Putting GEP Knowledge into Practice after Graduation
If we’re going to tackle this question, let’s get started by fast forwarding to about four years after your enrollment at university -- that is, after graduation. Whether you’re going for a corporate role or you want to spearhead your own venture, nowadays you need to be somewhat of a jack of all trades in your understanding of things. That is, when programmers or web designers you work with come up to you throwing high-flying tech jargon, you need to be able to make some sense of what they’re saying. Otherwise, even if you haven’t majored in business, if the opportunity for a lucrative business deal presents itself, you need to know the ins and outs of such matters, and you have to tune in to communicate your thoughts coherently.
How about after the business deal is done? Maybe, you hit the snazziest restaurant in town with your new business buddies and the subject soon turns to the collection of Victorian art temporarily on display at the municipal museum. Can you handle the heat?
Here’s another one: You’re setting up your own blog about healthy dieting and you want to go commercial but you can’t afford an accountant to do all the bookkeeping for you from the get-go. Can you manage that? Or more simply, why shouldn’t you have ample knowledge and be up to date with different trends that allow you to pick up an authoritative magazine or newspaper and be able to read articles about business, tech innovation, culture, or politics, with a sufficient degree of understanding?
One particular area where many students across different departments tend to fall short is simply in writing. And in this case, you don’t even have to wait until university is over to see the cracks spreading. Regardless of what your area of specialization, you’ll find yourself writing reports and assignments on a regular basis. At this point, you might want to ask yourself a few rhetorical questions such as:; “How well can I structure an essay?”, “How confident am I in my ability to express my thoughts coherently and cogently in writing?”, “Do I understand the different standards for formatting and can I provide citations and a bibliography that adheres to these standards?” The area of GEP concerned with this helps you sharpen the right tools to make sure you go to your major well-equipped.