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    Quote Originally Posted by King Mir View Post
    Well at college tuition rates these days, learning from a book is much more cost efficient. The accreditation really is the only reason to go to university.
    ... And yet... so far most of the compsci students I've had the... hm... pleasure... of working with have either produced hideously broken code or ran off on some tangent writing tons and tons of code that not only doesn't work but has already been done and done well (think STL and Boost). I don't exactly work in the field but if I was a hiring manager a compsci student would probably be the last person I'd consider hiring. If anything I'd give them an internship but that's as far as I'd go.

    (btw, because I can hear it coming now, I do not now nor have I ever thought of myself as an expert or someone who can produce completely bug free and awesome code. I write crappy code and I know it. [a la Coding Horror: We Make ........ty Software.. With Bugs!] )
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    Quote Originally Posted by leeor_net View Post
    ... And yet... so far most of the compsci students I've had the... hm... pleasure... of working with have either produced hideously broken code or ran off on some tangent writing tons and tons of code that not only doesn't work but has already been done and done well (think STL and Boost). I don't exactly work in the field but if I was a hiring manager a compsci student would probably be the last person I'd consider hiring. If anything I'd give them an internship but that's as far as I'd go.

    (btw, because I can hear it coming now, I do not now nor have I ever thought of myself as an expert or someone who can produce completely bug free and awesome code. I write crappy code and I know it. [a la Coding Horror: We Make ........ty Software.. With Bugs!] )
    Isn't that fairly obvious? Why would you be hiring students in the first place? Internship of course. It's not like there's a lot of choices when it comes to programmers, mostly compsci, cis, and sometimes math/physics.
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    Meh, like I said, I don't work in the field so I'm just throwing out guesses. I've just found that a compsci student (or I should probably be saying compsci graduate because that's what I meant) that knows they don't know everything and can't do everything seems to be somewhat rare these days.
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