Its good to have a degree in Engineering in the Mechanical Field. Since Auto cad, CAD, CAM and also along with machine design softwares are available in the market, would be an added advantage to have a good career in the job.
This will help you go in career of your degree related jobs such as in the Oil Companies, Car Companies,Manufacturing the machinery companies, etc...
After the degree the first two years in a job will be like learning and some of the basic principles of understanding the job, the career will grow stronger if understood in depth
and climbing the career ladder with the help of the internal positions been opened to apply through the company.
The oil companies, working on the ship are offering good salary packages for the candidates who shows performance and hard workers nowadays.
Since the student is suppose to learn the programming like C,C++,Java that comes for the lab as one of the subjects in the semesters the basics should have well known to you.
Apart from that Aptitude, Verbal reasoning, Analytical problems, Maths puzzles would help you do get in any interview.
Engineering degree is more sufficient for a candidate to get in the IT field, if the candidate is able to clear the interview. Java, Oracle are hot field that offers good packages if the candidate is good in programming.
If you are good in Designing such as Computer Graphics, Animation, Cartoon designing, Film technology are also one of the good field offering competitive package.
Apart from that working for some of the scientific companies that requires accuracy also offers best package in the industry.
Know your talents by choosing whether you are good in designing, programming which best suits you and then proceed further. Learning would be a continuous process if the
candidate wants to be in the IT field. Updating knowledge, quest for knowing things is also an added advantage of the computer field.