Mangaluru, Apr 28: Manipal School conducts various career guidance initiatives in school for students of the middle and high school which include university visits, counseling sessions, career workshops and many more which focusses on giving the students the needed exposure and clarity on matters related to their choice of careers and streams.
As a part of the career guidance programme, Manipal School students of Grade 10 went on a campus visit to Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal on April 4 with their principal and their teachers. They were received by Mithun from the MAHE Public Relations office, who led them into the imposing university building for a brief orientation by the director of Media and PR, S P Kar who spoke to the students about the purpose of education. He stressed on the ABCD of student life i.e. Attitude, Behaviour, Character and Discipline. He also gave the students an overview of the courses available at MAHE and its constituent colleges, qualifying exams and the entrance exams that had to be taken for admission.
The campus tour began with the first stop at the Anatomy and Pathology Museum. The students were amazed by the huge collection of over 3000 human specimens. By looking at the specimens they were able to link what they studied in biology classes and envisage how specializing this area would help them. The next stop was at the MARENA Sports Complex which boasts of state-of-the art sporting facilities available for all Manipalites.This is the best of its kind in the country with a built-up area of 1,50,000 square feet catering to a number of games in six levels. This visit gave the students an opportunity to compare it with MARENA sports complex, Attavar where they have their games/PT sessions and matches.
The students then headed 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 scrumptious lunch. The last stop was at Manipal’sEnd Point, Manipal’s land end, with its rolling green football and cricket fields and well laid out walking tracks beside the languid Swarna river.
The students then headed back to Manipal School, pleasantly tired and full of aspirations of academic goals to be accomplished at the MAHE campus. This campusvisit gave the students an understanding of the plethora of courses available and a totally new perspective as to achieving their academic goals.
Learning about the campus atmosphere, student support services, sense of belonging, value and what makes a university unique can be really helpful to prospective students. Visiting the campus in person gave the students a better sense of what the college is like, if it is suitable for them and if they are suitable for it. This visit to the university campus wouldbecome an important part of their decision-making process.