BIS #6839 Career Education Fair at DB Nerul

By Fr Akhil Abraham for BISMumbai

Keeping in mind the pressing need for career guidance, Don Bosco, Nerul hosted its first ever Career Education fair on 19 November 2022.

The Inaugural Ceremony began at 9.15 a.m. with a prayer service invoking the blessings of God on all the proceedings of the day. The Rector, Fr Barnabe D'Souza addressed the gathering, highlighting the various community outreach programmes of Don Bosco, Nerul. The Chief Guest, Mrs Geeta Ajit Pillai, Chief General Manager (Transport) of CIDCO, addressed the students encouraging them to persevere, be curious and stay motivated in order to excel.

As the fair began, the guests were directed to the first and second floors of the academy where Indian and foreign delegates represented their colleges and universities. More than 55 different universities from India, USA, UK, France and Canada showcased their professional programmes and courses.

The panel discussion was an essential part of the career fair as it provided valuable insights regarding further studies, while addressing various queries of the students regarding international education. The panelists, Dr Kavita Kathare, Dr Arun Pillai, Mr Pramod Kumar Gupta and Mrs Suparna Deepak, were eminent personalities from the field of education and research. They gave the students and guests in-depth explanations about various opportunities to grow one’s career globally and also spoke of various linear and non-linear professions. Universities also carried out presentations and had experts who equipped students with the latest information regarding education.

Students of Classes 9 to 12 benefitted immensely, as it gave them clarity about their streams and helped them make informed decisions about their future course of action. “The students had a chance to interact with representatives of institutions from all over India and abroad, and to get know about the prospects of different courses,” said Alzaina Anjum, a student of Class 11. Mrs Rebello, a parent remarked that the fair is extremely informative. Speaking about the new academy building she further said: “It’s so nice to have everything under one roof. I am looking forward to joining the course in baking, once it starts.”

Gauging by the crowds that thronged the fair, and the animated discussions that students and parents had with the panelists and representatives of different universities; it could be said that the fair was a resounding success.