The goal of career counseling is to give candidate the opportunity to begin exploring the elements of a career that make sense or seem to fit. With this aspiration and particular abilities, strengths and weaknesses area has to match with “world of work”. Career counseling sessions helps the students to know the pros and cons of the different streams and the career path it offers, thus the students can make an informed choice, and get a career assessment that helps avoid the risk of change in career path later in life.
Many times, students grow up with preconceived notions – “I must become a doctor, since my father is one”. Good counseling can quell these notions, and help the student view himself for the individual that he really is.
Often, students haven’t developed a clear idea of what they’d want to study by the time they’re due to make those choices. This isn’t necessarily due to any lack of interest; one is simply too young and ill informed. Seeking career counseling leads to clarity of thought in a student helps to identify interests, pick the appropriate subjects, and finally, make the choice of the right career.
So career counseling and guidance is needed to help organize ones thoughts and ideas on decisions pertaining to future career and gainful occupation. It can boost the morale and confidence and give new directions to the students which will be beneficial not only to the individual but also for the whole society.