5 Tips to Engineer Your Career

A guide for electronics engineering students who are just starting out their academic studies and also those who want to set themselves apart in a competitive career environment -- SUDESHNA DAS


According to him, “Becoming a member of a professional society and taking active part in seminars and workshops will also help in understanding where the electronics industry is headed.”

Kant adds, “Subscribe to important and insightful trade media journals and newsletters to keep track of trends and latest developments in electronics engineering.”

Keeping abreast of the industry and economy may even help you to find an extremely satisfying career outside the mainstream.

Tip #5: understand your aptitude

Last, but the most important of all, don’t follow the herd. “Since majority of the technical skills are quite well-founded within students, they need to match real-life practical applications, especially from a problem-solving perspective. Students should have the ability to assess the situation, identify key issues that need to be addressed, break down complex problems into simpler manageable problems and resolve the problem to develop workable solutions. Companies are looking for people who can fix problems with minimal direction. They don’t want to have to tell people to react when fires are burning,” says Mehra. So once you’ve understood your aptitude and carefully evaluated the job market, you can make your leap.

Further, Mehra advises that in their third or fourth year of engineering, the students should begin to think of what industry they wish to join and start digging into the relevant literature. If you are fortunate enough, you may get to do an internship in the industry of your choice.

In fact, there has been a spurt in various application fields of electronics engineering—defence, infrastructure (railways, aerospace, metro and telecom), biomedical, consumer appliances, industrial power, instrumentation engineering, automotive, etc. So once you figure out what is of your interest, work towards developing skills required for that vertical.

Finally, your future is in your hands. So don’t hesitate to spend enough time exploring all the possible ways before final settlement.

The author is a consultant-editorial, industry & academia interface at EFY


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