What are your Unconventional Career options after Engineering?
To those who have landed on this post might already be occupied with a thought - what next? What next after engineering? Did you consider of pursuing higher education or are you only focusing on getting placed in a company and starting a professional career? Think through, is it a job you want to move on with or higher study attracts you more? Ok, wait. Before indulging yourself in the ocean of thoughts, sit down and start making a career list. Don’t worry, getting a job is easy, but doing what you want to and making a career out of it is the actual game.
Let’s explore the unique career options after engineering-
Do you remember, the first year of engineering when you had an ambition of qualifying the most lucrative examination in an engineer’s career, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering? Well, time is not yet over, with determination and dedication, you can still qualify GATE’s. Even a decent cut-off mark can secure you with a good PSU job! And who knows, studying hard and smart can actually provide you with a good college for Masters!
This is one of the top-notch higher education programmes that most engineering students go for after completing their graduation. There are many entrance exams you can choose to sit for. Exams like CAT (Common Aptitude Test), XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test), SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test), NMAT (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Aptitude Test), MAT (Management Aptitude Test) can guarantee you with a management career in a reputed institution. While not qualifying in any of these institutes does not count as an end to your career, many other business schools and management colleges are there for you to choose from and pursue your management career.
When considered as a career option, studying abroad has been the highlight mark in the resume of an individual and has done wonders to many professional careers. There are many online examinations which would guide you into some of the world’s top postgraduate schools. While qualifying GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) can benefit you in pursuing Master’s degree in the US. If you want to go abroad and study MBA, GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is the examination to qualify for. Examination like IELTS and TOEFL are also important for admission in top universities of the world.
During engineering, many spend their time thinking on starting something. But if you are a passionate engineer, you could actually turn this ‘something’ into reality. Engineers do have the knack of becoming entrepreneurs and it is always better to start immediately after the completion of graduation. You have the idea of starting something new and who knows, your start-up plan might be the world changing one? Do thorough research before starting and read a lot about successful start-ups to have an overall knowledge on how to build yours.
While you did study engineering but you are not interested in working for a private firm and you want to give your career a boost with a job in the government sector. For that it is needless to say that you need to get admission to a good training institute with a successful track record in guiding students to government jobs. You can opt for the posts like IES or IAS and for that you need to start preparing from day one. There are many other exams such as Bank PO’s, Indian Railways, UPSC, SSC, BHEL, BEL, Coal India, HPCL, IOCL, ONGC, Power Grid, SAIL and many more to look for. A little hard work and a lot of determination will surely do it for you.
Remember, sometimes moving ahead in life implies to take turns. Otherwise, if you always move straight, you are going to wind-up bumping to a dead end. Always have an open-mind for success!