What’s Next | Career

Do you think the things are falling apart and feel trapped in the vicious circle. The billion dollar question for teen these days is what to do next in life. To help you out in this dilemma, we have come up with the options which you can explore. The answer of this depends on lot of questions that you must ask yourself, research on, consult others, experiment and then see if you still feel to be a part of it. What is the purpose of your life. Do you just want to earn money but by just doing that you will be worn out sooner or later. Or do you want to do something that you can consider as passion and enjoy doing it all along, because if you like your work you won’t see whether it’s day or night. Are you ready to take risks. You are just growing up, if you fail even then you will have time to rise up and take another risk. Failure is just a part of learning, don’t be afraid to fail. A big question arises about whether your parents will allow you to take those risks. In that case, you need to take a step forward to convince your parents to let you do what you want. But before that, you should ask yourself why you want to do it. There is a difference between fantasy and reality. There is also dignity and respect associated with a particular career in particular society. People will come to become obstacle in your path and demotivate you. May be your peers are getting success and it will bother you somewhere, but you will have to keep calm and stay focussed on your goal, no matter what. You should be ready to pay what it takes to reach there. It’s easy said than done. First you need to decide. Can you put that much effort because if you really care you won’t set back and will do it at any cost. Be ready to come out of your comfort zone and learn something new each day. It’s about the way your life will take shape. Think about the big picture, i.e. how it is going to take shape with time. It is all going to make you self-reliant, independent and most of all what you want to do.


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What all you will need to achieve the same. You first need to search which course or field you want to pursue.

You can opt for counselling sessions, attend education fairs, and do extensive research on the internet. If interested, you can also explore opportunities outside India. Also, beware of fake institutions, offers and agencies which lure money from desperate aspirants. There are many scholarship opportunities like NTSE, NSTSE, KVPY, and numerous others. You need not even have to worry much for the course fees since loan options are there. In fact, these days many undergraduate students opt for loans and pay it once they start earning, this way you can bear all the study expenses on your own. You need to have hands on experience to give you confidence, to learn how to tackle issues, to give exposure and can even do some certifications side by side to enhance skill set. Start taking small steps each day to build your passion, initially it won’t give you results but in a long time it will, all you have to do is constant efforts and have patience. You don’t need to leave everything else behind to work towards your goal. Make your focus on your goal, make others part of your hobby, or as a part time job. In fact, you can even work as a freelancer or can start on your own after taking some experience. Look for a mentor who can help you out in your venture. There are even people available to fund your ideas but you should know how to present your idea and important of all, your idea must speak for itself.

Do extensive research and drill down at each step to look what all is there which can grab your interest and thus can help you focus on it, so that later on you don’t feel it to be a source of earning but a source of fuelling your passion. Look for the courses, subjects of interest, certifications, domain, industry, vertical, job profiles, related profession, required skills, specializations offered, entrance exams, admission process, fees, loan options, scholarships available, etc. Your profession can be a mix of technology, management, security, etc. i.e. a diverse skillset required to perform your job. For example, a Cybersecurity specialist will be involved in preventing online breeches, using technology for that and also leading a management role for the company at the same time. Similarly, you can go into particular domain or job by doing one of the courses. For instance, Product manager can be a management specialist or a technology specialist who is experienced enough. Similarly, Engineering management is to get essence of technical specialization with management.

Below is a brief list provided just to give the readers exposure and information which can be scrutinized further as per suitability. The renowned degrees or courses are BA, MA, B.Com, M.Com, BCA, MCA, BMS, MMS, BBA, LLB, LLM, B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA, MS, MBBS, BDS, B.Pharma, M.Pharma, B.Sc., M.Sc., B. Ed., M.Ed., PhD, B.Arch, Hotel Management, etc. The known entrance tests includes CAT, MAT, SNAP, CLAT, LSAT, SAT, IITJEE, BITSAT, GMAT, GRE, NEET, MCAT, AIPMT, SSC, SSB, Bank PO, AFCAT, NDA, IAS, IES, IRS, etc. The prestigious colleges or organizations are NSIT, IITs, IIMs, SPJIMR, ISRO, DRDO, NASA, Indian Army, and numerous others. The specializations offered involves Finance, Investment Portfolio, Marketing, Inventory Management, Banking, Insurance, Strategy, Planning, Operations, Economics, Business Analytics, Mining, Metallurgy, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, History Honours, Robotics, Architecture, etc. The readily acceptable professions are those of Engineer, Lawyer, Chartered Accountant, Teacher, Actuary, Dentist, Neurologist, Surgeon, Skin Specialist, Dermatologist, Soldier, Detective, etc.

Let’s take you through the varied and diversified information which is known to few people and can be further researched for more data, facts, figures, etc. as per the appropriateness.

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Profession Courses Entrance Exams Colleges
Archaeologist Bachelor of Arts/ M.A. in Archaeology Nehru Arts and Science College entrance exam St. Stephen’s College
Carving and Modeling

B.F.A. (Sculpture)

College Specific Process Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai
Chef BA in Culinary Arts College Specific Process Indian Culinary Institute
Fire Fighters Bachelor of Engineering (Fire) UPESEAT

Indian Institute of Fire Engineering

Historian B.A./ M.A. History, M.Phil in History UGC-NET exam in History University of Mumbai
Interior, Fashion Designing Bachelor of Design AIEED/ CEED/ UCEED National Institute of Design
Journalism Mass Communication IIMC Entrance Exam Indian Institute of Mass Communication
Librarian Master of Library and Information Science/ BLib UGC NET/SET/ SLET/ SAT/ ACT University of Calcutta
Luxury Management

MA in Fashion & Luxury Business Management

Make-up artist
Postgraduate diploma courses in Beauty Technology and Cosmetology
Internal Process

LTA School of Beauty


M.A. (Music)

Music Graduate Entrance Exam

Bengal Music College University of Calcutta
Navy Marine Engineering AIMNET International Maritime Institute (IMI) Delhi
Packaging Post-Graduation Diploma in Packaging IIP Entrance Exam Indian Institute of Packaging
Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts, B.F.A (Photography) College Specific Process Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

MCAT/ GRE Indian Institute of Psychology & Research
Sports BSc (PE, HE & Sports) MNSS Entrance Exam/ SMAT Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management
Travel and Tourism

Bachelor in Tourism

Delhi University Entrance Exam



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