ABOUT CAREER TRACK
What is Career Track ?
CAREER TRACK is the banner under which I provide CAREER COUNSELLING SERVICES to interested students. That includes facilities like:
Philosophy of Career Track
In today's world career planning is a life long process. The career paths you choose today may need to be modified five to ten years from today. Thus it is important that a visit to the career counsellor should not just give you easy answers, but prepare you for a career over the next few years. To enable you to do that I emphasize on self awareness and empowerment. I like to emphasize the need for being flexible in today's environment of dynamic economic growth. The professions that will actually be open to a student in the next century may be far different from the professions that we have known till now. So it is important to build a range of skills that can be useful in professional life after a few years.
While the chronological details are given in the resume a brief biography will help you visualize the events preceding Career Track. Since 1991 I have been involved with International Education in various capacities. I started my journey as a Career Counsellor in 1989 when I won a scholarship to do a Masters in Career Counselling at University of San Francisco (USA). While I was in America apart from studying (and having fun !) I also worked for San Francisco State University as a Career Counsellor.
After returning to India in 1991 I worked for United States Education Foundation I n India (Delhi) for four years as a Student Adviser. That was my initiation into the world of guiding students to study abroad. While I was at USEFI I had the benefit of training in USA - Overseas Educational Advisor Training Programme a programme conducted by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, College Board and Institute of International Education. As part of this training I visited various University campuses in the USA including sitting on mock admission committees to understand better the admission process that the American Universities follow.
I had a brief stint with Australian education while I was working as Educational Manager for the Western Australian Education Office (Government of Western Australia). In this capacity I trained in Australia understanding the education system of Australian universities.
Now I am the Director of Career Track. Plus I have published over 150 articles in on career counselling & international education issues. You might have seen articles written by me in Education Times.
Resume For Shivani Manchanda
1. Educational Manager Training Programme Conducted by: Western Australian Educational Institutions.
Course Work: Education Issues, Advising Skills, and Admission Process to Western Australian universities. Training site: Perth (Australia) & Singapore.
2. Overseas Educational Advisor Training Programme Conducted by: NAFSA: Association of International Educators, College Board and Institute of International Education.
Course Work: Education Issues, Advising Skills, and Admission Process to US universities. Training site: Washington DC, North Carolina, and San Francisco (USA).
3. Internship at University of Southern California, USA Duration: June 7 - June 14, 1993.
Over 150 articles in press on International education and career information I am a regular contributor to Education Times in Times of India. Plus I have written for - a regular column in Asian Age, and other articles in Indian Express, International Appointments, Career Windows, Education and Employment Counsellor. Archives of articles will provide wealth of information.
1. Career and International Education Consultant - on British University India Consortium formulated by Educational Consultants India - a Government of India organization in Delhi
2. Senior Vocational Guidance Counsellor - Aga Khan Education Services in India
3. Student Advisor - United States Educational Foundation in India
4. School Counsellor - Immaculate Conception Elementary School, San Francisco (Intern)
5. Career Counsellor - San Francisco State University (Intern)