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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?

    Hi there NiallBelfast,

    I think the most important thing to do at this stage is sit down and have a really good chat with your course tutors as they should be able to give you informed advice about the best step to take. They probably have a lot of experience of advising students with similar concerns.

    Also, any feedback you can get following your placement interviews may prove useful in shedding a light on what exactly will help bolster your CV and make it more attractive to potential employers.

    Wishing you all the very best with your future studies!

    Kachela
    (Team Queen's)
 
 
 
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