How do I make a career in literature?
I am a Class 11 student of commerce. I am fond of reading, writing and literature (English). I would like to know about the various careers in this field.
-MB As you are fond of reading and writing English literature, you can take up English for graduation. Practically all colleges in India and abroad offer bachelors’ and postgraduate degrees in English literature. After that you can decide if you wish to continue studying English literature for an MA which can mainly lead to careers in publishing, academics or teaching.
Alternatively, you could specialise in one of the many other fields after graduation. English, an excellent field of study, can lead to fields like publishing, mass communications, advertising, librarianship, public relations, hospitality and several other careers. Students of English are typically in demand for their writing and reading skills, and can opt for a variety of careers in government, business, research, education as well as in the cultural, entertainment and
BA after BPP
I have finished the six-month bachelor preparatory course from Indira Gandhi National Open University. Can I take the Indian Administrative Service exam after completing my BA?
Any job after BCom
-AB Any graduate is eligible to write the Union Public Service Commission’s (www.upsc. gov.in) civil services examination. To take the UPSC exam for the civil services, you should be a graduate in any subject from a recognised university. Even a degree received after a correspondence course from a recognised university is OK. You should be above the age of 21 and under 30. A student is allowed only four attempts at the exam. You can also apply for other government jobs after graduation, the vacancies for which are posted in Employment News. Is there any job for me? I am a BCom student.
-Bilal There are many career options and short-term courses for commerce students, like MCom, MBA, PG diploma in management, banking and finance, capital markets, wealth management, insurance, risk management, chartered accountancy (CA), cost accounting, company secretaryship (CS), financial planning (certified financial planner), financial analysis (certified financial analyst or CFA), and computer courses.
If you are looking for a career in business, your options are: CA, CFA, cost accounting, CS, stock broking or an MBA. Chartered accountants are audit and account experts. Besides maintaining accounts in a firm, their work includes accountancy, auditing, cost accountancy, taxation, investigation and consultancy.
A company secretary in an organisation is an advisor for financial and legal matters such as incorporation, formation, promotion, reorganisation or winding up of a compa- ny. A CFA is trained in financial management, investment management and management accounting. CFAs’ financial expertise is vast and varied including all aspects of economics, quantitative techniques, economic legislation and security evaluation; as well as financial services, covering project planning, merchant banking services, portfolio management, venture capital, leasing, hire purchase, credit rating and other allied areas. If you are keen on financial services, you can also think about stock brokers who work in stock exchanges which are like market places where stockbrokers buy and sell securities for individuals or institutions. An MBA will open up options in all industries in marketing, finance, human resources, IT and systems and operations.
One can earn CS, CA, cost accountancy and CFA certifications by clearing exams run by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (icsi.edu), Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (icai.org), and institute of Cost Accountants of India (icwai.org) and Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (icfai.org) respectively. A stockbroker needs bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience with a stock brokerage firm. You can probably take up any career of your choice. Much depends on your interest, aptitude and career objective.