“We know what we are, but know not what we may be” – William Shakespeare

Mission of Career Counselling Department
Help our students identify their academic goals and aspirations and ensure that it’s in line with their larger purpose in life.
We handhold students right from subject selection, to launching themselves in undergraduate colleges as mature adults, caring and serving not only themselves and their families but also the entire world.

Career Counselling Department

Career Counsellor: Ms. Jaya Kalsy
Email: careercounselor@victoriouskidsseducares.org
Phone: 020 66355548

What should I do after my schooling is over? Which college should I go to? What career path should my child take? What is the right path for me?
Student who are in the final years of their middle school and their parents have many such big questions in their mind. A crucial phase of every student’s life is choosing the best courses and universities for their career after 12th Grade. Choosing the right career option is one of the most important decisions that the child and the parents have to take. Parents and students do a lot of research to find out the most suitable course and the best university to enrol. Choosing the right career option is necessary to face the tough competition in world. In addition to this, selecting the right educational institution is equally important.

Victorious Kidss Educares provides solutions to all these career related queries of students and parents. VKE has a team of experienced and qualified career counsellors, which is headed by Ms. Jaya Kalsy, who is also the MYP Head and DP Coordinator of the school. The career counsellor helps in discovering the potential of the students and advising them the right course. With an increase in the number of opportunities in the market, the importance of career counselling has also increased manifold.  Building the motivational level of a student is necessary for long term success and improving the overall performance of a student. Career Counselling at VKE helps student organize their thoughts and ideas and helps them make the right decision. It is an effort to boost their confidence and morale and provide them the skills and attitudes necessary for success in their higher education and life after that. Students nowadays have started exploring various options depending on their talent and interest. Right decision at the right point of time can only make their life successful. To help students make the right choice, career counselling department collaborates with various universities and organisations and offers career guidance to students. We invite many universities on campus and help students make the right choice, at the same time to give real-life experience and boost student portfolio we help them get summer internships in many respected organisations.

University Visits   |   Summer Internships

Newsletter ~ Volume 1 (July, 2019)

Best IB School in Pune

Basic Framework of the Department

AcquisitionMaintenanceDevelopmentBuilding a culture
Individual Career and Academic Plans

  • Career Intake forms
  • Psychometric forms
  • Database of student’s personal interest viz-a viz the recommendations of the online tests.
  • Subject Choice finalisation
  • Shortlist good, fit colleges, universities and institutions  for higher studies in India and abroad
  • Basically a Resource Centre for students
  • Self-Analysis Checklist
  • Providing various documents and other requirements for various institutions
  • Help students with in house SAT coaching classes
  • Preparation and maintenance of transcripts and letter of recommendations for all the students grade 12
  • Reviewing all college applications and personal resume and achieve the strongest possible application
Guiding students with the nuances of writing effective College Essays, Personal Statements and also coordinates with the teachers and students for the letter of teacher recommendations as per the desired criteria.

Organizing Student Development Workshops, University Fairs, University Visits and talks by eminent persons/alumni so as to expand the horizon of the student mind.

Create a school profile to be shared with universities

Summer Internships

Career counselling programs are based on the principles of self-development, career exploration and career management

We help students get Organised with respect to career counselling

Self-analysis checklist (every student makes this excel)

Endorsing the message, ‘Study what you really like’

Poster campaigning from time to time.

We provide regular career counselling sessions to students to help them know the advantages and challenges of various streams and career path on offer. Students and parents are guided to make informed choice through career assessment. Making informed choices helps them to choose a path which is suitable and appropriately challenging and avoid the risk of changing career path later in their journey.

Admission after IB Education

IB education is one of the worlds most renowned and recognized education system. Higher education institute around the world admit students based on their IB results. VKE Career Counselling department provides excellent support for students in shortlisting Universities and helps them with their application process by providing necessary documents, transcripts, recommendation letters etc. To Know more about the Admissions after IB DP Please click here: /academic-programmes/college-placements/

University Visits and Fairs

Career Counselling department continuously collaborates with various National and International Universities for securing admission for VKE students. Many of these universities visit the school to give information about their university, the courses they offer the eligibility requirements and scholarship opportunities. Details of some of the recent visits are given below.

Victorious Kidss Educares had organized the ‘International University Event’ from 6 till 12 September 2017 within the school premises. The event comprised of finest academic institutions from around the world- Australia, USA, UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain, New Zealand and Asia. This has helped our students get a broader perspective about the different courses available and will surely enable them to make informed career decisions.

The Career Counselling Team of Victorious Kidss Educares, gave a wide spectrum of choices from Asia (India, Singapore), Australia, New Zealand, Europe (Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Netherland, UK), & USA (Chicago, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Washington, New York, Ohio, Cincinnati). Students of the Diploma Programme (Grade 11th and 12th) and Middle Years Programme Grade 10th and their parents got an opportunity to interact with the representatives of different International Universities.

Victorious Kidss Educares welcomed the following Colleges and Universities:

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Temple University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • George’s University
  • HULT International Business School
  • Kings Pathways
  • Russell Square International College
  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany
  • Raffles Design International, Mumbai
  • Les Roches School of Hotel Management, Switzerland
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland
  • Amity University
  • Kendall College, Chicago
  • Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • International School of Management, Netherlands
  • University of Twente, Netherlands
  • BAU International University, Berlin
  • European Business School, Germany
  • Karl Benz Institute, Karlsruhe
  • Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Charles University, Czech Republic
  • ESCP, France
  • ESSEC, France
  • Lajolla, France
  • ESC Rennes
  • Grenoble, France
  • Aspire Business School, Spain
  • CSSS, Spain
  • Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Universal Business School, Mumbai
  • Ecole Hoteliere, Lavasa
  • Flame University
  • Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
  • New Zealand Tertiary College, Mumbai
  • Queens University Belfast, UK
  • University of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • DSK International Campus, Pune
  • Indian School of Business and Finance – Offering 3 Year Full-Time Degree Programmes from the University of London
  • Shiv Nadar University
  • SI – UK
  • Ashoka University
  • Pacific International Hotel Management School, New Zealand

The University Officers shared information regarding different courses offered, the entry requirements, scholarships, fee structures, summer internships, placements etc. The various Universities offer courses at under graduate and graduate levels. Medical, Engineering, BA (Bachelor in Arts), Business and Management, Environment, Liberal Arts, Health Sciences, Aeronautical Science, Cyber Intelligence, Security, Gaming, Music and Fine Arts are a few of the many courses offered by them. They interacted with the students and parents and resolved their queries.

Some of the courses offered by these colleges and universities are– Social Sciences, Accounting and Finance, Economics, International Business, Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Medicine, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, Digital Media, Interior Design, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Finance, Event Management,  Bioscience, Computing, Forensic Science and Accounting,   , Fashion Marketing, Sociology, Psychology, Law, Politics, Animal Science, Broadcast, Journalism, Animation, Technical and Production Management, Hotel Management, Fine Arts, Fashion Design and Textiles, Medicine, Nursing, Architecture, Health Sciences, Product Design, Advertising and Branding, Film and Television, Environmental Science, Applied Nutrition, Sport Management, International Relations, Osteopathy, Agribusiness, Data Science, Cloud Technology, Mobile Applications, Naval Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Biomedical Engineering, Marine and Offshore Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Military Science, Neuroscience, Microbiology, Immunology, Zoology etc.

The career counselling department at Victorious Kidss has initiated an “Internship Program” for our Diploma Students.

Internship programs is a learning experience that is directly linked to a student’s subject of specialisation and career aspirations. Internships help students to apply classroom learning’s, theories and experiences to professional settings. In today’s competitive environment, mere academics will not suffice to achieve the higher goals of life; it is such kind of hands on experience that goes a long way in helping students create a niche for themselves.

Benefits of Internships to students

  • Insight into an exciting concept that is very popular in western countries and other degree students in India
  • Internship Programme gives students a glimpse into a particular course so that their decision to do that course for the next 3-4 years becomes stronger
  • It gives them the opportunity to get a first-hand information of what the program will actually entail
  • Better marketability when it comes for job prospects

About the Internship Program @ VKE

  • The internship program is mandatory for every DP student.
  • The internship program is designed for duration of 3-5 weeks. (Min – 1 week; Max 4 weeks) where students visit a particular organization and work in their selected area of interest.
  • For example if a student plans to study engineering after diploma then he/she can undertake an assignment in an engineering set up.
  • This will help them solidify their decision to take up that particular career
  • Students have to complete the below Internship Instruction Form’ and submit to the career counselling department.
  • The form contains the reasons why the student is choosing this particular organization and the particular assignment
  • This will enable us to verify if he is doing his interns in line with his career aspiration.
  • Students should select the subject of internship based on their area of interest and career objective.
  • In cases where students have more than one career aspiration, you have the choice of doing your 1 week of internship in one area of preference and the 2nd week of internship in the other area of choice.
  • In some cases they may opt to choose a particular internship based on the course work that they have taken up or any other substantial and significant experiences and educational opportunities that they have had in the past.
  • The career counselling department will verify all the above and give a consent for the internship program.
  • If students do not prepare for their internship or do not continue their internship program, they will obtain lesser grades in their IAs and the Career counselling department will not be responsible for their admission process thereafter.
  • On completion or during the internship, students should start the preparation of the following:
    • a weekly journal of work activities and observations as they relate to theory;
    • a formal paper (8-10 pages) which integrates experience, applied theory, and perceptions of the job;
    • a portfolio of work/product samples;
    • an interview protocol and data from interviews conducted with organization personnel to obtain information about their jobs and background;
    • a publishable abstract as a result of reading a business book on a related topic]
  • As a requirement of the Internship experience students should also submit at the end of the semester:
    • The Intern Evaluation form provided by the School and completed by your respective reporting manager at work.
    • “Intern Experience Letter” to be obtained from the organization.

 Career Exploratory Program

Our Awesome Trip to the States

This journey we embarked on at 29th October 2017 can be described as one of the most memorable school trips. From exploring the city that never sleeps to visiting the topmost colleges and universities in the entire world, there was no aspect of the trip which did not make us jump in joy. Every single day we filled our wonder sheets and went off discovering the realms of this wonderful nation. We visited Mother Liberty and learnt what significance it holds to Americans. We visited Broadway, Times Square, Madame Tussauds, UN Headquarters and all the amazing places the ‘Big Apple’ boasts. Our personal favourites were the Universities, of course, MIT, Harvard and Yale. Seeing those students scampering around hallways, mixing portions, studying in the remarkable libraries made us want to be there along with them and enthused us to pursue the dreams we have.

As it was a Career Exploratory program, we witnessed various careers in action, a UN representative, an international officer, theatre artist, or a museum curator. But then came the days we looked most forward to, our visit to Kennedy Space Centre. We hopped on board the Atlantis Shuttle and launched into 2 days of stars, satellites and space exploration. We saw the control rooms, met some superheroes of space, and experienced what it was to be rocketed off the land. All of this amazing study adventures were balanced out with our 2 days of fun at Sea World and Universal Studios. We sat on the adrenaline pumping high-speed Mako rollercoaster and explored Hogwarts, the realm of the Harry Potter. We went ride after ride with a grin on our face, taking the most out of the last days of our marvellous adventure. Finally, the day came and we left the States with a smile on our face, but sadness washed away on our hearts, knowing that it was over.

This trip taught us what it was to love to learn, through practical explorations and experiments. We duly thank Jaya Maam, who put up with our mischief with a smile and volunteered to accompany us on this unforgettable trip. We thank Shaarda Maam and Dr Ghosh, who give us such wonderful varied opportunities for learning.