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I am a technology enthusiast who is always passionate about Computer Science, I would like to pursue B.Tech. In Computer Science and Engineering with a specialization in Data Science. I am always willing to learn new technologies, and I spend most of my leisure time contributing to open source projects. I wanted to seek advice or any suggestions on becoming a better fit for a potential company in the future.
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I think you are better off focusing what role you might be doing next 3 years (more technical oriented or management oriented?). I first recommend to look for your strengths and passion and then focus on a technical project management (toward to delivery) role or "pure" project management role (such as PMO staffing roles).
I've come across some people doing technical and project management good at some extend however I think focus will give you more confidence for searching specific roles.
Personally I moved to a more specific project management roles accidentally due to I met accidentally (and gloriously) a person who guided me to this bright move based on my interests.
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1 reply by Tarun Nair
Jun 01, 2020 7:24 PM
Tarun Nair
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I would suggest few corrections here, as he is still in process for his first goal (under graduate in computer science ) or may be yet to start even.
So it may not be fit to think of doing project management vs technical in 3 years from now.
I would suggest to focus based on interest.
If it is technology then you should focus on completing your under graduate (B.Tech.) as you mentioned.
If you are interested in to project management , then you can focus on studies into management (MBA or M.S. ).
If you are interested in technical project management, then there is no shortcuts, you need to complete your technical education then start focusing on project management from there on. You cannot start as technical project manager directly after graduation (B.Tech.)

As Sergio mentioned, you need answer yourself "what is definition of better future"

Hope this helps.
What does mean "better future" to you? That´s the key question to answer. Just for you. Not for publish it here.
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1 reply by Zehui Zhang
Jun 05, 2020 6:04 AM
Zehui Zhang
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Totally agree,your future is "yours"not anybody else,if you really don't know,suggest you can make some possible try to find which way is best for you.
Jun 01, 2020 11:10 AM
Replying to Emmanuel Perez Guillen
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I think you are better off focusing what role you might be doing next 3 years (more technical oriented or management oriented?). I first recommend to look for your strengths and passion and then focus on a technical project management (toward to delivery) role or "pure" project management role (such as PMO staffing roles).
I've come across some people doing technical and project management good at some extend however I think focus will give you more confidence for searching specific roles.
Personally I moved to a more specific project management roles accidentally due to I met accidentally (and gloriously) a person who guided me to this bright move based on my interests.
I would suggest few corrections here, as he is still in process for his first goal (under graduate in computer science ) or may be yet to start even.
So it may not be fit to think of doing project management vs technical in 3 years from now.
I would suggest to focus based on interest.
If it is technology then you should focus on completing your under graduate (B.Tech.) as you mentioned.
If you are interested in to project management , then you can focus on studies into management (MBA or M.S. ).
If you are interested in technical project management, then there is no shortcuts, you need to complete your technical education then start focusing on project management from there on. You cannot start as technical project manager directly after graduation (B.Tech.)

As Sergio mentioned, you need answer yourself "what is definition of better future"

Hope this helps.
Farhan

the advise I can give is to develop yourself into a resilient person:

- become modular, be resourceful, learn a lot all the time
- be redundant, know multiple ways how to do things, be able to use workarounds
- develop your diversity, get to know people from different angles, even in your own country, understand what they can tell you, be respectful

- act mindful and cautious, but curious, don't be afraid
- connect with many others, and groups and tribes
- learn to adapt, sense and respond

(based on Martin Reeves article about resilience)

You make your own future. Do not copy others, do not align yourself to only one kind of job. Find out who you are and what you want to do (a life long task).
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1 reply by Zehui Zhang
Jun 05, 2020 6:07 AM
Zehui Zhang
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"Do not copy others, do not align yourself to only one kind of job. Find out who you are and what you want to do (a life long task)."Very good suggestion,full of wisdom.
Don't look to be a fit for a company. Become who you want to be and somebody will need those skills.
Jun 01, 2020 4:25 PM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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What does mean "better future" to you? That´s the key question to answer. Just for you. Not for publish it here.
Totally agree,your future is "yours"not anybody else,if you really don't know,suggest you can make some possible try to find which way is best for you.
Jun 02, 2020 5:29 AM
Replying to Thomas Walenta
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Farhan

the advise I can give is to develop yourself into a resilient person:

- become modular, be resourceful, learn a lot all the time
- be redundant, know multiple ways how to do things, be able to use workarounds
- develop your diversity, get to know people from different angles, even in your own country, understand what they can tell you, be respectful

- act mindful and cautious, but curious, don't be afraid
- connect with many others, and groups and tribes
- learn to adapt, sense and respond

(based on Martin Reeves article about resilience)

You make your own future. Do not copy others, do not align yourself to only one kind of job. Find out who you are and what you want to do (a life long task).
"Do not copy others, do not align yourself to only one kind of job. Find out who you are and what you want to do (a life long task)."Very good suggestion,full of wisdom.

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