With an aim to prepare students ahead of the job interview season and boost their confidence levels, Deepalaya organized career counseling sessions for its VTC students enrolled at Sanjay Colony and Gole Kuan on 8th December. A total of 110 students including some alumni members attended the session. The counseling sessions were supervised by Mr. Tarun Sharma, Ms. Divya Vij, Mr. Pawan Gogna, and Ms. Priyanka Saxena from NIIT Foundation. Mr. Virender Singh, Project Coordinator, Deepalaya and computer instructors of Deepalaya were also present.
Since many of our students were attending such a session for the first time, they were nervous and wondered if their computer knowledge will be tested. However, experts from NIIT team were successful in engaging the participants throughout the session, while explaining the important aspects involved in a job interview.
The students were made aware various questions that are normally asked by the interviewers and how candidates can answer them impressively. The students were groomed real-time to introduce themselves, present their career goals, answer questions related to their strengths, positively answer or avoid questions regarding their weaknesses, and most importantly, taught how to convince the employer. They were also told that the details mentioned in their CVs should be genuine and there should not be any contradictory statements in their answers.
The sessions at both centers witnessed enthusiastic participation from students. The students were happy to note that the sessions exceeded their expectations and after finishing them, they felt equipped to attend job interviews. They expressed their gratitude to Deepalaya for arranging such a program. For Deepalaya VTC staff also, this was an occasion for meeting the alumni and understanding the progress they have made in their careers.
For the last few years, Deepalaya has been running the three-month basic computer course modules in collaboration with NIIT at its various Learning Centers in and around Delhi. In addition to basic computer hardware and software operating skills, students coming mainly from underprivileged section of the society are given special sessions on verbal communication and personality development.