Have you heard about DreamSpark?
When I was going to college full time DreamSpark was possibly my best friend! I say that because DreamSpark allowed me to download and use thousands and thousands of dollars of software for free! Even after I graduated college I continued to use and benefit from this software.
I want to bring this to your attention because it is an incredible offer from Microsoft and it is something that is incredibly valuable and useful for college students everywhere.
I also want to bring up the point that Universities and Colleges can also join the DreamSpark program and it has many benefits for them as well.
Without any further delay here is the URL so you can get in gear and make use of this right away: https://www.dreamspark.com/
The I.T. field is incredibly diverse with many available career paths.
Be sure to check out this article at CompTIA: http://certification.comptia.org/ExploreCareers/careerpaths.aspx
CompTIA offers many different I.T. certifications which can help your career along. Visit them on the web at: http://www.comptia.org/home.aspx
This CompTIA article is about IT Career Paths and covers the following areas:
- Service/Help Desk
- Network Administration
- Emerging Technologies
- Project Management
- Office Productivity
I would say this is not a complete list and I would not hesitate to add the following IT career paths into the mix:
- Website development
- Business Intelligence
- Software Development
- Applications Development
- Hardware or Software Sales
- Hardware Technician
- Beta Testing/Debugging
- Research and Development
- Search Engine Optimization
- Social Media Specialist