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#WSQ10 #Java #TC201 - College Advice

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I like this from Joel Sposky, "If you enjoy programming computers, count your blessings: you are in a very fortunate minority of people who can make a great living doing work they enjoy. Most people aren't so lucky. The very idea that you can "love your job" is a modern concept. Work is supposed to be something unpleasant you do to get money to do the things you actually like doing".

Advices

  • Learn how to write before graduating

This is a great advice because to express your ideas you need the abilities to transmit them, and writting and SPEAKING, he miss that, are a very usefull.

  • Learn C before graduating.

I asked many programmers what I must learn before I graduate and actually all of them answer me the same, learn C, is the base for all, so I'll take this advice. 

  • Learn microeconomics before graduating.

My dad had always said to me that the difference between a common CS engineer and me can be the way I present myself and the business stuff I know, so actually this advice is already done 

  • Don't blow off non-CS classes just because they're boring.

I'm trying myself so hard to keep at least a 3.0 in my GPA, but I have to admit that is hard but I'll do my best.

  • Take programming-intensive courses.

I already take intensive programming courses, they are awesome, but the things that I have learnt I kind of forgot them because the practice makes the master, so actually the adivce is keep programming so you can be awesome at what you do

  • Stop worrying about all the jobs going to India.

I heard about India and how cool they are at my area but the thing is that if you can develop a great idea that no one have, that's the key of success, be good at something and create awesome things that help humanity

  • No matter what you do, get a good summer internship.

I'll take this advice unless I develop an idea that changes the world