Importance of an own website for students: School and college time is very precious for students. It needs academic skills, technical skills, sports skills, information, data, and knowledge for an extreme survival situation in a career. Keeping that in mind learn about the importance and benefits of your own personal website for students in this article.
1. Technical Skills improvement
More than one technical skill is very important. Each (driving, maintenance, designing, creative, etc. technical skill has its own uses and benefits. Similarly, when a student learns to think about websites, apps, technologies then they will build, design, and use it for their personal and for national advantages various times in the career.
Specifically, in the IT field, things change very dramatically and it’s important that you have multiple computer/internet skills or technical skills, So that you can use it whenever you will need it in the future.
Learning about website designing, website benefits, the website uses, programming skills, designing skills, SEO skills, and social media marketing in free time or after college is not a bad thing, but the most productive use of college time for students.
2. Internet as Platform and Tool
Technically, you can understand that the internet is a platform that is created by many connected computers. But we can use it as a tool. Yes, each tool contains its own powers, advantages, and disadvantages.
But it’s highly important that human being knows what to use, hen to use, why to use it and how to use it such as spade, shovel, pen, brush, spoon, and screwdriver, etc.
Similarly, when students start learning, building, designing, running websites and apps, they will get knowledge about various internet platforms, their uses and benefits such as social media platform, government portals, students websites, learning and teaching platforms, online income platforms, etc. and these are very effective to survive and grow in career for students.
Why survival? It’s because the demand for skills and knowledge in the employees, team members, and machines are different than supplies. It’s important to update students’ minds earlier before they interact with external sources.
So that they get the job, income at the right time in their career, no one likes to see the situation in which students say we don’t have platforms for talent, not many opportunities in the government sector, lower salary, I know this is the truth. But if it’s a battle for students in 30’s why we don’t prepare them for the battle in the 18’s and 20’s. Why not?
That’s why when they learn about websites, apps development, and various latest demanding information technology things it will help them in their self-improvement, knowledge, confidence, creativity, and innovation. And this is a way to implement technology in education according to current demands.
3. Communication skill improvements
As you learned in my previous article about the importance of communication skills for students, the next point is to improve communication skills. And student’s own personal websites help them to learn communication skills such as presentation, expression, writing, vocabulary, listening, etc. How?
When they design a website, it will help them to learn how to communicate with people through designing/visualization skills (such as painting) when they will do SEO of their own website, they will learn to communicate with a search engine, robots, crawlers, AI and machines.
When they do the blogging on the website they will learn writing skills, when they sell something on their personal website, they will learn selling skills. When they will market the website, they will learn marketing skills.
And these are the ways students learn practical skills, along with theory or degree course. That’s why I highly recommend colleges and universities to teach students practically from a small level to a higher level. They can take help from external sources to plan and execute, it’s about student career and the future of our country. We need to think about this seriously.
4. Part-time income source
No one knows the value of money in college and school time more than students. Small dreams, little attractions, desires, and interests motivate students to get the money. Parents do it, but not all parents are able to provide money for extra curriculum activities and shopping and for natural and unnatural habits.
And this can make students unhappy, sad, and less motivated to study, it’s because students are like birds, they want to fly, they want to enjoy in right manners, they want to feel happy and prosperous, they don’t want comparison in the society, etc. and to make them strong, confident, intelligent and fighter we need to redirect their time into meaningful and practical things.
And if students are successful to run the website, apps, successful selling online, successful in earning part-time income and the income from their hard work will make them happy. And the achievement, success, appreciation helps to create and build a strong foundation for the career of students. And when it became a regular income source, when learning becomes habits, the problem of unemployment and the unemployment rate will decrease extraordinary in any country. That’s it, what we need to think and act as a society, leaders, teachers, and students.
5. Helpful in resume and interviews
Gone are the days when you just submit an A4 paper size resume to the employer. Now employers, companies, and interviewers and HR departments are now hiring only top performers. It’s because of the cost/profit per employee matter in the company and they don’t want to hire C players.
They are looking for an A+ player. And to become an A+ player it’s important to learn/teach extreme job skills.
But to become a leader in your selected career field, you need to think creatively. And the website can help you to explore creativity. Your personal website, in which you have described your career, skills, passion, interest, and sample works impact more on the interviewers than an A4 paper size resume. That’s why a personal website in its own a sample of skills and it represents candidates learning habits. That’s what is important for interviewers.
6. Helpful to connect with community and people worldwide
Communication, interaction, participation with other subjective people/communication/ around the world helps students to think big and learn more. The easiest way is to create a website, blog about the cause, subject matter, and get the views on the topic from other people.
In another way as an example, when Canadian students publish an article on the disadvantages of unnatural habits for people, and the article is appreciated, approved by various other colleges and universities, then think about the inspiration it will provide to other Canadian students.
I don’t mean that they only produce and write or become an expert in educational things, they can choose their interest and desire. Then they can connect with people, think, and act in various parts of the world through learning and executions.
7. Better and bigger career scopes
Publicity, exposure, a platform to showcase talent, etc. are an important part of career building. When students do some extraordinary things such as inventions, innovation, discoveries, and development on their personal level, they will get publicity, a platform to perform.
For example, if a student able to research and experiment on polluted water and get the solution to clean the water faster than any existed things at less cost. Then imagine what will happen?
The following things can happen: Companies working in the Water Industry can contact and hire to implement the findings on our products. Government and NGO’s can take help from such inventions. And he/she on his own can start a business/company or any project.
The meaning of the explanation is that when you provide proper equipment, sources, and lab for students to experiment. Then they will do invention and innovation else, you know today’s results.
And a website is not a big thing, but for IT students mind it’s the greatest and most adventurous platform and tool to experiment. And when they able to do something great then it will expose their skills worldwide and if they are lucky they can be hired by Google, Facebook, Alibaba, and Amazon such companies immediately. That’s how things can change.
But it’s important for teachers and students to remove the old thinking pattern from the brain, and think creatively and do something good.
That’s it, friends, I have a lot to say but I think you got my points. So just digest the information you learned in this article and then implement the suggestions and ideas using your consciousness and creativity.
Thanks, All the views are personal and based on experiences.