Department of English organised a Career Day on English Literature – Careers & Prospects on 30th August, 2019 at LH3, KCLAS Campus for the B.A. English students. The Career Orientation was held to direct and help the students to identify their careers and to plan accordingly. Dr.K.Manjula Bashini, Associate Professor, Department of English coordinated the programme. The orientation started with the Welcome Address and the Introduction of Guests by Ms.Karunashree, Assistant Professor, Department of English.
Higher Education: Dr.T.Jayasudha, Deputy General Manager (Deputy Director), National Instructional Media Institute, MSDE, Govt of India spoke on the importance of knowing the History of English Language and Society. Any study should be dealt in detail to master it. Language will help a person to outshine in any field of work. It is essential to transcreate the field of one’s study. She highlighted various career opportunities in Media, Publishing, Advertisement and Public Relations, Theatre and Acting and Education. She also gave a list of the prominent Universities abroad where Higher Education in English could be pursued.
English in Industry: Mr.Ravi Kumar Adapa- Principal Technical Writer, Oracle, Hyderabad, started with a note that not only Planning but also Pivoting is important in a career. He emphasised that the lessons of the world are learnt by retrospection. He suggested that books on Success stories would prove to be a good motivation to move forward in life and in career. Being a Graduate in English Literature and a Technical Writer, he differentiated the concept in Traditional writing and the New Generation Writing. He also recommended some websites like www.grammarly.com, www.median.com for enhancing Language Skills.
Journalism as a Career: Mr.Raja Chidambaram, Senior Principal Photo Journalist, The New Indian Express, Coimbatore, spoke on the courses relevant to be a Journalist. He said that it is important to know History in general to be a good Journalist. He insisted on nurturing the habit of reading Newspaper everyday which will improve one’s vocabulary and help them to play with words. An aspirant of Journalism should necessarily be passionate and study the background of the news item. He recommended the students to take up internships and start Freelancing to develop their skill of writing.
The session was moderated by Dr.R.Radhika, Associate Professor, Department of English. Questions were posed by the moderator and the students for which the panel gave relevant answers. The session was interesting, thought provoking, and useful for the students to decide their career path. Ms. Swagata Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Department of English rendered the Vote of Thanks.