Industry & Beyond
Who are we?
- Jerrin Shaji George
- Software Development Engineer
- Kartik Singhal
- Member Technical Staff
CSE@NIT Calicut (2009-13)
Ask Us Anything™
CSE at NIT Calicut
While you are still here
What should I learn as part of my BTech that will help me the most to meet the demands of current industry?
(And pay handsomely as well?)
Is it better to pursue higher studies right after college or should I gain some experience in the industry and then decide about further education.
(Does specialization matter a lot for better jobs?)
What qualities do interviewers look for while hiring me for an industry position?
(Can I cultivate those starting from now?)
Should I join a large established company or a startup for my first job?
(Which is better in terms of learning, pay, workload and future prospects?)
Questions pertaining to your time here
While you are on the job
As a fresher to industry, what is expected of me when I just join?
(What are some skills that could help me gain an upper hand from the beginning of my job?)
How stressful is the competitive work environment?
(Will my manager or my colleagues be willing to help if I get stuck while solving a problem?)
How much freedom do I have to innovate in my work while the main goal is to meet client/business requirement?
(Will my employer allow me to easily move between teams to work on my areas of interest?)
How to keep myself up-to-date with emerging trends in technology?
(What are some alternate fields in the industry where most CS graduates find themselves working in?)
Questions for the time when you are a professional
Next step in your career
Is it true that after some years of experience in industry my CGPA will not matter much when I interview for other jobs?
Why is it that people generally opt for higher studies after gaining some work experience?
(Is it necessary to go for MS/MTech/MBA?)
Do companies encourage their employees to go for higher studies? Full time vs part time courses?
(How easy/difficult is the transition from job to higher studies?)
If I want to switch to a managerial position, how much technical expertise is needed?
(How much time should I spend in industry before starting out on my own -- entrepreneurship?)
Questions after you have spent some time in industry
Many CSE students from second year to final year shared very good questions with us when asked what 5 questions would they ask someone working in IT professionally.
Without naming names, we would like to thank you heartily. Your genuine questions were a big help in preparing for this session.
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From CSE@NITC to Industry & Beyond
By Kartik Singhal