Made up your mind?

Decisions to make. Photo: K. Murali Kumar.

Decisions to make. Photo: K. Murali Kumar.   | Photo Credit: K_Murali Kumar

Choices are to be made…

I am one of the many students in the final semester of B.E. After facing many exhausting classes, assignments, exams and results repeatedly for the last three years, now is the time to prepare for the sea of options that awaits us. Most of us just wait for campus placements and settle for them. Those who have written their GRE and applied for MS programme abroad are waiting for calls from universities. Others have written their CAT, results of which came out a few weeks back are mostly lamenting or preparing for the interview.

GATE, TANCET, UPSC and many other exams are there for us to try our luck. There are some who try everything. When we don’t put our heart into these, we accept the result as inevitable forgetting that it was a choice we made. Finally it all comes down to the remaining majority who just don’t know what to do. This is the lot of us who feel insecure about the future. We know that our decisions give shape to it. Now is the perfect time to take the all-important decision, if not already. But I would like to remind my friends that writing exams alone doesn't ensure a bright future. Success is for ourselves to define. We shouldn’t do something because our friends are doing it. If you want to work, work where you want. Quick money in say, IT, can not substitute for doing what you love. Write, paint, sing, cook, talk, critique, create android apps, make short films, self-consciously take a decision and stick to it. Life is yours to control. Don’t let others do it for you. Hope all my friends scale great heights in their lives.

Navin, ECE, College of Engineering,Guindy

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