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Key CI Messages for Students:

Discover Who You Are

Continually develop your interests, abilities, and passion; and use them to contribute meaningfully to society through your future professions.

Everyone has a set of unique attributes. The more you know about what you value, what you are interested in, and what you are good at, the more likely you will be able to make good choices in your education and career explorations.

Navigate Pathways with Confidence

Learn more about the world of work, education, and career pathways that you can choose. Many pathways are worth taking, and there are opportunities for continuous learning and recognition.
You can take pride in and add value to any job.
Appreciate that each one of us can make the choice to perform our jobs to a high professional standard, and contribute to the bigger outcome.

Make Informed Decisions and Own Them

Make considered decisions about your education and career plans, and take positive steps to embark on them.
Make decisions based on your interests, attributes, and aspirations, while considering current and future career opportunities. Take ownership of your goals, and take steps towards fulfilling them.

Keep Learning. Be Resilient.

Develop 21st century competencies, values, and workplace readiness skills to be adaptable and resilient.
To thrive in a globalised economy and navigate meaningfully, you must: Establish sound values;
Seize every opportunity to develop transferable soft skills such as: cross-cultural communication skills, problem-solving skills, and team work; Inculcate an appreciation for the value of all occupations and how they contribute to the well- functioning of society;
Continually develop workplace readiness skills such as literacy, numeracy, and technical skills throughout life.

What am I going to do after Engineering?

 With the approaching end of a semester, you i.e., the soon-to-be graduate will be faced with another difficult question “What am I going to do after Engineering?” After undergoing the gruelling path of JEE and other engineering entrance examinations, you are yet again placed on a crossroad. Each individual has different plans and aspirations and the selection of what they aspire to be in the future should be done accordingly. This will be the time when you will be deciding where you want to be in the future. Careers Impressions has compiled important things you can follow after completing your Engineering degree to provide you a clearer picture of how things will be. Look them up before you decide about “What am I going to do after Engineering”, and then get going in full swing.

1. Campus Placement:

This is the best option if you have no interest in pursuing further studies. Campus Placements is a common phenomenon in most good engineering institutes. Apply for the placement offers that are available in the campus and more important prepare well for them. Try to stick to those jobs which interest you while keeping in mind the field of engineering you would later on want to make your mark in. Campus placements for engineering students are on the rise every year with high packages being offered to those candidates with above average performance during their college day.

2. Plan Out Your Further Studies by Specializing ie. M.E/M.Tech: 

Pursuing your further studies is another option to choose after completing your Engineering studies. M.E/ M.Tech are the next step that allows you to select your field of expertise and excel in it. Specialization in a particular field is provided to the students which later on will provide an edge during job interviews. To pursue M.E/ M.Tech studies in the top engineering institutes such as IITs. NITs and CFTIs, the undergraduate students will have to attempt and qualify Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). The examination of GATE is held annually for admissions into the M.E/M.Tech courses offered by the top engineering institutes of India. Of course, there are private universities as well as some states that offer post-graduation through their own engineering entrance exams.

3. Shift over to the Business Side i.e., MBA:

Have you ever felt that engineering was never your true call? It is never too late to switch over to what you feel is the right path for you. Alternately you could be one of those people who feel that management knowledge will equip you better in your chosen career path. If management and business has ever been interesting then you should consider pursuing MBA. Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) is also a largely pursued course in India and has a lot of scope. Fields such as HR, Marketing, Digital Marketing, International Relations, Sales and more are some of the well-known and preferred
specializations. CAT (Common Admission Test) is the entrance exam that the students will have to qualify for admissions into IIMs and other leading institutes. Other examinations are XAT(Xavier's), NMAT, SNAP, CMAT, TISS, IRMA and more.

4. Diploma Courses:

Pursuing diploma courses is another alternative which will be available for B.E/B.Tech graduates. If a full M.E/ M.Tech course is not your cup of tea, then you can always opt for short term courses or diplomas to add some specialized educational qualification to your resume. Courses such as embedded technology, VLSI, robotics, ethical hacking, protocol testing, machine designing and more are some specialized courses to name a few. These short term courses and diplomas are usually job oriented and will be helpful while applying for jobs in different industries.

5. Study Abroad:

It is no secret that facilities provided by the foreign Universities are better than those that are available here. If your wish is to explore and experience an entirely new culture while studying then going abroad is the best option for you. Along with studies, you can also check the various fellowships in research and development category available abroad. There are many scholarships provided for full or half funding of the education too. Apply for all available scholarships. For admission abroad, you will be required to have qualified some examinations like GRE, TOEFL and more.

6. Be your Own Boss - Entrepreneurship: 

Starting off your own business is also a great option after completing your B.E/B.Tech. This option lets you have the freedom to express your creativity and ideas. However, this path is not all sunshine and rainbows. Starting your own business will require a lot of hard work. There will be frequent challenges as well as ups and downs to overcome. There are 50-50 chances of either succeeding or failing in your own business. Moreover it will require a certain amount of financial backup. Check the pros and cons before you plunge into this option.

7.Crack the Civil Service Examination:

One of the toughest examination of our country, the Civil Service Exam falls under the category of the most attempted examinations. For engineering graduates, there is the IES in addition to the civil services one. If you feel that a government job will provide you with much better facilities and a safeguarded future, then start preparing for the civil service examinations. You will face a tough competition ahead but with a hardworking mindset, the job can be done. After the examination, an interview will be conducted which you will have to qualify before proceeding for training.

8. Serve your country: 

Always been the patriotic one? Take this opportunity to join the Indian Army/Navy/Air Force or any other wing. Apply for AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) which can land you up as a technical staff in the defence wing. The facilities provided for defence staff are good and the pay scale too while fulfilling your passion to serve the country.   

9. Keep Options Open –

If you feel that neither M.E/ M.Tech nor MBA is your calling then there are always more options open that can be pursued. There are many options open in the field of Research if you are full of innovative and practical ideas. Check out the programmes for these and find out what it is that you actually want to pursue and which will benefit you greatly in your future. Switching courses after graduation can be quite hectic but is not impossible. If you truly feel that your heart and mind lies with another option then you should pursue it.

10. Bring a Change to the World: 

If you feel that just mindlessly pursuing a course is not what you want from life and wish to bring a change, then start working for a Non-Governmental Institute (NGO). By working or starting out your own NGO, you will be able to provide a change to all the underprivileged people in this country. Through this option, you will be able to apply your technical theories and skills to innovate the lives of the underprivileged masses.  

11. Follow your Dreams: 

If none of the options given above attract you then it is time to abandon everything and to follow your dreams. Take the challenge and try to combine your profession with your passion. Music, dance, photography, painting or any other talent or passion of yours can be grown and changed into your profession. There will be some challenges faced by you if you follow this path, however, you will be left with no regrets about pursuing something you love to do. These are just some few options you will be able to select from after completing your graduation in B.E/B.Tech. This will be a huge decision in your life so remember to decide carefully before taking the next step. Follow your dreams and make the best of the bright future ahead of you. 

What are the career options available after Post graduation?

Enhance the existing career: Some of you are already employed and are seeking an enhancement in your current industry. You might be happy with your company and may be tenured. But if you are looking for growth within the same organization than a post graduate degree comes in handy. Along with your post graduation degree if you can do a quick certification course in your field it will help you immensely.
Inform your HR about your new certification and submit your post graduate credentials. Very often the recruitment process leans on existing employees for the next level. People with experience and the necessary education are often preferred for that general management or people management role. Make your intent clear and apply for the next role that will help you to grow professionally and financially.

 Post graduation courses by reputed colleges and universities have campus recruitment and job placements guaranteed. Perform your best and you could be working for a top notch organization with a fat salary at the start of your career. Candidates that directly land a management positions is not unheard of these days. You do not have to work your way up as the majority does.
If a job placement is guaranteed, then make full use of that clause to secure your career. Some of the post graduation courses offer job placement in your last semester for a project evaluation. Put in your best performance so that the management of the company is impressed with you and express intent to continue your job with them.

 The dream of every common man. A government job offers you that much coveted security unlike a private sector one. The lifelong pension scheme and health scheme offered by the government makes a government job attractive.
There are various examinations conducted by the government sector. A post graduate can opt for Public sector banks, Insurance companies such as LIC, IAS (Indian Administrative service), PCS (Public and commercial service), Railways. You can also opt for multitude of job positions in Defense, Postal service, Police and Medicine.
It is a common notion that getting through these exams is a difficult proposition. But with the right coaching and approach your dream of a government job may just become a reality. There are various organizations and institutes that offer rigorous coaching for these exams.

Private sector jobs or the MNC jobs are the most popular among the youth today. They offer a high salary package, career growth options and an effusive work culture that can aid in your personality development too. Some of the popular options are listed below.

The IT industry offers a host of career options for post graduates. These organizations look for candidates with a post  graduate degree  as Project managers, People Managers who are capable  of  handling large teams for both on shore and off shore locations . You can expect to jump start your career in a foreign location in an IT organization.

The banking sector requires a well-qualified workforce for their widespread operations. You can opt for positions like Branch manager, Operations manager, Sales Manager or a Marketing manager which require candidates with a post-graduation degree.

A highly lucrative career option and it is a known fact that certain high reputed organization in Telecom and FMCG opt only for candidates for a managerial position with a post-graduation degree which is most likely an MBA degree from a reputed institute. Candidates are offered high remuneration which the ordinary employees can only earn after years of experience .Career growth is quick in this profile if you have what it takes to be a successful market strategist.

This is another popular option among the youngsters. If you looking for a world of experience, foreign travel and high standard of living then this is an option tailor made for you. Although this industry requires back breaking work that involves the night shift culture, it offers a gamut of career options especially in management.
Mid- level managers and senior managers are required to handle the reins of the organization in a highly competitive market that seeks professionals with a post graduate degree. Salaries offered is attractive and comes with added perks like foreign travel and health insurance benefits .Some of the organizations offer lucrative salaries to attract  the right talent.

Digital marketing is an emerging area and has plenty of job opportunities available. For those who love desk jobs and still want excitement in life this is the best field to be in. The industry is so dynamic that everything you learn today becomes obsolete three years down the line. To set yourself apart and grow faster you need to be constantly updated on latest changes in industry. And this is what makes the field more exciting. You can earn anything between INR 20,000 – 50,000 just after post graduation. However with experience you can definitely make it big.

Every organization has Finance department that oversees the working capital and operational expenditure. The profitability of an organization largely depends on a strong finance team. Recruitment usually is concentrated on candidates who have a post graduate degree in Finance /CS/ CA/ CFA/CWA.

This is one of the emerging popular career options that promise the stability and ability to work in both technical and non-technical organizations. The candidate has to have a post-graduation degree in Human resources and reputed organizations have roles in managerial capacity for positions as recruitment manager, Training managers and Learning & Development managers.

A post graduate degree in any stream is prized abroad as college education is expensive and very few people opt for a college education in western countries. Therefore there is a dearth of professional workforce and most of the organizations recruit candidates despite being not a natural citizen of that particular country. A post graduate degree with the necessary communication skills will win you that dream job abroad.

 If you still want to pursue further studies then the next option is to have a doctorate degree or PhD as it is popularly known. Reputed institutes offer these courses and the duration is 2- 3 years. If you have an undergraduate degree in medicine, engineering and law, you can directly opt for an entrance exam for a doctorate degree. Entry for these courses is always through an entrance exam.

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