PICK MEANINGFUL ELECTIVES

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Operations Analyst could mean multiple things depending on thecompany you join - at one end, the role entails business/operationsconsulting kind of work where you look at reengineering/modelingbusiness processes (BPR/BPM) and at the other end, you could bedoing IT operations (infrastructure management - IMS) kind ofwork. These are very different kind of jobs and pay differently aswell - the former is at the high end of the value chain and jobs arehigh paying as compared to the latter. On the other hand, SAP -ABAP is an unambiguous skill area where there is a lot of demand.Keep in mind that most large companies would treat you as `trainedfresher as you have very little hands-on exposure - most likely, youwouldn't have completed a project. Make up your mind - whateveryou choose to do, please do not repeat the mistake of quittingearly as it is detrimental in the medium/long run!In today's India, it is not about "whether" opportunities exist but,about "what" opportunities exist! As an MBA, you could look atany/all companies to join them in the HR function, where you'dmostly start out as a recruiter/generalist and then move on to otherareas. The other option could be to work in the HR operationsteam of a business service firm (BPO space). You could also lookat joining an IT firm as a business analyst focused on the HR function- your science background should be of help here. Today, a softwareapplication supporting the HR function is the norm in mostcompanies, hence, a course (on the functional side) on an industryleading package like PeopleSoft (now, Oracle) or SAP should helpyou get a good perspective on HR operations. Apart from this, youshould work on building skills that you can apply in the work place- pick up electives that are of relevance in today's HR world anddo meaningful/realistic projects in those areas.