๐Ÿ˜ˆ Unpopular opinion. Ep 3

Vrezh Oganisyan

Vrezh Oganisyan / December 08, 2021

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Ep 3: University Education is Important!

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One might argue that we can find a job and build a great career even without one. But I don't see universities' main goal to help you find a job or master JS basics (youtube videos are doing it ๐Ÿ˜).

University helps you to master and improve the following skills: โคต๏ธ

๐ŸŽ“ 1. Academic approach for learning and executing. Youtube videos might help you learn some basics regarding technologies, but they are not digging enough as a result we have specialists who donโ€™t know how to approach complex problems which require deep analysis.

As a result, we donโ€™t go further than googleโ€™s first page of results. As a result, we have bunch of coders who acknowledge โ€œEngineerโ€ just as a LinkedIn status.

๐ŸŒ 2. Big Picture. Higher education gives you the big picture about everything you are going to face during your professional career. Sometimes we think that itโ€™s not important, but lately facing issues regarding different domains, we are able to dive deep into the topic really fast.

Maybe I didnโ€™t need those lessons of Calculus and Philosophy when I was 18, but now (when Iโ€™m 23) they help me to be a better engineer, a better manager, and a human.

๐Ÿง 3. Fundamental Knowledge shows its importance in the long term run. University gives deep fundamental knowledge regarding Computer Science, Philosophy, Physics, and Math. Sometimes they are not enough to find a job, but these skills create huge potential which you can turn into a career (with intensive courses, YouTube videos, etc) later. Maybe in short term, people, who started earlier without fundamental knowledge, might outstrip university graduates, but in the long-term run, they had no chance.

๐Ÿ”ฅ People who think that they donโ€™t need higher education, are receiving tasks corresponding to their competence and will never be able to understand where they are going to be needed.

P.S. I want to dedicate this post to all my university teachers. They were right about almost anything. I was a fool to think that I'm smarter. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

๐ŸŽ— Support Author