How adding RICS SBE degree to my civil engineering was the best decision for my career

From not wanting to take up Civil Engineering as a career option to holding a Post-graduation degree in the same field, my best decisions have been about the choices of the colleges I made. Being a fresher and having no family background in the industry, I wanted to have a proper exposure first and then go for jobs. When looking out for different courses and colleges for my post-graduation after civil engineering, one of my friends mentioned about the RICS School of Built Environment.

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Going through the various filtered discussions, industry expert advice and comparative studies, I realised MBA in Construction Project Management from RICS School of Built Environment would set me on the right path for my career initialization as a professional. From day 1 of our Orientation Programme in 2018 till date after 5 months of my graduating, I can still count on RICS for any support I need in my career. From my 2 years’ experience in this institute, few things which I would like to mention are:

  1. RICS being a PMI accredited institute provides you with a global exposure of the industry within its walls. The courses designed for the students are just not for “read and write” purposes but are also industry applicable. It provides you application-based assignment learnings to help you learn the actual on-field scenarios.
  1. Experienced and knowledge enriched faculties are always supportive and motivating to bring out the best in each student. With various assignments and activities, growing as an individual professionally as well as personally have been an amazing outlook. Innumerable personal experience examples and situations shared while teaching also helps to generate a picture of onsite situations that anyone could face.
  1. Real-World experience through a summer internship has been my favorite part of the complete course. RICS does not provide internships just within the country but also has its gates open for global companies. The two-month internship experience gave me an actual picture of what I have learnt, how and where to apply my knowledge and most importantly helped me in self-analyzing where I lagged my skills as a professional.
  1. All-rounder development of an individual while participating in debates, gaining stage confidence with various activities both academic and during extra-curricular activities, being able to connect with people from different geographies and cultures during festivals and celebrations have helped enhance our communication skills. The activities conducted by S.L.I.N.G committee have always been weekend plans during festivals away from home as one big family. 
  1. Direct Industry Connect via weekly guest lectures arranged by college leaves no stone unturned. These sessions are open conversations with the experts where you can easily correlate all the classroom learnings with the real world out there.

Lastly, the infrastructure and the campus amidst the nature and peace with greenery all around gives you a good leaning mindset and motivation to just keep going.

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