06 February 2015

Student advice

Esri's Chief Scientist, Dawn Wright, posted some thoughts last year as advice for students. I don't think that these are particularly specific to the GIS world. I particularly liked her response telling students to take an active interest in their field, whatever it is:

My advice would be to go with that flow and learn as much as you can about that new career path you’re interested in. Find someone in that area who is willing to give you some advice, or do the requisite Internet research to find out about blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter streams, local and regional conferences in that particular area. Talk to other students who are currently on that particular career path. And … get an internship in that area too!
Now is a great time to get excited about your career, start exploring ideas and making connections.

No comments: