What do you want to become when you grow up – doctor, engineer, MBA or scientist? All of us will remember facing this question during our childhood and laughing it away.
It often happens that after CBSE Class X board exams, students are left clueless and confused about the streams they must select. Different parameters must be thought over to select the right stream for your Senior Secondary education. The foremost criterion is to select a stream which is your strength. One must only select a stream that he/she gets connected with.
The decision to choose any one of the streams on offer: science, commerce or humanities, has a direct bearing on your future career opportunities. The stream that a candidate chooses for Class 11 will go a long way in deciding his/her future. So, a candidate should take this decision wisely keeping in mind his/her capability.
BELOW MENTIONED ARE 4 TIPS on how TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT STREAM AFTER CLASS 10 BOARD EXAM:
1. DEFINE YOUR GOALS:
Which subject excites you more than the others? Are you a science freak, commerce devotee or an arts fanatic? Only you can decide in which stream your chances of success as a professional are the highest. You may seek the advice of your parents or peers but the ultimate judgement is yours. Compare your past scores in subjects to make an objective decision.
2. TALK TO PRACTICING PROFESSIONALS:
Make an effort to identify professionals in your circle who are currently pursuing careers in various streams such as medicine, management, teaching, acting etc. Spend some quality time in speaking to them and appreciate the reasons for their choice and pros/cons of their profession. This can be a very effective tool for assessing the various career options and finally deciding upon your stream for higher studies. The quantum of competition at various stages of a profession along with average compensation may also be analysed.
3.SEEK GUIDANCE FROM TEACHERS/TUTORS:
- Having mentored hundreds of students throughout their lives, nobody is better placed than your teacher to act as your guide. They have been witness to a number of successful/not so successful stories of their past students and can share their experiences. In case you utilize professional tutoring services, which these days majority of students do, then please feel free to seek their advice too. In my experience, students share a much closer bond with their tutor than their school teacher who manages a crowd of 50+ students in a class. My guess estimate, more than 70 per cent of students regularly seek guidance from their tutor on a regular basis.
4. IF NOTHING WORKS, FLIP A COIN:
In case you are still in doubt, then follow your heart and decide on your stream. This is just one of the many important decisions you will take in your life so don’t fret! Each one of us has an interesting story to share on how the decision of choosing the ‘right’ stream was taken in their youth. All students need to realise that a lot of thought and effort needs to be put for making this important decision. There is no stream among the three which is better than the others. There are exciting career opportunities which can be pursued in each of these streams. You need to just ensure that you choose the stream which excites you the most.