Helpful pieces of Advice
I found Joel Spolsky’s article to be very informative from two perspectives. The first is that the given article provides the reader with advice relevant to computer science. While some of the pieces of advice seem obvious, such as learning C before graduating, other pieces of advice were not expected (Spolsky, 2016). For example, I did not expect to see there a piece of advice regarding foreign employees (Spolsky, 2016). Nowadays, it is quite common to hire IT, specialists from abroad due to lower expenses and a variety of talents. Some specialists, especially those from younger generations, might find it threatening. As a result, it was quite comforting to learn that this is not a big problem.
Another piece of advice I also found helpful was the advice pertaining to summer internships. I definitely agree with the author on this point since a good summer internship is not only a good-looking line in the resume but also a tremendous experience (Spolsky, 2016). This is a way to get an insider experience, understand how everything works, and, more importantly, understand whether this is your true path.
After reading the given article, I realized how quickly everything is changing and how AI is becoming a part of every industry. While I think that working for any of the 13 industries would be an incredible experience, I would like to concentrate on the healthcare industry. I have always wanted my work to be meaningful, and, in my opinion, healthcare is one of the best industries where one’s efforts can have an impact. Humanity has recently faced an epidemic that would seem impossible even five years ago. Nowadays, the chances of new diseases are rising, along with other problems. Therefore, I can conclude that by working in the health industry, I could be a part of a more significant technological revolution, and the thought of saving at least one life would make me proud.
Spolsky, J. (2016). Advice for computer science college students. Joel on Software. Web.