Get Comfortable with Technology
Founder of Adafruit Industries Limor Fried gives advice for young engineers: start small.
LIMOR FRIED: My advice for any young engineer or someone who just wants to be creative and use technology is look at a project that you really like, that you're inspired by. Start small. Build something small to get your confidence up.
It's OK to remake something that you've already seen. And then after you finish that project and you feel like, OK, I was able to follow some other person's project, get something working, build upon it. Add your own twist. Customize it.
No matter what your interest may be-- you want to be a veterinarian or you want to be an architect or you want to be a designer-- you're going to use technology. So it's always a good idea to be comfortable with it. Technology moves so fast that by the time you do want to have a career in medicine or an astronaut or whatever it may be, you'll feel comfortable with the technology that's evolved to that point. And you'll be able to move forward and use technology with you, not against you.