Software Development Careers: Why, What, and How?

Posted on July 4, 2015


Author:  Sanjay Goel


An initial version of this presentation was made on 13 June 2015 during the 3 hrs long session for pre-final year CSE/IT/ECE students at JIIT.  Since than I am regularly  updating it  with newer information and insights.

This presentation has five broad sections.   In the first section, there are some slides about changing ecosystem wrt rapidly growing Indian economy,  expending Indian IT sector, and fast growing Indian IT startup sector. I have collated various published resources to weave the story.

The second section talks about the career anchors and work satisfaction as suggested by some researchers and some thought leaders.

The third section gives an overview of software development profession and also includes few  very important published resources as well as some primary research done by me on this issue.

In the fourth section, I have included the advice  of some alumni who graduated from JIIT during 2005-2009.  They all have done very well in their career  and are clearly the role models for the youngsters.   I am very proud of each one of them.

The presentation concludes with some final tips for the students  in the last section.

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