Post by - Vidhi Shah | Team Brainheaters
Prepare yourself today to compete with the fast pace of the world tomorrow.
How many students graduate each year, dreams of earning big, gifting themselves for all that hard work through the years? Out of all the throngs of engineers, how many actually make it big in the corporate world and keep up with the unrealistic pace? Not many. So, what's that factor, that crucial factor which differentiates two grads who have gained the same knowledge?
Even after graduating from full time courses, not all new grads falter at interviews, unable to answer seemingly basic questions, unable to communicate proficiently. The knowledge that college and universities impart might help gain technical knowledge and help in the outside world, but only until a certain point. But, what about the practical aspect? When we enter into the competition in the corporate world, we need to evolve ourselves more than just how or what we were in our educational years.
Preparing yourself for the outside world is that factor that distinguishes the above-average engineers from the common-engineers. Listed below are some of the factors that might make you appear beneficial to those super-dream companies:
1. Nurturing Creativity:
Most of the colleges concentrate on the scores of the students in the exams. It's not surprising that a college focuses on adhering the syllabus and writing exams. This makes it difficult to nurture the creativity in the students at that crucial stage. It is important that students concentrate on this aspect as much as they do on exams.
Companies want engineers who can think creatively,can have a strong opinion and give inputs to the team rather than those who can just complete the allotted work in time.
2. Tackling Problems:
In college, nobody cares whether you can solve the problems life throws at you. The only focus is on increasing their CGPA to impress the potential future employers! Employers may be impressed to a certain level by your grandiose performance. But, they need an employee who can thrive in real-life challenges and emerge from them successfully. None of the 40-50 subjects taught in the four years prepares you for the challenges in life. You have to do it yourself!
Surviving in the same environment for as long as you remember? Obviously, being studying since so many years, students have never had to come out of their shell, never having experienced any outside apart from their institutions through these years. But, the outside world is different, and difficult. If you have never experienced any other environment, you are sure to feel way out of place in the corporate world. This may be the factor that keeps you from giving your best because you're too bust trying to adapt to the new world. Meeting with diverse people with diverse backgrounds, fro different places! Companies need people who can adapt to new surroundings relatively easily.
4. Building Relationships:
It is really important to be able to build your own professional network. Unfortunately, that isn't a part of the college curriculum! Success in the corporate world depends hugely on your professional relationships and networks. They are not just one-time-meetings. Companies are biased towards people who can maintain these relationships for long terms. Hence, it is imperative to be able to communicate and form bonds with new people and understand them.
This were some factors which help you climb up from just dream companies to super-dream companies. Trying to incorporate them at an early stage in life helps a long way in the corporate world.