"If a junior in high school were asking for your advice, what
would you tell them? What tips would you have for going into
(Please comment your tips - asking for real high school kid who stopped me to personally ask for advice)
"Last night the next door neighbors kid stopped me in the drive way..."
I was pulling into my parent's drive way - usually swing by my child hood home a couple times month.
Last night when I pulled into the drive way I heard
"Hey!!! Is that Zak?"
It was, I'm Zak, I'm a software engineer - and I have been for over half a decade. I never went to college and make a great living. My child hood neighbors kid who is about a decade younger than me knows this.
He wanted advice about going into the computer science field.
Before I had time to process what I was saying I spat out, "Well, I don't recommend college."
Looking back to last night, I'm not confident that was the best initial piece of advice to go with - but hey, I wasn't prepared.
I decided to take a pause, asked for his number and email, and told him that I'd think on it and get get him some solid tips by mid next week.
If a junior in high school were asking for your advice, what would you tell them? What tips would you have?
This kid is smart and as far as I can tell has the makings and characteristics to be a software engineer...I just want to make sure I'm providing the best, most non-bias advice I'm able to.
With that, any tips and advice you can offer up - I'll make sure to pass along to Stevie.