[Sponsored Post] 5 Mistakes Students Make When Choosing Their Career Path

posted Jan 31, 2019, 3:34 AM by Prashant Bhattacharji   [ updated Feb 2, 2019, 10:04 PM ]

Someone has said it right – choosing a career that is both rewarding and pays well is no easy task. It is tough to decide what someone wants to do for the rest of their lives. The apprehension of making the wrong choice is always there on the back of the mind. What if the decision turns out to be miserable? What if of all the b tech courses this one is less rewarding? What if the industry collapses? Multiple what-ifs often become a hindrance in choosing the right career path.

To your rescue, here we have listed some of the common mistakes that students make. These mistakes are not limited to engineering streams and BTech courses but go far ahead of them. Take a look!

Going by Their Parents Choice

Many students commit this mistake of choosing a career that their parents want them to pursue. This is one of the biggest mistakes and backfires badly if the student is not interested in the field and career the parents choose. So, in order to avoid a good portion of regret, students must walk the path that they like. There are a certain set of questions that can help weigh the decision:

  • Is this what you really want to do?

  • Will this career choice make you happy?

  • Is it only for the parents?

Overseeing Industry Decline

There are only a handful of career options that are vary of market fluctuations and don’t get affected by any external factor. However, many aren’t as bulletproof. For example, the buggy whip industry was at its peak until the automobile became popular and convenient. Students are advised to research thoroughly, look at the industry trends and then opt for a career path.  

Not Keeping the Prospects of Growth in Mind

The prime reason that we work is because we want our lifestyle to move in the upward direction. When choosing a career path, one must keep the prospects of growth in mind while analysing the growth chart of the company. After all, no one can be content with a career where there are no power shifts and promotions. To avoid a flat career path, keeping the prospects of growth in mind are vital.

Not Taking an Informed Decision

Many students opt for a career path merely because of their friends. They must understand that what their friend might be able to do in a breeze may put them in a tiff. Not all individuals and their strengths are the same. So, it is advisable for students to make an informed decision to give their career the right direction.

Choosing the Easy Way Out

Well, it is pretty easy to choose a path that has fewer hurdles when compared to others. But this easy path may become an obstacle in career growth before one could even realise. So, instead of taking a route that looks easy, one should opt for the one that really interests them and has the ability to take them to new heights of success.

Final Words!

It doesn’t matter whether you have picked from any of the b tech courses or any other stream, when it comes to making a career-related decision, a hurried one may backfire. One must remember that there is no room for error when it comes to choosing a career path. Students must also understand that it all starts with the college and university that they choose to study. Universities like UPES analyse a student’s potential and then drive them in the same direction for a great placement and fruitful career.