Career counselling

Published Apr 18, 2013 06:04am

THIS is apropos of Umair Tanveer’s letter ‘Career counseling’ (April 15).

I agree with the views expressed by the writer. Being affiliated with a teaching institute myself, I come across students who do require counselling at every level for their career choices. We have career counsellors in our organisation who make sure that the students are guided in the best possible ways.

However, it is just not the sole responsibility of the career counsellors, students coming to graduate institutes are expected to at least have a certain roadmap ahead of them. Parents/guardians/mentors are required to help them in coming up with a career plan ahead of their professional years.

Unfortunately, with the decline of the joint family system that was the backbone in child development, the nuclear family setups have somewhat created a major breach in the moral, personal and professional development of the children.

Parents seem too busy in earning a decent livelihood, adjusting to ever-increasing financial demands, do not get to spend quality time with the children, thus creating a communication gap which leaves parents exhausted and kids confused.

Being a psychiatrist, I deal with the above-mentioned family dynamics on a regular basis. We need to be more aware as parents and start taking responsibility for our active participation in every sphere of our children’s lives.

DR SOBIA HAQQI Karachi


Do you have information you wish to share with Dawn.com? You can email our News Desk to share news tips, reports and general feedback. You can also email the Blog Desk if you have an opinion or narrative to share, or reach out to the Special Projects Desk to send us your Photos, or Videos.

More From This Section

Medium of instruction

PROFESSOR (Dr) Arifa Farid’s letter ‘Medium of instruction’ (Nov 21) is a welcome breeze in a desert. Our...

Traffic solution

Living in cities and towns, we daily face the horror that traffic has become. Youngters riding motorcycles in a...

Comments (0) Closed