Career expo draws crowds

Himalayan News Service


After completing the school level studies, there comes a point in student life when one has to make a choice of the area of a study they want to pursue and that makes all the difference in their life and career. This is the situation when one is confused and really in need of professional assistance. Of course, the individual preferences are there, but one needs to be aware of what will lead them where when the choices are plenty. In the last few years, the field of education has progressed a great deal and, as a result, a number of new courses have also been offered added to the conventional courses. To make the students aware of the available educational opportunities in the country and the career it will lead to and to facilitate them make an independent choice of their own, AIMS-Nepal organised a two day “Career Expo 2005” at the Himalayan White House College, New Baneshwor on June 3. David Ward, Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy inaugurated the expo. The expo will continue till June 5.

Dwiraj Sharma, MD, AIMS-Nepal, said, “This expo is not organised from a commercial point of view but to provide a purely academic guidance to the students. Encouraged by the student response this time, we will be organising such expo in future in a grand manner.” There were about 15 stalls from different educational and training institutes and employment providers. At the same time, professional counsellors were also conducting talk programmes for the aspiring students where students could interact with the professionals if they have any queries. More than 40 experts in the field of accounting, business, informational technology, medicine, engineering and journalism provided the counselling. Kalpana Rai, project in charge of AIMS-Nepal said, “We have organised this expo thinking that a little effort of ours might help the students find a direction for themselves for their future.” Students were seen moving through the counters collecting information on their area of interests. A large flow of students was also seen at the talk programmes.