Published: 30th October 2017
A look into the future: Become a storyteller or a musician and get a job you like
Chairman of 5F's world insisted the students understand the 'chemistry of FANG — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google' for a better future
The students are slowly moving their career towards their passion these days, where students have started to look for something new unlike engineering and medicine as their choice of profession
In an event at Karnataka, Chairman of 5F World, Skills Alpha and Global Talent Track Dr Ganesh Natarajan on Saturday said future jobs lie at the intersection of various sciences and automation. "Storyteller will be one of the future jobs,” he said delivering the 15th convocation address of National Institution of Technology.
He told the fresh graduates that the training they have got may be irrelevant in the job market and they might face challenges in finding jobs. "If you don't grow out of your streams, then there may not be enough jobs for you in the future. There is future for jobs like behavioural dynamics, music, visual design and so on," he said explaining the changes in the job market.
Further, he asked the fresh graduates to understand the chemistry of FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google) to understand the chemistry of market. "How you look at the new innovation is extremely crucial," he said. He asked the youngsters to focus on 5Fs – Fast, Focus, Flexibility, Friendly and Fun to succeed in their endeavours.
Director Prof K Uma Maheshwara Rao said 90 percent of graduates and 43 percent of postgraduates students were recruited through campus interviews during 2016-17. Three of the top students got offers above Rs 25 lakh per annum. In all, 248 reputed companies visited the campus, of which 162 companies were in IT/software domain. As many as 1,523 persons were awarded degrees which include 58 PhD, 823 BTech and 643 postgraduate degrees like MTech, MSc and MBA.
Go green: Akash Suresh passed out BTech has bagged the second highest pay package of Rs 21 lakh per annum but wants to pursue organic farming
Akash Suresh, who passed out BTech, has bagged the second highest pay package of Rs 21 lakh per annum. He has got a placement at Myntra Design Pvt Ltd where he did his internship. However, the heart and soul of Akash lies in farming and not computers. "After a few years, I want to take up organic farming and ensure that organic fruits and vegetables are affordable to all," said Akash, who comes from a family of agriculturists in Chennarayapatna of Hassan district. Stressing on organic farming, he said it meets twin objectives of a healthy lifestyle and greener Earth.
"I know it is a little bit risky to take up organic farming by quitting a well-paying job. But I am hopeful of seeing success if I work with perseverance," said Akash. Another graduate Akshita Murthy who has bagged a job at Microsoft with an annual package of Rs 21 lakh said he wants to pursue MBA in future.