An engineer is a person who gives a facelift to the world. He makes the world more accessible and life comfortable. He is the core of ideas and a source of innovations. Being an engineer doesn’t stop by receiving JEE advanced admit card or by doing JEE advanced registration or by going through JEE advanced syllabus. Even if you get through the JEE exams and become an engineering student, there is still a long way to go.
To be an efficient engineer, you should be skilled. Skills are said to be inborn. But as of the scientists across the world, it can be developed through practice. For that, you have to train yourself from the college days itself. You should have a set of skills that will make you a good engineer in future. Let’s sort out some skills that can be developed in the course of study to improve your calibre, personality and technical value.
Knowledge about the core subject is the core of the career
An engineer can do any sort of technical works and can find innovations that relate to any field. But in his course of study, he will be focusing and specialising on a core topic like mechanical engineering, civil engineering or IT. Whichever specialisation you choose, you should be proficient in that. You should have the knowledge in the core subject and your basics should be strong. Being knowledgeable in the core subject will make you more confident and will help you to get through interviews easily. Even if you don’t have the idea about the core subject, chew a bit of that during each day of your studies.
Application of the knowledge matters more than memorising it
Competition in the engineering field is tougher than ever. Survival of the fittest is the motto that rules the sector. So you have to be strong with your basics and should have advanced knowledge in the subject. But do you think it’s enough? Even if you have basics, you should know how to apply it in real life. You become a pioneer in software sector when you know to develop software; not when you know how to develop it. Theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge are 2 sides of a coin. You must be proficient in both, to keep up. In the interviews, you will be asked theoretical questions and will be requested to perform practical examples. So, practical knowledge is a very important skill to be developed.
Strong analytic skills can bring you a great fortune
Even though you master in your theoretical knowledge and becomes an expert in practical knowledge, you might not get higher positions. You may wonder why, and here comes the reason. If a problem is thrown to you, you must be able to think about it logically and have to arrive at a solution. Whichever engineering sector you are working for, you will have to face multiple issues and deadlocks each day. Your efficiency and smartness will be depending on your ability to think logically and to resolve the issue practically. A person having good analytical and logical skills can grow faster than a technical expert who lacks it.
Knowledge is unlimited, explore it
As an engineer, you should be well aware of your core subject. But that only might not help you. You should have knowledge about all fields including languages. That is the reason for including subjects like physics,chemistry and maths in the engineering syllabus. A software developer may be requested to create software to design machinery parts. Or a civil engineer will be requested to construct a house that works on the latest electronics technology. Here, the software person should know mechanics and the civil person should know electronics. Then only he can stay updated and show up at any big projects. So, multidisciplinary knowledge is a very important skill that an engineering student possesses.
Industry needs fresh pies, be a one
An engineering student will have to sell himself at the end of his studies. The word “sell” means, grabbing a job. To grab a well-paid job in this competitive environment, he will have to show up his skills and sell his calibre to the employers. In order to present himself for a better pay, he should know what the employers expect from him. She should be aware of the industry standards and latest technology. He should understand that the technology is changing each day and have to keep him updated with the latest technologies. Even during the interview, employers prefer those who negotiate the salary on industry standards. So an engineering student must excel in the industry standards technically and non-technically.
By developing these simple skills, an engineering student can be one of the best candidates in the demanding engineering industry!