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    We at Gillco International School empower our students in making informed career decisions and thus creating employable and aspirational citizens. The school strives for all round excellence in students and is focused towards making leaders of the future. In-House Career counselling cell at Gillco International School was launched in the month of Dec 2020 under the able guidance of Mr. Tarun Gupta, a Certified Global Career Counsellor from UCLA and International Certified Career Coach from MINDLER/CDA/NCDA (Advance, Master, and CCSP), Certified Career Analyst from Edumilestone. Since then, Career counselling initiatives at GIS are ongoing and perpetual phenomenon. Various initiatives have been undertaken by the in-House Career Counselling cell supporting our students on their holistic development.

    Gillco – The Career Counselling Leader

    It was heartening to see that as many as 50% students from our first batch of 12th standard, in 2021, got admissions in prestigious Canadian Universities and 30% students got admissions in Indian Universities of high repute. Taking into consideration the immense efforts and splendid achievements by GIS-Career Counselling Cell, Education World ranked our School First in Punjab and 10th in India in Grand Jury awards category “Career Counselling Leaders” in the year 2021.

    Initiatives for Career Growth

    We dedicated the month of January 2022 to the Career Counseling initiatives by celebrating Australia Day, US Day and Canada Day by organizing eventful and informative virtual career fairs. The University of Sydney, Australian National University and Monash University participated in Australia Career Day on 8thJanuary. Ohio University, University of Texas – Arlington, The University of Kansas, The University of Tennessee, San Diego State University & University of Delaware participated in US Career Day on 15th January. University of British Columbia, McMaster University, University of Waterloo, York University, Queen’s University & Ryerson University participated in the Canada Career Day on 29th January. These Universities informed the students on Admission modalities, various scholarship schemes as well as took them through Virtual Campus Tour.

    GIS invited Ms. Surabhi Dewra, India’s renowned Motivational Speaker and Career Counselor for a Virtual interactive session on “Career Myths and Realities/New Age Careers “on 22nd January addressing students, parents and GIS faculty.

    Ms. Surabhi took the audience through various facets of career paths & subject combinations and at the same time she informed them about New Age Careers. The captivating session was applauded by one and all. She complimented the school for the great career initiatives taken in such a short span of time.

    GIS organized a Mega Physical Career Fair on 13th May which witnessed a magnificent response with more than 500 students and parents from grades 8th to 12th participating in the Fair. More than 40 Universities and around 60 Delegates participated in this first of its kind Physical Career Fair organized in the tricity which included prominent Universities from Canada, Australia, United States and India.

    Ms. Surabhi Dewra inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp and enlightened students and parents on New Age Careers and 21st Century Skills and kept the audience captivated by her engaging and interactive introductory session. She also applauded the Career Counseling initiatives by the School including Free Psychometric assessments for students followed by one on one counselling and more than 15 Virtual Career Webinars and workshops.

    Students and parents actively participated in one-on-one counseling with their preferred University Delegates by knowing more about Admission modalities, scholarship programs and other minutest details of the relevant courses of their choice. The Career Fair was a day long initiative amidst amazing hospitality, and excellent infrastructure arrangements by the School Management.

    The participating Universities from Canada included:

    • Kings University College Ontario
    • McMaster University
    • University of Alberta
    • York University
    • Queen’s University
    • Lakehead University
    • Royal Roads University
    • University of Guelph
    • Ontario Tech University

    The participating Universities from Australia were:

    • Australian National University
    • University of Sydney
    • Deakin University

    The participating Universities from United Stated were :

    • TheUniversity of Arizona
    • University of California Riverside
    • American University of Antigua College of Medicine

    The participating University from Switzerland was :

    • HTMI Switzerland

    The participating Universities from India were :

    • Flame University
    • Ashoka University
    • BML Munjal University
    • Thapar University
    • Amity University
    • Plaksha University
    • Chandigarh University
    • Karnavati University with famous UID Ahmedabad
    • Manipal University
    • NMIMS Mumbai
    • SRM University
    • Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy
    • Pandit Din Dyal University
    • Gitam University
    • Shiv Nadar University
    • SGT Gurgaon
    • UPES Dehradun
    • Bennett University
    • Mahindra University

    GIS organized a motivational session on ‘ Strategic Career Planning ‘ in its campus on 20th May and the event witnessed a huge response with more than 100 students from 10th to 12th grade participating in the session. Mr.Prikshit Dhanda , a Harvard Alumnus and one of the most sought after Career, Leadership and life coaches in the country guided and enlightened students. Mr. Dhanda is the Chief Strategy Officer of MINDLER, a leading Career Counseling organization of the country and has coached & mentored more than 2 million students across countries. He captivated the students with his charismatic, interactive and insightful delivery of the session and provided the students with details on time management skills, emotional quotient regulation while preparing for exams, ideal career options for all students based on their interest, personality, aptitude, orientation style and emotional quotient. He emphasized on the significance of research skills while looking for career options and laid a great impetus on students being abreast on current affairs and general knowledge. Students thoroughly enjoyed the session and there were a lot of questions by the inquisitive audience promptly answered.

    GIS has been awarded Career Change Maker Award for the year 2022 at Career Summit event organized by leading Career Counseling Organization of the Country in recognition of its Career Counseling initiatives on 11th June 2022 .

    With a purpose of giving impetus to new Age Careers, a knowledge session on a promising New Age Career captioned “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning” by Mr Atul Mishra, an accomplished subject matter expert from School of Engineering & Technology, BML Munjal University Gurgaon, was organized in GIS campus on 27th July. It was a very insightful session with the students and faculty thoroughly enjoying it. All students were awarded with certificates of participation.