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    Completed my 12th commerce and confusion about my next step.


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    I have just completed my 12th commerce by selecting subject of SP. Nw it's the time to select the course as per like and dislike but I'm truly confused. One day I think to do law and the other day I think to become news anchor (journalist). Then the next day I love adventure, travel and thought of becoming a flight attendant. My parents put a full stop to become flight attendant, and the battle started in my mind.
    Now it's very difficult to select a particular course. My earlier thought was to be an lawyer, parents wish that I should become a journalist or do CS(company secretary)in which I'm not all interested. The recent feel and realisation is that I love traveling, adventure trips and so I should do something that pays me the travel charge.
    Can you please help me to get out of this battle of confusion?
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  • One should select the subject which is likes and at what he is good at. Now you have completed your B.Com. There are many options for you. You Can do CA or ICWA or CS. But you say you are not interested. The success rate in these subjects is less. Unless otherwise, you concentrate you can't come out successful. As you have no interest you need not worry about these courses. Forget them and tell your parents that it will take a long time for me to complete that course.

    Then comes the law course. It is also a good course and if you have an interest you can complete and you can shine this field. Another aspect you are telling about journalism. For Journalist jobs also Lawyers are suitable and if you want you can do a diploma or certificate in Journalism. This is a good area and a lot of scopes are there for career development. A journalist's job involves a lot of traveling and also there are chances for taking adventures in investigative journalism. Investigative journalism will be good if you are interested in traveling and adventure.

    Flight attendant job is not for a long time I feel. The job may be a contract job if you are getting in a private company and I don't know how long you can continue in your post. My feeling is that Journalist post is the best bet for you.

    drrao
    always confident

  • A normal stage which every student undergo is the confusion of selecting the best option as a carrer. When you have many doubts as to choose the right one, it is always good to visit a carrer councellor who would be able to guide you and your parents with the best opportunities and options that is open in front of you. As you have given your +2 or HSC in commerce, there are some common branches that one can select but as already mentioned, the best is to choose the best that would take you to heights and selecting it is what matters.

    Some of the options available in front of you are:
    i) Undergraduate degree in Commerce - As you are a commerce student, you can go for a degree course in commerce i.e. Bachelor of Commerce(B.Com) in Accounting and Commerce / Banking/ Finance/ Taxation) which is a 3 years course after 12th.

    ii) Dual or Integrated degree - After your 12th, as you are intrested in Law, you can go for a dual degree course which would be a i.e. B.Com + LLB(4 years course) or BBA + MBA program (5 years duration) provided it is from a recoganised and approved intitute or university.

    iii) Chartered Accountancy (CA) - After 12th standard, you can register and appear in the CA Foundation Exam which is the entry level test to pursue the Chartered Accountancy course. After passing the course, you can join the CA course.

    iv) Other degree course - Some of the other undergraduate courses that one can join after 12th commerce are: Bachelor of Journalism (BJ), Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM), BA in Hospitality & Travel, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)/ Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), BCA (IT and Software), Bachelor of Economics, Company Secretary (CS), BA in Humanities & Social Sciences, Bachelor of Design in Animation(BDes), BA LLB, Bachelor of Statistics, Cost and Management Accountant (CMA), etc.

    v) Diploma Courses - Some of the diploma course that can be completed after 12th with commerce stream are: Financial Accounting, Hotel Management, Physical Education, Computer Application, Yoga, Industrial Safety, Retail Management, Digital Marketing, Diploma in Education (DEd), etc.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • Whatever you are feeling is a normal phenomena and this may happen with most of the students passing out class twelve. However, you have to come out of this ambiguity with the selection of a course appealing to you.
    In your case, you may take the advice of career councillor offering you best plan suiting to your interest.
    You may go through my ideas and if you like any one of such points, you may go ahead with any one of such plannings -
    1) Taking up B.Com course - Basically it is a three year degree course offering you elaborated exposure on Accountancy, Taxation, Mercantile - law etc so that after passing B. Com, you can handle these tools effectively while you are on the jobs or you can undertake post graduation in commerce with your ultimate goal to join Lecturership. In this connection, you will have to clear NET test with your minimum scoring of 55 percent mark at your post graduate - level.
    2) Take the courses of your choice such as B.A + LLB, BBA + MBA etc keeping in mind of the benifits of such combination of courses in your career plan.
    3) Taking the course of Mass Media - BMM is a three year degree course where you will receive extensive inputs in the area of journalism. You will be trained how your communication will be effective in the media channels. With your sincere effort, you can make a grand opening as a successful journalist.
    4) Make a career as a CA - Though undertaking the course of CA is difficult in the sense that the rate of success of passing this examination is comparatively low as low as 3 percent. However, with your dedicated effort and quality of teaching of the professional institute will multiply your success in this field.
    5) Take the course of MCA after your B.Com degree - If interested to go in software courses, MCA would suit you if persued from a noted institute. Such institutions provide the opportunities of campus selection of MNC's because of their tie ups with the multinational companies.


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