The Department of Computer Science of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, organized an online event entitled “Your Next Step – Career Goals in COVID times”. The programme was conducted under the stewardship of Dr. Prit Pal Singh, Vice-Chancellor, who said that such programmes hold acute importance in the present times. Dr. Singh congratulated the department for the organization of such a stirring event in which more than 3000 viewers participated on different digital platforms and focused on changing career goals according to changing times during COVID-19. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Navdeep Kaur, Head, Department of Computer Science and Mr. Rajbir Dhanjal. Dr. Shruti Aggarwal, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science welcomed all the guests and audience. Dr. Aggarwal said that the speakers in this special event were Ms. Ritika Sharma, Technology Lead, Infosys and Mr. Vaibhav Bhasin, Director and Co-Founder, Excel Edunet Pvt. Ltd., ex-TCS, ex-IBM Professional.
The experts gave a precise view of the latest world economic career growth projections and the sectors which are highly affected due to Covid like travel, tourism, aviation, etc. They also gave an insight into new booming areas and focused on getting inspired from new start-ups like khata-book, mylab discovery, etc. Mr. Vaibhav Bhasin stated that for any individual, the focus should be on enhancing the skills set one possesses and one should follow a passion to grow. Ms. Sharma stated that career choices are influenced by money, peers, degree and interests, etc. but youth should not blindly follow career trends and should love the career path they want to pursue. She said failures should not lead to mental depression and being flexible, confident and positive helps. Dr. Aggarwal conducted an interactive session and presented vote of thanks at the end of the event.