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    I've read so many fear-inducing articles about CompSci degrees for potential students and I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on why they're given such a bad rep?
    Is a CompSci degree from a decent/great university a good way to get into software development and related jobs? The unistat employment ratings are pretty positive so I don't understand!!
    Any current/future students?
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    They're given a bad rep by ignorrant and misguided plebs... They're well worth doing as a degree with a rather nice chance of getting a well remunerated job after.
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    Do it! The industry is crying out for decent graduates. And as a woman (I assume you are), your chances are even greater, although you will sadly spend most of your career working entirely with men.

    It is a worthy profession to go into.

    Good luck!
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    If you study hard, get good grades, do lots of relevant extracurricular stuff related to CS, internships through the summer, then the world is your oyster.
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    Computer science is in demand. The only thing is that a lot of companies care more about experience than a degree, but a lot of the jobs still want at least a bachelor's or multiple years of experience in the industry as well as a portfolio of completed works.

    So a degree is not essential to get into the industry, even if it makes it a lot easier. So some idiots piss on it.
 
 
 
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