In the right course or not...

True Calling

In the right course or not...

There are various reasons for this. Some want to pursue offbeat jobs like music and art but they feel having a sound educational background till graduation at least, is important. Chaitra, an interior designer, was always interested in designing things. “I did my under-grad in journalism because I wanted to be a journalist. But as I was doing the course, I felt that this was not right for me. Later, I did a diploma course in interior designing and felt that it was my true calling. Ever since, there was no looking back. Maybe, I wouldn’t have been so happy if I were a journalist,” she exclaims.

There are some people, who studied what they were interested in but later got into their family businesses. “I did mechanical engineering because I was really interested in it. The very idea of machines and tools fascinated me. My father was not very insistent on my joining our family business, which is the hospitality industry. I even worked in an MNC for a year and later realised that it didn’t interest me anymore. So I hopped on to our business,” says Nagaraj, owner of one of the restaurant chains in the City. “I had difficulty learning the tricks of the business but soon got the hang of it,” he adds.

Most people wander into different streams for want of creative freedom and also to be one’s own boss. Also, they tend to do certain courses because of the demand in the job market. Later, they realise that their interest is in something completely different.
“I did my computer science engineering because I had a passion for computers and gadgets. I even worked for an MNC for two years, when I realised that there is more to life than just writing codes. I then did my MBA in general management and joined my father’s business but didn’t like the hardcore business environment. I am now looking after an arts and crafts emporium, designing a restro-bar and also learning the realms of the hospitality industry,” said Abhinav. “This is keeping me happy and giving me peace of mind,” he adds.

Sandeep, a banker says, “I did engineering because my father forced me to do so as we have a family business. It was nice in the beginning but later on, I was not comfortable working in the factory. So I pursued an executive MBA course and joined a bank. Now I can tell that this is my dream job.”
He says his father didn’t stop him from shifting jobs and that he was very encouraging. “My family has supported me a lot and all the success I have had in my career is because of them,” he adds.
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