career choices for a bright desi kid


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newboyo   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-06-09 07:05:47

Hi all,

Seeking your views on career choices for a bright desi kid (he's obviously taken after his mother, couldn't have taken after me). Some info on the kid -
1. boy has high marks - should be able to go to pretty much any programme.
2. he has no inclination to become a doctor.
3. would like to take up a regulated profession, where he can "sign and certify" and can set up an independent practise.

The only careers we could come up with are -
A. CA
B. Lawyer
C. Environmental engineer

Any other suggestions?


Rgds


Newboyo



meghal   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-06-09 09:03:34

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Originally posted by newboyo


3. would like to take up a regulated profession, where he can "sign and certify" and can set up an independent practise.

The only careers we could come up with are -
A. CA
B. Lawyer
C. Environmental engineer

Any other suggestions?


Rgds


Newboyo




One of my fav. discussion topic. What does the boy himself wants in his life? As the saying, do the job you like and you won't work a single day in your life.

Does the boy met with career counselors in his school? Why is he so attracted towards "sign and certify" jobs?

I think, any person should be able to choose the career of his/her choice,whether it is fine arts or philosophy or religion, or whether it is pure and applied science, or economics and finance.

As a parent, the only duty is to provide the emotional support and be available for him/her when needed.

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career choices for a bright desi kid


Do the career choices for a "desi" kid differ from a "non-desi" kid? Why such segregation?



newboyo   
Member since: Nov 05
Posts: 253
Location: TO

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-06-09 11:32:27

1. Career counsellors are a joke!. They have little to no time and most of it is seems to be spent on the academic laggards. The most they could offer my son was "go to university".

2. kid is confused between career choices. attracted towards engineering, but also law and CA. Doesn't know enough about these. We hope that some suggestions via this board may spark an interest and attraction to those choices - and it is a long summer in which to research, right?

3. regarding "sign and certify". This is essential. Kid should be able to tell his boss/organisation to **** himself. I have felt that way many times. A "sign and certify" qualification provides opportunities like nothing else. I regret preferring an MBA over a CA. Career path would have been the same - but there would have been several more options available to me.

4. regarding desi/non desi. It is important for us that the choices are non tradesmen oriented. He doesn't (and we don't) prefer a career like a plumber or electrician - no matter how much money they may make or the respect this society has for those careers. We are standard desis - call us bigoted if you will, but the "professions" (as the English call them) are what we prefer.

Having said the above, suggestions on career choices are being sought. The whys and what fors are not really important, are they?



blorean   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-06-09 21:54:59

Quote:
Originally posted by newboyo

Hi all,

Seeking your views on career choices for a bright desi kid (he's obviously taken after his mother, couldn't have taken after me). Some info on the kid -
1. boy has high marks - should be able to go to pretty much any programme.
2. he has no inclination to become a doctor.
3. would like to take up a regulated profession, where he can "sign and certify" and can set up an independent practise.

The only careers we could come up with are -
A. CA
B. Lawyer
C. Environmental engineer

Any other suggestions?


Rgds


Newboyo




I understand you are just looking for ideas so I won't just ask you to go to a career counsellor. One can only hope and wish if it were that easy eh? :) A decision such as this is not easy. And if you deem your kid to be bright, then you obviously don't want a talented young kid making the wrong choice and believe they can.

That said, I don't think career counsellors are a joke. They are definitely not as intimate with the kids as parents. But they do have some valids points. There are always sub-par people in every profession. Wait till you run into a good one and they can make a HUGE difference.

Anyways, my two cents would be to evaluate what the kid is really doing well in as of now. Does he score well in ALL the subjects? Does he do well in science and math? Does he do well in History? So on...based on that you could look at whether he'd be interested in technical or non-technical field.

If it is non-technical, then what are your choices? Make a list...I'll come back to this thread after some research as I am drawing a blank and don't want to just write some stuff for the sake of writing. Same applies to Technical field.

But please remember one thing. An individual can't get very far in this world if he has a "go f#$% yourself" attitude. Sometimes, no matter the talent, attitude is everything. I am sure you know...just wanted to mention.

As I said, I will be back with a list...


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desi_driller   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-06-09 22:08:59

In my opinion, best course of action for a bright kid is to go for B.com & then choose either LLB/CA/ MBA in that order. This is for students who are excluding Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy, Optomatery, Dentistry. etc. etc.


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freakoutguy   
Member since: Sep 06
Posts: 666
Location: GTA

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-06-09 23:05:44

He could become a pharmacist which is one of the most lucrative professions, and make six figures after a few years of practice. He will also have the option of developing into an entrepreneur and opening his own pharmacy.



tamilkuravan   
Member since: Jun 05
Posts: 5775
Location: God's own country

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 27-06-09 08:31:11

He could become an Architect, if he has an inclination towards arts.
Being an Architect is documented as being the sexiest and top profession in NA.

Peace by TK


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