As an art history major, taking a computer science course was the last thing on my mind. I didn't even know what coding really was, let alone how to do it. After a few friends convinced me to take an introductory computer science course, I fell in love with it. I ended up pursuing a minor in CS, which changed my life for the better. Here's how:
The only thing a college athlete can do that is worse than losing is becoming a NARP. For those of you who don't know, NARP is an acronym for Non-Athletic Regular Person, or people who are not members of athletic teams. In college, even at a D3 school like mine, being on a sports team is a major status booster...especially if you're on a varsity team. You have instant friends, a support system, and get invited to all of the parties. So what would drive someone to give all of that up?