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puplicy
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puplicy

The very first step will be to undress, show all your natural strengths and accept the clothes they wear there.

Garaleth
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Garaleth

Ngl, my university program is antithetical to progress in literally any area of my life. I need that peice of paper, but other than that I’d rather spend my time learning useful things, working on projects I’m passionate about and want to make a business, going gym and being fit, working for money.

Like uni is literally just a drain on my life, it’s an obstacle course I must pass.

GeorgeTheNoob
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GeorgeTheNoob

I specialized in typescript and user interface in college, now I’m working in a bank doing RPA.

Accurate/10

G3netic
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G3netic

Literally how it felt

CoccoCA
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CoccoCA

Like I’m almost done with programming/it exams, I’m left with 2 Physics one, Chimic, etc and I feel like I don’t want to go on anymore

Unbleached_Asshole
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Unbleached_Asshole

I got lucky avoiding all that.

SendMeYourBoobPixz
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SendMeYourBoobPixz

“Ay yo where all the water at?”

bryjamcru
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bryjamcru

Got a degree in software engineering and now I run lights and camera for twenty one pilots…

big_gurky
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big_gurky

you try to be a troll..

AccomplishedExtent2
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AccomplishedExtent2

Legs need to be applying pressure to the back

H00k90
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H00k90

Shoot, this is just when you get into the wild looking for the job you studied for

Yhamu
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Yhamu

I was at a careers fayre for CS grads yesterday so I’ll say here what I said there. A degree sets up a lot of the fundamental building blocks of what it means to be a good developer but is not essential. Part of the problem though is each university runs their courses differently so you never know what you’re going to get. I can easily talk about modules that my course lacked but others they did to death which were no use at all. At the end of the day that’s the reality of working in a field as wide and diverse as ours, the chances of me ever using machine code are slim, but it’s useful knowledge to possess.

If I could give some advise to those currently doing their degrees, make sure to focus on some of the boring topics. They’re probably where you’ll end up. Databases, Web Apps and for the love of God learn git, you’ll be using it for the rest of your life. Final point, go to careers fayres. Network. Talk to people already doing this full time. And follow up! If someone gives you their email to have a chat try actually emailing them! Don’t be too proud to work for smaller companies to start with, these are the ideal places to learn fast.

monkeyantho
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monkeyantho

I don’t get it, there are a lot of front end jobs out there

Lemortjoyeux
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Lemortjoyeux

I felt this way too at first but really the degree is there to prove you can at least learn the basics.

CS is about constantly learning, if you can’t learn in an environment with lots of structure and support, then you’ll never be able to learn on your own. It’s there to weed out people. It just sucks for those with initiative to learn on their own and who absolutely do not need a degree. Some companies still hire self learners but the bare minimum is becoming more and more about that piece of paper.

nikolyabelov
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nikolyabelov

Assuming you are working in C, that is.

ConfidentIssue0
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ConfidentIssue0

that’s a load-bearing bug

CarryThe2
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CarryThe2

*laughs in Maths degree*

nerdinla
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nerdinla

Yes. But you keep trudging on until you hit water. Then it’s a glorious marriage.

R0ede
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R0ede

You guys get jobs when you’re done?

kshelley31
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kshelley31

Sorry no I don’t know any SQL and won’t be able to write object oriented code, I can recite Maxwell’s equations from memory though

DolevBaron
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DolevBaron

If only I had the time to do any real programming in between all of those courses…

rsvp_to_life
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rsvp_to_life

IDK man. I used to agree with this post. But the longer I work in the industry the more I realize how much more ahead of the game I am that everyone else when it comes to real problem solving and not just looking up which free tool I can use and bend to my will to make work for my project

Rumbleroar1
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Rumbleroar1

What CS programs are you guys taking? I get that learning maths and information theory and etc. won’t be useful but do you really not learn any actual programming?

I see so much of these posts complaining about CS

a3-th3r
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a3-th3r

I feel this on an existential level.

Horkrine
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Horkrine

I have worked in software for a number of years now, with a primary focus on security of both software and data. I remember going for an interview a few years ago whereby I was told during the interview that I was very talented but I should forget everything I learned on my degree as “it won’t be necessary in this role” and that they would train me to work the way the rest of the team do. This seemed fair enough, but I mentioned to the interviewer that I did not actually have a degree, nor ever went to university. I’ve just been into computers from a young age and started writing code from age 10. Everything went very well and the interview concluded shortly after.

About a day later, I received an email from their HR department stating that despite the very positive atmosphere in the interview and my confidence and willingness to learn, they would not be moving forward with my application as I do not hold a degree in this field.

Fuck that company!

agisten
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agisten

Sun streaking hot, a young man wandering lonely

Edit: At least 4 people got this a bit obscure reference. I’m quite happy for that.

360noscopeMLG
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360noscopeMLG

Imagine graduating in computer engineering and acquiring experience with integrated circuit synthesis because you think that’s super interesting, but ending up working as a Java developer. 😂😂😂

Yeah, it do be like that sometimes.

pinuten
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pinuten

i met a guy at a bar last wednesday. He told me he was working on a startup, i said “cool, me and my friend are CS students”. now he wants us to come by and visit his office.

send help plz

gumol
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gumol

replying to the general vibe here:

Geez, I can’t relate to your experiences at all. I’ve learnt a lot of very useful stuff at uni. And even if it wasn’t directly useful, it broadened my horizons a lot. I’m work mostly in C nowadays, but I’m still happy about doing all that abstract math and some funky programming paradigms.

And when it comes to finding jobs: where are you guys located? I haven’t had any issues finding jobs. I didn’t get an offer at most of the places (if I did, it would mean that I set my bar too low), but it didn’t take me “8 months” or whatever.

chairman_steel
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chairman_steel

I feel like comp sci degrees should come with a warning label that they’ve mostly just taught you theory and not application. It’s like trying to get a job as a mechanical engineer when your degree is in math or physics.

aborthonormal
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aborthonormal

“I know how the quick-sort algorithm works. I’ll definitely use that, right?”

fat_charizard
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fat_charizard

CS graduate: I know how to prove if an algorithm is np-complete

Boss: great I need you to package this python module with setuptools

CS graduate: …

MaarekStele7
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MaarekStele7

This doesn’t hit me in the feels, since the degree is incorrect. This would be for the Computer Information Systems degree. What you study in CS vs CIS is a hugely different