Embrancement of Univariety for Career Counselling during COVID

Univariety, India’s largest career guidance and alumni management platform, today announced its unprecedented growth in association with Top Indian Schools for Career Guidance Programs during the pandemic. Backed by InfoEdge, Univariety has brought a revolution to the mainstream education for students during this challenging time of the year. The blended guidance platform for K-12 students has seen a sharp increase in the number of schools taking up their Career Guidance Program this year.

Over the past 8 months, Indian schools have struggled with many firsts including how to educate students online and keep them meaningfully occupied from home. Zoom classes, a term one had not even heard of until March 2020 have become a normal part of schooling. But that is not all. Schools across Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities of India, following different Boards of education, have actively adopted other fully online or blended programs that are adding value to students. One area that has seen a steep rise in popularity is Career Guidance.
Univariety’s Career Guidance program has seen the biggest uptake during pandemic even though one would think it is hard enough for students to cope with online classes while teachers face challenges to complete the syllabus.

Univariety is one of the few Ed-tech companies that has managed to stay relevant in a B2B model. Univariety’s success with B2B is understandable given that their platform is tailor-made for schools and involves all stakeholders, including the school itself as well as students, parents, alumni and universities. It is a comprehensive offering that operates on a 4 pillar principle: Psychometric Assessments & Research Tools, Personalised Counselling, Alumni Guidance and University Guidance. The Assam Valley School, one of India’s leading residential schools, opted to implement the entire Univariety solution including getting their teachers certified as Global Career Counsellors. The Global Career Counsellor Certification, India’s most popular Career Counsellor Certification, is offered by Univariety in collaboration with UCLA Extension. So while schools implement the Career Guidance Program, through this certification they also train teachers to become certified Career Counsellors. “At Assam Valley School, we take pride in our teachers’ ability to counsel our students as more than 30 teachers are GCC-UCLA certified counsellors,” says Dr. Vidhukesh Vimal, Headmaster of the school.

Sri Sri Academy Kolkata’s plan to set up their own guidance cell led to 8 senior teachers training to become counsellors. COVID-19 has brought about a revolution in mainstream education. With blended programs gaining prominence, it is not surprising that schools are embracing platforms like Univariety to redefine student success outcomes. So while many leading schools in the country have in-house Career Counsellors.