Jobs – a practical man who dropped out after one semester at Reed College, believed firmly in the power of a liberal arts degrees, and being a well round educated individual.
Gates -a man who firmly believed in the power of learning real world experience outside of the academic setting. Gates empathized the power of the life lessons you learn outside of the classroom. He felt they are some of the most important lessons you learn throughout your life. While both of these approaches worked for these men, in retrospect- what work ethic is better? Jobs or Gates.
While having been enrolled in a university setting for 3 semesters, it has quickly come to my attention, that the Steve Jobs way is no longer practical for many career paths. As a student studying Public Relations, I cannot simply attend classes, gain a degree in PR and get a job. Earning a job is all about real world experience and showing employers that you are able to take initiative and go above and beyond just going to classes everyday. Getting a job is no longer about earning a diploma, it’s all about presenting the accomplishments that you have achieved outside of the classroom and showing you have the drive to want to succeed.