What to expect while making a career jump in your mid-20s.

Since the start of my life, I have always had an interest in the field of management and accounting due to the tactical value they bring to businesses. That’s how I decided to kickstart my career in the field of administration. Like so many other students in India, I used to dream of studying at the University of Delhi (one of the best universities in India for a major) and guess what, I made it. However, after a year of toiling away in the field of management and accounting, I realized that what I was doing was not aligning with where I envisioned myself in the future. The work I was doing was becoming more monotonous, repetitive and free of thoughts and creativity. I knew I needed a change, but I was completely stumped as to what direction to take.

Parallelly, I had invested myself as a designer for DU Beat (the largest student media organization in India). I started off as a graphic designer and left as design head when I graduated. I then went on to do some contemplation exercises to assess my strengths and passion. I asked myself questions like “What opportunities excite me — and how come?” and “What am I good at and can work on for hours without feeling bored and unfulfilled?”. It was then when I realized that I’m most passionate in the area of design. Keeping design as my main focus, I started approaching design professionals via LinkedIn. I also made sure that I work as a visual designer during my summer/winter internships. During all this, I bumped into a on LinkedIn who told me about the field of user experience — and that conversation totally changed my life. Fast-forward to November 2018, I’m pursuing my master’s in the field of Information Experience Design at Pratt Institute, New York and I’m totally in love with the field of .

Here are five things that helped me in transitioning from a business student to a UX professional.



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