What is a Career Guidance and Counseling Program?

It is a comprehensive, developmental program designed to assist students and their parents in making and implementing informed educational and occupational choices. A career guidance and counseling program develops an individual's competencies in self-knowledge, educational and occupational exploration, and career planning.

Why is Career Guidance and Counseling to students and parents ?

Career guidance and counseling programs help individuals acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to identify options, explore alternatives and succeed in society. These programs better prepare individuals for the changing workplace of the 21st century by:

  • teaching man power market changes and complexity of the workplace
  • broadening knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • improving decision making skills
  • increasing self-esteem and motivation
  • building interpersonal effectiveness
  • maximizing career opportunities
  • improving employment marketability and opportunities
  • promoting effective job placement
  • strengthening employer relations

Key Components of Successful Career Guidance and Counseling Programs

  • A planned sequence of activities and experiences to achieve specific competencies such as self-appraisal, decision making, goal setting, and career planning.
  • Adequate facilities, materials, resources exposure.
  • Strong professional development activities so counselors can regularly update their professional knowledge and skills.
  • Different approaches to deliver the program such as outreach, assessment, counseling and curriculum programming.
  • Career planning is one of the most crucial aspects of any person's life. Choosing a career is not an easy process. Beyond gathering information on factors such as different career options, the eligibility criteria, the premier institutions from where the required qualification for a certain career could be acquired, variables such as attitudes, abilities and inclinations also play a major role. In today's competitive environment, the best jobs go to the best prepared. Thus from very tender age (12 – 13) we are giving seminars and exposure to our students and parents.
  • Career Counseling and Guidance Centre has been introduced as a prime awareness among RASA International School student, which serve as an eye-opener to the various major career opportunities available to the youth of today at different stages of academic life.
  • Researchers in psychology claim that we normally live up to only 5 to 10 percent of our potential and that the drive for perfection is a trait exhibited spontaneously by only about 5 to 10 percent of people. Keeping this factor in mind, due emphasis is laid on personal counseling at our centre to improve self-confidence, self-esteem, communication skills, inter-personal skills, conflict resolution techniques, positive reinforcement and goal setting, which enhances the Personality Development and enables individuals to realize their full potential.