14 March 2016

Career plan for students : High school to post graduate

Student's career planning starts from high school till college and after also further studies and not stop career for students if he/she always looking forward to his/her career.


Plan Your Life
Take time to determine your personal needs and desires. Build dreams for the future by asking yourself the following questions:
  1. What do you see yourself doing five, ten, or twenty years from now?
  2. What are your values and beliefs?
  3. What type of lifestyle do you want to live in?
Reach for the Stars
  1. Learn to adapt and alter your habits to new situations
  2. Don't shrink away from challenging or difficult classes
  3. Build upon your strengths
  4. Turn failure into the process on the learning curve to success
Draw on Other Resources

Experiences outside of your major can be tools for defining your skills and interests: 

  1. Part-time jobs
  2. Work-study programs
  3. Extracurricular activities
  4. Cooperative Education
Do Some Research

Do more than read the pages in the college handbook: 
  1. Talk and discuss to faculty in different departments
  2. Talk and discuss to students in different programs
  3. Talk and discuss to students who have graduated and are working in your field
  4. Look up department home pages on the Net
  5. Join a professional society and get involved
  6. Get to know the faculty and their research interests
  7. Volunteer to work in a department laboratory

Preparing for School Checklist: Middle School

You're only in middle school, and yet it's already time to take some initial steps to make sure you get into college.
Do well in school.
Study hard and get good grades in middle school, so you’re better prepared for high school.
Participate in extracurricular activities.
Extracurricular activities will not look good on your college application, That’s because extracurricular activities can teach you character-building skills you won’t necessarily learn in the classroom, such as enthusiasm, confidence, and how to handle defeat.
Start thinking about what you’re looking for in a school.
Don’t panic you still have plenty of time for decision making. But do start to think about what’s important to you.
Talk to your parents about budgeting for school.
You’re only in middle school, but it’s not too early to sit down with your parents and discuss the money you will need when its time to go to college.

Discuss your educational and career goals with your counselor.  
Preparing for School Checklist: High School

Most college decision-making takes place between 10th and 12th grades. It’s time to narrow down your educational choices and choose a future path.
Continue to do well in school.
There is simply no downside to working hard in school and getting good grades. Good grades open the door to many colleges.
Visiting colleges.
Visiting colleges before you apply can help you pick the one you like the best.
You will meet a lot of people on a campus visit and have the opportunity to talk to them. Gather as much info as you can about what kind of college experience you can expect, so you are well informed when it’s time to make your final decision about where you go.
Compare colleges
Find out admission requirements
Want to learn more about the university you’ve had your eye on since you were a kid.
Prepare for a different test that compulsory to get admission in a well-known university.
Apply to colleges.
Wait for your admission letters.
Choose a college.

  • Make Career Decisions - Figuring out what to do with your life doesn't have to be so complicated. Meet with us to assess your interests and options and make career decisions that are right for you. Use this resource to start to explore and connect your major and career options today!
  • Design a Career Action Plan - Create and stay on track with your career plan by following our Career Planning guide and meeting with us regularly. Check out our Four Year Action Plan for undergraduates.
  • Conduct Industry Research - Check out CCE's online resources to expand your knowledge of industries, careers, and jobs. Attend our events to hear from experts working in exciting fields.
  • Gain Experience Through Internships, On-Campus or Part/Full-Time Jobs - Ready to get your feet wet? Pursue opportunities by applying to CCE's internship and student enterprise programs, searching our online recruiting system, LionSHARE, and connecting with employers at our events. Learn about other ways to gain experience through jobs and for seniors.
  • Write Effective Resumes and Cover Letters - First time writing a resume or need to update an outdated version? Use our Resume/Cover Letter Guide in the Career Planner or attend a Power Half Hour workshop to write a strong version before meeting with a counselor.
  • Develop and Practice Interview Skills - Whether you're a first time or experienced interviewee, there's usually room to improve. Use our Interview Guide in the Career Planner, attend a Power Half Hour workshop, or schedule a practice interview to learn how to show purpose, prepare, and practice your way to a job offer.
  • Grow a Professional Network - Build relationships with professionals to learn about career paths and uncover employment opportunities. Attend networking how-to events, review our online tutorials, or work with a counselor to learn how to develop and maintain a network of contacts. Start early!
  • Create a Strong Online Presence - Showcase your professionalism on Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs, and other social media platforms to increase your knowledge of career areas and your appeal and exposure to employers.
Students who are interested in pursuing a degree in engineering can prepare for the application process as early as middle school. By selecting a variety of science, mathematics, and engineering-related course work and participating in programs and projects that expose students to engineering concepts, students will have advanced exposure to university-level work.
Pre-university Course Selection

While in middle and high school, students interested in engineering should consider taking accelerated courses in several of the following subjects.
  • Algebra 
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Language arts
  • Precalculus 
  • Physics
  • Second language
  • Trigonometry
There are many colleges for engineering in India and across India for Engineering graduate students and students who expect the best career with him who selected for a well-known university like NITs and IITs in India.
  1. Bachelor of Engineering
  2. Bachelor of Technology
The IITs are autonomous engineering institutions that are governed by the rules and regulations laid down by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) established in 1945. The IITs in India are the most preferred institutes to study technology and science. Declared as the "institutions of national importance" by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961, the IITs in India are a dream for every aspiring Indian engineer and scientist. In order to get admission into any of the IITs in India, you have to pass the IIT-JEE (Joint Entrance Examination). Every year more than a million students appear for this entrance examination; out of which about 10,000 get admission in the IITs. IITs in India Currently, there are 16 functioning IITs in India. In 2014, the Government of India proposed five new IITs in different cities that will begin operations from June 2015 onwards.

List of Indian Institute of Technology in India :
  1. IIT Kharagpur
  2. IIT Bombay
  3. IIT Kanpur
  4. IIT Madras
  5. IIT Delhi
  6. IIT Guwahati
  7. IIT Roorkee
  8. IIT Bhubaneswar
  9. IIT Gandhinagar
  10. IIT Hyderabad
  11. IIT Jodhpur
  12. IIT Patna
  13. IIT Ropar
  14. IIT Indore
  15. IIT Mandi
  16. IIT Varanasi
  17. IIT Palakkad
  18. IIT Tirupati
New IITs :
  1. IIT Chhattisgarh, Raipur
  2. IIT GOA
  3. IIT Jammu and Kashmir
  4. IIT Dhanbad
List of National Institutes of Technology in India :
  1. NIT Warangal 
  2. NIT Tiruchirappalli 
  3. MANIT Bhopal 
  4. MNIT Jaipur 
  5. MNNIT Allahabad 
  6. NIT Jamshedpur 
  7. SVNIT Surat
  8. VNIT Nagpur 
  9. NIT Kurukshetra
  10. NIT Calicut 
  11. Dr B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar 
  12. NIT Rourkela 
  13. NIT Surathkal 
  14. NIT Patna 
  15. NIT Raipur 
  16. NIT Srinagar 
  17. NIT Hamirpur
  18. NIT Delhi 
  19. NIT Arunachal Pradesh 
  20. NIT Agartala
  21. NIT Durgapur 
  22. NIT Goa 
  23. NIT Puducherry 
  24. NIT Manipur 
  25. NIT Meghalaya 
  26. NIT Mizoram 
  27. NIT Nagaland 
  28. NIT Sikkim 
  29. NIT Silchar 
  30. NIT Uttarakhand
Following all IITs and NITs give Degree of Bachelor of Technology.

There are many state-level colleges in India students who didn't get admission in NITs and IITs they have to choose the best college in their state.




  • Go for an M.Tech degree
If you studied engineering out of passion and not because you were forced by your parents or just for the sake of doing it, then MTech is a good option. You can opt for the field of study you aspire to expertise in. For this, you need to prepare well for the entrance exams to get into a good college. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national exam conducted in India that can fetch you admission in IITs, IISC or NITs, and many others.

  • Do an MBA
Don’t feel you are the technical guy your parents wanted you to be? Always felt like you are a manager and want to see yourself in a business suit in some MNC? Probably you have a fascination with an MBA too. Don’t get diverted by the thoughts that everyone is doing an MBA right now and its value has decreased. If you want to make a career in the management sector, hold managerial positions, then an MBA is the right choice. You may specialize in your area of interest which may be the all-time popular fields like HR, Marketing, Sales, or the new growing domains like Digital Marketing, International Relations, etc. In India, there are various entrance examinations that will help you get into the top 30 MBA colleges. CAT (Common Admission Test) serves as a gateway for an MBA at the IIMs and many other leading institutes. Some other popular exams are XAT (Xavier), NMAT, SNAP, CMAT, TISS, IRMA, etc.

  • Prepare for Civil Services
Always saw yourself as an IAS or IPS officer? Admit it, someday or the other you must have thought about preparing for the Civil Services but left the thought because you felt that it's very tough to crack!
Yes. Indeed it is one of the toughest exams in the world to crack and there lies a huge competition to be a civil servant, but you cannot hold yourself back because of this. 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!
You need to put your complete focus in addition to lots of determination to prepare for Civil Services Examination. For that, you need to - Believe in yourself.

  • Go Abroad
It is also a very good option to explore. If you choose to study abroad, you will get a lot of exposure and learning along with the education part. You might also be able to get a job at international locations if you have plans to settle abroad permanently in the future.
You can also explore integrated opportunities abroad. Along with the options of MS, you may explore options of MS+PhD and other research-oriented courses. In addition, you could look at the various fellowships in the research and development category available that may fascinate you too. You can also apply for the various scholarships which will fund your education partially or completely.