It was one of the most frequently repeated stories of the year: college students, particularly left-leaning college students, are intolerant…. However, the idea that college students are sheltered and pampered isn’t just wrong; it’s insulting.
I think the reasons for learning to code are the same as the reasons for learning to write. When we learn to write, we are learning how to organize, express, and share ideas. And when we learn to code, we are learning how to organize, express, and share ideas in new ways, in a new medium.
Instead of encouraging change for its own sake and the sake of the institutions served by change, we need to focus on the trade-offs. If change is actually about loss, we need to address loss and how to make loss more acceptable.
When it comes to hiring, many employers still lean toward graduates from name-brand institutions. Yet too many graduates “don’t get a shot at the high-value jobs they should be getting.
Whereas jobs that rely on primarily one skill have shown a decrease in pay, positions that are multifaceted in nature are seeing healthy growth.
The ever-expanding tech sector is now producing career opportunities in fields that specifically require the skills taught in the humanities.
For all of the liberal arts majors, college dropouts, people looking for a new career or anyone else thinking about the field, I hope my path gives you hope.
“Many of the builders of technology today haven’t spent enough time thinking about the implications for the world.”
The authors estimate that almost all large American metropolitan areas may lose more than 55 percent of their current jobs because of automation in the next two decades.
“The most important skills to have in life are gained through interpersonal experiences, which stimulate real compassion, empathy, vulnerability and social-emotional intelligence.”