CBSE result 2015 for the 12th class has been announced and students now know how they fared in the examination, the post-results time is at hand, which equally, if not more, important that the revealing of the score itself. The next step in the life of a CBSE 12th class pass-out is to chalk out the plans for the future.
Here are some simple tips that may help Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students take the next step to chalk out their plans for the future:
1. Since class 12th students will be leaving schools for institutions of higher learning, they have to select the subjects that they are qualified to follow, which are more or less pre-ordained courtesy the percentage they secured.
2. Once they have done that, students should not let pressure from families, friends and colleagues affect their choice and instead base their future careers on their own aptitude and interest. It should not be that 1 or 2 years down the line, they decide they are not suited for this course of study. This will result in a lot of wastage of time, effort, money and most of all cause a lot of needless stress, anger and worse, all of which could have been avoided in the first place. Remember, it is your life – the buck stops at your desk.
3. Do not set targets in terms of institutions. For example you want to study in Delhi University and that too in Hindu College, or St Stephen’s. Or, Indian Institute of Technology and that too in Delhi. Instead, focus on the course of study, which is the best faculty, what kind of resources are available and what kind of options does a particular institution offer after you have completed your studies. Of course, the fees too is a strong determinant of which course of study a student ultimately takes.
4. Next step is to focus on what will you do after you have completed your studies at these institutions. Do you want to pursue post graduation study and also prepare for competitive examinations. Or do you want a basic degree and then jump into a career. Also, think of what kind of career do you want to pursue. Or whether you want to try out a number of career options by experimenting with jobs in various areas – nowadays you can jump on the modern retail bandwagon, media, sports administration and many more – the alternatives are endless.
5. You also need to find out what you want in terms of monetary compensation, eventually. There are some sunrise sectors that offer immense opportunities to rise to the top and earn mind boggling sums of money in a very short span of time, but is surrounded by an extremely competitive environment. Do you want that kind of a career or do you want to get satisfaction in doing social work or something that gives you other kinds of pleasure?
6. Remember, compromises have to be made in whatever you do and being rigid about anything can be counterproductive. Each decision must be dealt with in a professional manner and that means eschewing all kinds of extraneous thoughts. Only then will you be able to study the subjects that you want and pursue the career of your dreams. The end result being satisfaction.
NOTE: At all times, keep a printout of your marksheet within reach. Students should remember that while most institutions, private or public, will accept self-attested copies (originals to be submitted or shown on request), there are others that demand attestations by a gazetted officer. You will need a number of copies so, do take out enough printouts, but do remember that wasting paper, and ink, is not environmentally friendly.