I've just finished first year at Queens Belfast doing BIT. I thought that before I started it would be good for getting me a job after university because of the dual set of business and IT skills. However now I'm beginning to worry that I will graduate with no real skills, having done half a course in IT and half a course in business as apposed to developing my IT/Business skills by doing a degree that focuses on only one of the subjects. I'm worried that I may have made a mistake. Im considering the possibility of repeating first year and moving to computer science. What are your thoughts? Stick with BIT or am I right to worry about the course?
I want to work in the IT world as a business analyst/project manager.
I've also been advised that a few years of working as a developer would be very useful to begin with.
Thanks a lot, Niall.
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- Thread Starter
- 30-06-2016 04:03
- 02-07-2016 17:59
Stick with it. You'll be able to apply to a range of jobs with it. If you stick with being a dev for the first couple of years, then opportunities for being a PM will eventually open up. Some people think it's perfectly legitimate to become a project manager coming straight out of university. That is fine if you are managing a project for building a couple of new bicycle racks in London. It's quite a different story if you want to manage a technical team. You will then want to have experience within that field, such that you can better identify with the issues that you will encounter.
- 03-07-2016 19:35
The degree you're doing will likely be more suited to the roles you mentioned than a pure comp sci degree.
- 05-07-2016 17:14