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Best college for computer programming?

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divx wrote:
Apr 29th, 2015 10:39 am
real time operating system crushes the souls of people, too bad op won't make it there to feel the true meaning of stress
I don't know what your deal is but I feel like you are not really offering anything of substance in this thread. Provide the facts and let OP decide for himself / herself. All this negative talk is not cool, setting OPs actual capabilities aside from everything.
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Feb 5, 2011
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may 1 today, got my tax $$$. is it too late to apply to universities?
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University has several advantages because it gets you a real degree that's recognized internationally. If you want to teach English in Korea or immigrate to UK, they count having a degree towards those goals. Going the college option shuts out future endeavors.

Let's say in the future you decide to change careers, to be an IP lawyer, you HAVE TO have a engineering degree. A Sheridan college diploma won't cut it. Just some things to think about. Having a degree you can do college jobs, but not the other way around. Do your due diligence when thinking about your future.
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Blanket_Man wrote:
Apr 30th, 2015 11:37 pm
I don't know what your deal is but I feel like you are not really offering anything of substance in this thread. Provide the facts and let OP decide for himself / herself. All this negative talk is not cool, setting OPs actual capabilities aside from everything.
you sound as if i'm pulling these out of my a$$, i have friends who is in cs and heard from various sources. These info are actually quite valuable as it gives op an indication of the current industry expectations and the caliber of his competition. Through out the course of my degree, I found out about many things I wish I found out sooner, if someone could have told me...
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divx wrote:
May 2nd, 2015 1:41 pm
you sound as if i'm pulling these out of my a$$, i have friends who is in cs and heard from various sources. These info are actually quite valuable as it gives op an indication of the current industry expectations and the caliber of his competition. Through out the course of my degree, I found out about many things I wish I found out sooner, if someone could have told me...
Fair enough. But you could really work on how you present facts dude. It just seemed like you were trying to poo-poo every comment that was being made on this thread.
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Waterloo, you'd be silly to go anywhere else.
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ssharm02 wrote:
May 1st, 2015 4:57 pm
may 1 today, got my tax $$$. is it too late to apply to universities?
Yes, too late for most universities. uOttawa is taking applications until June 1, 2015. Their Co-Op program seems pretty good.
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Jan 8, 2019
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Hi, I know this thread is old....but what is the update regarding the OP @ssharm02 choice of Sheridan Comp - Sys Analyst choice ? Did you finish this program ? What is your review of the diploma and how were you able to benefit from it ? Any advice, as i am also planning to start, but conflicted between which colleges and programs to choose in this field. Thx
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You don't need to goto Waterloo or U of T for CS. If you are half competent, any Canadian school will do, they all have decent CS programs. FWIW I got an internship at IBM going to a mediocre school and will be starting at Amazon this coming fall. Average GPA and a couple of side projects was all that I needed, plus some interview prep.
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motime wrote:
Apr 9th, 2019 3:43 pm
You don't need to goto Waterloo or U of T for CS. If you are half competent, any Canadian school will do, they all have decent CS programs. FWIW I got an internship at IBM going to a mediocre school and will be starting at Amazon this coming fall. Average GPA and a couple of side projects was all that I needed, plus some interview prep.
What does half competent mean?

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When considering where to go, take some time to research the curiculum.
I initially thought that queens or Waterloo was the direction to go but after an open house at university of Ontario (uoit) , I am convinced they help build needed skill sets.
Their game development program not only is hands on in programming games utilizing different languages in the various years of study but also teaches the psychology behind an engaging game.
The program has only been running for about 10 years but the positions held by their alumni in various companies is quite impressive.
However that said. No matter what industry one chooses, one's motivation to be the best and learn will help in standing out from all that apply.

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