Growing Up in a City Where Everyone Goes Into Engineering
Geege Schuman stashed this in India
Stashed in: education
everyone should explore
Everyone should explore engineering?
no, explore many topics and possible professions.
The program is actually pretty simple—a series of interactive sessions between professionals and students in the ninth and tenth grades, that can inspire them with real-life stories and inform them about different career paths. But in a city that has been steering its youth population toward engineering careers for the last two decades, it comes across as bracingly different.
Alva says career counseling in Hyderabad has become almost obsolete, as it “simply directs students towards a stream of engineering, based on job opportunities, or to a technical university in the United States.” This is especially true for young men. “Seldom are tenth graders encouraged to study arts or commerce,” adds Alva, who is an engineering graduate himself.
Ah, it's the opposite of what I thought. Advice to study arts or commerce is refreshingly different.