Post by: Vidhi Shah
Taking up engineering as a career choice seems like the safest option and hence is chosen by a whooping majority of the students. But is only getting into a good college with a field of choice and getting the word Engineer before your name enough? Even if becoming an engineer is easy and commonplace, what is as vital is what you choose to do after your course.
The question of what to do next has been haunting engineers since times immemorial. There is a myraid of options available for an engineer to chose from. But what option suits the person best depends upon his interests and strengths, his future requirements and the way of life the person wishes to lead. Hence, making the right decision is extremely essential. An overall study of all the available paths is very important as this is that phase of your life which decides the way you lead yourself. Even if one has decided on something, there is nothing at loss in informing yourself about the other available options.
Before exploring the available choices, one must remember that whatever option one chooses, its the hardwork and the will of the person combined with interest that paves that final trail to success. Whatever decision, it should be made by you, for you , rather than yielding the hypocrisies of the society.
The Channels are : JOB, HIGHER STUDIES & STARTUPS
A majority of the engineering colleges offer campus placement drives. Several companies approach the college to interview the candidates and select among them the ones that can be assets to their company. Imagine having a job in hand even before you get that Engineer tag to your name! If your college has a good rapport and initiative for campus placement drive, in most likelihood you will end up getting an offer letter to lighten up your pocket as soon as you graduate in Engineering.
If applying for a job externally, the already available job opportunities give a variety of choices. It is necessary to aim high while keeping your horizons broad. Apart from this, other walk-in interviews are also recommended. Some major websites that can get you interviews are: www.recruitment360.com, www.naukari.com, www.shine.com among many others. It is very important to make your interviewers believe that you can be an asset to their company.
The first step towards this is building up a good CV. Make it a point to boast all your projects, competitions, internships, achievements, specialized area, etc. in your CV and you can also get it tailored by one of your professors.
This is a very good option as it pushes you right into the commerrcial world, all new with a degree in hand and money to take back home!
Not putting damper on your thoughts, but, it is demanding with minimal work experience, at times it gets very challenging to survive in cut throat competition coming from established and experienced business set ups and it definitely isn't the easiest way out. But if you have a million-dollar-idea and enough confidence and knowledge to implement it, Go right on!!
Being an entrepreneur doesn’t necessarily entail getting fancy MBA degrees under your belt. You could just as well venture into this field after you are done with engineering studies. And creating start-ups isn’t all that alien in the engineering colleges these days. Two of the most successful business
Flipkart, OYOrooms, FreeCharge, Ola, Brainheaetrs, Housing.com etc were founded by Engineers and IITians. Yours might be the next great start-up!
These were some of the conventional paths you can choose after engineering. Hopefully, this helped you analyze all the options and get on with one of your choice! Here's wishing you all the luck with you lives ahead!!!