Have you just graduated from college and wondering what to do next? Whether you should opt for management studies or pursue a PhD? So little time and so many questions!
The trick is to be clear about what exactly it is that you wish to be and see yourself doing in the long term. It is important for you to start planning on how to enhance your career path.
Here are a few tips that will ease the process for you:
1. Prioritize Educational and Professional Goals
Decide if you want to get experience by working part time or full time for a year or two and then apply for a post graduate degree. Or is it otherwise? Take into account the time and the financial resources at your disposal to decide faster.
2. Research to Collect Information
Gathering information on various courses held in colleges, institutions and universities, in India and abroad will add to your knowledge base. Also, be open to free exchange of information between peers and study groups.
3. Network for Better Clarity
Try and get in touch with as many industry experts and agencies that will provide you the correct information on the faculty you choose to pursue, be it marketing, finance, computer applications, business administration or arts program.
4. Evaluate Your Progress
How will you do this? It is quite simple. Check your progress versus the time allocated against every milestone. Say for example, if you intended to get admission for a Masters program in Hospital Management in one year’s time after your graduation, see if you are on track. If not, then maybe you are lagging behind on one of the aspects that can get you an admission easily.
Patience and clarity of thought are the two essential factors that will help you focus. Chalking out a career plan is a time consuming and stressful activity. But the experience will teach you how to overcome difficulties and find opportunities for growth. All that you need is courage and an open mind.