Hello all! I am looking for some advice from either recent graduates or experts in Computer Science.
I recently got a job opportunity that said they were looking for a "Computer Geek" and "A student capable of programming"
Sounded like something I could do. So I called. The turns out the guy needs someone to modify a program another programmer made for him in a mystery language (He had no idea what it was programmed in). He kinda made it sound like it was an open source program that he wanted to tweek enough to make his own. Whatever that means.
It sounded like the people running the place weren't very well versed in computers. So I'd probably be alone in this task.
Basically my question is is this a task a student should be capable of without any prior programming experience (other than 3 years of being Computer Science major). I know C, C#, C++ and a little bit of JAVA, and I am confident I can learn more languages should I need to. But I've never modified another person's code before. And the idea of doing it without any help to a program that sounds like it was personally written for this business (so no community to help either) sounds a bit intimidating.
Should this be a task a student should be expected to be capable of tackling? Or would you expect more experience to be needed.
I'm just a bit nervous about starting a job I'm not sure I can finish.