My Love Letter to Tech

It’s the start of the new year and many of you are taking the opportunity to consider new positions in the field. College students will be securing summer internships and May graduates are hoping to land their first job. Undoubtedly, many of you will be looking to Silicon Valley and other major tech hubs across the US, like San Francisco, Boston, New York, and Austin, striving for a position at a top company, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, or Apple. Or perhaps you’re looking beyond the US borders at international giants like China’s AliBaba. While these and other tech companies, including stalwarts like IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft, offer tremendous opportunities to begin (or continue) a career in the field, with complex and intellectually stimulating problems to work on, may I suggest expanding your job search to a different industry? One that has only recently begun to truly embrace technology and where the opportunities are nearly limitless and the impact you can have profound?

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