<p class="ql-align-center"><strong>CAREER GUIDANCE 2018</strong></p><p>“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”</p><p class="ql-align-justify">The members of the AYM (Angelore Youth Movement) conducted a career guidance programme on 5<sup>th</sup> August 2018, under the able guidance of the Parish Priest Rev. Fr William Menazes and the assistant Parish Priest Rev Fr Denzil Lobo assisted by the youth animator Mr Anup Denzil. The programme venue was at Guardian Angel’s Golden Jubilee Hall. Around 120 youth and parents were present on this occasion, Prof. Manoj Lewis (Asst. Professor Government First Grade College, Kavoor) was the guest for the day.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">The programme began with the invocation of the almighty’s blessing through a prayer song sung by the members of the AYM group; this was followed by a short stage programme. The Members on the dais were Parish Priest- Rev Fr William Menezes, Asst. Parish Priest- Rev. Fr Denzil Lobo, Mr Roshan Patrao –Vice President of the Parish Council, Mrs Dora Rodrigues- Secretary of the Parish Council, Mr Anup Denzil- Animator AYM and President Aicuf , Mangaluru, Guest- Prof Manoj Lewis and Mr Jeethan Martis – AYM President.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">The programme began with a formal introduction and welcome by AYM President Mr Jeethan, followed by an inspirational anecdote and views about successful career by the Parish Priest Fr William Menezes, he stressed on the falling employability among the Catholics and the problem of modern youth who abstain themselves from good careers like IAS, IPS and such other government jobs, he also viewed that, today jobs are not less but skills among the youth have made them less employable. Mr Anup Denzil introduced the guest to the gathering and the session was taken over by Prof Manoj Lewis.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">The presentation of the guest was based on the following criteria:</p><p class="ql-align-justify">·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Initial Remarks on choosing Careers &nbsp;</p><p class="ql-align-justify">·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Various career opportunities in today’s market</p><p class="ql-align-justify">·&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Concluding Remarks.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">The first introduction was from a catchy phrase from the guest that was “I have come here just like a waiter with a menu card, but choosing is your choice, as in a restaurant, you can choose the price and order or choose the order and then see the price”. </p><p class="ql-align-justify"><strong>Choose what suits you the best</strong>: Here there was an address made to the students to choose the career options that best suits oneself, he preferably gave some examples and told as how many students suffer after choosing forcible careers and wrong options by following the crowd logic.</p><p class="ql-align-justify"><strong>Stick to careers that are new and upcoming</strong>: The common perception today is that students gel to traditional career opportunities but a call was given to the students to check upon new careers that are yielding and providing better opportunities and scope.</p><p class="ql-align-justify"><strong>Take new challenges and find new horizons</strong>: One of the major problems of today’s market is that more students are governed by traditional courses and parental pressure, a request was made to the students to pursue new courses in other states and far from home universities which at the beginning would be challenging. An example was provided about two brothers working in a supermarket at Mangaluru who have turned into self-employable businessmen in Bengaluru earning around 75,000 per month from a meagre salary of 9000.</p><p class="ql-align-justify"><strong>There is nothing outdated or degrading</strong>: Prof. Shared an example of ‘mother’s kitchen ‘prevalent among the housewives who are employed in cooking and delivering cuisine delicacies to offices in and around Mangaluru, This was focused to initiate the concept that no job today is degrading or outdated.</p><p class="ql-align-justify"><strong>Start your own start-ups</strong>: The emphatic point in the following view was to start small scale businesses on your own and as an individual every person could spend some time of his vacation by doing a small part time job under a CA or a Businessman or work according to his or her area of interest so as to get a hands-on experience of the job. He also suggested that people can take up own start-up businesses like event managers, computer courses, photography etc.</p><p class="ql-align-justify"><strong>Write competitive exams</strong>: A suggestion was given to the crowd on how we can choose successful careers especially by going into government employment by writing competitive exams like IBPS, IAS, IPS, NET etc. These exams could be career rich opportunities.</p><p>In the second part a discussion was made on the three field opportunities in science, commerce and arts. Many courses were discussed, including upcoming opportunities in all fields. A focus was made on the neglected field that is politics which has great scope but neglected by our catholic youth. In the end Mr Manoj assured the crowd of his continued support for any questions and gave a call that he would be willing to offer help to the ones in need.</p><p>The programme winded up with words of gratitude from Ms Sweedle Pais – Vice President of AYM, A memento was offered to the guest as our token of love and respect. The timely execution of responsibilities and Compeering of the event was done by Ms Jeswita Dias.</p>

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