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Budding fashion designers: Here is what you need to succeed
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The skills required to succeed in the service industry
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How to manage stress during college admission season
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College facilities that can boost a student’s performance and make their college experience better
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10 Things to Keep in Mind while Selecting a College after +2
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The benefits of living on campus in a college
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Top Engineering colleges for a Master’s in Engineering in India
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B.Sc in Agriculture and beyond
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Resources you can use in your college to get better placement
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A degree in Computer Applications might be the right choice for you. Here’s why!

Budding fashion designers: Here is what you need to succeed

The fashion industry can be taxing, especially for the beginners. Here is some well-thought-out advice that fashion industry stalwarts standby.

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Use your personal experiences

When creating designs, draw from your personal experiences. Use things, objects, and people that inspire you in your designs to create something unique. When you use your own thoughts in the pieces you create, you end up creating something unique and exceptional. When you draw from within yourself, you never know what you will end up creating.

 

Have a clear vision

A clear vision is necessary to succeed in the fashion industry. Whether you are starting your own business or working under a designer, you should have a vision in mind about your future. When the goal is clear, the path towards that goal will also be clear. This will help you make all the right choices you need to be a successful fashion designer.

 

Be nice to people you work with

Fellow interns, tailors, administrative staff or just about anyone else you work with are people who will have an effect on your work. Be nice to the people you work with because it pays off in the long term. This is a cut-throat industry where competition is always at an all-time high. Being nice will make you stand apart and help you gain friends in an industry that is always on edge.

 

Be sure of the finances

This is especially necessary for those who are starting their own design studio, clothing line or venture. You should know your finances in and out. From the cost of the cloth to the rent you pay for your studio, you must know every single thing. The fashion industry can be expensive, and being aware of your profit or loss is necessary to succeed on all fronts.

 

Focus on your work

The fashion industry is synonymous with glitz and glamour. Therefore, the thumb rule is to stay focused. Focus on your vision, focus on your work, and focus on being a good designer. The industry is full of opinions, but you must stay true to your personal style.

 

Deliver on your promises

Deliver on your promises because it helps you create a great impression on your clients. This is especially necessary for the designers who have just begun creating a space for themselves in the industry. When you deliver on time, you create loyal customers for a lifetime.

 

Take criticism in your stride

Take criticism in your stride. When you work under others, you are bound to get feedback for your work. Pay attention to the criticism but do not let it get you down. Client or boss, there will always be someone critiquing your work, style, and numerous other things. Take the constructive part of criticism and ignore the rest.

 

Being a successful fashion designer is all about how you can create pieces that reflect your style in a way that others like it. It is not an easy industry, but it is definitely rewarding and fulfilling.

The skills required to succeed in the service industry

The service industry is extremely demanding. It requires an unusual set of skills to succeed in this industry. Are you entering the service industry? Then here are the skills you need to master in order to succeed. Don’t be afraid of the challenges you might face initially because the long-term rewards are worth it.

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Cultural sensitivity

This is the most important skill required of service professionals. You are going to deal with people on a daily basis. Therefore, being sensitive is important. As a service professional, you can work anywhere in the country or the world. So, cultural sensitivity or being aware of the cultural practices is incredibly important.

 

Communication skills

Communication is the key to success for every service industry professional. As a profession that relies on talking and communicating to serve the customers, communication skills rank on the top of the list. Being clear and concise while communicating can help you climb the career ladder.

 

Organizational skills

Being organized is another essential skill for this industry. That means being organized with your work, planning your day ahead of time, making a to-do list and sticking to it, and staying ahead of your work at all times. Organizational skills will help you keep everything organized in your personal and professional life and create a great impression on your boss.

 

Positive attitude

A positive attitude is necessary if this is the industry you have chosen to work in. No one likes to deal with someone who projects negativity while booking a room, a vacation or placing their food order. A can-do, go-getter attitude can do wonders for you and get you a good and positive feedback from the clients.

 

Multi-tasking

Are you good at juggling? Well, if you are not, you better start practicing! We are not talking about juggling balls, but juggling multiple tasks together at the same time. Multi-tasking means taking an order, making a booking, and taking a payment, all at the same time while dealing with customers. As we said, the service industry is extremely demanding and will take all your time and focus.

 

People skills

Building connections and providing stellar customer service are just two facets of the people skills required to be a good professional. No matter which service job you are in, you will have to deal with people. This means combining a few of the skills mentioned above and your people skills in order to serve the customer in the best way possible.

 

Flexible timings

Flexibility becomes a necessity as soon as you become a part of this industry. This is because the service industry literally never sleeps. This applies to all sectors including hospitality, tourism and many more. Therefore, be prepared to work for flexible hours to succeed and make a great impression on your employers and customers.

 

So, are you prepared to succeed in the service industry? To be a good professional, make sure you excel at each of these skills.

How to manage stress during college admission season

Admission season can be even more stressful when compared to exam time. At least you can prepare and plan before any exam. You also know the syllabus, have a rough idea of your abilities and a rough idea of what will be in front of you. Admission season is akin to playing blind because you have no idea what will happen. These days, academics, in conjunction with group interviews and personal interviews determine a candidate’s level of proficiency. Here is how you can keep calm during admission season.

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Organize everything

You might be applying to 5 colleges or even 10 colleges. Regardless of the number, you should have everything in about your admission organized. From the paperwork needed to the essays required and the essay topics, make sure everything is organized beforehand. You might also want to make an excel sheet to help you keep track of the various deadlines.

 

Make the application process fun

Make the admission process fun! Turn it into a challenge for yourself, because applying for colleges can be extremely hard work and you will have to put in long hours. You can make a playlist or get your favorite beverage or food while sitting down and writing essays or finishing up online applications.

 

Talk to people around you

The admission process can be stressful. From your applications to waiting for the decision, each stage of the admission process is difficult. During such a time, talk to your parents or friends or other family members you might be close to. It is important to share your worries and fears so you do not overthink or stress yourself out.

 

Your application should reflect you

While you might want some help and advice, your application should essentially be a reflection of you. You are the best judge of how you want to present your application to a college admissions officer. Don’t share your essays with multiple people because you will get a ton of feedback. You can’t incorporate all this feedback and your essay or your application will not just be your application.

 

Account for road bumps

Always account for road bumps. Whether these are technical glitches for online applications, delay in postal delivery for paper and mail applications or an unforeseen emergency. Try and complete your application at least two days ahead of the deadline, since this also gives you time to revise all the information entered in the application. This is especially necessary for serial procrastinators because you don’t want to miss a deadline simply because you are lazy.

 

Stay positive

The most important thing is to always have a positive attitude. Stays focused on your goals and apply with a positive attitude. Write down one thing you are grateful for every day in the morning or before going to sleep. This will help keep things in perspective.

 

The admission process can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be difficult! You can put in the long hours and still enjoy the whole process with the support of your friends and family. Keep calm and keep applying.

 

College facilities that can boost a student’s performance and make their college experience better

While a college must provide a good education, it must also provide the necessary facilities to its students to help them study better. Students can learn in an environment where they are comfortable and looked after. Therefore, here are a few facilities offered by all good colleges to their students. When you give them a learning environment, they will learn and grow and become successful alumni.

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A good library

A good library tops our list because of obvious reasons. This is the most important resource required by students. From offering a quiet study spot on campus to offering textbooks and reference books, the library is used for multiple purposes. If students have all the books, e-journals, magazines and other educational resources available with ease, they are likely to use it to study better.

 

A computer lab

These days, a computer lab on campus is an absolute must. Technology has become an integral part of education and it is impossible to not have an on-campus computer lab. Also, engineering students and students from other technical fields need to use programs for their class assignments. A computer lab makes these tasks easy for them.

 

Cafeteria

Food is an essential part of a student’s life. The cafeteria on campus should offer various food options that should also be healthy. Neat and clean interiors and a large space to fit as many students as possible are necessary for an on-campus cafeteria.

 

On campus Wi-Fi

It is impossible for today’s students to do anything without Wi-Fi. From project research to applying for internships, everything in a student’s life is done online. Proper Wi-Fi connectivity is essential. Colleges might have to invest a significant amount of money in order to set up a network that works on the campus, but it will pay off in the long run.

 

On campus activities

On-campus activities, such as movie screenings, debates, student activities and student-run organizations are an essential part of all college campuses. Students on campus like to feel a part of the college’s student community and such activities bring them together.

 

Sports and recreation facilities

College these days offer gym facilities to their students because today’s students are quite health conscious. Other recreation facilities include offering students the chance to play on college sports teams, take part in intercollegiate sports, etc. This creates a team spirit in students which is great for boosting their morale.

 

Everyday amenities

Other everyday amenities for students include offering a doctor’s clinic on campus, offering transportation to nearby areas and ATMs on campus. These facilities are essential for a student and help them waste less time traveling back and forth. Making life easier for them means allowing them to spend more time learning and growing.

 

Colleges must understand that students these days require an environment conducive to learning. Be it gym facilities or a strong Wi-Fi network, it is absolutely essential for them to have these facilities on campus to study better. So colleges, make sure you have the best campus in town in order to attract students to your college.

 

10 Things to Keep in Mind while Selecting a College after +2

Selecting the right college is essential to make sure you have a bright future with strong career prospects. The institution is just as essential as the degree you get after graduation. Therefore, students spend months and countless hours researching and short listing the colleges they want to apply to. But here are a few essential points to keep in mind while choosing the right college. Remember, if you are happy, you will learn better. So, choose wisely!

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Choose your course of study

Before choosing a college, choose your course of study. It is easier to shortlist colleges if you know what area interests you because then you will be able to look for colleges that are the best in that field. Discuss with your parents, friends or advisors about what you want to do in the future. Your goal will determine your path which is to get the right type of college degree for the right field.

 

Degrees available

Most students are not aware of this, but colleges offer different types of degrees. It can be a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Sciences or even a Diploma degree. It is important that you first understand what the college is offering and if it suits your needs. B.A. in Biology is not helpful, whereas a B.Sc. in Biology can take you places when it comes to the career opportunities and higher education.

 

College location

The location of the college campus is important. Firstly, it determines how easy it will be for you to go home. Do you want to experience urban life? Or do you prefer a campus that is quiet and away from the city? A college’s proximity to a major city also means better career opportunities since big cities are usually home to big companies. This will help you get better internship and job offers. So take a map and do your research.

 

Faculty excellence

If you have shortlisted a few colleges, you then need to find out how well known and good the faculty is for your course. If you have friends studying there, ask them. If not, join online forums and get in touch with the current students and alumni about the college’s faculty, teaching methods, and other academic resources.

 

Student-teacher ratio

A teacher can do justice to the students only when the faculty to student ratio is low. A class of 100 means no one gets individual attention, whereas a class of 20 means that the teacher will know each student by name and be able to teach them better. This is also necessary so that a teacher can help each student achieve his or her goals.

 

Fee structure and scholarships

The fee structure and scholarship opportunities should be on the top of your list when it comes to gathering information on a college. The fee structure can help you determine if your financial situation is suitable for this college. Is it economically viable to study here? Will you need loans? Can you get a scholarship? These are the important questions you need to answer before deciding on a college.

 

Extracurricular activities

 Going to college is much more than just studying day in and day out. The quality of campus life and type of extracurricular activities offered on the campus are equally important. Does your college offers housing on campus? If not, will you have to go house hunting on your own? Don’t hesitate to pose these questions to the college administration. Do they have regular social events, student-run organizations or opportunities for the students to do something new? Make sure you know how life outside a classroom will be.

 

Campus facilities

The facilities on the campus are just as essential. Most of them offer Wi-Fi on the campus. Library, gym, transportation, banking facilities, grocery shopping, meals, etc., are just some of the important facilities that any good college should provide its students. These days, colleges make it a point to provide all the possible amenities so the students need not go out of the campus for anything at all.

 

College ranking

A good college should rank well among its counterparts at least on the national level. If you are spending an exorbitant amount of money to get a degree, what good is it if no one recognizes it? This is where the college’s reputation comes into play. You want a college that focuses on student development and education in equal measures along with a focus on placements and job opportunities. Colleges with the reputation of being easy and being party schools are not worth the money and efforts.

 

Placement record

In the end, your goal is to graduate with a degree and a job offer. So, it is important that your college has a dedicated placement cell to help the students’ secure internship and job interviews. If your college has good connections with corporate, they will also offer many opportunities to network with professionals and learn more about the corporate culture. Most colleges release their placement data in terms of salary packages, companies that come to the campus frequently, and the percentage of students placed successfully. Do check these before you decide.

Choosing a college is one of the hardest and the most important decisions you will take in your life. Do not treat it lightly. Do your research, visit the colleges if you must and take tours, talk to the current students as well as the alumni and get to know your colleges before you decide to attend it. These three or four years of your life are integral to a bright future, so choose wisely. At the end of the day, what you want to study, where you want to study, and how you want to study will determine what your future looks like. India has so much to offer its students in terms of education, so there is no dearth of good colleges. However, everything that looks good is not good and closer scrutiny is a must.

The benefits of living on campus in a college

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Living on campus is an amazing opportunity. Hostel, dorm or on-campus housing, whatever you call it, offers many advantages as opposed to renting an apartment away from the campus or living at home. Living on campus is an integral part of college life,
especially for undergraduates who are entering such an environment for the first time. So here are the ten fantastic advantages of living on campus. If you need to convince your parents about living on your college campus, this list will definitely be helpful.
Involvement in the student community
Living on campus means you are better involved in the student community. You can take part in student-run events, college events, campus fests and other after-hours activities. Living off campus means you have to reach home by a certain time, find a reliable mode of transport or drive alone at night. Plus, everyone worry if you didn’t get back home on time after a college event.
Independence
Who doesn’t love being independent when in college? Living at home or a relative’s place is preferable to our parents because they worry about us. But, on-campus living gives you independence. It also makes you rely on yourself to get things done instead of asking your parents to do them for you. You might even learn to cook, clean, and fold your clothes!
Cut down on travel time
Traveling back and forth from the college campus can be exhausting, especially if you live in a metro city or if your home is very far. Living on campus means you can just walk back to your hostel and that’s all. You don’t waste any time on the train or the bus and you can get more work done. You may think you can work while on your commute, but it is usually impossible to read or write anything while on the bus or train.
Better study environment
Living on campus in a hostel means you are surrounded by your peers. This is particularly great during exam time when everyone around you is studying; it’s a great motivator to study. Surrounding yourself with hardworking people means you will want to work hard too.
Access to college resources
If you live in a hostel, you have better access to the college resources. This includes the college library, the computer lab or science labs. These resources are an invaluable part of your education and the more you utilize, the more they will help you achieve your goals.
Make new friends
Living on campus is a great way to expand your social circle. It is a great opportunity to make new friends. Of course, you have classmates who are friends, but living on campus means more friends. It also opens you up to new experiences and meeting new people. This will expand your horizons in the long run as you meet people from all over the country and even all over the world. Forging close friendships requires time and effort, and this is only possible if you live in the same place and see those people on every day of your college life.
Save money
Living off campus by renting an apartment can get expensive even if you share it with friends. You have to worry about water, electricity, the cleaning person, the cook, etc. Living on campus includes everything in the money you pay. You save money in the long run since the benefits of living on campus are incredible.
Belonging to a community
The sense of belonging to a community is incredibly satisfying. You might have heard your family members saying that the best time of their life was in college with friends from their hostel. They might even be in touch with those friends today! This is because living together makes you a part of something big. A group of people living together in a hostel eventually learn to understand each other, sympathize with each other, support each other, and look after each other.
Ready amenities
As we said, living off campus means worrying about utilities. So when you live on campus, you don’t have to worry about the water, electricity, food or the cleaning part. Some hostels offer laundry facilities, so you can even stop worrying about that. You can instead focus on your academics and get better grades by putting in more time and energy  into your work. Electricity cuts, water shortage, and other such problems won’t be a part of your schedule. These matters can take away from the time spent studying. So, living in a hostel is a win-win situation.
Security
Living on campus offers a sense of security, especially to the parents. Living off campus means you don’t really know where you are living because you don’t even know your neighbors. Not everyone can rent an apartment or a home in a gated community with round-the-clock security. Hostels on college campuses have multiple security provisions to make students feel safe. Your parents will be more than happy when you point out this particular advantage to them. Plus, it becomes the college’s responsibility to keep you safe when you live in the college housing.
It is advisable to live on campus at least the first two years of your college life. These two years will be sufficient in helping you get the best possible experience in your college. You will be able to enjoy your college life without worrying about anything and immerse yourself in your studies and the college community. The best part is that you will be able to attend every single college fest, college concert, and college event since you only have to take a short walk to go back to your room. So students applying for college, this is your chance to make a decision, whether you want to be a part of your college community or stay on the fringes. So, make the right decision for yourself!

 

Top Engineering colleges for a Master’s in Engineering in India

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After graduation in Engineering, a student has two options. The first one is to apply for a job before graduation through the college placement cell and start the new job right away. The second option is to study further and gain more knowledge and expertise in their field of interest before working in the corporate sector. For students who want to pursue a Master’s degree in Engineering, here are our top picks for engineering schools in India.
The IITs
The IITs are the topmost engineering institutes in the country and recognized globally for the kind of education they provide. Students can opt for an M. Tech degree with specializations in a vast range of subjects including Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Communication Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Metallurgical and Material Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Ocean Engineering and Petroleum Engineering among other things.
The University of Delhi
The University of Delhi ranks amongst the prestigious institutes including the IITs. At the University, students can opt to specialize in Biochemical Engineering, Engineering Management, Manufacturing Process and Automation Engineering, and Production Engineering. This University also has a fantastic Ph.D. program for the students who wish to study further and delve deeper in their niche.
The University of Calcutta
The University of Calcutta is ranked highly amongst students who want to pursue a quality education in the field of engineering. The students can specialize in subjects like Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Computer Science and Engineering among other subjects.
National Institute of Technology
The National Institute of Technology has campuses in Allahabad, Rourkela, Raipur, New Delhi, Warangal, Srinagar, Shillong, Imphal, Durgapur, Jamshedpur, and Calicut. These institutes offer Masters of Technology and Masters of Science degrees in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering. There are over 31 NIT campuses spread across the entire nation.

BITS Pilani, Goa
BITS Pilani, Goa has a strong focus on research and development. Students can work in the government research projects. Therefore, students who want to pursue a career in their chosen field of engineering should definitely apply to this institute. Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering are the departments under which students can study for their Master’s degree in Engineering.
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The M. Tech programs at CGC Jhanjeri combine project-based learning with quality education to prepare the students for the corporate world. At CGC, students with a B. Tech degree can choose to pursue M. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering or Electronics and Communication. The University is AICTE approved.
For students who want to pursue a Master’s degree, it is essential to plan well in advance. Most of these colleges have entrance exams which are quite rigorous. Students either start studying months in advance or take a year off to prepare for the admission process. Be smart and chart your future path as early as you can.

B.Sc in Agriculture and beyond

Agriculture is the back of India, and it still accounts for about 21% of the country’s entire GDP. A Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture can have a lot of career prospects for students. Technological innovation, research and development and new farming methods keep farmers on their toes. So what can you do with a B.Sc in Agriculture?

 

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Become a manager on a farm

As a student of agriculture, you will go on visits to farms, meet with farmers and understand the process in depth. While on one such excursion, you might want to connect with farm owners to see if you can work there as a manager after graduation. You can talk to your college counselor who can help you find relevant opportunities in this field as well.

 

Specialize in the field

 

Some students also decide to study further, opting for a master’s in agriculture with specializations in Crop Production, Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, Agro-forestry, Aqua Culture and Fisheries, and Horticulture Science. This helps students understand their chosen field better, allowing them to explore one particular niche in-depth. Specialisation means you will have even more career prospects once you graduate with a master’s in your chosen field.

 

Manage your family farm

 

If your family has their own farm, this degree gives you the perfect opportunity to put theory into practice, while helping your family farm grow and prosper. You can use eco-friendly farming techniques you have learned about while in college and implement those on your own farm.

 

Join an agriculture-based research firm

 

A lot of research and development goes into creating hybrid crops, new strains of seeds and checking the viability of crops. Students also pick research firms with a focus on agriculture and related field. However, you must ask yourself I a research-intensive job is something that interests you or not. If you like working with lab equipment and can spend your days working on intensive topics and research subjects, this is exactly what will work for you.

 

Join the biotech industry

 

The biotech industry is closely related to the agriculture industry. Agriculture graduates can also enter the biotech center. This field utilizes biology to work on crop production and agriculture problems. The biotech industry offers great options in terms of problem-solving and bringing about new changes in this industry.

 

Solve problems in the industry

 

There is always an opportunity for new graduates to recognize the problems plaguing the field of agriculture. The younger generation has a different way of looking at things and they might be able to bring resolution to various problems that are currently plaguing the agriculture sector.

 

Contrary to popular belief, agriculture is an ever-growing, ever-changing and ever-expanding the field. There is so much to do and so many discoveries to be made. Without agriculture, where will we get our food and other raw materials from? Agriculture is just as important as IT and Engineering. So what are you waiting for? Your agriculture degree definitely offers you an advantage along with abright future in store for you. Start applying today.

Resources you can use in your college to get better placement

Students often under use the resources available to them in their college. Most universities in India have a placement cell, but do students use the facilities available to them? From the library to the campus gardens, from reading rooms to the placement center, students often make minimal use of these resources, which are actually available to them for free. But if you want your first step in the corporate world to be meaningful, then you need to find the right job. And for that, you need to use the resources available in your college for career guidance and placement. Here is how to make the most of the resources available in your college in order to jump-start your corporate career.

Jumpstart your corporate career with the resources in your college

Industrial projects and visits

Industrial projects and visits are a huge part of college life, especially for those in the engineering and technical fields. Make sure you are a part of these industrial visits. This is a good chance to interact with industry insiders. Industrial projects are also a great way to showcase your knowledge and experience. Corporate companies want the crème de la crème of the current generation, so they are likely to invite students from reputed colleges for such visits.

Talk to your placement officer

Placement cells have placement officers. These might be your peers or your faculty. Be sure to talk to them about the resources available to you. When you know what help you can get, you are more likely to approach them for it. They can also brief you about the workshops being held in the university to prepare students for the placement interviews. Shed your shy mantel, because this is the time to be bold and take responsibility for your future.

Network with alumni

Networking with alumni is also a great way to form connections. Alumni meets organized by universities offers the perfect occasion to chat with a few alumni who are in the same field as you. LinkedIn is also a great tool to connect with Alumni from your college and school. Do not hesitate to reach out to them. Most alumni are more than happy to help students from their alma mater. Alumni might also be able to point you in the right direction based on their experience.

Network with industry experts

If you have been on multiple industrial visits, then you might be in touch with those who led these visits and answered your questions. Reconnect with them before or during your placement interviews in order to see if they have an open position for you. Even if they don’t have any potential job opportunities, it is good to stay in touch with people from the industry. People from the industry also give you the right advice to advance your career.

Attend company info sessions

A lot of companies visit campuses across the country to conduct information sessions. These information sessions are a great way to introduce students to the company and talk to them about company culture. These info sessions might sound boring, but in reality, they ate incredibly helpful in helping you determine if the company is a good fit for you or not. Many companies accept resumes at such events or talk about potential job openings. So, these sessions could prove to be just what you need.

Give mock interviews

Prepare for your placement interviews with the same zeal you would use to prepare for your semester exams. Practice answering questions; give mock interviews, practice speaking in front of the mirror. These tactics will help you gain more confidence while communicating your thoughts to the interviewer. Practice with friends, family or your placement counselor. You could also ask a faculty member to help you with the prep.

Research your potential companies

As a lot of experienced people will tell you, an interview is not a grilling. In fact, it is far from a grilling. Interviews are a medium through which both the employer and the employee get to know each other. It is always a good idea to read up on the company you are planning to interview with. Prepare a list of questions, because this shows that you have done your research. Don’t be afraid to ask about their vision, mission, their current projects, and their company culture. You are allowed to get to know your potential employer just as they are allowed to ask you questions.

Resume and editing services

If your college has a placement cell, they will definitely have resume writing and editing services. If your college does offer such services, we would advise you to take full benefit of these services. Your resume is a single piece of paper, but it contains all the necessary information an interviewer needs to know about you. Therefore, make sure your resume is professional and edited by a professional. Your first impression should be long-lasting.

Take the lead

Take the lead in projects, assignments, in workshops, and during industrial visits. For starters, it looks good on your resume. And secondly, it is a good way to show potential employers that you are willing to take on responsibility and lead the charge if necessary. It also shows proactiveness, which is a skill admired by every single employer and recruiter in the market.

Prepare for the interview

Prepare for your interview the way you would prepare for your exam. Make notes, create flashcards for important information, practice your answers, write them down and edit them, and make sure you are coherent. At least 50% of the interview is predictable. They will ask you to talk about your education, experience, skills, strengths, and weaknesses. There is no reason why you shouldn’t prepare for these commonly asked questions. The more prepared you are, the clearer your communication will be during the interview.

You should not be hesitant to use resources in your college. Every student has the right to avail such services. These have been put in place by the administration for the student body. Placement cells, placement departments or placement counselors play a much more vital role in helping you find a job than you might think. They have the knowledge and the connections to guide you onto the right career path. While you celebrate the end of your academic life, you should also celebrate the beginning of your corporate career.

 

A degree in Computer Applications might be the right choice for you. Here’s why!

Can you imagine a life without computers? Neither can we! Computers have become so ingrained in our work and life that it seems impossible to function without them. Computer Applications in India is a 3-year course. It is a field that deals in software and programming languages. Students generally appear for an aptitude test or an entrance exam, depending on the institution they are applying to. So why should you choose a degree in Computer Applications?

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Interests matter

The most important thing is that it should interest you. Are you curious about how software works? Do you have analytical skills that can help you figure out programming languages? Earning the languages is not enough, students must be able to work with them to create programs that actually run. If you like what you are studying, you are more likely to invest yourself in the course. Do not choose Computer Applications because your friends are doing it, or because the market for computer applications professionals is burgeoning.

 

Growing field

The fact is that software professionals are in great demand. Big companies like Infosys, TCS, Google, and Wipro recruit Computer Applications graduates on a regular basis. Your prospects increase drastically if you pursue a Master’s degree in Computer Applications. With proper experience, exceptional skills and knowledge of what the employer is looking for, you are in for a bright career in this field. And as the world’s population continues to keep using computers more and more, and invariably, the demand for such professionals continues to keep growing.

 

Skill development

A bachelor’s in computer applications equips students with a wide array of skills. Students, of course, learn about various programming languages, but they also learn about communication methods, organization, and management. This is one of those courses that push students to learn how to work in a team effectively. The software industry usually follows the project format, so employees are invariably grouped together and have to achieve targets.

 

Future prospects

Future prospects for students with a degree in Computer Applications are quite good. There are two options for a graduate degree. Students can either pursue an MCA or pursue an MBA. MBA, combined with a BCA, might prove to be helpful while applying for management positions in software companies. The other option is to apply to software companies and then work for the next few years. After gaining practical experience, students can choose to pursue a master’s degree.

 

While a bachelor’s degree in computer applications equips you with a lot of skills, you might also consider doing an additional degree, such as mobile app development. Such specialized degrees help you create a place for yourself in this extremely competitive industry. Armed with this degree, you can also turn your startup dream into a reality if your startup idea has to do with information technology. If your interests do lie in the software sector, this is a great time to study computer applications and create a successful career out of your passion.

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