Hype vs Reality: Intro 5/5 (1)

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noun
1. extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion.

Welcome back from the holiday! Last fall, our Landing a CS Internship series discussed various hints and tips about preparing for a paid internship through the CIIO program or otherwise. This winter, our new Hype vs Reality series will explore some major hot topics and buzz words in the tech industry like Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, Blockchain, Continue reading Hype vs Reality: Intro 5/5 (1)

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Take Control of Time with Git – Intermediate Git Tutorial 5/5 (3)

In the previous entry of this series we discussed what Git is, then we made a very simple git repository, and made a commit to it. If you did not read the previous entry, I strongly recommend that you read it before continuing. In this entry, we will send the laws of physics crying as we make time travel a reality with Git – so buckle up fellas, this is a whole new level of jet lag.

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Landing a CS Internship Part 3: Side Projects 5/5 (1)

Side Projects?

As you’ve probably heard, side projects are incredibly important to show your experience should you apply for an internship – an internship that will help you get experience for post-grad employment. It’s a kind of chicken and egg problem, but with CS you don’t have to wait till you graduate before you can start building cool stuff. You can experiment in areas and topics that you’re interested in during your spare time. A side project would then be something you work on, independently or otherwise, that helps to improve your skills or knowledge in an area. It can be anything from a tiny website that help to calculate your grade, to (one of the many) apps that help buy and sell textbooks.
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Landing a CS Internship Part 2: Job Search 5/5 (5)

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Let me be honest with you – finding a job is hard, but not impossible.

An internship is a great opportunity to gain real-life experience in the field, as well as have you work with others, possibly on projects bigger than you’ve ever tackled. Finding a work term related to something you’re interested in Continue reading Landing a CS Internship Part 2: Job Search 5/5 (5)

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