It’s very usual that many CSIT colleges (College who has Computer Science and Information Technology program) invited me to promote this course while in admission time(new students enrollment time)(till now, I avoid to promote college in particular). But this year, some college asked me to come again in their college to motivate their students. I was thinking how can I motivate these new students and finally I decided to show them the reality(tits-bits ) of this course (which most probably they are completely unaware). From this point I marked my presentation as “Opportunities and Challenges of CSIT students”. Here I am going to highlight few:
How you are here (How you joined this course)
Most common answer of this question from students is there was someone who told them to join this course. It might be their uncle, teachers, relatives, brothers or some other known person whom they can trust very easily, even sometime they blindly join the college which they named. Another is their friend/colleagues who found this course, in this state they don’t agree but if they found interest they take time to understand about it (they google it, they go to the colleges). And there are very few who found this themselves and prepare for everything.
Why you are here (What are the things that make you joined this course)
I tried to ask them what is the ultimate objective to joining this course. The very common answers I got is, get updated with latest technology, some said they like to make applications, some believe they can gain social value/ name in society, nation and world. And amazing thing is they are not here for only money. They also think there is lot of scope and money in this sector they will easily get from market. In amount they are very hopeful they will get 50K(In average) when they passed this course with good performance.
If I try to picture them they more look like Roaring Lion
But the reality is after 4 years they will find themselves this(if they don’t think out of box) :
Why this? The only thing is the “Industry need Skill and Experience but the student think they need industry for it”
But the good thing is they are on starting semester and they have space to do better. But the simple question arise here, HOW? In my observation the solution is also very simple.
Just Remember few point:
- I am here to study!!!
(Every day I am learning new skill, Today you will learn Bubble Sort, next day Insertion Sort, another day Merge Sort. Don’t think you are following syllabus only.)
- I will not blame other !!!
(The common problem of our society, We always try to search for excuse, Teacher gave assignment for writing one program in C, the students come with ready-mate answer “Sir last night was loadshedding from 6PM to 12PM ”. Think it’s my task and I have to do anyway. )
- I will Participate !!!
(We are good for early decision with out knowing nicely. The person who didn’t see new released movie usually talked about boring just listing someone who felt it’s boring, He forgot people have different tastes. So my suggestion is participate first, experience it and tell you felling )
- I will create Environment
(Most often we found some other college has better environment than our, and this is true also. And we expect some one will make environment for us. We never try to start from us. I think it’s very easy to kick of any initiative in college, where you can get load down for space, backup, internet and participants. )
- I will do/ start today!!!
(when ever I was explaining these facts, people seems very serious. But still people failed to cover it because of lack of not starting. They think they will do tomorrow and it never comes. So my suggestion is better start from now. You don’t need to think very deeply after all there is no thing to loose)
While I was saying these, freshers think we still have time or expecting some other(seniors) to lead at all. I remember what Kofi Annan said when I got chance to meet him “You don’t need to wait for age to take responsibility”.
There are lot of space for environment, I already mentioned College is the best environment to learn skill and experience along it there are certain space in Industry also. Now a days, there are lot of companies who are bridging the gap with academies, so it’s better to follow up and participate.
Personally I recommend every one to join community, I think this is the in between place of College and Company, where everyone has equal value. Where anyone can easily accessed.
Finally, Opportunities is surround us, just need to figure it out. We know we need to do project/research and I think this is the best part to show us. It will more better if you think to do at least one project in each semester. I know most curious to know the way to get job in market, some time they failed to catch the new trend, so try to know the current demand of company and it’s very easy if you spend ½ hours in online job portal like jobsnepal.com and merojob.com . It’s always good to think out of box, you can also start your own startup after all you have the good partner in your class. Just need to identify the strength.