Gaining Experience in C/C++ Programming

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    Seems like my hopes to getting some interneship with only one year of college is simply naive then?
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    Seems like my hopes to getting some interneship with only one year of college is simply naive then?
    Actually no, but it depends on the company. An intern in my group started last January and he is a Freshman in college.

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    thanx Sigma

    looks like there are better job prospects in the US, than where i am, but also i didn't say but i'm 33 and have retrained in programming after many different jobs in engineering/steel-making. i think they look at my resume and think i'm an "old git" and chuck it away !! especially since there are younger people available with more experience.
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    I spent nine years in the military before I went to college. I started programming when I was 32. Entering the workforce with a little bit a age gives you maturity that many companies are looking for.

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    well i certainly dont think we're on the scrap heap at 30 !!!!!!!
    i hope somebody out there appreciates my age and wisdom,
    when i get a few years experience there are loads of jobs near me, i wouldn't even have to relocate. gotta get a year or 2 under my belt but it seems to be tricky......
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