With art skills, what are my career options? careercounselling
BUQUERQUE I read physics, chemistry maths, English and psychology in my Class 12. I have good skills in fine arts. So, according to you, what career options do I have?
—Srijita With subjects such as physics, chemistry, maths and fine arts, you have hundreds of career options, so it is difficult for me to advise you when I do not know about your interests, personality and career goals. You say you have good creative skills, so if you also have strong artistic talent, and imagination coupled with a strong sense of colour, originality and an eye for detail and are more interested in a creative field, you can consider a career in any field of design — for example, fashion, textile, graphic or web design.
If you prefer to work with colours, fabrics and new ideas, there are many openings in the apparel and design industry. With a science background, you can also take up product design creating functional and attractive products, whether cars, TVs or furniture. If you are good at computers, web design and multimedia are other possible options. A web designer designs graphics and layouts for the web or mobile, while a multimedia artist creates special effects and animated images for films, television programmes and computer games.
If you are technically inclined, you can also consider textile engineering which combines some creativity with scientific knowledge. Textile engineers work with machines but also with fibres, fabrics and colours.
Another career option that combines technical and creative abilities is that of architecture. If you have good sketching skills and imagination, a high level of practicality, accuracy, capacity to observe and conceptualise, a career as an architect may be the preferred option. Once you become a qualified architect, you can work with an architect firm, a government organisation, a construction company, or in partnership with another architect and build up some years of good work experience before venturing out to set up your architectural practice.
Therefore, as you can see, there are many career options for you. When choosing a career, it is important to think about factors such as your abilities, an interest in a particular field of work, the work environment and the kind of work you will be doing. So, do explore the world of careers and shortlist the ones that interest you. Remember, you can only excel and do well in work that you enjoy doing and for which you have the natural ability.
I am a BTech (computer science) candidate. Based on my present results, I have probably no scope of finding a job from. I am not interested in software. Please suggest a job which will suit my interest and which I can possibly do with my BTech qualification.
—Neha A successful career depends on what you are good at and what you like to do. If you are not happy with computer science, you can take up any other subject or professional skill after graduation. The BTech in computer science can be the base degree on which you can build a career in any field. All subjects can lead you towards interesting and rewarding careers. Therefore, when you start thinking about a career, you need to consider your talents and interests. Are you creative with good communication skills, and get on well with other people? Are you a problem solver, a good organiser, or an introvert? There are hundreds of different careers suitable for people of varied abilities, interests and personalities and you need to start thinking about yourself and your areas of interest.
If you are interested in a business-related career such as banking or business management, you can take up courses in banking, finance or an MBA. If you are good with people and communication, you can consider law, mass communication, hotel management, travel and tourism, and many others if you are so inclined.
If you are creative there are many careers in design, advertising, mass communication and film and TV. So do give this some thought and make your decision accordingly.
Merchant navy after CSE
I am a final-year student of computer science and engineering. I am not interested in continuing any further in this field. I am fascinated by the merchant navy. Could you please help me find a proper channel to reach there because many people say that I am not eligible for it because they only take mechanical or marine engineers? Is there any course which could help me?
-Abhinav If you have done science in Class 12 with physics and maths, you can join the merchant navy even if you do not study engineering. Other than the BTech in marine engineering for marine engineers on a ship and the BSc in nautical science for navigation officers, there is another route to join the merchant navy - as a deck cadet.
Some Indian and foreign shipping companies recruit cadets directly after their Class 12 and train them on ships at sea, and also enable them to qualify for the competency certificate required by the Ministry of Surface Transport. The work on a ship is highly technical and requires knowledge of the working of a ship, navigation principles, weather conditions and so on, so a science background is necessary. Each company has its own requirements of the candidates it takes on, so it is best to apply to as many Indian and foreign shipping companies as you can.
Indian employers in this sector include the Great Eastern Shipping and Shipping Corporation of India, while foreign shipping lines are Maersk, American President Line and many others.
I am a first-year zoology honours student at the University of Delhi. Are there any research internships for first-year students? Where can I apply? Must one have some experience to be eligible?
-Navodita There are no formal research internships being offered but you can apply to work in any of the wide range of fields for zoology students, which could include research in biotechnology, bioinformatics, medicine, pharmacy, biochemistry, microbiology, environmental science, marine studies, human genetics, or directly with animals in forestry, veterinary, agricultural, fisheries, environment and biotechnology organisations.
There are many government research organisations conducting a variety of studies, such as the Zoological Survey of India, the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, or the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, as well as medical research establishments where continuous experimentation goes on.
There are also zoos and wildlife parks, wildlife trusts and environmental protection agencies such as Project Tiger and the World Wildlife Fund who take on student interns for a variety of research projects.
Creative students can get into careers such as fashion, textile, graphic or web design