Career Counselling by Jitin Chawla
A workshop on Career Counselling on Course and University Selection was conducted by the renowned Career Counsellor Mr. Jitin Chawla on Friday, 7th August 2020 at 11:30am on Zoom online platform. It was attended by 190+ students of all sections of class 11th & 12th and was coordinated by teachers of the psychology department. The session focused on exploring various career options for students from all streams – Science, Commerce, and Humanities as well as the careers which will be in demand in the near future. Students cleared various doubts and queries and gained insight into prerequisites and scope of various careers to make an informed decision.
MUSIC CONCERT ORGANISED FOR CLASSES XI AND XII
An online music concert was held on 17th July 2020, Friday via MS Teams. Ms. Preeti Sangwan (Principal, Cambridge School, Noida), Ms. Nandita Sinha Roy (Vice Principal, Cambridge School, Noida) graced the occasion.
Teachers and students of classes XI and XII attended the event. This concert was organised to de-stress the students of classes XI and XII. In such troubled times, music can play a vital role to help students to maintain their physical and mental well-being. Keeping this perspective in mind the Art, Dance and Music department took the initiative of organising this event.
11 students took part in dance, music and recitation to make this event a grand success. Their names were as follows:
- Ahaana Mandal- XII-D
- Shashwat Mehrotra- XII-C
- Bagmita- XII-C
- Namita Verma- XII-C
- Sampada Bassi- XII-E
- Aradhya Chakraborty- XI-C
- Mehak Sharma- XII-D
- Ishita Saran- XI-E
- Aradhya Jha- XII-E
- Aditya Arunachalam- XII-E
- Nishka Sharma- XII-A
WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED BY SCHOOL COUNSELLOR IN MAY 2020
In the current global scenario where a pandemic is sweeping the world, it is inducing a range of emotions in people from fear to anxiety and depression to uncertainty. It is predicted that mental health concerns will see a sharp rise and more and more people will seek professional support. Children and adolescents being of vulnerable age group need to be provided a safe space to express and address their concerns. The workshops were conducted for students from class VII to IX on Mental Health during times of a Global Crisis aimed at understanding their current mental status and providing self-care tools to cope with the reality.
The workshop on “Cybersecurity and How Social Media Affects the Mind” was conducted by School Counsellor along with Advocate Shrey Yadav focused in the wake of Boys Locker Room incident that concerned teenagers and government. The workshop focused on informing class XI students about cyber laws and rules prevalent in India and how cyber bullying and social media can cause havoc in the minds of young teenagers and ways to deal with it.
CAREER COUNSELLING WORKSHOPS
To help students choose a field that is in tune with their skills, aptitude and their expectations, various Career Counselling sessions were organised in the month of May. Professionals in this area conducted webinars for specific Sr. Secondary classes to help them understand the wide range of Careers available to match their ability, interest, and personality. The Resource Persons with the help of PPT and discussions, were able to answer many queries raised by the students. The sessions that were organised are as follows:
- 01 May: What after class XII? by Mr. Jitin Chawla.
- 06th May: Emerging Careers for Commerce and Humanities by Mr. Jitin Chawla
- 08th May: PCM based Careers and Creative Careers by Mr. Jitin Chawla
- 12th May: Counselling for selection of streams for class XI by Mr. Avinashi Sharan of Career Launchers
- 13th May: Game Designing as a Career’ for class XII by Mr. Jitin Chawla
- 15th May: Law as a Career’ by Mr Ashish Garg of Pratham Institute
- 30th May: Studying Law, Management and Hospitality in India by Mrs Uma Gopalakrishnan.
ONLINE SEMINAR ON CYBER LAWS AND CYBER SECURITY
Cambridge School, Noida conducted an online seminar on Cyber Laws and Cyber Security through Microsoft Teams for the students of class XII on 20th May 2020. The seminar was conducted by an alumnus of the school, Advocate Venkatesh Rao, an Advocate on Record in the Supreme Court of India and was moderated by Ms. Deepa Wadhwa. Advocate Rao began with an introduction to elementary terminologies of the online sphere, such as Internet, World Wide Web, Network, etc. This was followed by a discussion on the advantages of the Internet, which included factors such as worldwide connectivity and communication, accessibility, anonymity of the user, etc. Advocate Rao specified the legal provisions available to safeguard oneself from cyber-crime, such as the Information Technology Act, etc. The seminar also addressed issues of contemporary importance in the field of Information Technology, such as the controversy over the Aarogya Setu App, cybercrimes on social media, etc.
The seminar ended with a discussion on the various precautions one should take while accessing the Internet such as keeping one’s data protected, using antivirus software, enabling privacy settings among others. The seminar was an informative and interactive one and it gave the students necessary pointers on a subject that concerns their everyday lives.
WORKSHOP: COPING STRATEGIES WITH THE PRESENT CHALLENGES
An online workshop on Coping Strategies with the Present Challenges was conducted for the students of class XI on 18th May 2020. Around 50 students attended the session which was conducted by Mr. Ashish Garg a motivational speaker from Pratham Institute. The workshop focussed on the factors that stimulate stress such as anger, expectations, health issues, uncertainties, academic pressure etc. Mr. Garg emphasized on identifying the stressor and giving enough time to oneself to sort out the stressors. He suggested that one should find out the support structure be it one’s best friend, sibling, parents, etc and insisted not to make friends only on social acceptance.
He explained how COVID19 may affect students’ lives, the future of jobs, economy etc. and that more focus should be on work experience, internships, online courses and degrees. He advised the students not to get distracted by social sites, television, etc rather they should enhance subject specific concerns and concentration level. The session was quite informative.
CAREER COUNSELLING WORKSHOP
An online career counselling workshop by Career Launcher was conducted for the students of Class XI by Mr. Avinashi Sareen who is an MBA from Imperial College, London on 12th May 2020. The session was conducted to help students in selecting stream of their choice. Around 40-45 participants mostly from Commerce and Humanities stream attended the workshop. The resource person began by explaining the difference between Passion and Hobby and then stated how career choices are evolutionary in nature. The workshop focussed on UPSC Exams, Chartered Accountancy, Foreign Education and careers in the post COVID world. Mr. Sareen was able to make the session very interesting with the help of a ppt. At the end of the workshop the students interacted with him and thanked him for his valuable inputs. The session was quite enriching and informative.