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Tech News Bit: Wanted: Well-rounded IT Pros

technews_softIT_BLOGPopular stereotypes of IT pros are that they’re nerdy, introverted, and socially awkward, despite being highly intelligent. But those perceptions might be changing.

Companies increasingly want IT professionals who can collaborate well, aren’t afraid to take charge, and have other soft skills. So, as this Dice article suggests, college students who are pursuing computer science degrees would be wise to focus on developing their non-IT skills as well.

One way to do that is simply by interacting with people, which is easy to do at a brick-and-mortar school. Would-be IT pros might also be wise to take classes in business writing, public speaking, or leadership skills.

What are some other ways IT students can become more well-rounded individuals? Share them in the comments section below

 

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