(Un)fortunately for myself and many other tertiary students, regular university classes will be commencing within a few weeks. Personally I will be balancing a load of 3 subjects in addition to work commitments. That’s 1 more subject than last semester – who knows how I will cope this time? – but I think it is vital for me to finish my degree as soon as humanly possible and fully embrace the professional workforce.
Here’s a short summary of the subjects I am enrolled in:
The Business of IT: As a mandatory subject final year students have to enrol in, the aim of it is to prepare the student for entering the workforce. While throughout an IT degree one does pick up many technical skills, the knowledge of translating these technical skills into value in the business context is rarely well documented or explained. This subject aims to correct that and provide information on strategic business tools.
Information Resources: As information is one of the most valuable commodities in this modern age, there is a demand to be able to correctly obtain, interpret and modify it. I would say that there would be much discussion on optimal retrieval technqiues, as well as best practices to translate data into relevant information.
Co-operative Education: This unit is part of the work experience program I am completing. In a nutshell, I am awarded credit towards my degree for working for a company. Generally the expected output used as assessment is a reflective journal detailing my experiences, workload and any associated skills I have developed or gained in the process.
I think it would be an interesting experiment to see if my intepretation on the content matter is different upon completion of them.I’m sure changes of opinion on educational content occurs in the though processes of every student, but this time I shall document it. It shall be part of my future legacy if war ravishes our world and the internet becomes a relic found by a civilization developed long after us.