The way ahead for me, as well as for others in my generation, is getting a job and saving.
I am fortunate to have a solid job in journalism, my industry.
Technology has given us capabilities that we never would have had otherwise. My parents valued and supported my education throughout my life.
Learning was a part of my upbringing and is now ingrained in my habits. This is only natural for me, coming from parents who relish new information and stories.
With advancing technology, there is a higher demand for employees not just with basic technology skills, but also with more technical and advanced coding knowledge or deep interest and insight in social media branding and audience-targeting.
SMU prepared me for this changing industry, which is what we need schools and colleges doing.
This should get easier as my career progresses, but I am currently pinching pennies. The way ahead also involves being able to swim in a fast-changing economy, one that is digital, rewards knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math. Today’s work force — especially in media — is required to have a broader range of skills than past generations.
Having a plethora of digital skills can be a big plus on your resume.
Teaching and learning are never solely confined to the classroom.
Learning does not end when you receive your diploma.