A myth that continues to haunt all IT engineering students, is that, if you want a job in an IT company, you need to know coding very well. In a recent workshop organized by InSync with the purpose of bridging the gap between the IT industry and the education sector, Atul Gupta (Founder and CEO of InSync) and Devendra Singh (COO of InSync) visited Camellia Institute of Technology on 27th August 2014 for a 2 hour interactive workshop with the students. During this workshop, they tried to clear this common myths about the IT Industry which are in the minds of budding engineers.
Apart from Development/Coding, there are many other departments and various other job roles in an IT Company suitable for engineers. For example, a person doesn’t need to have an MBA degree to be a part of sales and marketing team. Being an MBA will definitely add value to their Resume, but it’s not a ‘must-have’ in order to be a successful marketing/sales guy. Same is applicable for various other job profiles.
The InSync team un-puzzled the positions in an IT Industry. They also discussed some of the proper ways to face an interview and pointed out the answers to avoid there.
The workshop had a detailed discussion on job profiles in Systems, Quality Analysis, Implementation, Development etc. which are the few core departments of a Software Company and also discussed some new and important positions that are now emerging, like UI /UX Designer, Front End Engineer, Digital Marketing, Technical Content Writer etc.
Devendra specified on the portions of the curriculum one should give extra time and effort in. Being an engineer himself, he was able to connect to the students and give some real value addition. After the workshop, the attendees were pretty much clear about the positions available in the IT industry. One of the main take away from the session was the solution to THE CHICKEN AND THE EGG PROBLEM – “If you are not experienced you will not get a good job and until you don’t get a job you will not be experienced.” Atul and Devendra handed over a few links from where the students can apply for internships in IT Companies and have industry exposure.
Download the presentation they delivered.