College Career Counseling: Bill Gates (Professional Programs) – Steve Jobs (The Humanities)

Dear Commons Community,

Inside Higher Education and the online version of the NY Times in the past couple of days have featured a discussion on the best course of study for college students.   But the choices are not always clear according to Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

In a talk to the nation’s governors earlier this month, Mr. Gates emphasized work-related learning, arguing that education investment should be aimed at academic disciplines and departments that are “well-correlated to areas that actually produce jobs.”

Steve Jobs, at an event unveiling new Apple products, said: “It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing and nowhere is that more true than in these post-PC devices.”

I tend to go with Jobs as in Steve.


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