8 Critical Skills Your GIS Degree Didn’t Teach You — #1

Posted by Larry Malloy on Jul 12, 2016 7:30:00 AM

A GIS degree is technical and often attracts like-minded people. Schools do a great job of teaching many aspects of GIS including giving practical experience in GIS software applications like ESRI’s ArcGIS. However, there are many skills critical to a career in GIS that are not taught during the degree program, and that is what this blog series is designed to address.

Critical Skill #1: Continuous learning and growth

According to a report by the Jenkins Group, 42% of college graduates never read another book after college. If you are going to have a long career in the GIS field, you cannot afford to be one of the 42%. Too many people stop learning after they graduate from college. They have the perception that they now have the knowledge to succeed. That is far from the truth. Your degree is just the beginning of your career education and growth – there is so much more. 

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Topics: GIS, Education

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