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    Hi all,
    I'll be starting the final year of a BSC Business Administration course this September.
    However after much consideration and first hand exposure i'm leaning towards pursuit of a career in software programming.

    I've been developing websites in ASP.NET in the language C# in my spare time in order to better understand the language and the Microsoft Framework.

    My main question is would the lack of a technology based degree put me at a disadvantage when looking for prospective jobs and if so what could I do to overcome these challenges.

    I'm also seeking advice from former students who have been in this position and would like to know what procedures you implemented in order to successfully land your desired position.

    kind regards

    Look at jobs available around your area, they usually have requirements.

    Yes, you will have a bit of a harder time starting off compared to someone with a degree in computer science, but it is more of a practical subject.

    While a lot of the companies will ask for at least a bachelor's in computer science or similar, a lot of companies also look more at what you have done before and your skills. So create a GitHub profile and make sure you add your work somewhere.

    It's also a subject that is not that hard to find freelance work on so in your spare time try it. I suggest looking at Freelancer.com or similar websites, it would also build up your work portfolio and give you a bit of money.

    Once you get your first proper jobs, then the degree won't matter that much.
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