What should I do after my graduation

After graduationA question which hampers sleep of most of you. It also hampered mine. It is better to get an answer for this then to ignore the question. The question may be difficult to answer but answer to the same can make your life and decide your fate. Usually it’s human tendency to run away from questions which bother them and doesn’t have a clear answer. This can lead to trouble. Its better you sleep over it and get a solution for the same so that you get a clear picture of where you are and where you want to head towards.

“It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.”

I will try to help you to get answer for the same. It is very important to know each and every career aspect in your field. Once you are aware about it you can evaluate the same. It is very important to know each and every possible career path in your stream as at times it happens that we are unaware about some of the possible courses and in future we regret of not selecting the same.

Courses after completing Bachelor’s –

Commerce graduate –                            

  • A. – Chartered Accountancy course helps you to become certified auditor. This course helps in preparing accounts for companies and authenticates the same.
  • S. – Company Secretary Course helps you to become high caliber professionals facilitating good Corporate Governance.
  • ICWA –ICWA helps you to develop among the students the necessary skills required to apply theoretical knowledge of cost and management accounting to practical situations in different professional fields.
  • B.A. – The core courses in an MBA program which cover various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources and operations in a manner most relevant to management analysis and strategy

Science Graduate –

  • M- Pharm – This degree helps you to get specialized knowledge in Pharmacy. It gives you in-depth knowledge of drug and helps you in understanding its ingredients.
  • M-E. –Master of engineering helps you understand different engineering products and how to utilize them and make the best out of it.
  • D. – The post graduate degree courses offered in various medical subjects lead to the degree of MD, MS, DM or MCh. The surgical courses lead to the degree of MS or MCh whereas the courses related to medicine lead to the degree of MD or DM.

Importance of selecting a good career path:-

  • It decide you future success or failure.
  • Helps in developing skills for your successful career.
  • Prepare you to enter corporate world which is different from social world.
  • Makes you confident for your future course of action.
  • Helps creating passion for your profession.

Few Examples of successful people who selected the right course and attained zenith-

Warren Buffet {Berkshire Hathaway} –In 1947 Buffett entered the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He studied there for two years and joined the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. He then transferred to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln where at nineteen; he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. After being rejected by Harvard Business School, Buffett enrolled at Columbia Business School after learning that Benjamin Graham taught there. He earned a Master of Science in economics from Columbia in 1951. Buffett also attended the New York Institute of Finance.


“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

MukeshAmbani {Reliance Industries} –He received his BE degree in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga.Mukesh later enrolled for an MBA at Stanford University but dropped out to help his father build Reliance, which at the time was still a small but fast growing enterprise.

““I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.”- MukeshAmbani

Jeff Bezos {Amazon} – Bezos often displayed scientific interests and technological proficiency; he once rigged an electric alarm to keep his younger siblings out of his room. The family moved to Miami, Florida, where he attended Miami Palmetto Senior High School. While in high school, he attended the Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida, receiving a Silver Knight Award in 1982. He was high school valedictorianand was a National Merit Scholar. He attended Princeton University, intending to study physics, but soon returned to his love of computers and graduated summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in electrical engineering and computer science. While at Princeton, he was elected to the honor societies Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. He also served as the President of the Princeton chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.

“Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.”

Being on flight with Chennai Super kings team players gives me a good opportunity to learn from few of them and share their experience with you as well. Here I would like to share experience of Performance analyst of CSK team. Lakshminarayan, is associated with CSK. He did his Bachelors of Mathematics from Jain school, Chennai. He wanted to do MBA from a top B-School but due to family circumstances he could do it, and ended up taking a job in Sports Mechanics India PVT LTD. He was very clear about his love for cricket and wanted to do something related to it. He worked hard and found out an answer that he is good in Analysis and he can relate technology to cricket. He started working on it and became part of the same. The best thing about him was he was clear on what he wanted to do and was passionate about it. This made him successful. He was associated with Indian under 19 world cup team 2008, which we won. He was also associated with CSK in two of the IPL victories.

The above examples show how the professional have selected right career path and have attained zenith in the same. Similarly if we choose right career path then we can also do good in our career and attain zenith in the same.

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” (Thomas A. Edison)

Contributed By : Kandarp Gandhi, Class of 2014, IBS Mumbai

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