Real-World Application

When and Where You'll Use Your Skills

In the Workplace

Even if your future occupation isn't technology-based, everyone needs to use a computer from time to time. Excel is a big part of everyone's life, whether you like it or not; it's even used in payroll. And, unless you have a job that violates labour laws, you're going to get paid.

Formal Letters

Whether it's through email or snail-mail, you're going to have to appeal to your superiors at some point in time. The best way to do this is through a formal letter, for which a template can be found in almost any word processing software.

The World Runs on Excel

Keeping Organised

You can use Microsoft Excel and like software for just about anything you want. Word allows you to revise and edit without using white-out. You can become a best-selling author with word processors. You can pay your employees with spreadsheets. Heck, you could even make a grocery list in Microsoft Excel.

Presentations

Maybe you want to pitch a new idea to your company, or you're giving a lecture to a group of students. Perhaps you're presenting a new scientific discovery through PowerPoint, and its simplistic, beautiful way to share. There are countless ways to use PowerPoint and like software without putting information on cards and giving a speech. It also allows good visuals to keep learners interested.

Hardware and Software Knowledge

Explaining to Your Friends

Oddly enough, this seems to be a recurring endeavour with tech-dumb friends who have no idea how to use a search engine. Being able to explain very basically how a computer works can be a great advantage.

Being Helpful in the Workplace

There's always a moment when we need to help a co-worker with spreadsheets.

"I don't know how to auto-sum this mile long column of hourly revenue!"

It's you to the rescue!