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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Waheey! Best of luck

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    Thanks, good luck to you too.

    (Original post by computationchive)
    What course(s) do you guys study at the moment?
    I will be starting Maths and Computer Science at Bristol this September.
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    (Original post by computationchive)
    What course(s) do you guys study at the moment?
    MSci Computer Science at Swansea

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    MSci Computer Science at Swansea

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    No industrial placement? I thought you would have aimed to do the BSc at Swansea and the MSc at different uni?

    What's the reasoning behind it?
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    (Original post by TrojanH)
    No industrial placement? I thought you would have aimed to do the BSc at Swansea and the MSc at different uni?

    What's the reasoning behind it?
    Internships exist

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    I've literally have not programmed since I dropped Computing AS last year, starting EEE at UCL in a couple weeks is there any point in me applying? Or will I have too much to learn in too little time for the interviews.
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    (Original post by chrisidialu)
    I've literally have not programmed since I dropped Computing AS last year, starting EEE at UCL in a couple weeks is there any point in me applying? Or will I have too much to learn in too little time for the interviews.
    You'll struggle in the interviews tbh if you haven't kept up with programming. The main concern is learning all the algorithm and data structures stuff in time for interview.

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    (Original post by TrojanH)
    No industrial placement? I thought you would have aimed to do the BSc at Swansea and the MSc at different uni?

    What's the reasoning behind it?
    BSc + MSc is more expensive than MSci
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    BSc + MSc is more expensive than MSci
    Aye that's a thought but surely the cost would be worth it if the MSC is at imperial or Oxbridge
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    (Original post by TrojanH)
    Aye that's a thought but surely the cost would be worth it if the MSC is at imperial or Oxbridge
    Don't care at all if I'm honest. A one year masters isn't much of a value add to my life

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Don't care at all if I'm honest. A one year masters isn't much of a value add to my life

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    Just wondering, why didn't you go for a BSc?
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Just wondering, why didn't you go for a BSc?
    More time to do internships more interesting modules later on.

    + you're all forgetting I can easily change to BSc if I want

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    More time to do internships more interesting modules later on.

    + you're all forgetting I can easily change to BSc if I want

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    So you'll be applying to spring weeks the same year as me? Since I'll be entering my first year in 2017
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    So you'll be applying to spring weeks the same year as me? Since I'll be entering my first year in 2017
    Nah this year, I'll formally switch to a three year degree if I get and convert a spring.

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    So is this the main Google internship for first year students? When's the deadline? Do Facebook, Amazon etc. run similar programs (or are there any other particularly interesting internships for first year CS students)?
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    (Original post by sweeneyrod)
    So is this the main Google internship for first year students? When's the deadline? Do Facebook, Amazon etc. run similar programs (or are there any other particularly interesting internships for first year CS students)?
    Yah. No idea, website hasn't updated.

    Nah, they don't have anything specifically for first/second years (four year course) - in EMEA at least. FB has FBU which is only for American students and Microsoft has Microsoft Explorer, same spiel.

    If you're good however, you can attempt their regular internship programmes - but again, only if you're basically at a high enough level. Plus, Startups always need a helping hand.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Yah. No idea, website hasn't updated.

    Nah, they don't have anything specifically for first/second years (four year course) - in EMEA at least. FB has FBU which is only for American students and Microsoft has Microsoft Explorer, same spiel.

    If you're good however, you can attempt their regular internship programmes - but again, only if you're basically at a high enough level. Plus, Startups always need a helping hand.

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    Thanks! I think I'll apply for this, Google Summer of Code, and smaller companies/startups in the UK and Europe.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Nah this year, I'll formally switch to a three year degree if I get and convert a spring.

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    Ah nice one. What do you mean by spring week? IB Spring weeks or is there anything similar for tech?
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    (Original post by TrojanH)
    Ah nice one. What do you mean by spring week? IB Spring weeks or is there anything similar for tech?
    IB

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    (Original post by TrojanH)
    Ah nice one. What do you mean by spring week? IB Spring weeks or is there anything similar for tech?
    And yes, there are tech division spring weeks if you so wish to go down that route.

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    (Original post by bigboateng_)
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    I looked at your CV its very good. You mentioned somewhere you got advice from someone at google before you applied. Could you take a look at my CV? I'll PM it you if you wish.
 
 
 
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