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Interact Club Career Guidance Session

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A career guidance session was conducted in Kendriya Vidyalaya Port Trust as part of Interact Club activity sponsored by Rotary Club Cochin West on 04 September, 2014. The theme was “Indian Administrative Services”. An enriching talk was delivered by Mr Babu Rajeev, Retd. IAS Officer, Assam Cadre, in the august presence of Principal Mrs Holy George, Rotract President V Renjith, Rotarian Mr Balchander, Faculty Advisor Mrs Lini Nair, which highly motivated students who were popping up questions and clarifications in the quest for stardom in the Indian Administrative Services.
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And, below, Mr Babu Rajeev visiting the Chemistry Lab and reliving the memories of his academic years, since he was chemistry student.
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Tips To Improve Your Handwriting

Everyone knows handwriting analysis tells a lot about someone’s personal style, attitude, responses and personality. When you know how to analyze handwriting, it becomes a profoundly valuable asset to your other living and management skills as it gives you an added dimension when assessing the people you work and interact with.

Your handwriting also offers instant clues to your energy levels, attitudes, trustworthiness and so forth. But do you know that you can also develop auspicious handwriting that brings success luck in everything you do that requires you to write? This includes all aspects of studying, working and living, so developing lucky handwriting is something everyone can benefit from.

How you cross your T’s, dot your I’s, create your loops, start your paragraphs and slant your handwritten sentences can reveal a great deal about you… but more importantly it can also affect your success luck, so it is really worthwhile taking a closer look at your handwriting.

Writing in an auspicious way is knowledge that can help you enhance your life. Few people realize they can use their handwriting to strengthen their personal power and magnetism. Handwriting can be used to unearth hidden talents as well as jumpstart the manifestation of brilliant attainments.

Your inner strengths can be strongly magnified thereby giving you some key tools to handle yourself more effectively and interact more profitably with those you work and do business with. You can develop good habits in handwriting that work on the subconscious chi energy sent out through the fingers of your hands.

It works in the same way master calligraphers develop their writing skills. Good handwriting in Chinese always possesses strength and vigour, infused with chi that brings auspicious luck. This is why those in the know appreciate good calligraphy so much.

We can apply the basic indicators of good chi to writing the modern languages including English. The written word makes up a great deal of everyday working life. So when we consciously work at improving the luck potential of our handwriting, the sky is the limit.

Here are 8 easy ways to work on your handwriting so it brings you greater success, improving your money accumulation luck slowly but steadily.

1. Create strength & spirit in your handwriting
Do this by holding your pen with conscious feeling and as you write, visualize the essence of your inner spirit flowing from your hands into your fingers, then into your pen/pencil/brush. When you practise doing this consciously, you will find your written word getting clearer and visually sharper. As you write, become aware of the pressure you are exerting. The secret of creating chi in your fingers is to focus concentration on them. Practise exerting just enough pressure on your writing instrument – neither too hard nor too light. Keep your pressure balanced and let your pen flow smoothly. This ensures that what you undertake will not be made difficult by obstacles and hindrances.

2. Use as good a pen as you can afford
Even in the old days, Ministers at the Court of the Emperor used exquisitely made brushes each time they sat down to compose poetry or write important letters. The art of writing was a serious matter and good writing instruments were highly prized possessions. In those days, these were brushes made of the finest sable hair and tied together with the finest silks. Today, we have a range of branded pens made of gold and platinum and crafted to perfection by master craftsmen.

You do not need to buy one of these limited edition wonders made by the likes of Mont Blanc and Montegrappa, although it would be highly auspicious if you can afford them. But do invest in the best pen you can afford and imbue it with your spirit and essence. The more you use your special pen to write all your important missives and sign all your documents, the more empowered your writing becomes.

3. Make your handwriting straight
Handwriting that is straight indicates living in the present. The worst is to have handwriting that slants backwards, as this suggest a person who is always living in the past, always looking behind instead of looking ahead. It also suggests someone with little self confidence. This creates the chi of failure rather than success, so try to make your writing stand straight. If your writing slants forward, it means you often get ahead of yourself. It does NOT mean looking ahead. Slanting forward can suggest you are frequently unprepared for the job at hand. Straight handwriting suggests confidence and someone who is fair and upright as well as being well in control of situations.

4. Keep your spaces consistent
When your words have even spacing between them, it ensures that what you do will always go according to plan. Your life will benefit from good organization and well-managed staff. At work, you will find it easy to manage people and others find you reliable and responsible. When you make an effort to keep your handwriting evenly spaced with straight margins, it reflects a mind that is well ordered. You will then find it easier to make decisions efficiently and decisively.
Those who write with straight and consistent baselines usually have the valuable ability to plan ahead and exercise self-direction. Such people eventually become very self-motivated, a key ingredient of success.

5. Good idea to introduce an upstroke
Handwriting experts will tell you that when there are no upstrokes in the beginning of your words, it is a sign that you are direct, frank and efficient. You say what you feel with no beating about the bush. To some, this is a plus point. To be a success however calls for tact and diplomacy, and perhaps even a little dance before the main course. When you start your words with an upstroke, it also means that everything you do will have a good positive beginning, so it is a good idea to develop some upstrokes in your handwriting.

6. Dot your I’s and cross your T’s
Attention to detail is a great asset and can usually be the difference between success and failure. It also helps you develop memory power. When handwriting is left with i’s undotted and t’s uncrossed, it suggests jobs left half finished. This means projects get started but seldom come to successful conclusions. So when you write carelessly, how can it bring success? Attainments come to those who are both careful and thorough, so learn to be meticulous about crossing your t’s and dotting your i’s.

7. Create upper loops
To be successful, you need to have a vision for success. If you want the inner visionary in you to manifest, create upper loops in your handwriting. This engages the divine dreamer within you, and in many ways also enhances your creativity. You should not overdo this however. Choose certain key alphabets to write with an upper loop. Letters that allow for this are f’s, t’s, h’s and so forth. When the upper loops are completely missing, it means you lack vision. This may however not be such a bad thing, as sometimes dreamers tend to be too idealistic.

[From wofs.com]

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Career Options For Science, Arts And Commerce Students

CAREER OPTIONS FOR SCIENCE STUDENTS
B.Sc. COURSES
B.Sc. Biotechnology
B.Sc. Applied Physical Sciences
B.Sc. Life sciences
B.Sc. Hospitality studies
B.Sc. Medical technology
B.Sc. Biotechnology
B.Sc. Genetics
B.Sc. Home sciences
B.Sc. Micro biology
B.Sc. Medical lab technology
B.Sc. Nursing
B.Sc. Zoology
B.Sc. Botany
B.Sc. Chemistry

Students who have opted for Biology in PCB group in 12th Science can go for Medical Courses.
MEDICAL COURSES
BHMS
MBBS
BAMS
BUMS
BDS
B.Sc. Optometry
B.Sc. Medical lab technology
B.Sc. Physiotherapy

Students who have opted for Mathematics in PCM group in 12th Science can go for Engineering Couress.
ENGINEERING COURSES
Aeronautical engineering
Automobile engineering
Biotechnology engineering
Civil engineering
Computer engineering
Chemical engineering
Electrical engineering
EC engineering
Electronics and telecommunication engineering
Genetic engineering
IC engineering
IT engineering
Mechanical engineering
Marine engineering
Petroleum engineering

CAREER OPTIONS FOR ARTS STUDENTS
Graduate diploma in print and web, broadcast or multimedia Journalism
3D Animation
Advance Diploma in 3D Animation- Professional
Advance Diploma in Fashion Designing
Advance Diploma in Fashion Designing
Advance Diploma in Interior Designing
Advance Hair Diploma Holder
Advanced Diploma in 3d Animation
Advanced Diploma in Digital Animation (Diploma in VFX & Animation)
Advanced Diploma in Multimedia
Advanced Editing
Air Hostess
Anchoring C.I.N.E.M.A (Cosmic Institution of Neo Entertainment, Media & Arts)
Artistic-Basic Jewellery Design Program
B.A. Programme with Functional Hindi
B.Sc. Degree in Fashion, Interior and Textile Design

CAREER OPTIONS FOR COMMERCE STUDENTS
Master of Business Administration
Chartered Accountancy
Cost Accountant
Company Secretary
Chartered Financial Analyst

Apart from the streams mentioned above one can also seek careers in marketing, advertising, banking, business consulting and law. So just realize what do you want and go ahead.

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How To Beat Stress

All of us are aware of the word ‘stress’ and even have a personal view of what it actually is. For employed people, it means work overload, deadlines and pressures. For school going kids, it means having to cover too much syllabus, in too less time. Like this, each and every person has a different meaning, as far as stress is concerned, but nobody knows what it exactly is. Stress is nothing but, the mental and emotional strain a person undergoes because of some pressures present in the outside world. The usual responses or reactions to it are tension, anxiety, irritability, bad temper, lack of concentration, headache, insomnia, etc.


What is Stress Management?

Stress is an inherent part of the life of every individual, right from school going kids to retiring servicemen. It is impossible to live throughout your life without being introduced to stress, unless and until you have decided to renounce the world and become an ascetic. However, what we have to learn is coping with stress, through various stress reduction techniques, in other words stress management techniques. These techniques basically teach you how to be happy and enjoy life, even amidst tensions, and help you in relieving stress.


Stress Management Techniques

The first and the foremost thing to do for relieving stress, is to know that you are under stress. Signs like muscle tension, sweaty palms, high blood pressure, constant headaches, insomnia, fidgeting, rapid breathing and forgetting things, all indicate that you are undergoing stress. The next step is to accept the fact and make some small changes in your life that will help you in coping with it. The stress management techniques provided below will help you in dealing with the problem, before it gets out of control.


Learn to Say No

You meet so many people in a day that demand your attention. You have to recognize the important from the unimportant ones and learn to say NO. It is not necessary to go at every party and accept every dinner invitation. Take out sometime time for yourself. Sit at home or go to any place that will help you relax.


Take a Break

Your office or your home will not stop functioning if you take off a single day for yourself. You need to get away from all the things that give you stress and spend time on the things that give you happiness. For example – if you are a book lover, take an off from office, go to your nearest bookstore, buy a novel of your favorite author and spend the entire day lazing around the house, reading the book.


Eat Properly

Remember the adage ‘Healthy Mind resides in a Healthy Body’. A good diet will help you in dealing with stress, in a much better way. However, don’t binge on high calorie food. Have more vegetables, fruits, cereals, etc in your diet. And, please don’t skip your breakfast. It keeps you energized throughout the day.


Exercise

One of the best ways to beat stress is to exercise. Not only does it reward you with a healthy and fit body, it also helps you let off the steam. Next time, if you are getting too much irritated over something or somebody, go for a jog. I am sure that even a 15 min run will help you feel much better.


Differentiate Between Office and Home

Successful people and happy people are those who know how to differentiate between professional life and personal life. The problems of one should not affect the other. When you go to home from office, leave your worries behind. After you get back to home, spend time with family, watch TV, listen to music or do anything you like, but don’t think about office.


Set a Worry Time

Keep a worry time for yourself. Set a day of the week and a particular time of that day (say 7 to 8 pm) when you will worry and till that day and time comes, don’t think about the problems that have been hogging you.


Other Techniques

Going for a body massage, indulging in your favorite hobby, talking about your problems to someone close to you, meditation, etc are some of the other ways through which you can beat the stress and stay healthy as well as happy.

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