Unlike the past, today, universities are offering numerous courses. There are a variety of career options available and this often leaves the students confused; they can’t decide what they want to do. Many times when you ask students why they have picked a particular course, they seldom say that it’s because they are really passionate about the course. They just choose it for vague reasons. Students often try to follow their friends or are pressurized by parents to pick up a specific field. Eventually in the long run they are dissatisfied with what they are doing.
Career counseling is not only important for students but for the parents as well. They need to understand what their child actually likes, what she or he is interested in and then support their decision. It’s important to understand that not everyone is cut out to be an engineer or a doctor. If a child chooses a career path which doesn’t align with his/her interests and ability, it will only lead to dissatisfaction in the long run.
Career counseling starts right from class 10th. It starts with guiding the students about picking the right stream in class 11th to helping them choose the right courses after class 12th. Career counseling doesn’t just stop at school. It’s even needed for students in colleges and universities; they need guidance on what specializations they should pick up or what course they should go for in their Master’s. When students reach college/university they are more mature, their personality also changes a bit. Since they are out of the protected environment and undertake various activities/internships in college, their interests might change and they need an evaluation on what’s the best next step for them.
Many people are not aware that choosing the right subjects, courses, careers or jobs is a SCIENTIFIC PROCESS that can be arrived at by using certain scientific tools like psychometric tests and mapping a person’s personal profile. Going through psychology based career assessment and guidance helps you to take a logical decision and find what profession suits you the best.
To learn more how psychometric tests can help you choose the right career and courses, follow our blog on ‘Use of Psychometric Tests.’ (Hyperlinked to the blog).