6 Replies - 931 Views - Last Post: 17 April 2009 - 01:54 PM

#1 Zerobu  Icon User is offline

  • Black Hatter

Reputation: 13
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,822
  • Joined: 14-January 08

Does a CS Major guarantee employment

Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:55 PM

Hi, I was wondering what do you guys think of the employment opurtunities for Computer Scientist. Does have a CS degree guarantee you a career that pays, even if you had a low GPA
Is This A Good Question/Topic? 0
  • +

Replies To: Does a CS Major guarantee employment

#2 no2pencil  Icon User is offline

  • Toubabo Koomi
  • member icon

Reputation: 5234
  • View blog
  • Posts: 27,025
  • Joined: 10-May 07

Re: Does a CS Major guarantee employment

Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:16 PM

Nothing will guarantee you employment.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#3 Tom9729  Icon User is offline

  • Segmentation fault
  • member icon

Reputation: 180
  • View blog
  • Posts: 2,641
  • Joined: 30-December 07

Re: Does a CS Major guarantee employment

Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:32 AM

Zerobu, would you hire someone just because of their degree?
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#4 bflosabre91  Icon User is offline

  • go sabres

Reputation: 105
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,439
  • Joined: 22-February 08

Re: Does a CS Major guarantee employment

Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:22 AM

just dont put ur gpa down on ur resume. 5 years from now it will mean absolutely nothing and it would be ridiculous for you to still include it, so if you dont want to put it on then dont. and just deal with it if they ask.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#5 KYA  Icon User is offline

  • g++ jameson.cpp -o beverage
  • member icon

Reputation: 3101
  • View blog
  • Posts: 19,140
  • Joined: 14-September 07

Re: Does a CS Major guarantee employment

Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:27 AM

View Postbflosabre91, on 17 Apr, 2009 - 10:22 AM, said:

just dont put ur gpa down on ur resume. 5 years from now it will mean absolutely nothing and it would be ridiculous for you to still include it, so if you dont want to put it on then dont. and just deal with it if they ask.


If you a new grad its worth putting on there don't you think?

Quote

Nothing will guarantee you employment.


This.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#6 modi123_1  Icon User is online

  • Suitor #2
  • member icon



Reputation: 9059
  • View blog
  • Posts: 34,021
  • Joined: 12-June 08

Re: Does a CS Major guarantee employment

Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:30 AM

View PostZerobu, on 16 Apr, 2009 - 11:55 PM, said:

Hi, I was wondering what do you guys think of the employment opurtunities for Computer Scientist. Does have a CS degree guarantee you a career that pays, even if you had a low GPA


In short - no. Does any other undergrad degree guarantee you a job? No. I would also avoid dropping a low GPA down. I am usually a fan for telling people up front everything, but in this case why volunteer damning information?


View Postbflosabre91, on 17 Apr, 2009 - 11:22 AM, said:

just dont put ur gpa down on ur resume. 5 years from now it will mean absolutely nothing and it would be ridiculous for you to still include it, so if you dont want to put it on then dont. and just deal with it if they ask.


As an aside - statements written like this would guarantee a trashed resume. I hope this was in jest. I mean aside from the initial issues (punctuation, capitalization, grammer, etc) there is also the meta issues.

Simply put:
ur != your (as bflo was using it in this case).
ur == you are
your != you are
your != you're

Hahaha..
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#7 bflosabre91  Icon User is offline

  • go sabres

Reputation: 105
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,439
  • Joined: 22-February 08

Re: Does a CS Major guarantee employment

Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:54 PM

View PostKYA, on 17 Apr, 2009 - 09:27 AM, said:

View Postbflosabre91, on 17 Apr, 2009 - 10:22 AM, said:

just dont put ur gpa down on ur resume. 5 years from now it will mean absolutely nothing and it would be ridiculous for you to still include it, so if you dont want to put it on then dont. and just deal with it if they ask.


If you a new grad its worth putting on there don't you think?

Quote

Nothing will guarantee you employment.


This.



yeah def if ur a new grad. but if ur gpa is a 2.0 and ur a new grad, i dont think it hurts you all that much. But it would def help as a new grad and you have a 3.9. but my point was that the gpa is a requirement for your resume, like how your name, phone number and skills would be considered a requirement :P
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

Page 1 of 1