed by the need of counseling, aptitude tests, profile creation and various counselling initiatives practiced at Emerald Heights International School. The career planning software of Naviance and Univariety was also shared by the counsellors of different schools.

Ms. Dipti Telang Attends IC3

Regional Symposium on Higher Education

October 29, 2015

To provide students with the authentic career information and available opportunities, a Regional Symposium on Higher Education was organised jointly by Institute of Counsellor Training Research and Consultancy and The Emerald Heights International School on October 29, 2015 at The Emerald Heights International School.

Twenty six students of class XII attended the interactive sessions accompanied by Ms. SurabhiShastri, Counsellor (C2L2) department. The resource person Dr. V.S. Ravichandran, ICTRC briefed about the importance of guidance and counselling for the right choice in career. He cited various incidents from his life to motivate the students and dealt at length with the emerging trends in career options, personal attributes and various employment opportunities. In the second session, the speaker enlightened the teachers on the topic, ‘Teacher as a Counsellor.’ The session focused on the fundamentals, skills and aptitudes of Counselling as well as the ethical issues. In the concluding session, an interactive session on the topic ‘Academic vs Competitive Exams- the balancing act’ was held in which the eminent career Counsellor clarified the queries and doubts pertaining to the career options. The workshop was highly enriching for the students as it equipped them with the knowledge of the latest courses and opportunities.

Regional symposium on higher education 2015