Vocational guidance: questions and answers
Q1: I did my BSc with double Mathematics and Physics. Please let me know which field would be best for me to pursue my studies and recommend the one with good scope. (Sajid Ahmad-Nowshera)
Answer: Looking at your subject combination, it is clear that you are good at math and physics, and an ideal career path for you is to study software engineering with internet or web security options. Alternatively, you might also be interested in telecommunications and mobile engineering, which require a good knowledge of mathematics and physics. So you are expected to have a good career in the above.
Q2: I am a BBA (Hons) student in the last semester. In future, I want to do MSc and PhD in Supply Chain Management (SCM). Please guide me if this is a worthy specialization to pursue and is there a demand in the field? (Talib Majeed – Lahore)
Answer: The demand for supply chain management is high due to globalization and digitalization, and is also an upcoming area of expertise. The UK has a one-year master’s degree in supply chain management after a four-year bachelor’s degree in at least an upper second class. After doing your masters in SCM, I would suggest you work for a few years before deciding to research a related topic.
Q3: I am doing a bachelor’s degree in computer science (BCS). I wanted to ask you out of three options which specialization I should choose more, networking, web design or software? (Faisal Javed – Lahore)
Answer: Computer networks are a potential and vital area.
However, you might like to look into Internet Security and Web Crime, where you need to learn and gain knowledge about developing software that protects financial institutions, banks, and leasing companies, doing of this profession one of the main areas of expertise.
Q4: I am a 4th year MBBS student. I want to do CSS because I’m not interested in doing clinical or FCPS. I’ll be doing CSS or applying for a PhD. You are requested to guide me further. (Irum Gül – Peshawar)
Answer: I recommend you complete your MBBS, work from home, then practice a bit to get some good experience before moving on to a CSS or PhD.
Please understand that you have spent many years earning a degree and deserve to benefit from the hard work you put in before opting for companies like CSS etc.
(Syed Azhar Husnain Abidi is a renowned educationalist in Pakistan with over 20 years of experience as a provider of educational consultancy services. He has represented Pakistan in over 100 national and international seminars, conferences and forums. He is the recipient of the most coveted civil award Tamgha-e-Imtiaz).