COGNIZANCE 2019- Career Orientation Fair
Date: 24th November, 2019
Venue: New Horizon Engineering college
Time: 9am to 2pm
New Horizon Gurukul presented Cognizance (Career orientation fair) on 24th November, 2019. The event started with an invocation song. Followed by a welcome address by Mrs. NitiMahendra, Principal New Horizon Gurukul. The highlight of the event was the key note address given by Dr. Rajdeep Manwari, a motivational speaker. His speech threw light on choosing a career that suits best to the interest on a student rather than choosing a career for its market value.
The key note speech was followed by speeches given by our special speakers. First speech was given by Dr. J P Prakash, an ex-IRS officer who gave a clarity on why and how to go about when it comes to civil services. This was followed by talk given by Mr. Venkataraman Umakanth, director NASSCOM. Mr. Umakanth focused on the paradigm shift in professions. Following these enriching and informative session was a session taken by Dr. Sowmya Narayanan, Professor and Head of the Centre for life skills. Dr. Sowmya was instrumental in showcasing the skills that are required in the 21st century. Last but not the least, the final speaker for the day was Dr. Gopal Krishna, Dean research and development. He not only emphasised the importance of research and innovation but also helped the audience get a better understanding of the New Horizon group of Institutions. All the informative and motivational speeches was followed by a presentation given by the New horizon alumni.
The second half of the event took place in the library. Different counters with information about varieties of professions were set up with the help of parent and teacher volunteers. These counters provided information about courses, eligibility, stream and even career options that could be taken by the students. Apart from this, the counselling booths were available for the guests to get professional help.
Over all the event was able to give clarity to students and parents who had been conflicted about future choice and also provide them with a wide range of information.