Category Archives: career

Where are we heading for

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Whenever someone comes across a B.Tech student of fourth year , the first question that comes up is that ARE YOU PLACED ???…….. that’s the trend of the day ….. Even the students ….. may be of any year or any aspirant …… the only goal that he has in his mind is to get placed somewhere …… Last week when I encountered one of my junior’s parent during the counseling , the first question he asked was ,”What is the placement of this college like ?” …..

I , by no means , am suggesting that one should not go for jobs and just sit blankly at home ….. The question that frequently comes in my mind is that is getting placed the sole aim why one becomes engineer ….. Obviously no one wants to be unemployed ….. but why is everyone satisfied with the same 9 to 9 job in some multinationals …. Same 3 – 4 lac package ….. working under someone else and then getting retired after some time ….. there exists another land beyond the horizon which we don’t want to see ….

There are still a few things left that Google can’t search, software can’t solve and mortals don’t understand. One such mystical thing is the perfect career. When it comes to something as important as your career, there is plenty of advice on offer and yet, there really is no sure shot at success.

When we study in schools our teachers and parents tell us constantly that study hard if you want to be employed or else you will become a rickshaw wala ….. the impression that these continuous reminders have on our mind is that job is the ultimate aim …….. and getting a job somewhere means success …..

Then we come to the college ….. and if we don’t get what we really desired ( that being IIT in every engineer’s case) , suddenly we develop a mindset that we are in a second grade university and from here we can go to a certain level only …. not at the top ……. And then we just make our mind to complete engineering somehow and then our life will be settled …… Engineering is a lot more than just getting a job …… and even engineering is not the end of the road ……

Engineering is about structured thinking while professional life is full of unstructured situations.

I want to do MBA because I yearn for recognition. And no matter how good you are at tech, the plain and simple fact is that techies don’t get recognition. Can you name the most successful software engineer in india ??

Our thinking is what makes a difference …… there is a famous quote ,” Sapne dekhoge tabhi wo pure honge.” ….. very true …… I don’t want to follow the same path as the majority does …. To become a prominent member in the society whom everyone knows is what one should always strive ….. there is only one person at the top and until one gets there , the constant effort to rise higher and higher should be maintained ……

One real – life example that I have come across is that of one of my uncle’s buddy ….. He is a pass out from IIM Ahmedabad , topmost business institute of India ….. many would think that if you get into IIMs your life is set and you just need to go through two years of post graduation and you are done …. But he did not seem to think that way ….. after passing out he appeared in GMAT and he is now at Havard University ….. that clearly solidifies the fact that nothing is final …..

The desire to be different is what sets one apart from commoners ….. I may not achieve my dream at the end ….. that’s too one of the possibility ….. but atleast in future I will not regret the fact that I did not put the effort that was needed …… atleast the word “IF” will be cancelled out from my life …… atleast I would be satisfied that I did what I wanted to ….. long way to go though …… but I am ready for that ……

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Days of uncertainity

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As the days were ticking by I was getting more and more confused whether to drop and prepare for another year………Every person meeting me marked my mind with one or the other suggestion……

Deep inside me I knew that preparing for another year will demand complete dedication and that is the thing which I was sure I wont do , for sure……..

And there were my friends……my best friend Sanchit…..not selected anywhere……but still , was the happiest of them lot…..he didnt even knew what course he has to opt for…….one of those happy go lucks……..Pranay , my brightest friend came in extended list in IIT …… he had started preparing for the next year’s entrance …..and others…..everyone was in mid air……

And then came day for counselling……first glimpse of UPTU administration…….That day was indeed very very long……7 hours in the que…..then came the turn……hats off to UPTU……

Next day………I got the allottment letter……….and guess what ….. the trade was not CS ….. it was EC…..and the college was RKGIT……..whose name i heard for the first time two days back…….Ah!..life was indeed taking me somewhere i didnt knew the route of….

End Of my School Life

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Now after all the toil for the whole year it was time for results ……. As I always say “Exams always end up in an excellent way…..Its only the results that get spoiled“……

Seeing the intermediate results , i was ecstatic since i did hit the 90 mark . But then came the entrance results and BAZOOKA ……. not selected in IIT….neither in BITS…..27K in AIEEE…..and 5K in UPTU……all the movies , matches and time spent online last year did payed off….God bless bollywood , cricket and orkut…..

I have always been a computer guy….and I spend loads of time on my notebook…..and have never been a hard working boy…..

Now , as the counselling date was approaching i could see my fate taking me towards that university whom I loathed all the year ….. UPTU ……