Which ca­reer en­sures quick for­eign post­ings?

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I am a Class 10 stu­dent. I want to go for a ca­reer that pro­vides quick for­eign place­ments. I score around 90%. I am in­ter­ested in en­gi­neer­ing and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy (IT). Are there any schol­ar­ships for un­der­grad­u­ate stud­ies abroad? Which de­grees of­fered in In­dia are in de­mand in­ter­na­tion­ally?

-Hardik There are no spe­cific ca­reers or cour­ses of study that can pro­vide quick for­eign place­ments – if there was, that would have the long­est queue in the world! On a more se­ri­ous note, with the re­ces­sion/slow­down in devel­oped re­gions such as the United States and Europe, there are lim­ited place­ments for for­eign stu­dents.

If you are in­ter­ested in en­gi­neer­ing and are con­sid­er­ing a ca­reer in the IT sec­tor, you can con­sider ap­ply­ing for en­gi­neer­ing cour­ses in the US, Canada, the UK, Ger­many or Aus­tralia. You may not be able to get schol­ar­ships for study­ing in all th­ese coun­tries, nor guar­an­teed jobs af­ter that, but you can get an ex­cel­lent ed­u­ca­tion. In the US, stu­dents are pro­vided schol­ar­ships, grants, stu­dent em­ploy­ment or other forms of fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance by many univer­si­ties and US foun­da­tions. Stu­dents with high grades in school and col­lege as well as good scores in the Grad­u­ate Record Ex­am­i­na­tions (GRE) and the Test of English as a For­eign Lan­guage (Toefl) stand a bet­ter chance of get­ting schol­ar­ships or some form of fund­ing. Schol­ar­ships or fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance may be more dif­fi­cult in other coun­tries, although there are many gen­eral schol­ar­ship schemes for stu­dents with a good aca­demic record.

Canada is also an ex­cel­lent study des­ti­na­tion for en­gi­neer­ing and IT, although there are lim­ited schol­ar­ships of­fered by univer­si­ties there. How­ever, for a coun­try where its re­search stu­dents devel­oped the Black­Berry, the IT in­dus­try in Canada is grow­ing rapidly with newer and so­phis­ti­cated tech­nolo­gies wi­den­ing the scope for prod­uct devel­op­ment.

Ger­many is an­other good choice for en­gi­neer­ing, more so as most ed­u­ca­tion there is government funded. So, it is pos­si­ble, de­pend­ing on the course and in­sti­tute, that you might not have to pay any fee for study.

It is best to check out all th­ese pos­si­bil­i­ties through the in­ter­net. Each coun­try pro­vides ad­e­quate in­for­ma­tion about its ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem, univer­sity spe­cial­i­sa­tions and rank­ings, as well as in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing schol­ar­ships and fund­ing. And fi­nally, let me as­sure you that even if you de­cide to study in In­dia, to­day ours is an in­ter­con­nected, in­ter­na­tional world, so you will cer­tainly have many chances to work abroad.


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