7 most popular jobs for fresh college graduates

The admission process in most colleges across the country has started, increasing the chaos and confusion. While new students take admission, the old ones jump to new life which starts with the challenge of earning and keeping ends together.

Created On: Jun 12, 2017 19:00 IST

7 most popular jobs for fresh college graduates

The admission process in most colleges across the country has started, increasing the chaos and confusion. While new students take admission, the old ones jump to new life which starts with the challenge of earning and keeping ends together.

Yes, we are talking about fresh college graduates who are looking for suitable jobs for themselves. While choice of job differs from student to student and course to course, there are some which are desired by an overwhelming majority of aspirants. Here we list 7 of them:


A management jobs are those which involve accomplishment of things through the work of others rather than by doing the work yourself. For example, a production manager does not operate one of the machines even though he or she may be better at it than some of the machine operators. A Software Development Manager does not write lines of code even though they are capable of doing so. People in management jobs do one thing, they manage.

Top colleges: IIMs, IITs, XLRI, FMS, IIFT and Symbiosis.

Investment banking
The job description of an investment banker involves connecting the businesses that need financing to the investors who will provide it in the form of bonds or stock. Investment bankers make money out of money and help private corporations go public by structuring initial public offerings, or IPOs. These offerings are subject to strict financial regulations and companies that undergo IPOs must meet stringent requirements.

Top colleges: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade in New Delhi, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (Delhi University), Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce (Delhi University), Faculty of Management Studies (Delhi University,  Faculty of Management Studies (Delhi University), Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, IXLRI, School of Business and Human Resources,  Institute of Management and Technology, ian Institutes of Management.

IT and software engineering
IT engineers are employed in many different industries to create, install, or troubleshoot technology and software programs. IT engineers apply their technical knowledge to solve a variety of technological challenges. They may also create new technologies, including the development of networking solutions and software programs.

Top colleges: Indian Institute of Technology, National Institute of Technology , Vellore Institute of Technology, Birla Institute of Technology etc

Medical Profession
Needless to say, medical professional heal people and help them to stay healthy and fit. The job of a doctor ranges from working in emergency situations like accidents and organ failures to day-to-day curing of common diseases. Doctors use their knowledge and the resources available in the best possible way, are compassionate when faced with suffering, staying up to date and continuously improving the service they provide, contribute with other health professionals and institutions in order to improve health and promote wellbeing.

Top colleges: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Christian Medical College (CMC), Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), JIPMER College, Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), Madras Medical College, Grant Medical College, Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, University College of Medical Science & Research Centre, King George Medical College

The role of a lawyer is to represent a client and advising them on their legal situation. From individual cases to whole companies, from court proceedings to small disputes, it’s a lawyer's job to act in client's best interest. Not just stuck in a courtroom, lawyers can work on criminal or civil lawsuits, so a variety of jobs can crop up. Daily tasks of a lawyer depend on your client’s needs and whether they are specialised in a particular area of law.

Top colleges:  National Law School of India, Faculty of Law (Delhi University), Symbiosis Law School, Aligarh Muslim University, School of Law Christ University, Amity Law School

A journalist's job is to give information about current happenings around the world as quickly as possible so that the people remain updated on the issue. There is a lot of ethical issues associated with the job with the conflict coming in place when work clashes with personal interests or inclination. A journalist should remain unbiased at all times and should give the news as it is. It can be a desk or a field job depending upon the professional's interest.

Top colleges: Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Department of Journalism at Lady Sri Ram College, Asian College of Journalism, Amity School of Communication, Jamia Milia Islamia

Fashion designing
As a fashion designer, your job will be to develop and create various pieces of apparel. You may choose to focus your creativity on one of the three main areas of fashion - clothing, footwear, or accessories - or to work in a broader setting and create multiple types of fashion garments and apparel. You will be in charge of guiding all steps of the design process, from initial conception to final manufacture and marketing. The designer works with individual clients to design pieces of custom couture, in addition to collaborating with sales and marketing managers to determine the best way to present his/her new ideas to the public.

Top colleges: National Institute Of Fashion Technology, Pearl Academy, Symbiosis Institute Of Design, Amity School Of Fashion Technology, Vogue Institute Of Fashion Technology

This list includes but is not restricted to the most popular jobs for fresh college graduates in India. There are some other professions or other branches of above mentioned ones, which also enjoy overwhelming inclinations by college students.

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