Hi, I'm a junior in high school right now.
My dad was the one who actually forced me to take computer science this year so I could fill up my schedule. My computer knowledge was limited to basic Microsoft Office and the Internet and I still have to say, I'm pretty computer-handicapped.
However, I'm finding that I enjoy taking computer science right now, am maintaining a solid A, and planning on taking AP computer science next year. I do have a couple questions that my counselor wasn't quite able to answer:
1) Should I even be trying to pursue a career related to computer science when I'm pretty much computer handicapped? So far, this has seemed like a pretty easy class and programming isn't hard for me (and it isn't just because the teacher is easy, I have one of the few A's in the class). In order to pursue something in computer science, however, is my knowledge on programming alone going to help?
2) What types of programs/internships/camps/classes relating to computer science could you suggest me to take (preferably over the summer)? I live in CA, so preferably somewhere in Nor Cal, but I'm open to any residential programs elsewhere in the U.S.
3) I've also researched the major and have seen that computer science is very popular and hard to get into. Are there any classes I should be taking/take to help boost my college applications (I feel like just taking two computer science classes isn't enough). I know how internships at hospitals would look good if you want to major in the medical field, but I was wondering if there is anything similar for computer science related majors?
Thanks for your time, I know this was long.