Mangaluru: Career Guidance Initiatives Held at Manipal School, Attavar
Mangaluru, April 28: Manipal School conducts various in-school career guidance initiatives for middle and high school students, including college tours, counseling sessions, career workshops, and many more, which aim to give students the necessary exposure and clarity on issues related to their career choices and streams.
As part of the Career Guidance Program, the 10th grade students of Manipal School conducted a campus tour of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal on April 4, with their principal and teachers. They were received by Mithun from MAHE’s public relations office, who led them into the imposing university building for a brief orientation by Media and Public Relations Manager, SP Kar, who spoke to the students about the purpose of the ‘education. He emphasized the ABCD of student life, ie attitude, behavior, character and discipline. It also gave students an overview of the courses available at MAHE and its constituent colleges, qualifying exams and entrance exams that needed to be passed for admission.
The campus tour began with a first stop at the Museum of Anatomy and Pathology. The students were amazed by the huge collection of over 3000 human specimens. By looking at the specimens, they were able to relate to what they had studied in biology classes and consider how specializing in this area would help them. The next stop was at the MARENA sports complex which has state-of-the-art sports facilities available to all Manipalites. It is the best of its kind in the country with a built-up area of 1,50,000 square feet for a number of games in six levels. This visit allowed the students to compare it with the MARENA sports complex, Attavar where they have their games/PT sessions and matches.
The students then proceeded to the Manipal Institute of Communication where they experienced the recording studios and the community radio station. The next stop was at the MIT cafeteria where they helped themselves to a delicious lunch. The final stop was at Manipal’sEnd Point, the land end of Manipal, with its lush green football and cricket grounds and well-maintained hiking trails along the languid Swarna River.
The students then returned to the Manipal School, pleasantly tired and full of yearnings for academic goals to be accomplished on the MAHE campus. This campus tour gave students an understanding of the plethora of courses available and a whole new perspective on achieving their academic goals.
Learning about the campus atmosphere, student support services, sense of belonging, value, and what makes a university unique can be very helpful for prospective students. The in-person campus tour gave students a better idea of what college is, if it’s right for them, and if they’re a good fit for it. This visit to the university campus would become an important part of their decision-making process.