computer science majors

thebrockny  asked:

For freshmen entering college as a computer science major, any tips or advice?

Aside from the usual go to class, ask questions when confused etc my biggest advice would be practice. In a compsci degree you will probably do a fair bit of math and a fair bit of programming. Both of these things are not things you can learn just by reading a book or hearing someone talk about it. To really get good at it, you have to practice doing questions. Your prof/teacher will likely give you practice exercises. I suggest doing all of them. Try to do them early so you have time to ask questions, if possible. And when you do have questions, google is your friend. Office hours are a fantastic resource. 

That’s the biggest thing. Anything else sounds pretty generic anyway. 

"37 Slogans For College Majors If They Were Actually Honest"

Accounting: selling your soul for money.

Aerospace Engineering: “it actually is rocket science.”

Anthropology: it’ll get you laid, but it won’t get you paid!

Archeology: if you don’t know what it is, it’s probably ceremonial.

Art History: and you thought making art was pointless!

Astrophysics: “Eh, I’m within an order of magnitude…”

Biochemistry: spend 4 years aspiring to discover the cure for cancer, and the rest of your life manufacturing shampoo.

Chemistry: where alcohol is a solution.

Communications: “we’ll teach you everything you need to know about convincing your friends that your degree is actually meaningful.”

Computer Engineering: tons of chicks, just not very many.

Computer Science (for a straight girl): the odds are good, but the goods are odd.

Creative Writing: because job security is for pussies.

Criminal Justice: we’re here because of Law & Order reruns.

Dental Hygienist: “something to do until you get knocked up.”

Engineering: the art of figuring out which parameters you can safely ignore.

English: so you want to be a teacher.

Film: forks on the left, knives on the right.

Finance: “accounting was too hard.”

Graphic Design: no, we’re not artists.  We’re designers; there’s a difference.

History: history may repeat itself, but you definitely will.

Information Technology: let me Google that for you.

Journalism: learn how to construct an argument that no one will listen to.

Latin: because useful is overrated.

Linguistics: studied 17 languages, fluent in none of them.

Marine Biology: “I wanted to play with dolphins, but I’m looking at algae instead.”

Music Performance: if you don’t hate yourself, you’re doing it wrong.

Nursing: learning to save others’ lives while struggling not to take your own.

Philosophy: think about it.

Photography: it’s worth a shot.

Physics: “everything you learned last week was wrong.”

Political Science: your opinion is wrong

Pre-med: “I’ll probably switch majors in two years.”

Psychology: good luck doing anything until you get your Masters.

Speech Pathology: we have a way of making you talk.

Statistics: where everything’s made up, and numbers don’t matter.

Structural Engineering: because architects don’t know what physics is.

Zoology: because you can’t major in kittens.

Hi friends! I don’t talk about myself much (I really don’t have many interesting things to say hehe), but I’m happy to say I just finished my first year of college! :D It was really, really lovely, and for those of you who’re going in the fall- don’t worry, you will have the time of your life. >w<

I don’t think I really knew who I was after high school ended. I had no idea what I wanted to do in life, but (3 majors later) I’ve found what I really love to do as a computer science major, programming and designing new software, games, and more. ^^ For the first time, I feel like I can see a bright future for myself, and I want you guys to know that you’ll find your way too. Keep working hard and do your best to find what you do best. I believe really hard in all of you guys, and I’ll be cheering you guys on. ^u^ Thank you all for supporting me.

All about careers

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I found this website: ALLABOUTCAREERS.com. Great site.

If you are wondering what can you do, you can explore sectors like law, engineering, IT, finance, business, science, medicine, art, …

You can read about misconceptions in the fields.

Information about jobs you can do in the field.

And advices.

Plus, if you want to do a career test, there is one.

little bpd things

- having the random impulse to drop your phone in your coffee/water/tea
- impulsively scheduling a tattoo appointment and then not going
- dying your hair a new color every week
- copying your Favorite Person in an attempt to find an identity
- suddenly wanting exactly what your Favorite Person wants
- taking classes and then impulsively dropping them and taking different ones
- “I wanna be a philosophy major! no, a criminal justice major! no, a computer science major! no, a theater major! no, a–”
- liking a thing and then basing your whole life around it
- liking a person and then basing your whole life around them
- never having the energy to make your bed or clean your room because everything just feels too difficult
- suddenly being so happy you’re just on top of the world and then the next second you’re so sad you could die
- deciding you now hate your favorite band because your Favorite Person doesn’t like them
- having twelve different wardrobes and none of them are close to finished because your dress style changes every day
- oversharing
- impulsively buying things you don’t have the money for
- getting incredibly angry and upset over spilling sugar
- hating yourself for small flubs
- “today I like vegetables even though yesterday they were the grossest thing ever”
- never really being sure what your sexual/romantic orientation is
- moving in and out of interests in the blink of an eye
- starting a project and never finishing it
- unfinished schoolwork. so much unfinished schoolwork.

This is what happens when you trash talk your co workers.

So a while back I had recently moved and desperately needed a job, found some temporary work at a Steel Mill. The work was easy (but menial), the pay was good, but the co-workers were very cliquey. Obviously I was sort of Alien because I was a geek working on my computer science major, while almost everyone else were these big burly types you wouldn’t want to mess with.

The couple of people at my work station seemed friendly enough, not too bright but I’m not one to judge. a few months go by and I notice them exchanging glances at some of the ‘nerdy’ things I’d say (I’m kind of a dork, I’ll admit it). I’m eating my lunch and overhear them joking around about me and talking trash. As the days go by I hear more and more, and I realize they basically only talk to me so they can trash talk and laugh about it later.

So I begin plotting and finally settle on something simple yet devious. They both say pretty cringe-worthy things on a regular basis (for example, co-worker 1 comes up and says “I just came up with this funny joke. I don’t masturbate because it’s easy, I masturbate because it IS hard” and then he erupted with laughter while me and these other two just stood there awkwardly silent), so I take all the stupid things co-worker 2 says and told it to co-worker 1 as if I was the one saying it, and then did the same thing with co-worker 2.

I hear them later talking shit about the various things I said. Fucking win, I just set them up and they are now trash talking each other to each other’s faces. I walked out of the building laughing my ass off. Petty revenge at it’s finest. I continued doing it until I quit for a better job, idk if they ever caught on.

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