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    I'm currently studying BIT (half computer science and half business) but am struggling to get my placement because any programming jobs which is what I want aren't accepting me because people with just computer science are getting in ahead of me and I am not deemed as qualified as they are. I feel like i've hit a real stumbling block and don't know what to do because my degree just isn't working for me and getting me to the place I want to go. The way I see it is I have 3 options:

    1 - Go back to first year and do a normal computer science degree (however I won't be able to get funding for one of those years)

    2- Try to do lots of extracurricular events to make myself more attractive to employers and to gain more experience (however I'm worried this won't be enough to put me an a par with normal computer science students)

    3- Finish my degree and do some sort of post grad but I'm unsure if this will put me on a par with a computer science student

    Can anybody help me?
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    (Original post by NiallBelfast)
    I'm currently studying BIT (half computer science and half business) but am struggling to get my placement because any programming jobs which is what I want aren't accepting me because people with just computer science are getting in ahead of me and I am not deemed as qualified as they are. I feel like i've hit a real stumbling block and don't know what to do because my degree just isn't working for me and getting me to the place I want to go. The way I see it is I have 3 options:

    1 - Go back to first year and do a normal computer science degree (however I won't be able to get funding for one of those years)

    2- Try to do lots of extracurricular events to make myself more attractive to employers and to gain more experience (however I'm worried this won't be enough to put me an a par with normal computer science students)

    3- Finish my degree and do some sort of post grad but I'm unsure if this will put me on a par with a computer science student

    Can anybody help me?
    You could ask if your university will let you change to the computer science course. Doing extracurricular stuff or projects would definitely be an advantage and you could try to get a placement somewhere which would value your business side of the degree, like an app development start up
 
 
 
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