January 20, 2019
Our Infosec girl Ashwini Varadkar, Mumbai Chapter Leader, was invited as a guest speaker at Antarang Foundation as a part of their CareerAware program for their students in January 2019.
Antarang’s CareerAware program is for 8th Graders and aimed to encourage career exploration amongst their students from a young age. Throughout the year their students cover 7 career streams in detail. The month of January was dedicated to IT when Ashwini was invited.
The following points were covered during the session:
Introduction to IT.
Educational qualification of entry level and higher level staffs.
Different avenues one can explore within IT.
Qualities and personality necessary to build a career in this sector.
Antarang Foundation - https://antarangfoundation.org/
What Ashwini has to say:
Mentors have a potential to change lives! A little bit of positivity and guidance is all that is required to bring out the best in anybody!
Though pointers were defined by Antarang for all guest speakers, as a support, I ensured that I inculcated the skill of thinking in those young minds. Thinking in terms of what job roles exists. Simple. I told them to think of this class we are sitting in and find out stuffs that relate to IT. With this, I asked them to observe and tell me what possible job roles could exist in IT? This made them think and come up answers.
I was glad I could imbibe that. Similarly, if everyone visited and gave their inputs I think India’s youth will be benefit a lot and at budding age.