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What electives to opt for? [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 04:06
Hi,

I had initially thought of opting for those electives which would provide information/insight on the newer (something that I had not studied/been acquainted with) subjects. If I was paying money, why not learn on the most fascinating subjects/areas from the experts!

Now I realise that perhaps, it would be as good an idea to opt for the known areas/subjects, be more comfortable (not break head over newer concepts - after all so many new concepts keep emerging, and one can learn a lot, to some extent, on one's own as well!) and utilise the time thus saved in building network, acquiring soft skills and overall have less pressure...

Wht do others think?
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Re: What electives to opt for? [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 11:26
I'm assuming that you're not a career-switcher? If so, I would totally take classes that focus more on new technologies and/or practices in your field. There's really not much point in spending time and money on stuff you already know. However, if you are planning to change careers after graduation, I would take electives that give you a good solid foundation.

My best advice would be to talk to your advisor or career counselor to see if they have any suggestions. Especially if you have a pretty specific idea of what kind of job you'd like to have and at what sort of company, they could probably recommend the best classes.
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Re: What electives to opt for? [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 17:04
If you want to focus on new technologies, make sure the electives have guest speakers from the relevant industries. e.g. getting the CEO's or CTO's from top mobile companies and start-ups to talk about mobile technology would give a better insight than a professor who can only give you the perspectives from a limited data set.
Re: What electives to opt for?   [#permalink] 16 Jun 2008, 17:04
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