Q&A: Students have queries about their future, career that suits best professionally

Nina Mukherji
Nina Mukherji
Posted on 18 Jun 2024
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A plethora of choices for law graduates q What are the different areas of law that I can specialise in?

The legal field, with its various specialisations and career paths, emphasises foundational subjects such as contract, constitutional, criminal and civil law during the bachelor’s degree. This paves the way for specialisation through a master’s degree or practical experience in a law firm. Civil law, a broad category covering areas like contract law, property law, family law, and tort, involves assisting individuals or businesses in resolving disputes, such as divorce proceedings and business contracts. In contrast, criminal law focuses on prosecuting or defending individuals accused of crimes, encompassing areas like white-collar crime, drug offences and violent crimes.Emerging fields like technology law and cyber law focus on legal issues related to the Internet, digital technology and data privacy. Technology law involves intellectual property rights, online contracts and e-commerce regulations, while cyber law deals with cybersecurity, data breaches and online privacy. Additionally, there are niche areas like environmental law, immigration law and international law.


Blast from the past q Are there internships available in history-related fields?

Many internship opportunities are available for students interested in history-related fields in museums, archives, libraries and cultural institutions. The National Museum in Delhi offers internships wherein participants catalogue ancient manuscripts, assist with exhibitions and gain hands-on experience in historical research and presentation. Organisations like the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach) provide internships tailored to those passionate about heritage conservation. These internships often involve tasks such as archival research, documentation of heritage sites and community engagement initiatives aimed at preserving India’s diverse cultural legacy. Internships in history-related areas provide practical skills and insights into the world of history. They enrich understanding of the past and prepare students for a fulfilling career in historical research, preservation and education.

Sustainable goals q What career paths can I pursue in the sustainability sector?

As people become more aware of environmental issues and the need for sustainable practices, sustainability has become a popular career choice. The field offers a variety of career paths across sectors and disciplines. One option is environmental science, which focuses on issues such as pollution control, conservation and natural resource management. The roles available in this area are environmental scientist, conservation biologist or sustainability consultant, where you assess the impact of human activities on the environment and develop strategies to mitigate those impacts. Another avenue is sustainable business and management, which integrates environmental and social
responsibility into corporate practices. In this field, you could work as a sustainability manager, overseeing a
company’s environmental initiatives, or as a green building consultant, advising on sustainable construction practices. Careers in renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, urban planning and green technology also offer avenues to contribute to a more sustainable future.

Nina Mukherji is a career counsellor and certified psychometric assessor. She conducts workshops in various areas for students. Mail your queries to with “Ask Nina” in the subject line. Don’t forget to add the name of your school or college and a contact number

Last updated on 18 Jun 2024
06:05 AM
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