My kids had a fascination with sea water and how it instantly cleared-up any acne when they were younger. Today, they hold patents in 5 countries for synthetic sea water and we as parents taught them how to build a digital business, patent a product, hire attorneys, fill out business licenses, create a e-commerce website and so on..... Just think where that may lead too!
The key to success is knowing what is coming in the future! A few decades ago we specialized in healthcare because we saw the fast-food and chemical food industry explode which we "translated" into healthcare dollars which paid off in millions for our family! Right now I am currently focused on geriatric care because the Aging population was 46.2 million in 2014! By 2060 there will be 98 million older persons, twice that of 2014!
This brings me back to you, my virtual "student" as you start your "something!" I suggest you take those "required" electives over in the College of Humanities. Did you know that the U.S. Department of Labor projects some technology careers may grow by as much as 30% by 2022 so take courses in graphic design and technology!
Multimedia hands-on understanding is far more valuable than lecture courses. If you are not in a school that has moved coursework onto digital media, the school is behind the curve not only in course work but also in leadership that is going to cause you to fail in our high tech world.
The future is summed up in two words "graphic design." It doesn't matter what profession it is from business to medicine to fashion the trend is the same and that trend is digital media, digital illustration, and portfolio development to execute ideas, solutions, and the transfer of economic wealth!
Its not just about skills anymore but its about time management, communication, organization, attention to detail and of course "natural talent" that all must come together in attention grabbing graphic design executed to perfection.
This IS the future and the cliche "money is in the market" better get translated in your head as the "money is in the digital market" and the best graphic design WINS as people click away and purchase your product!
I tell my students "get your head in the cloud" and see the shift that is coming in the IT world and plant your "storage" computing TREE today....with your mobile optimized job postings of course!