Should a person have a lot of foreknowledge before entering a technology field?
I am currently going for a bachelors in Applied Information technology and I have noticed several trends that are concerning to me. First off, I enjoy computers, and I enjoy working and learning new things about them. The problem I am finding as I go through my courses is that some of the people are me have what seems to be far superior knowledge of areas in IT, such as programming languages etc... I am currently in the basic IT classes, but I am starting to worry that I don't have the skills necessary to succeed in a career with IT. I mean... don't you go to college to learn about something to eventually go on to get a job? Is this just silly for me to be comparing myself to others? Should I be spending my free time working/learning computer things? I don't get breaks usually because I am a full-time student, and I put a lot of effort into school, leaving me minimal time to go about enjoying other parts of life. Any advice would be welcome, especially from someone who has been through the ends and outs of the technology job market.
Asked By: Hello - 8/29/2013
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OK - a couple of thoughts here. No matter if at school or at work there will always be people who will be ahead of and behind you on the curve. I have been doing IT work for 16 years and still have this reality... More
Answered By: Richard L - 8/29/2013
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Passive interest isn't really enough - active engagement is. Learn technology through your spare time activities as well. University isn't going to teach you everything you need to know.
Answered By: ? - 8/29/2013
Answered By: Nella - 8/29/2013
It sounds like you are over-thinking it all. You are definitely on the right path, especially since you are going for a Bachelors. Trust me on that one - my brother and I never finished out our Bachelors and regret it, even unto this day... More
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