Fitness should be encouraged in computer fields.

There are certain aspects that employers look for. The obvious one is skill, and another that is very important and often forgotten is health. An increasing number of jobs involve sitting. There are no required fitness classes for a Computer Science degree.

As much as it’s sad – but true – to say, if you are going to a job interview and it’s down to you and another person, and you are overweight, out of shape, and generally have bad health and the other person is fit and looks sharp, who do you think would get the job?

As much as it is sad to say, I think people need to learn employers don’t just hire you based on your abilities – they also hire you based how you carry yourself.

– Caleb J. Bradshaw
Freshman, Information Technology major