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    College and Career Guidance (CCG) at Ekya Schools has been set-up to support the institution’s holistic approach towards achieving a full education. Through timely initiatives aimed towards students, teachers and parents, CCG endeavors to ensure high school education with a purpose. Senior school is a crucial time in every student’s academic journey. In these years, we at Ekya, are not only looking to inculcate a competitive spirit for students to do well in examinations but also develop self-awareness.

    Our aim is to facilitate informed decision making on behalf of the student and their parents, so that the educational and co-curricular choices that the student makes are part of a larger journey of self-discovery culminating in successful admission into a desired program and university. To ensure this, we work with students from Grade 9 through 12 in a highly focused and diligent manner. Below is a brief summary of the staged process we follow which also works as a roadmap for our students and parents.

    Grade 9- Discover
    Build on self-awareness as students recognize their academic inclinations and strengths. Explore and develop talents and interests outside the classroom. Start building a portfolio of activities and achievements.
    Grade 10- Refine
    Reflect on experience to further refine choices and goals. Carefully contemplate stream selection. Develop expertise in abilities and talents. Update portfolio. Continue co-curricular programs and plan a purposeful summer.
    Grade 11- Converge
    Crystalize post-high school plans. Investigate course and college options, build a potential list. Enhance co-curricular participation. Update resume and complete targeted internship. Take standardized tests. Identify potential referees. Attend university sessions.
    Grade 12- Focus
    Create a sound plan to balance academics, co-curricular activities and college applications. Finalize list of courses/ colleges. Plan a calendar with important dates and deadlines. Take the relevant tests. Apply to universities.

    Placements

    Top Placements AY-2019-20
    St. Johns Medical College
    M.S. Ramaiah Medical College
    NIT, Trichy
    IISER Multiple Campuses
    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    Vellore Institute of Technology
    SRM Institute of Science & Technology
    R.V College of Engineering

    NALSAR, Hyderabad
    NUALS, Kochi
    M.S. Ramaiah College of Law
    Symbiosis Law School
    Christ University Law College

    NIFT Multiple Campuses
    NID Multiple Campus
    Srishti School of Design

    National University Singapore
    Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
    University of Melbourne, Australia
    Macquarie University,Australia
    TU Delft, Netherlands
    St Mary’s University,Canada
    Brock University, Canada
    Purdue University, USA
    University of Iowa, USA

    Career Camp 2020

    In November 2020, Ekya Schools organized their first ever Virtual Career Camp. Our students attended a series of sessions by universities as well as experts from academia and industry.
    The event started off with a panel discussion on the topic ‘Planning and Preparing for Careers in the 21st-century complex landscape’. Our esteemed panel included

    • Mr. Nikhil Kamat, Co-Founder Zerodha
    • Career Coach, Ms. Vishwapriya Kochhar
    • Professor, Dr. V. Ramasubramanian, Ph.D TIFR.

    The event also included an exclusive parent workshop by Dr. Sowmyashree Kaku (PhD, NIMHANS, Bangalore) on the topic ‘Parenting Generation-Z’.
    We concluded the camp with an exciting list of alumni which included Mr. Nasser Azzeh of Jord Indian fame.
    Both students and parents found the sessions to be highly insightful, relevant and beneficial.

    Meet the Universities

    In order to help our students make informed choices we regularly organize university information sessions. These ‘Meet the University’ events provide our students a platform to find out more about university options, ask questions, understand program requirements and assess ‘fit’.
    In 2020,we had interactive sessions with institutions from India and abroad :
    Plaksha University
    SKEMA Business School
    Ashoka University
    Flames University
    Kreya University
    CMR University

    Student Workshops

    CCG has been regularly hosting student seminars and workshops. Some of the recent sessions included the following topics:
    Career Planning
    Academic Stream Selection
    Resume Building
    Study abroad

    Alumni Interaction

    With several of the popular entrance exams round the corner, in February, CCG organized a session on ‘Study Skills and Exam Success’. We invited our alumnae Anusha Rajesh (NID, Assam) and Priyasha Sinha (NALSAR Hyderabad) along with an external speaker Vibhanshu Lodhi (IIT-Delhi) for an interactive session wherein, our student speakers shared their success mantra for cracking some of the toughest exams in the country.

    Parent Workshops

    We believe parents are important stakeholders in the student career development process. CCG also organized workshops to bring out the importance of parental support in developing student self-awareness and supporting their ward’s career planning.

    Counseling

    As students progress through the four stage i.e. Discovery, Refine, Converge &, Focus,, the CCG team collaborates with each student to address their individual interests, goals and aspirations. At the start of the academic year, the CCG team works with each student to create an annual action plan that is aligned with their broader career objectives.

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