About College Regrets

People say that only 20% of what you learn will be applicable in work. Maybe it’s true… the problem is you never know which 20% it is. Like myself, for example. I spent my college years with focusing in Intelligent Business System (Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Information Retrieval, Data Mining and such) and Network Centered Computing (Wireless Network,  Network Design and Architecture, Network Security, Client Server Programming and such), I even became Lecturer Assistant in two classes Network Security and Information Retrieval.

The problem is, I never took Software Engineering (Software Development Management, Software Quality Assurance, and such) nor took SE-related class (Object Oriented Design Architecture, Software Project, Software Engineering and such) seriously. I didn’t really into programming in those years. And those classes consist of a lot of programming assigment, and paper writting (Software Requirement Spec, Design Requirement Spec, User Manual and such) that make me bored.

Now, my playing field is programming. And knowledge and skill that I could got from that class(es) can be useful here. Like, how to make my code more reusable or learning about refactoring and software development methodology. Damn!

So my suggestions are, if you’re still in college, try to learn everything. Think it as a buffet, all-you-can-eat restaurant, learn as much as you can. Cause you never know what you will need in work. I got 159 sks, and I still think that’s not enough.

But some people plan to get a job differ from their study, if that so, try to finish your college as fast as you can so you can learn anything that interest you. And try to get at least 3.0 in your GPA (or IPK in Indonesian).

And last but not least, when sometimes people say, “Why you learn so hard? Only 20% of what you learn are applicable.” just shut his/her mouth with whatever you’re holding, you can thank me later.

About dnial

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Posted on 4 Maret, 2009, in experience, IT, life, small talk. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Komentar.

  1. Yeah, i’ll shut his/her mouth😛

  2. Why do you learn so hard? This world is gonna shrink anyway,

    :-“

  3. @takodok
    Not applicable for thesis question.😛

    @lambrtz
    Learning in sake of learning, dude…
    By the way… I remember some quote from Calvin and Hobbes:

    “The problem with people is that they don’t look at the big picture. Eventually, we’re each going to die, our species will go extinct, the Sun will explode, and the Universe will collapse. Existence isn’t only temporary, it’s pointless! We’re all doomed, and worse, nothing matters!”

    That’s when Calvin asked to do his homework.😛

  4. hahaha..
    *ketawa baca Calvin and Hobbes remarks*
    duh.. kalo anak gw disuruh buat homeworks terus dijawab gitu.. gimana yah ?

    20% what you learned usefull in work-field, so what is the rest 80% ?
    you know wat.. KISSING YOUR BOSS’ ASS.. is the 80% …hahahhaah

  5. Ngapain belajar keras waktu kuliah? toh gak sampe 10 % bahkan ilmumu berguna😛 mau bukti? silakan ke tempat kerja saya wkwkkwkwk

    satu point yang kurang dari kata-katamu Dan,

    when sometimes people say, “Why you learn so hard? Only 20% of what you learn are applicable.” just shut his/her mouth with whatever you’re holding, you can thank me later.

    harusnya kamu jadikan seperti ini

    If you want to be like me or work in my field, when sometimes people say, “Why you learn so hard? Only 20% of what you learn are applicable.” just shut his/her mouth with whatever you’re holding, you can thank me later.

  6. lagian kalau ilustrasimu college itu buffet… Majority vote nya kan cuma 2

    1. Makan sebagian menu tertentu dalam jumlah besar
    2. Makan semua menu tapi cuma sedikit-sedikit

    Opsi untuk memakan semua menu utuh-utuh itu hanya berlaku untuk orang yang gak punya perut😛 tapi masih ada pilihan ke 3

    3. Makan sesuka hati sesuai kemampuan😀

  7. @hawe69
    Well, IT field is rapidly changing. A lot of what I learn back then become obselete.😦

    @mardun
    Kalau bidang kerjamu beda, ngapain lama2 kuliah.😀

    Aku dulu kan memilih 2 jenis menu dalam jumlah besar.😛

  8. loh itu kan sama kaya di buffe Dan, kalo kamu berlama-lama disana, selain makan kamu bisa mengamat-ngamati orang yang silih berganti masuk, trus bisa makan bareng lagi, trus bisa ngobrol-ngobrol… intinya kan bisa mendapat keuntungan selain dari “cuma makanan” yang ada disana😛

    lagian who said saya tidak bekerja di bidang IT? jgn terburu-buru menyimpulkan😛

  9. Dun, skrg kon kerjo nang di seh?

  10. Kebalikan ama aku dan, disini aku malah banyakan network ama infrastructure. Programming ga kepake sama sekali. Nyesel dulu ga serius di networking, soalnya jadi ga PD kalo udah kena masalah networking. Akhirnya sekarang baru belajar networking. Kalo dianalogikan dengan buffet, masih ada pilihan ke-4, yaitu datang ke Buffet berkali2 untuk mencoba makanan2 yang berbeda tiap datang. Dateng pertama makan nasi sampe kenyang, dateng kedua makan mie sampe kenyang, dan seterusnya…

  11. @ Daniel : Kalo kamu jadi asisten nyesel, apalagi aku yang udah sertifikasi programming yang ga kepake dan akhirnya lupa (biaya ga murah+waktu ga sebentar) . Hahaha…Tetap semangat bro😀

  12. @aris
    Bukan nyesel jadi asisten. Cuman nyesel nggak belajar seluas mungkin.

    Ilmu yang nggak kepake itu wajar. Aku punya pendapat kalau ilmu yang dipelajari nggak akan sia-sia. Dalam proses belajar itu kan kita pasti dpaet sesuatu. Journey is the reward, jare wong pinter.

    Pilihan belajar berkali-kali itu juga bagus juga. IT terus berkembang, harus terus belajar. That’s why IT interesting and sucks at the same time.😛

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