Joel Spolsky has a great piece out called Advice for Computer Science College Students
. Very good stuff, centered on Joel's Seven Pieces of Free Advice (quoted below), and I agree strongly with six of them:
- Learn how to write before graduating.
- Learn C before graduating.
- Learn microeconomics before graduating.
- Don't blow off non-CS classes just because they're boring.
- Take programming-intensive courses.
- Stop worrying about all the jobs going to India.
- No matter what you do, get a good summer internship.
Read the whole essay, because it is worth it (as Joel's writing usually is), but think about which of the seven I might disagree with. Do you agree with all seven?
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