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.
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.
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.
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 Careerguide.com 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.