10 Tips for Success for Engineering Students

Here are some best tips, most of which would work for any career-aspiring college student:

1. Identify the people who inspire you, and find out what makes them tick. If you love Apple products, Steve Jobs may be your idol, or perhaps you love the microsoft and its creator, Bill gates or the Ambanis or Tatas . You can easily find out a lot of information about Steve , Gates,Ambanis & Tatas—or just about any other prominent person in technology—so use it to look into what’s helped these people and their companies become so successful. Then emulate their good traits in your personal, scholastic, and professional life.

2. Develop a portfolio of projects. Participate in every hands-on, experiential learning opportunity that a balanced schedule allows. This way, you’ll have something unique to show a prospective employer (or venture capitalist) when you graduate, while other students will only be able to list their courses. In addition, you’ll be far more likely to retain the knowledge you’ve gained in classes because you’ll be applying it and, in the process, boosting your communication and interpersonal skills.

3. Learn the value of networking. When it comes to being a leader, whom you know is almost as important as what you know. Attend lectures on your campus and introduce yourself to the speakers. Check with your school’s alumni association to get a list of alumni from your program who want to connect with undergraduates.

4-Star Tip. In addition to E-mail, you can use LinkedIn or other social media tools to connect online. But remember: There’s no substitute for a traditional, face-to-face meeting, so if you can find a way to meet in person, that’s always the best.

4. Work in teams as much as you can. Whether it’s creating a solar-powered car, participating in a sport, or writing for the school paper, get involved with an organization that requires a team effort to produce great results. Throughout your career, you can be sure you’ll work in teams, and the skills you develop in school will help prepare you to lead teams when you graduate.

5. Seek informal leadership roles. You’re always a leader, whether you’re officially in charge of a team or not. Sounds counterintuitive, but you can lead from any position in an organization by influencing how people work together and how they make decisions. Usually people think that the leader is the president or the manager, but if you learn how to recognize and deal with various leadership styles from any position in a team, you’ll be seen as a leader when you take on your first job or internship.

6. Find your flawsand fix them. As with any skill, leadership needs constant improvement. When you are part of a team, try to create a way to get feedback from team members, group leaders, and professors. When you have concrete feedback on how people view you, you can work to improve your skills, including communication and leadership. Plus, you’ll learn how to accept—and give—constructive criticism. That’s absolutely necessary for your future career.

7. Take a business class. As an engineer, it’s not enough for you to be technically proficient; you need to have business savvy. If you’re going to be a leader, you need to understand what a P&L is (also known as an income statement), read organization charts, know how to negotiate contracts, and be familiar with the myriad other functions that every top engineer needs to know. Otherwise, you won’t understand what to do when an accountant, lawyer, or middle manager gets in the way. A business course or two can take you a long way, and these classes are often easier to pass than your calculus course!

8. Take design and other humanities classes. There’s a wide world out there beyond problem sets, laboratories, and theory. Take a visual design course so you’ll learn to represent ideas graphically. Take a cognitive science course to learn how people interpret the world and understand it. Take a literature course to develop your knowledge and appreciation of the classic books, which will help you write and communicate more effectively.

5-Star Tip. Tomorrow’s leaders will have to communicate effectively across international borders and be familiar with other cultures, so develop some proficiency in another language, travel abroad, or meet students from other cultures. Start “globalizing” right at college.

9. Make your summers productive. Employers place tremendous value on practical experience. Seek out internship opportunities actively and early in your academic career. Try to demonstrate through your internships a series of evolving leadership experiences, and use the internships to build your portfolio of actual projects/products. New graduates who can show a commitment to using their summer to continue to learn are always viewed more seriously by a prospective employer.

10. Recruit and develop your personal board of directors. As an undergraduate, you might feel alone when confronted with hard decisions about the courses to take, jobs to apply for, or even balancing school work and your personal life. You won’t feel alone if you develop a personal board of directors just for you. Just as a company has a board that guides the organization, you can stock your board with professionals from organizations and companies, as well as former teachers and knowledgeable family friends.

Extra Pointer. Be sure to “nurture” your board of directors: Keep in touch with them, provide them regular updates, ask them for guidance, and be sure to thank them for any help they provide. And don’t be afraid of conflicting advice. If members offer different suggestions, you’ll have the occasion to balance off one idea against another and make your own decision—just like at a real company.

EFFECTIVE PREPARATIONS FOR EXAMINATIONS

This is high time for preparation  for examinations. This is the time full of confusion , fear  like –

1.should I prepare for my boards exams only ?

2. How can I prepare simultaneously for  my competitive exams ?

The intense  pressure on students mind can divert him from studies or this chaos drag him towards low grade performance.

Don’t get panic . Remember –

“In difficult situation don’t cry but try”

Follow these simple steps –

1. Try to find your weak & strong areas in studies.

2. Daily, prepare content wise time table for next day. You should give 45 mint at least for the revision of your strong topics & minimum 1:30 hr.  for  your weak topics.

3. Don’t ignore  any important subject . At least two of your important subjects should be covered daily .

4. Also try to study in night , because at that time no disturbance is there & concentration is on its   peak.

5. Student Should opt for regular tests  , in their  weak subject .This will help in built up of your confidence.

6.Try to eat vegetable salad  more & more this increase concentration & removes lazyness.

7.Regular revision is must for all subjects.

8. Last but not least , Never get overconfident in studies. Never think that you know complete about a subject but keep on trying for learning new things.

BURNING FIRE FOR IIT……..

An inner fire is must for the addmission in IIT. Now days I generally see  that students now a days only talk about IIT etc. but never work for that .
Student use their energies in evaluting each other , their teachers ,their school etc., this simply is not going to matterialise any thing positive.
My dear students success is not in our words but is in our thought & in our action .
So , you must start work like winner , think like winner. IIT is not a hard target but is highly achivable target which require constant work , regular work,a positive approch .
Plan a work schdual.
Plan time table content wise .
Place a dream in your eyes.
Always think about achivement of your dream

TIPS FOR PARENTS

(a) More number of friends of your ward can mislead or divert   your ward  from studies to other activities ,because more the number of heads , more will be the brains , more will be the thoughts , more will be the wastage of  time  & more will be the diversion from aim  . Only 1 – 2 friend may be helpful for healthy discussion & fruitful growth but that too under your  sharp  observations.

(b) Mobile phone can divert  your ward from studies & can lead to wastage of time .

Give mobile phone ( if cann’t be avoided )  to your ward when he / she requires i.e. when he/she is going out , but get  mobile phone back as soon as they return .

(c) Regular Interaction of parent & teacher  & that of  parent & child is must in order to check the progress of  their ward .A healthy interaction with child always motivate him in achieving his / her goal .

(d) Always keep a check on the outgoing time of your ward . He / she can waste his / her time in wasteful  interactions with others.

(e) Appreciate your child but don’t get over confident & don’t have blind faith in his / her .

(f) A child may not  be much career conscious as  a PARENT  & a TEACHER used to be, so plan care fully for your ward –

“ EFFECTIVE PLANNING  is not only your duty but it is also an investment for your child future “

(g) EXPERTS suggest following hrs. of self studies for various preparations –

(i) For IIT & PMT – at least 10 to 12 hrs. of intensive self study .

(ii) For AIEEE   – at least 8 to 10 hrs. of intensive self study .

(iii) For  Board & other examinations minimum 5 to 6 hrs of intensive self study.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR IIT

By following these steps , i am sure that a student can crack IIT easily –

1. Go through NCERT book at as maximum times as you can , because all the examination in INDIA are NCERT based examination.

2. No body can prepare 100% effectively , so try to prepare up to 80% but that must be thoroughly.

3. Give maximum time to self study , at least 8 to10 hrs of self study daily or around 50 hrs weekly. ( try to give your maximum ).

4. Insted of running after difficult problems , try to grab maximum

   ( Because marks are same )

In competitive Exams QUANTITY matters

5. Prepare your time table on content bases.Means daily decide the content you need to cover & then perform accordingly.