Completed BE, What Next?
In India you are not judged by what you have studied but what you do after you complete your education. The society is more concerned about the job and pay you get after education and not the intellectual property you have earned.
What have you thought about doing next? M.Tech? OR MBA? OR a job? Even if you have decided on something, it is advisable to explore the other options lying in front of you. It’s a truth never discussed or told. We prefer keeping silent and let things happen only to cry later about the mistakes we made. Before exploring any option, You must have asked yourself this question a lot of times at some point or the other in your life.
I believe there are 3 basic career path for any Graduate:
Option 1 – Grab a Job.
Option 2 – Start up a business.
Option 3 – Go for Higher studies.
1. Get a JOB –
a. Get selected in the campus interviews
Already bored of studying? Then getting selected in a decent company visiting your campus seems a good option. If you don’t have any intentions of studying further, or at least immediately after B. Tech, you can opt for a job. This is considered to be a safer option where you get time to decide which field you want to stick to-Technical or you want to shift your core interest area from technical to management to some other stream.
There are various short term courses and diploma courses you can opt for after your B.Tech. It can be a certificate course in software technology, Development, protocol testing etc. or a diploma course in any specific domain.Such courses are generally job oriented and serve as a bridge between what you know and what the industry expects you to know in order to absorb you into their organization.Upgrade your skills by joining an premium technical institutes to increase the probability of selection.
2. Set up your own business
Do you have dreams of being a job provider? Always wanted to be your own boss? Then starting something of your own is a great option. But before you think about it you need to be sure about your options. Start up is trending more as a fashion then a career option. Being your own boss does not mean you can ignore work and life would be easy. Starting your venture and making it succeed would be the toughest of all the things you can do. It will have ups and downs every new day. Maybe you would not get any client for the whole year. Be ready for the challenges and immense learning if you are determined to be an entrepreneur. This is the road less travelled.
3. Go for an M.Tech /MBA/M.E degree
If you studied engineering out of passion and not because you were forced by your parents or just for sake of doing it, then MTech/M.E is a good option.
Always felt like you are a manager and want to see yourself in a business suit in some MNC? Probably you have a fascination for MBA too.
Remember, if you want to worry about what people think about you or what people will think about you if you do this or that, then there is a problem! What should ideally matter is how you see yourself. Do you respect the person you are? If yes, you are on the right path!