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General Discussion

Ricky Sparks
Ricky Sparks
22,249 Points

Is San Jose State University a good college to attend for computer programming?

Justin Black
Justin Black
24,266 Points

Just my opinion but San Jose isn't good for much of anything.... Also, as an employer I don't care if you have a degree. The only thing a degree tells me, is that you know how to study. I want to know that you can do the job. A degree != a good developer by default.

2 Answers

Honestly, you might be better off not going. That's just my opinion. Any CS degree from anywhere is impressive now a days. I wouldn't worry about what college has the best program, as long as you actually get a CS you're fine

Ricky Sparks
Ricky Sparks
22,249 Points

Thanks :D I'll take that into consideration. The path I want is to be near a lot of people with programming interest and be a great programmer.

If you really wanna go to college. Make sure your dedicated. I wish I could say a CS degree is easy, but it's not. There's a lot more than just programming. So if you decide to start...don't quit. It might be hard, but you will be grateful you did it in the long run!

Ricky Sparks
Ricky Sparks
22,249 Points

Thanks I will work hard to pursue my dreams and make them realities and I hope you are living yours as well :)

Ken Alger
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Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

Ricky;

Interesting question you bring up, and it is exciting to hear that you have a plan for after high school. That's great!

As Tristan said, getting the CS degree is probably more important than where it came from. However, there are a few things to consider on this as well. College, while certainly a learning environment, can also be a great networking environment. From the link you provided I would guess that Apple is on your radar for employment. That's an awesome goal.

Certainly going to a college which has lots of alumni working at a company won't hurt. They will know the academic program, know the instructors, etc. That in and of itself can make going to SJSU worth it. Likely better than having a CS degree from Billy-Bob's Beauty and Computer College. :wink: Long term though, Tristan's point of having the degree is more important than where it came from.

Just my thoughts.

Best of luck,

Ken

Ricky Sparks
Ricky Sparks
22,249 Points

Thanks :D Networking is key...