Top Challenges that Engineering Students Face in their Career

Unlike what sceptics say about getting admission into engineering, the career after passing out from the top engineering college in Uttar Pradesh can be very enriching and rewarding. Thousands of undergraduates take up interesting research and industrial training projects to not just learn the fine nuances of practical work, but also contribute immensely to the whole industry with their creativity and analytical skills. However, despite solid engineering studies conducted via classroom engagements, internship, semester exams, lab research, and practice tests, a large number of graduate engineers find themselves stuck with one or the other issue when it comes to taking the “next step” in their career.

Here are the biggest challenges that engineering students face irrespective of which engineering college in Uttar Pradesh they pass out from.

#1 Unexpected First Job Disappointments

Engineering jobs are tougher than what is actually perceived to be in the classroom and internships. The first six to eight months are particularly hard for any fresher graduates passing from the engineering colleges. A majority of the challenges in the first few months are all related to a mix of technical and non-technical factors.

For example, an engineer who has only worked on coding languages but never really had any experience with software development life cycle or application building ends up catching up with the project deadlines established by the manager or team leads. This catching up game never ends and results in poor grades by the time the engineer is ready for first year appraisals and promotions. Despite all the hard work and ‘on the job’ learning, only 1 out of 20 fresher engineering graduates make it to the 10% hike brackets in their organizations. This is particularly demotivating, and the past academic aspirations and semester grade counts for nothing if you are unable to deal with the first job disappointments.

Tips: Industry leaders often rely on resources offered by human psychologists and trainers to motivate young engineers. Workshops on the job training and task management are organized to help junior engineers in their respective areas of work. As a student, you should be ready to face any job related or interpersonal issues with a mature head and a soft heart.

#2 Computer literacy

Would you believe if we point out to a glaring disparity among students passing from computer science and IT engineering versus those passing from other specializations? It has been found out that a majority of engineer students are unable to utilize the traditional software systems such as Microsoft Office. Engineers, particularly are never taught to operate on Microsoft Excel or Power Points — which somehow comes as a shocker because today as we advance into digitally enhanced workforce management benchmarks, engineering students are expected to pick these basic skills on their own. If not, get coaching from the college or elsewhere. Unable to answer questions related to computer functions, hardware management, and solving IT networking issues remain the top differentiators for filtering out non-competent engineers from the top candidates applying for a job during campus hiring or industrial job fests.

#3 Ignoring practical learning

Most students are made to undergo a compulsory industrial visit and a 2 month summer or winter internship from a recognized company dealing in services that align with the engineering specialization chosen by the student. Engineering college in Uttar Pradesh helps students select their organization or workshop program as part of internship training. However, it has been found that a large number of students seldom complete their projects in a satisfactory manner. In some cases, students are also found to be vacationing at their native places, and only visit the project site to ask for final certificates from their project guides or internship managers. This restricts learning in a huge way.

#4 Notworking on communications

You would be left with doing an MBA, M TECH, or joining a firm to further your career. Most students rush into the decision before even completing their 7th semester. Poor communication skills can get you in a line of fire very quickly. Good writing, speaking, and listening skills make you not only a good engineer but also a competent human being when working with different groups of people. Not every engineering student gets to work in a white collared setting. Some have to settle for workshops or construction sites, where you would deal with unskilled and semi-skilled workers. Your communication skills will come in handy in ensuring work gets done in time, and as per established regulations.

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