So, you did your B.E. in Computer Science, finished with an average to good CGPA, and got a job in an IT firm. However, the more you work in your company, the more you realize that how much you actually hate this work or you’d rather prefer doing something else. What to do now? For this option, you can always go for a Masters by switching to a different professional field.
Now, first thing to comprehend is that switch in fields depends on the type of Masters you are looking for, as the requirements differ for various postgraduate courses. If you are planning for MBA, then there is not much reason to worry about which stream you did your undergraduate courses in, as MBA programs are indifferent to your UG courses. However, if you’re looking for Masters programs, then there are certain complications that you need to take care of. If you are unsure of which PG course to go for, then there are factors for you to decide which masters to go for.
Often students who start working in IT firms are not from the technical background for Computer Sciences and after working for a while, decide that it is not their ‘cup of tea’. And they start looking for options in their own field of Mechanical, Civil etc for a masters degree. The only problem? Many colleges abroad, irrelevant of the fact that whether they are international or national, are skeptical about students who change their course. For admission to a major in a technical field that differs from your under graduation course, there are some tactics that you can apply to increase your chances. The modus operandi is as follows:
- MOOC or Massive Open Online Course is a course that is aimed at providing various boundless participation and unlimited access via internet. A course from MOOC allows you to display some sort of experience in a relevant technical field.
- Strong SoP will definitely help your chances. A professionally crafted and edited SoP will increase your chances manifold. Look at it this way, if you can provide a valid, genuine reason for your switch in field, the admit committee might select you. So where do you mention this reason? In your Statement of Purpose, and provide valid reasons for your switch or if nothing, atleast try your best to convince them.
- Gain Research Credentials in the relevant field. Before sending your application, you can always go for research credentials by means of writing research papers, acquiring research referrals, publishing journals etc in the field which you want to apply to. This way you increase your credibility and thus improve your chances of selection.
Also Read: Masters as a Research Oriented Degree
Hence, you still have chances of acquiring a good college. The best way to proceed is to use all 3 methods mentioned above, to increase your chances of selection to the highest as possible.
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