Tarun Sheth answers questions related to your career.
Question: I recently graduated in Statistics. I tried to seek admission in Master’s in Qualitative Economics at the Indian Statistical Institute, but unfortunately, I could not clear the test. What options are available for me? I am not very keen on going for an MBA at this point.
Answer: If you are keen on pursuing statistics and it is where your interest lies, then you can do a Master’s in Economics or Statistics in any other university.
In terms of education, all other options are open to you (apart from an MBA). If you have an analytical bent of mind and are open to explore other options, then, some of the careers you could look at are: CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), Actuarial Science (insurance) and market research.
Question: I am in the first year of Bachelor’s in Microbiology. I am interested in pursuing higher studies in Marine Biology. What should I do after finishing graduation? What are the prospects? Please advise.
Answer: You could work with marine institutes that offer careers in marine biology, or do a PhD and pursue a research career.
You could also join companies in prawn or fish farming. We do have all these in India, though I must confess that the more advanced facilities are abroad and you might want to look at them.
(Answers to your career concerns are contributed by Tarun Sheth (Senior Consultant) and Shilpa Sheth (Managing Partner, US practice) of HR firm, Shilputsi Consultants. Write to Help,Tarun! c/o Business Today, Videocon Tower, Fifth Floor, E-1, Jhandewalan Extn., New Delhi—110055.)