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Tips to power career dream

Better communication skills hold the key to a brighter future.

More than 150 undergraduate and postgraduate students of PK Roy Memorial College, Dhanbad, learnt this, among other things, at an interactive career counselling session held on the campus on Friday.

Organised after almost a year by head of economics department and professor in-charge S.K.L. Das at Lecture Theatre No. 3, the tops came in handy for the students of coal town, who are losing out to their peers from big cities.

During the two-hour-long session, which started at 10am sharp, head of commerce S.B. Dhal, associate professor of economics Munmun Sharma and deputy director of Delhi-based Eric Llyod Business School Rahul Mishra presented a plethora of career options to the students. The speakers mainly laid stress on professional courses.

“The aim of the session was to boost the students’ self confidence. We also advised them to concentrate on improving their communication skills as students from small towns often lag behind their counterparts in metro cities due to poor vocabulary,” said Das, adding that they would henceforth organise such sessions every month.

Das was earlier the placement in-charge of the institute.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Rahul Mishra said: “The students in the coal town are no way inferior to those from metropolitan cities. The only difference is that here they do not have the right guidance and often end up choosing the wrong institute.”

On how to choose the right college, Mishra suggested that surfing the Internet would give them all answers. He asked students not to take admission in cradles that offer direct admission. “Such institutes usually have very poor placement records,” said Mishra.

Students were more than satisfied. “The speakers gave us invaluable tips,” said Bipin Singh, a science graduate.


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