- Quantitative analyst
- Financial analyst
- Options research
- Asset management
- Derivatives research
- Risk management
- Data Analyst
Some of the listed roles above require additional knowledge and qualification.
Which brand is Dhoni endorsing? How long did Sania stay in the transit airport? Who are the members in the team selected for the next world cup? Will Saina will the next badminton tournament? Which sports star will be the next brand ambassador for the most popular sports shoes?
These are the questions you will be investigating and answering as a sports journalist.
Sports and journalism feels weird as a combination when we hear it for the first time but it makes a great career. Those of you who enjoy writing and sports equally can make a great career in sports journalism.
At college what should I do to prepare for this career?
1. Follow sports like you breath
2. Practice writing everyday
3. Promote or join a sports magazine at college.
4. Join an internship programme where both are possible.
5. Read a lot about sports and do not miss any opportunity to meet a sport’s celebrity.
What are the skill sets required by a journalist in this era? Read here. http://wp.me/p32NEY-7V
For those who can’t afford to go through a regular course, at a regular college, yet want to pursue education and gain a degree, distant education is perfect choice! Distance education is also referred to as ‘education by correspondence’. Distance education in India is governed by Distance Education Council (DEC).
Who chooses distance education?
Everyone cannot afford to join a regular college due to time constraints, family obligations, gender discrimination or lack of monetary support. For such people India has many courses to offer through distance education. Sometimes for various other reasons a student drops out of a regular college. Such discontinuation could be renewed by a distance course.
What should be my approach when I choose a correspondence course?
This is more challenging than a regular course. In a regular course, students get the support of tutors all the time, engaged in various college affiliated networks to share knowledge and also have the support of placement cells.
In a correspondence course our five senses have to be open to draw information from any where and everywhere. Typically, students are supported with study material, counselors, contact classes and online help. These elements are very basic for a student to groom into an industry person. To gain all that a regular student receives, try to adopt the following:
Share this article with your friends who are facing trouble, while pursuing a correspondence course. All the best folks!
Here is a link to colleges in India that offer distance education: http://www.indiastudycenter.com/univ/distance-education.asp
Soups, sauces, chutneys, starters, noodles, confectionery; this is how their course curriculum looks like. Yes, this article is going to introduce you to a rarely chosen college course. Chefs are the final product of these schools. Culinary skills are honed during this stint. Your office and work station is a kitchen.
Cooking could be opted as a casual vocation or a full-time occupation. Some training and structure would help the aspiring chef or cook to know their profession better. For those who think that this course is all about making new recipes and tasting food, may have to add some more subjects into their study hour.
Curriculum of a culinary course
If you are choosing a bachelor’s course, it lasts for 3 years. There are post-graduate courses also available with specializations like international cooking, bakery and confectionery, restaurant management, bread and pastry, oriental cusine, mediterranean cusine and so on. Below is a brief outline of a culinary course curriculum:
The curriculum listed above blends into both theoretical and practical classes. This course remains as formal as any other known professional course. It includes project work and internship.
Where do we get placed?
For a not so popularly opted course, the next obvious question would be “what is my job?”. How do I earn a living after this course. After finishing this course students get placed in restaurants, hotels, catering service houses, food technology firms. Apart from these jobs, one may choose to be self employed, by being a food taster/tester, food critic (more to do with writing), independent chef, specialized chef, start your own bakery or restaurant or be a teacher for other aspirants.
In India chefs start with an initial pay pack of Rs. 1.5 lakhs p.a and grow depending on their specialization Rs. 12 lakhs p.a.
Sanjeev Kapoor, Tarla Dalal, Anjum Anand, Vikas Khanna and Hari Nayak are some of the known veterans in this field. With a lot specialization and technological improvements, satellite tv shows have carved some time to host cooking shows and competitions to draw a common man’s attention.
Some useful links: