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Graduation Queries, 5: Planning A Career

Posted on 29 April 2013 by BMMBoxer

The general perception is that planning a career involves the following steps:
• Choosing an occupation, preferably based on your academics
• Getting a job in that respective field of work
• Growing in the job to achieve your goals
• Retiring from the job satisfied with everything you have achieved


However career planning involves a lot more. Life is unpredictable and it is always necessary to prepare yourself for what might come up. A career is no different. Globalization has in fact left us at a stage where career planning is even more vital. Careers are subject to various challenges, most of which aren’t within an individual’s control. Sound planning can help overcome these challenges.
Learning:
Learning is a lifelong process. People change jobs all the time to learn more, improve themselves and possibly make more money. The business world is subject to constant change and opportunities are always on the horizon. So strive to keep learning and improve your skill and knowledge levels.

Don’t just talk, listen too:
Listen to the people around you, especially the ones who are more experienced. Relate your views to them and ask for their opinions. This will help you learn more about yourself. At the same time, talking to others and hearing their experiences can teach you about the mistakes you mustn’t make.

The Current Job:
People tend to get swayed by money and circumstance while taking up a job. Assess a present or perspective job with an open mind keeping the telling factors in mind
• Do you like what you’re doing?
• Do you see future scope for progress?
• Do you see yourself doing this for a long time?
Such questions need to be answered. Always be clear about your job requirements and designation. Evaluate these points and make the best decision.


Follow Your Dreams:

Simply put: You have to like what you do. If you don’t, then find out what you like to do. You must identify and interpret your dream job and understand how you can possibly achieve this dream. The path need not be straightforward. But once you figure it out, you can start walking on it. Acting on your dreams is vital for long-term satisfaction and inevitably success. Your dreams define you, so work towards achieving a career within that framework.

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Graduation Queries, 1: To Work Or To Pursue Higher Studies?

Posted on 01 April 2013 by BMMBoxer

The decision to whether enter the employment workforce or pursue further studies is one which requires considerable deliberation and self-introspection.  While both worlds call for sacrifices on social and financial fronts, future progression and career market dynamism are important factors that need to be kept in mind when making a decision.

To work or to study, is the big question!?

To work or to study, is the big question!?

To help break things down, let’s consider each scenario:

CHOOSING TO STUDY:


To choose to study is major commitment you make to your future

To choose to study is major commitment you make to your future

  • Helps you build up your academic resume, which in turn enhances your chances of being employed at a better paying job with (perhaps) a better profile.  A postgraduate degree can help you attain a job on a higher pay scale though field of work and choice of job are decisive factors
  • Pursuing further studies helps you gain specialization in a particular field and at times boost a weak undergraduate program. This undoubtedly improves your overall knowledge of the subject
  • Post graduation degrees are an expensive proposition. Time is another parameter, which needs to be taken into consideration. Hence choosing the right university and optimally utilizing the resources at your disposal is vital

CHOOSING TO WORK:


To work calls for increased responsibility and accountability

To work calls for increased responsibility and accountability

  • Choosing to work immediately after graduation is beneficial from a financial point of view. Making money is something people aspire to do and a great job opportunity is something that must be taken into consideration
  • Working helps you make the transition from theoretical study to practical reality. This transition helps you gauge where your interests lie and can have a telling influence on future academic related decisions.
  • Being employed has its benefits but it’s important not to rush into taking a decision. If you’re mentally set on future studies and are looking to buy sometime or make some money before further pursuing your education, then adjusting back to the academic world can be difficult. At the same time, not making money when you study later can impact you psychologically. Hence planning and preparation is vital.

HOW ABOUT WORK & STUDY:

  • Evolution of the education system and expansion of various post graduation degree modules means that you also have the option of working and studying. Part time degrees and distance education can help you manage your workload so that you can experience the best of both worlds.

The economic markets these days are subject to change in various parts of the world. Hence it is important to assess this change while taking decisions that can shape your career. Researching your field of interest with respect to universities and jobs is a prerequisite. No matter what decision you take, staying focused, motivated and work hard.

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BMMBox.com Partners With Social Samosa For ‘Social Media Career Q&A’

Posted on 18 March 2013 by BMMBoxer

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We at BMMBox.com are committed in our efforts of presenting media students with the relevant content and enlightening insights, all of which are sure to keep them engaged and in the loop of what’s happening in the crazy world of BMM. While on BMMBox.com/cafe we urge students to share notes and their body of work with peers, on BMMBox.com we are always looking to build interaction.

In keeping with our ‘always willing to guide/help BMM students’ motto, we have partnered with Social Samosa’s ‘Social Media Career Q&A. First on, Social Samosa is an Indian Social Media Knowledge Storehouse. The Social Media Career Q&A is a two-day activity (March 22, 2013 – March 23, 2013) that looks to answer ALL queries pertaining to a careers in this ever-burgeoning industry. Industry professionals and experienced panelists (mentioned below) will address career related questions posted by media students, media industry aspirants and whomsoever!

Social Media Q&A

Social Media Q&A

This career guidance opportunity is FREE and open to all. To know more, click here.

Panelists

  1. Sanjay Mehta – Co-Founder, Social Wavelength
  2. Aadil Bandukwala – Talent Acquisition & Social Media Advisor, Dell India
  3. Siddharth Bansali – Founder, Gyaanexchange.com
  4. Ekalavya Bhattacharya – Digital Head, MTV India
  5. Sandeep Balan – Group Product Manager, United Breweries Ltd
  6. Zaeem Mirza – Digital Marketing Strategist, ex-Google
  7. Quresh Moochhala – Professor Marketing, Northpoint Centre of Learning
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6 Reasons Why You Must Choose BMM After 12th

Posted on 07 June 2011 by Natasha Tulyani

Bachelor of Mass Media is a Mumbai University course that (thankfully) places less importance on knowledge gained only via books but in fact promotes the acquiring of knowledge through a practical format of teaching. It was for this reason I decided to pursue BMM. This decision has been proved appropriate since, and I am absolutely pleased about being mentored by teachers and professionals who belong to and have a lot of experience across fields of media. If you want to be in the same position as I am, then you too need to join the BMM course. And here are top 6 reasons (according to me) for you to do so.

1.    BMM is a career oriented course that throws up umpteen options at the end of three years. Be it movie-making, theatre, radio, journalism, copy-writing, script-writing, branding, or PR, all these career options can be explored after getting a degree in BMM. One can never really be too spoiled for choice, no?

2.    Acquiring knowledge across fields (arts/science/commerce) is made possible thanks to BMM. For example, economics, an inherently commerce subject is taught in BMM to ensure students are well versed with the world of numbers and money. Similarly, a subject like political science which is taught in the arts stream is a part of the BMM syllabus too. Technicalities of radio and television are taught so that students know the workings of both these forms of media.

3.    After joining BMM you will see a sharp improvement in your communication/presentation and creative writing skills. Subjects like ‘Creative Writing’ will help you get well versed with script-writing, television-writing, narration etc. Introduction to Journalism is sure to teach you how to write long, crisp, jargon-filled reports. Also, given the large number of presentations that you will be expected to make, your vocational and presentation skills are bound to improve tenfold. Mine surely have!

4.    Industrial visits are an integral part of the BMM course. In my 1st year we visited FTII- Film and Television Institute of India. We were introduced to the world of dubbing, editing and other stages of film production by working professionals. In the 2nd year we visited Asia’s biggest film studio, Ramoji Film City, which brought us face to face with the magic of film making. This is practical learning at its best!

5.    Since BMM is a media course it allows you to work your way through media in the language of your choice. To further explain and justify my point, let me give you an example. A boy from my class was not very confident with his English speaking abilities. He always wanted to be a journalist with a Marathi news channel or newspaper. Keeping this is mind, he was allowed to make all presentations in the language of his choice. Cool, na?

6.    Your computer software skills are sure to be sharpened in BMM. Thanks to BMM I am now comfortable with softwares like Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw as well as video editing softwares like Pinnacle and Premier Pro. These skills will give me an edge over others in my work place, that I am sure of.

BMM is a great platform to give voice to your talent. Be it editing, sketching, writing, film-making, you will get opportunities to display and better your talent. It is a course that allows you to learn not only from industry big-wigs, but also from your talented class mates. This is the course you must choose if you wish to give wings to your true abilities and explore your inner hidden talent.

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