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    CS students are lucky: they don’t have to land a placement/internship at a tech company to gain work experience while still in Uni. They can showcase their ability in a way that most companies will respect through:

    1.Side projects - Creating apps they can showcase through Github etc
    2.Open source – Contributing to open source projects
    3.Stack Overflow – gaining a reputation through asking and answering questions
    4.Local business – offer to make an application for a local business and end up with both a showcase-able app and a reference for your CV

    #4 is the subject matter for my MBA dissertation. I haven’t actually heard of someone doing this, but it just sounds logical to me and I want to test it out. I’ve got a few small businesses willing to participate, I just need to find CS students who think this is something worth test driving…
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    (Original post by bn1)
    CS students are lucky: they don’t have to land a placement/internship at a tech company to gain work experience while still in Uni. They can showcase their ability through:

    1. Side projects - Creating apps they can showcase through Github etc
    2. Open source – Contributing to open source projects
    3. Stack Overflow – gaining a reputation through asking and answering questions
    4. Local business – offer to make an application for a local business and end up with both a showcase-able app and a reference for your CV

    #4 is the subject matter for my MBA dissertation. I haven’t actually heard of someone doing this, but it just sounds logical to me and I want to test it out. I’ve got a few small businesses willing to participate, I just need to find CS students who think this is something worth test driving…
    Southdevon college in Torbay make all CS students on their foundation degree create a project for a local business.

    Also many universities still offer placements at my uni Brunel it is all but mandatory but they find you a placement.
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    (Original post by niteninja1)
    Southdevon college in Torbay make all CS students on their foundation degree create a project for a local business.

    Also many universities still offer placements at my uni Brunel it is all but mandatory but they find you a placement.
    That's interesting thanks for sharing that! I'll try and reach out to the peeps at Southdevon College.

    I don't have any direct experience or first hand accounts of placements, but I wonder if you are just given sundry assignments on a big project, compared to going through the entire creative process with a local business - from designing to building an MVP and getting to test it out in a commercial environment.

    And this again speaks to the good fortune of CS students: they can do both!
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    (Original post by mrahim)
    Good idea. I am a CS student.
    Thanks mrahim, as another commenter mentioned, some colleges/unis already offer this option.

    Is it not available at yours?
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    (Original post by bn1)
    That's interesting thanks for sharing that! I'll try and reach out to the peeps at Southdevon College.

    I don't have any direct experience or first hand accounts of placements, but I wonder if you are just given sundry assignments on a big project, compared to going through the entire creative process with a local business - from designing to building an MVP and getting to test it out in a commercial environment.

    And this again speaks to the good fortune of CS students: they can do both!
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    (Original post by niteninja1)
    The head of the computer science d

    Please don't mention where you got the email
    Thank you! I've got his details, please remove them from your comment :-)
 
 
 
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