Hi i am upasna. i cleared my graduation from ipu in media and now persuing MBA through ICFAI correspondence. i want to know hat is public relation and hr a good option? warmly upasna:icon4:
From India , Delhi
Dear Upasana,
Both the options are good enoguh. But generally , you do not get a PRO job unless you have been working in the company & know its affairs.It's a bit matured job profile.
Admist this recession scenario, my only advise is to find or stick to the first available job than deciding what you ought to become or looking for.

From India , Jaipur
Though, the job market it not so good, you may find various job openings an variuos sites at different location companies are still employing.
Now regarding ICFAI, the study mat is realy good, now for experienced
MBA from ICFAI is OK, for fresher they may find it difficult since there are lots of full time MBA fresher in market. Secondly I would say if you are doing distance learning why dont you choose institutes like, NIPM, Symbiosis, Welingkar or Narsee Monjee. They are more reputed than IFCAI. At this point you can try to get a job in recruitment consultancy and after a year try for generelist profile.

From India , Mumbai
Dear Upasana,

First I couldn't get ur college name. Please clarify it,if u please. Secondly,PRO/HR which one u would like to follow u r confused, atleast I felt so.
In todays scenario, I don't find too much of PRO personnels(exclusively) operating in pvt.industries. They are either HR/Front Desk + Admin sort of jobs.

Third, when u have studied Media, instead of proceeding with it why did u jump in MBA out of sudden. Please remember MBA is no magic wand to get into a job/white collar job. A wrong move can also make u go frustrated, as it would not fetch the returns that u might have thought.

Please don't think that I'm discouraging u. When u've started something u should continue with it,reach an end and then go for some sort of specialisation.

I would suggest u to finish ur MBA to some extent and then look for jobs in the field u want,simultaneously work ur MBA,SO that u've the experience in ur MBA. SO, one will question ur distance MBA.


With regards,
SAMSUNG Heavy Industries.

From Korea,

Hi Upasna,
I appreciate your vision and preplanned manner... but you have to clarify us in few areas. Can you ,
1. Want to do MBA for the cause of - Value addition for getting job/career journey or personal interest in learning/development...
2. What is your dream job/career ?
3. Briefly tell about your UG qualification/interests?
(if your time permit to able to answer above quest, then let you know about my detail points)

If you have strongly decided to do MBA, then why you think about another one specialisation in media management related to your basic qualification. There is one option - MBA-Media Management.

Still, If you are strongly standing on your decision on PRO or HR, my suggestion is that choose Human resource. bcoz PRO is also one part and covered in HR.

And also, I m echoing Mr.Anirban and M.Biswas quotes... Their quotes are meaningful in one sense/side.

At last, life is at your hand- take your decision and made it your day successful & place of yours...

Congrats for life & career horizon....

:cool: Chezhiyan

Referene: just check this institute link and course.
MIME::Manipal Institute of Media & Entertainment

From India , Madras
Dear Upasana,

I think u would find two comments one from me and one from Chezhiyan atleast useful for probing ur decision making process. Having said so please don't back track or feel demoralized. LIfe has its own surprises!

I too support what Chezhiyan has commented, people think MBA is a magic wand, and can provide u with a wite collar job irrspective of ur specilisations/study/experiences.

Even I've seen people landing up for interviews thinking the MBA is the only criteria for decision making. Please remember MBA is a tool that will help u understand the Business/Organisation/Resources/Human Processes better and their regulation/management. So, if u don't know the industry its ins and outs how do u expect to manage it. Just because u have MBA, U R A MANAGER. Ridiculous,to see people believing in this story and flocking the mushrooming B schools,which too is responsible for harvesting this hilarious theory.

I would only like you u, Upasana to concentate on ur studies without thinking too much of the yield. After u r through to a certain stage, u try for jobs which u feel suits ur interests and academic capabilities. HR is a good option there can be better option too. It will slowly get to ur knowledge as u progress in ur studies.

In near future never take decisions based on traditions/ just being a follower of the herd.

Success comes by no magic wand and never follow exceptions.

Wishing u best of luck.

With regards,

Samsung Heavy Industries.

From Korea,

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