Experiencing Career Leap

A Kit for your Career!

Did you ever think a compact kit was all you needed to help you choose a career? With the Career Leap Kit you really can get a head start towards your future career. This extraordinary kit consists of just seven activities to engage students in a fun and creative way all the while leading them to their ultimate goal—an informed career choice.

Read the interview with Shrinkhal Sharad who experienced the Leap kit first hand.


  • What was your first reaction on opening the Career Leap Kit?

My first reaction to the kit was ‘wow’ this seems really exciting. This was because of the all various activities and tools linked to each other you see once you open the kit. All the things inside peaked my interest and made me curious as to what was coming next.

  • What do you think makes Leap different and How does it standout from other career choosing platforms?

I feel what makes this kit unique is that it is the first of its kind in India. I have never seen or heard about anything like this before—a career kit, which helps you to decide your career. Apart from this the kind of activities the kit has helps individuals to brainstorm around different areas. For example some activities check your logical aptitude while others check your spatial reasoning. So it encompasses different thinking skills under one kit and helps students figure out what they are good at.

  • What insights about yourself did you get when doing the activities?

The insight that this kit gave me was that my logical reasoning is my strongest suit. I realized this because the activities involving logical reasoning and aptitude attracted my attention. Once I got involved with the Investigator kit, I could not let it go until I got all the answers and completed the challenges, making it really engaging for me.

  • Which was the best activity among the seven kits and why?

According to me the best out of the seven was the catapult activity within the Maker kit. This was because completing this activity demanded a whole bunch of attributes like your patience level, your accuracy, logical reasoning. It also checked if one is persistent and accurate enough or not. During the activity I was forced to think out of the box and make improvisations when something was not working in a particular step —here again critical thinking was required from my end.

  • Why do you think this is an innovative way to to make informed career choice?

Well firstly because it is not following the conventional form of learning or assessment where teachers give us something to go through and then access the students based on what they just mugged up and reproduced on the paper. There the kids are rarely interested, as they are not given an opportunity to logically reason and think. Also each of these activities are very engaging along with being creative in their own ways so it will feel more like a fun game than a boring assessment test.

  • How can Career Leap help students in making an informed career choice?

Since this kit has a variety of activities checking different attributes and competencies, students will be able to figure out where their interests lie, in which area they are stronger and get a sense of what they are good at. The kit checks for skills and attributes required to complete tasks before giving them a report on their overall attributes. For example whether their logical reasoning was good or their musical ability and the engaging nature makes the process fun too. Along with the report, the experience is very insightful.


Interviewed and Written by Ria Dutta




Career decision-making is a life altering moment in the life of an individual. The choices we make at this crossroad determine our chances of success and eventually impact our happiness. Through the choices we make, we hope to impact people and contribute to society.

While choosing a career it is imperative to realize that you will be spending the next few years pursing an education that will help you transition into the professional world. Hence it is important to ask yourself the question, whether this career choice will

a.) Bring you professional happiness and b.) Personal fulfillment.

Passion may seem an odd word choice when paired with career, but rest assured that one of the most important elements of personal happiness is being passionate about your career and your job. You do not want to be one of those people who live for the weekends and dread Sunday evenings. Life is too short to not love the work you do.

Will you love your work and your career as much as your passion for other things and people? Why not? It is completely possible to not only find the career that is a perfect match for your skills and interests, but one that also inspires you and fuels your desire to perform better, work harder.

Decision = Strengths + INTEREST+ PASSION


Parental View

The choice of career for your child is a crucial question in the mind of every parent. As a parent you want your child to find happiness and success in life and a major factor which influences this is career choice. Research also indicates that when students feel supported and loved by their parents, they have more confidence in their own ability to research careers and choose a career that would be interesting and exciting. This is important because studies show that adolescents who feel competent regarding career decision-making, tend to make more satisfying career choices later in life. Parents influence the level of education or training their children achieve; the knowledge about work and different occupations; the beliefs and attitudes to work; and the motivation to succeed impact their choices. Most of this is learned unconsciously – children and teenagers absorb their parent’s attitudes and expectations of them as they grow up.

Some of the key influences are:

  • The expectations parents have for their children’s education and career.
  • The example they set for their children.
  • The values they display to their family, friends and to society.
  • The opportunities they offer their children to learn and develop.
  • The kind of parent-child relationship they develop

Choosing a career is an extremely important decision that impacts an individual’s entire future, and can be stressful. It is important to stay positive otherwise it can become a stressful time for all involved. Parents unwittingly can make the past seem perfect and the future terrifying. As a parent you should guard against shooting down ideas your children may have about their future careers. If you react negatively, it may shut down the whole exploration process. You also need to keep the lines of communication open, and encourage your child to gather as much information as possible on career interest areas. A parent must recognize that their role is simply to act as a facilitator in their child’s career journey allowing independent career choices to mark a young persons first step into adulthood.

Tips to help your child’s career development:

  • Encourage your children to get as much education as possible.
  • Help them to discover their innate talents and skills.
  • Develop their knowledge of the world of work.
  • Teach them decision- making skills.
  • Become aware of career resources/ education and training opportunities.
  • Observe the effects of work experience.



Career Leap Kit

Experience + Assessment + Career Mapping + Career Information + Career Counseling

Designed for grade 8-12 students, the Career Leap kit is a comprehensive career guidance program comprises of 7 experiential activity kits that lead into an online assessment that uncovers strengths and competencies that match careers.

The program also offers guidance on mapped career options and information about them in the way of career information packs.