Seven Best Sought After Career Options After Engineering
Explore the seven best career options after engineering in this article...
As the 4-year journey approaches towards its end, each one of us - ‘the soon to be graduates’ are faced with a big dilemma - “WHAT DO I DO AFTER Engineering?” This question makes all of us worry. Once again we are placed at the crossroad. Since each of us has different individuality, different passion, different aspirations, hence the road you choose must be your decision solely based on your interests and goals. The world is open to several opportunities. Grab the one that suits you best.
To provide you a crystal clear picture Job is yours has come up with not only those opportunities but also the relevant details like what it takes to be there, its future aspects, etc.
Job after Engineering
Getting a job just after Engineering is best for you if you really want to stick to your field and make a mark in it. Or you have no interest in pursuing any higher studies. Either campus or off campus, engineers get a high package job meeting their desires. Refer very fruitful article: How to get campus placed.
If you still feel like you are not up to mark for placement, you can join some finishing school programmes, job oriented courses, diploma courses, certificate courses, etc. Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Excel PTP, Department of Electronic Science and Integrated Circuit and Information Technology (ICIT), Central Institute of Tool Design, etc. are few among such institutes.
Specialization in your field of Engineering
Planning specialization like M. Tech or MS after Engineering can be a good choice if you want to select your field of expertise and excel in it
Master of Technology (M. Tech): Pursuing Masters from esteemed universities like IITs, NITs, CFTIs etc. is absolute worth. These help to provide an edge in interviews. If you missed your chance to get into your dream college during undergraduate, it comes to your rescue. These esteemed universities provide admission on the basis of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). And of course, there are some private universities who conduct their respective entrance tests.
Master of Science (MS): There is no doubt in the fact that foreign universities provide far better facilities at affordable costs. Also, banks provide good educations loans to study abroad. Only you need to qualify exams like GRE and IELTS / TOEFL, etc depending upon the university. Many foreign universities provide 100% scholarships. Details regarding these scholarships can be obtained from websites like daad (for Germany), etc.
If you feel like engineering was never your true call, it's not too late to switch over. Shifting to Business side becomes a good alternative even as it exponentially augments your packages. IIMs are considered to be most prestigious ones in India, for which you need to qualify Common Admission test. Few other exams are XAT(Xavier's), NMAT, SNAP, CMAT, TISS, IRMA, etc
If you really have got some very unique idea and a unique way to implement it, you can try it after Engineering. There are numerous companies, personalities, firms and even Government out there to invest in really good ideas.
This lets you be your own boss. But this is not all sunshine and rainbows as there are equal probabilities of success and failure. Refer our very insightful article to know more about the enthusiasm of starting your own company: Will Joining a Multi-National Company satiates your desire?
Serve Your Nation
If you are filled up with patriotism, you can use this as your opportunity.
Civil services: One of the most esteemed jobs of the country, being an IAS, it itself carries numerous responsibilities. Corporate jobs may give a lot of bank balance, but this government job still holds its value above them. Apart from UPSC exams, engineers can even attempt for IES.
Joining Army/Navy/Air Force: Here while displaying patriotism, you get a good amount and respect. You can be a technical staff in any wing by applying for AFCAT, etc
Research and Fellow Programmes
There are also few programmes like research and fellowships for undergraduate students after Engineering. If you have innovative and practical ideas, it could really be a great option for you. You can even try some fellowship programmes provided by IIMs. A few IIMs offers around 4 years Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) for those having an excellent track record in academics. A stipend of INR 30,000-40,000/- is also paid during the course. And, mostly IIMs don't charge any tuition fee for them.
The government of India, under Prime Minister Fellowship scheme, is also promoting higher education to best engineering talent, by offering a handsome stipend to pursue Ph.D. right after their B. Tech. For more details of the scheme visit: Prime Minister Fellowship Scheme
Fulfill your passion
If none of these choices attract you, then you must try to combine your profession with passion. It can be anything be it dance, singing, acting, photography, painting, designing, etc. All you need to find out what interests you and how it can be utilized to earn profits.
Taking the road after Engineering is one of the most important decisions in life as all what you do to earn profits in life largely depends on it. Give yourself enough time, consider all aspects, make a decision, and a wise. And lastly, Buckle up your preparations.
All the best!!