I am in the industry for 7 odd years now. And if I have one thing to tell any aesi student or graduate, then this is it.
Effort is the only barrier there is. We mistakely use ability as an excuse.
Put in the effort, give your dues. That's the only thing that stands between you and your success. Ability is just crystalization of efforts.
Keep putting the effort. If you aren't seeing the results, look deep at your efforts.
Are you putting effort on the correct activities? Do you need to increase the effort?
So as you begin preparing for gate 2011, for aesi exams and for the job interviews always remember effort is the only barrier.
As always, your comments are always welcome.