Career Guidance

During your student life you might not give a lot of thought to your future career path but it’s never too early to explore your career options.

Career options

Ask yourself a few questions:

  • What occupations and industries can I work in with this degree?
  • What knowledge, skills, qualities and experience are required?
  • What further experience and study options are available?

You need to understand how your degree is valued by industry and the type of jobs you can do. Take a good look at the job market; you are may discover opportunities you had not thought about and some of which may not be directly related to your degree but are interesting. Take actions:

  • Research different careers and occupations
  • Explore pathways of previous graduates
  • Gain exposure to different workplaces and roles
  • Connect with employers.

Periodically review your career paths and prioritise realistic options. Identify the skills and experience you need to develop and how you will gain those. Identify who can assist you in this process. Develop effective job search strategies and become skilled in application, selection and interview processes.

Our Placement Cell is here to guide you on career and employment opportunities.

Further study

Many BKBIET students undertake further study. It is important to think about the reasons for choosing further study and make an informed decision.

You might:

  • Enjoy studying and want to continue that path into research
  • Want to add a more specialised qualification
  • Want to change the direction of career.

If you plan to enter the job market, find out what advantages a post graduate qualification will provide. If you continue studying, ensure that you continue to build relevant workplace skills and experience.


Employers have a clear idea of the skills, knowledge and attributes required to do the job and work in their organisation. Depending on the industry or occupation you seek to work in these could be very specific technical skills or knowledge. There are general skills and competencies too that employers look for in new recruits.

Building your employability

  • Get involved in BKBIET life and extra-curricular activities to expand your interests and develop employability skills.
  • Plan early to get relevant work experience and voluntary work to build skills for the work place.
  • Record the skills you gain and activities you undertake. This will help identify your strengths and any skills requiring further development.
  • Research the skills and qualities sought by employers within your industry of choice.

Connecting with employers

  • Attend events like campus recruitment presentations and career fairs, networking events and employer-led workshops
  • Read publications like annual reports, graduate recruitment guides and newspapers.
  • Connect with people that may have information you need. Network in person and on relevant social media sites.
  • Explore relevant professional associations and become a student member.
  • Consult websites for employer bodies as well as employer websites.
  • Gain paid employment or unpaid work experience in your fields of interest.
  • Contact recruitment agencies and explore opportunities.
  • Research the organisation and prepare some questions that are not answered on the employer website
  • Appear professional. Dress appropriately, be on time, turn your phone off and be prepared to introduce yourself if the opportunity arises
  • Do not ask inappropriate questions, such as salary details