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Career guidance and opportunities

Career guidance and opportunities

I have completed Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology in 2014. I am interested in Psychology and currently pursuing M.Sc Psychology with KSOU. I would like to pursue Ph.D. in the field of Psychology. I am keen to work on research papers as well. Please advise further. via email, Mysore It is good that you are pursuing a programme of your choice. The M.Sc programme has a clear focus on the nuances of Counselling which you can use whilst focusing on speech therapy, if that is what you would like to pursue in the future. On completion of M.Sc you will get ample opportunities to pursue the Doctorate in Psychology from various Universities. You will need to stay focused on the topic that you select. The M.Sc programme in the second year provides an opportunity pursue a research topic, which you can diversify for the Ph.D. programme. Working on a live study will help you to do well in the career you would like to pursue. In regards to the research papers, you should stay in touch with various University Psychology Departments where workshops and conferences in the domain are conducted. You can present research papers that have a bearing on the people and society and which will impact lifestyles. You should also stay in touch with the KSOU Psychology faculty members, who will have information and inputs about various workshops and conferences that happen from time to time. You should also make efforts to understand the objectives of various associations on the front of Psychology and also become a members of the same. This will help you to have an access to conferences and workshops that will go a long way to further your career. Some of the associations that you should look into are: 1. National Academy of Psychology (NAOP) (www.naopindia.org). 2. National Association of Psychological Science (www.napsindia.org) 3. Pondicherry Psychological Association (www.indianpsychology.net) 4. Yahoo Group of Indian Psychologists I have completed PUC in Science (PCMB) and I am interested to take up studies in Computers. I am in a confusion what to consider for degree studies. via email Take up B.E./B.Tech in Computer Science or Information Technology. The four-year programme will help you to delve into the world of computers. You should, besides pursuing the graduation programme, pursue short-term certificate programmes which will help you to keep in touch with the current happenings in the world of computers. Through the internship programme when you will get an opportunity to work for organisations. I am currently studying in grade 10. I will be giving the ICSE board examinations in February-March, 2016. I plan to take up Commerce for the 11th grade. I do not know whether to choose ISC or CBSE. I want to become a data scientist or a lawyer. I am aware that to become a data scientist one needs computers. ISC does not allow Economics and Computers to be taken in tandem, whilst in CBSE one can. Please guide me further. via email It is good to find that you are planning to ensure a good choice for higher studies. Considering that you are in the ICSE stream, continuing into the 11th grade in the ISC pattern will be best suited, even if you are not in a position to consider Economics and Computers to be taken as optional subjects. Consider this: take up papers as per your choice and as per the norms of the ISC. Even if you are not in a position to pursue computers in the +2 programme, you can do the same through recognised programmes run by various institutions. This will help you to study the subjects of your choice and also specialise in a subject like computers. In regards to you foraying into the academic discipline of Law, on completion of +2, you should appear for the All India Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) and ensure selection to the top rung Law schools across India. I am a B.Sc (Computer Science) graduate. I am currently working in assembling PCs and would like to further upgrade my knowledge in that area with short-term/long-term courses. What are my options? via email, Chennai Considering that you are into the domain of hardware it is better you pursue the programmes on offer at IIHT. One of the centres that you should approach is: IIHT (www.iihtvadapalani.com), 321, 2nd Floor, Doshi Gardens, Arcot Road, Vadapalani, Chennai 600026. Ph: 43069570. Mobile: 9677055562. Email: info@iihtvadapalani.com Another programme worth considering will be Aptech Certified Hardware Engineer (ACHE Pro) offered by Aptech (www.aptechnpower.com). You should contact: Email: customercare@aptech.ac.in The Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) (www.tnou.ac.in) offers the 44-credit Diploma in Computer Hardware Servicing (DCHS) that has been well received by the hardware exponents for its linkage to the theory and the practicalities of the domain of study. You should contact TNOU, 577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai 600015. Ph: 24306600. Email: (School of Computer Science): socs@tnou.ac.in I am B.Pharmacy student with 83%. I am planning for my MBA. I would like to do general MBA (not pharma MBA), the college which I have opted for gives specialisations like marketing, finance, HR, operation management and international business. I would like to purse my career in a bank with MBA. Please suggest the specialisation that suits me and my degree. via email, Hyderabad These days, MBAs with various specialisations are being sought after by banks. A specialisation with Marketing and Finance will help you break into the banking segment. There are some institutions which provide for MBA with a specialisation in banking. You should also considering checking on the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF) (www.iibf.org.in), which offer the Diploma in Banking and Finance. IIBF can be contacted at: Kohinoor City, Commercial II, Tower 1, Kirol Road, off LBS Marg, Kurla (West), Mumbai-400070. Ph: 022-25039746.

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