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Career counselling: questions and answers


March 25, 2019

Q1: I got 85% marks in DAE Electrical. I think there is not enough scope in this field and now I am willing to study with different subject area. Can you please guide me about the best option for me? My personal interest is in BS-IT. (Salman – Multan)

A: I will suggest you to go ahead with IT or Computing Science which will somehow increase the value of your current degree. There is more scope in Software Engineering than Information Technology. Another option is Internet Security and Networking but I’ll suggest you to find some opportunities before you move ahead on other choice.

Q2: I am studying Veterinary Medicine (DVM). My last semester is in progress. After the degree, I am willing to do MPhil but I am confused what subject should I choose. Please guide me for the best subject option for MPhil. (Zafar – Lahore)

A: My suggestion is to gain some experience in your relevant field after the degree. You’ll have better idea about further research in Veterinary Medicine in Pakistan. I hope you are aware of new viruses and diseases that hit the animals, so you can consider Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Pathology and Parasitology for further research. You can find several opportunities for scholarship in OECD countries. Also, there is an available option from Commonwealth scholarship in Veterinary Sciences.

Q3: I read your column in Daily Jang. I recently did MCom and willing to continue my studies. I need your guidance for further studies. Can you help? I will be grateful if you share your contact number so that we can discuss further? (Akbar – Sialkot)

A: After completing MCom, I will suggest you to gain some experience in your relevant field. Also, do some latest banking courses available in the market. You can choose Banking, Finance or Economics for your PhD.

Q4: Sir, I am student of MBA at Virtual University. I got 86% marks in first semester. My second semester has started. I need to choose specialisation in the third semester. Before that I did BCom and worked 5-6 years in accounts. Please guide me for my specialisation. (Rahmatullah – Sheikhupura)

A: You look very hard working by your marks shown in first semester. Based on your previous educational background and experience, I will suggest you finance, accounting or financial management for specialisation. I am sure that you’ll do your project at the end of final semester so I’ll suggest you to have a look on live trading and risk analysis etc. to get your MBA completed.

(Syed Azhar Husnain Abidi is a renowned educationist in Pakistan, with more than 20 years of experience as provider of education counselling services. He has represented Pakistan in over 100 national and international seminars, conferences and fora. He is a recipient of the most coveted civil award Tamgha-e-Imtiaz).

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