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Interview needed for college assignement?

Posted 28 September 2013 - 10:18 AM

Hey guys, i am a college freshman majoring in software engineering and currently in my COMP class, we have a assignment that requires us to interview a person in our chosen profession to find out how writing has helped them in their jobs. I would really appreciate if at least one of the few software engineers/developers/programmers would take the time to answer these questions.

1. How did your writing courses in college prepare you for your career?



2. Would you recommend any upper-level writing courses? Why?



3. Did you ever work in a team to produce a collaborative essay or report, and did this experience prove useful in preparing you for the workplace?



4. What is the most useful concept you learned with regards to writing?



5. When applying for a position, how did writing affect the application process?



6. What percent of your day do you spend in writing and editing?



7. What types of writing do you do in your profession?



8. Who are your audiences and what are their needs?



9. What is your biggest writing challenge on the job?



10. Are deadlines a problem?



11. What advice do you have for students?


You don't have to answer all of these questions, nor do you have to answer them in full sentences, i can take care of that. Just give me something, every bit will be appreciated!

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Re: Interview needed for college assignement?

Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:29 PM

I might be making some assumptions here, and this might not be something that you want to hear, but: It might be a good idea for you to step out of your introversion, and do an interview in person. Being a software engineer will require good interpersonal skills, and an in-person interview will help you greatly there.
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Re: Interview needed for college assignement?

Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:35 PM

Agreed. The point of these assignments is for you to go out and find a local engineer.
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Re: Interview needed for college assignement?

Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:14 PM

Certainly asking people to fill out a form doesn't qualify as an interview.
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Re: Interview needed for college assignement?

Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:33 AM

Well actually the thing is that i don't know any software engineers so thats why i posted this on here...
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Re: Interview needed for college assignement?

Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:49 PM

Now would be an ideal time to go out and make friends then. No matter how much people try and pass it off, you WILL have to talk and interact with people at some point.
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Re: Interview needed for college assignement?

Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:04 PM

You could try contacting a local software engineering firm to ask for an interview. You never know, it might even be a foot in the door for an internship later on.
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Re: Interview needed for college assignement?

Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:14 PM

View PostLemur, on 30 September 2013 - 03:49 PM, said:

Now would be an ideal time to go out and make friends then. No matter how much people try and pass it off, you WILL have to talk and interact with people at some point.


Thanks guys
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