In the third and fourth year of their graduation course, students start getting worried about what to do after completing graduation. While some students know exactly what career option to choose and how to built a best professional career, some got confused.
There are many career opportunities waiting for you after completion of your graduation which you might not know. You need to catch some knowledge regarding various fields available for you and spend some time learning the new skills required in these fields. You must always have a clear vision of what you want to do in your life. It can help you to choose a relevant career option.
Now we talk about those options which you can consider after completing your Graduation in Engineering. There are basically five main options according to the trends out there. These are – Professional courses, Higher Studies, Job, Civil Services and Entrepreneurship.
Let’s study in detail about these fields:
1. Job after graduation (B.Tech):
Most of the engineering graduate student opt for job after completion of their graduation. Job opportunities are outstanding after engineering.
Engineering colleges have a dedicated placement cell that works towards getting the campus placement for their students. It is beneficial to get a job in a company through campus placements. So, try to be selected for job during campus placement. After B.Tech, mostly students are hired by private companies like Wipro, TCS and a lot more in order to get relevant experience. After your college, you also have an option to choose a job in the government sector on the basis of your graduate degree.
After B.Tech students can also take up technical jobs in Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) by qualifying the GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering. A few PSUs such as SAIL, ISRO, DRDO, and BARC conduct their own exams to choose students for entry-level jobs. So going for the GATE can be a major advantage for you.
Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam, also known as Engineering Services Examination, is a national level enrollment exam. This exam is coordinated by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This exam is organized to select candidates for engineering posts under the Government of India to meet its technical requirements. Hence, the IES exam is considered one of the most toughest examinations in the country. It has three main stages – IES Preliminary, IES Main and Personality Test. More than 2 Lakh students appear in this exam every year.
2. Higher Studies (M.Tech/M.S./MBA):
If you could not get a good job during campus placements or after college, then you can always go for higher education to increase your chances of a job.
But it is generally seen that very few people are involved in higher education. As far as further studies are concerned, the next step is to select a relevant postgraduate level professional degree program provided by engineering colleges. Student’s first most preferring option is M.Tech, if they want to pursue their studies in India.
For getting selected for M.Tech programs offered by top engineering colleges like IITs and NITs, students have to appear for Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) examination. Many universities also conduct their own admission test for this purpose.
Many students want to do an MBA to earn a management degree after completion of their engineering course. A graduate management degree is an outstanding contribution in the personal, as well as professional aspirations of students. An MBA degree after engineering is treated profitable in terms of salary.
Engineers with good technical skills get bored in a few years, doing the same activities in companies, and without a management acknowledgment. A degree in MBA gives you more exposure and helps you receiving more in very less time.
In India, IIMs are considered as the most prominent business schools. They take admission through Common Admission Test (CAT) which is organized by IIMs. The result of CAT 2018 shows that it is influenced by engineers. In CAT 2018, as many as 20 candidates have scored overall 100 percentile and these all the 20 candidates were engineers.
So doing an MBA from a reputable engineering college is always a better option.
3. Study & Settle Abroad:
If we talk about other options than studying abroad is one of the trendy things nowadays. Many students go to foreign countries like Germany, Canada, USA, Australia, UK, etc, for getting a M.S. or Master of Science degree.
An MS course enhances your understanding of a field through a zero level subject analysis. You must have to clear TOEFL/IELTS (English proficiency tests) and GRE to get scholarships for MS programs. In present times, most of the foreign universities are offering postgraduate courses at economical costs and also many banks are providing study loans for higher studies.
4. Civil Services:
Every Indian at an early or later stage in his life dreams to be a Civil Servant as IAS officer because this is the most reputed job and carries a lot of obligation. Studies and surveys show that around 25% of candidates cracking the IAS exam are engineers.
Each year count of engineers those are appearing in this exam increases frequently. Every year at least one or two toppers among the top 10 ranks are engineers. Civil Services is not just about cracking an exam and then clearing an interview, it judges you on everything you can think of, who you are and what you stand for.
It is the backbone of India. Although corporate jobs may offer the best of salaries and facilities, a majority of engineering aspirants still hunger for entry in the prestigious Indian Civil Services held by the UPSC.
According to the 65th Annual Report of the Union Public Service Commission, in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) more than half of the candidate qualifying exam comprise of engineers.
Entrepreneurship is the best career option for you if you have a unique business idea and some money to devote in your business. Entrepreneurship is all about opportunity. Entrepreneurship is the most new thing if you want to be a job provider. Do not consider it as an option if you thought of becoming popular and rich in very less time using this, Entrepreneurship requires vision and proper management.
Starting your own business and making it beneficial for you would be the toughest of all the things you can do. Also, It becomes more competitive with minimal work experience. So do not start a startup just to impress someone or to be rich in very little time. Every action requires a specific limit of time to give the appropriate result. Give some time to your action, then the result will definitely come positive.
There is lot of career opportunities available after completing graduation in engineering. You have to analyze your own talent and find a suitable job according to your interest. Always stay in touch with your seniors and friends because they can provide you a better consultation from their own experience to select your dream job.