What to do after graduation? I am confused. Don’t know what to do next?

If such questions are bothering you regarding your carrier, you are not the only one suffering through this dilemma. Every college student goes through this phase especially in the last year and the list below presents some of the options that you may consider and could be a good starting point.

Graduation plays a critical role in structuring one’s professional career. After completing graduation, you are supposed to have full flash knowledge in a particular stream of education in which you have completed your graduation. You have reached so far in your academic life, and now it’s high time to take the right career decision of your passion as this will eventually pave your way to a bright professional future that will be shaped by you according to your dreams.  You have number of career options after graduation like Management, Hospitality, Computer, Information Technology and much more. Many of them didn’t even exist a few years ago because of lack of development.

Before you choose the best career after graduation, you need to keep few things in your mind for example: know growth prospects, competition, availability of jobs, work requirements, etc. of that particular field you are willing to go for. Also, along with choose a career that you think would make you happy. Remember you will be living this life not someone else who would be suggesting you; it has to resonate with you and your passion

Be prepared for a long haul to touch the height of success that you are willing to achieve to accomplish your goals. Pretty much everything here in this world is possible if you are willing to work incredibly hard over a long period of time with your full efforts. If you look for shortcuts, or give up too soon by getting tired or frustrated by your work – you would be swinging from one job to another without really being content and that would not prove smart action. Since every job needs some time to make a growth up to the mark as required.

Nowadays graduation alone is not enough to survive in this cut-throat competition, specialization in one specific area can make you stand out from the crowd and can make you unique from others. Here is a list of options that will give a good start in commencement of your professional carrier –


If you are one of those who believe sales and marketing can be the best carrier option for you, you can go for this course, its one and the same thing. After pursuing this course, job is most sought after in B-Schools placements. Since this role requires strategic thinking and critical decision makings, companies prefer to hire MBAs. However, if you have graduated from some reputed college, you may get an opportunity to get your dream job here. It is an essentiality here to have excellent communication and analytical skills to excel in this field with your strong hard work. Depending on your college ranking, and interview with your employer, fresh graduates gain the salary in the range of INR 18,000-35,000 per month approx.

  • CS/CA/CFA/CWA:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 If you have evolved from the graduation in commerce stream you can go for the most best and common options like Company Secretary (CS), Chartered Accountant (CA), (Chartered Financial Analyst) CFA, or (Costs and Works professional) CWA.  Alternatively, if you are a student from commerce stream you have another choice to go for MBA in Finance to develop a career opportunity in Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions which are the most demanding in any economy today. The salary depends on the discipline and communications skills of applicants who wish to get their dream job in such courses. However, salaries of most of the professionals working in these fields commences at approx. INR 50,000 per month.
  •      IT Degree/Courses: MCA/Animation/Web Design:

    Anyone willing to work in IT field can learn a programming language. IT courses are not just restricted to science graduates a willing candidate can pursue it after doing a professional certificate course or a degree course like MCA. Today, We are living in a technology era so a certificate or degree course in IT will open up a vast career opportunities to start your own business and earn a decent revenue also you may work as a computer operator, software professional, site developer, web designer, animator, logo designer, software developer after learning such courses. You can get a starting salary of your dream job of approx. INR 12,000 to INR 45,000 also depending on your skill set, college, communication skills and technical expertise knowledge.

         Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance:

    Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance today has provided millions of Indians with employment opportunities. This industry is witnessing an unpredicted growth and expected to grow in the same pace in future also. Sales People constitute about 70% of the employees working in insurance companies. Insurance companies hire a large number of fresh graduates to work as entry level sales executives. If you are willing to work in Public sector banks, you are required to crack entrance exams like SSC and Bank PO. In the banking industries, you can expect an initial salary of approx. INR 20,000 to INR 45,000 per month, whereas in insurance and financial services industries the salary could be find approx. INR 15,000 – 30,000 per month.

         Mass Communication and Journalism:

    The most trending course of today who are willing to make their professional carrier in such field. Digital media has opened a large number of career opportunities for mass communication professionals who are willing to work on their communication skills. you may become correspondent, reporter, anchor, columnist, editor and radio jockey with your great experience in such fields. You can even publishing your own website and monetize it regularly for getting successive results. You can easily earn Rs 20,000 to Rs 45,000 per month either by joining a media company of your choice or working as independent media professional with your previous experience and knowledge.

    So how you will decide what you want to do after graduation you may have received your answer through above suggestions. It ultimately depends on your passion, interest, and aptitude that make you know for what field you are fit. Alternatively, If you can’t get bored of doing anything, then you can succeed in any field that you would be choosing of your choice. Just believe on yourself and try to make your step ahead by entering in your right professional carrier option.