One of the biggest crossroads that I faced a few years ago was whether to shift careers to the finance sector or not. I did my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Manufacturing Systems (as explained in my previous blog). I then joined a software firm that specialized in Supply Chain, and my career has since then been in supply chain and related areas. Several of my class mates moved on from supply chain to do an MBA at some top-ranked school and then relocated to New York or San Francisco to be in the financial services sector (investment banking, hedge funds etc).
I believe that a career in supply chain is most fulfilling and I believe that those of us who are in this field are extremely lucky. What I however concluded is that, if I had known what I know today 10 years back, I would have much better success in my career. My goal here is to share these lessons learned with aspiring graduates and professionals to hopefully help in their profession.