Career: A Riddle or Ridicule

It is that time of the year again, when millions of college students are stuck in the crossroads of their life and career. With the academic year coming to an end
, the final year students are left with no choice but to get ready to step into a brand new world of jobs and career. Each summer, the final year students have to take a decision whether to continue with their studies or take up a job.

After school, the first thing we think upon is to get settled. We get into a college, start shaping our academics, get full control of our lives. Its only during these times that people deviate from their own goals. It is that phase where dedication, skill and hard work is not all, you just cant procrastinate your future.

The imperishable facet of the 4th year is the uncertainty that lurks around the individual the whole year. “Do I look like a person they will prefer to hire?” “What if I don’t get placed? Maybe I should sit for the off campus placements!” ‘Should I focus on placements or aim for GRE, M.Tech, MBA exams?”. Too confusing right? These are some of the demo versions of the horror movies that haunt the student day and night. Funnily enough its now that you got to use your brains to choose whats right for you.

The beginning is always exhausting and merrymaking at the same time. New friends, new courses, new life. Its like a reel life teen movie turning into a real life one. No one tells you what life has in store for you.During the second year, simply start introspecting by zeroing your interests and your goals. And for this proper time management is the only tool. Start inculcating a healthy reading habit. Maintain a proper diet and start exploring the various options. There’s a big world out there you have no idea about. Seventh semester is the time when students actually wake up from their long sleep of exhilaration and start competing for placements or take up a coaching course.

While one has to excel in the academics, the success in two other scenarios – placements or qualifying competitive exams- prove to be crucial as well. And to reach this milestone it is important that the student is in a position to prepare his mindset. A little bit of planning goes a long way in achieving the desired results.

Its rightly said after all,

“ There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.”

-Parveen Sultana

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