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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Another school question
From: gLaNDix <kaufmjes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 02:19:43 +0100 (CET)
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yes, thanks a lot...  this stuff is really helpful to me, as i'm trying to
decide what to do right now, too...  i'm taking this year off from college
after two frustrating years at tabor, and not sure what to do next...
i've been looking at a 2-year cpu sci degree somewhere, but i'm not sure
if that's what i need or not...  i (believe it or not) actually WANT to go
into tech. support / cpu. maint. & rep. / networking...  i'm not a
programmer what-so-ever (tho' i'm pretty darn proud of my latest bash
script i pulled outta my butt w/o any knowledge of bash scripts! : ^ ),
but i would definately not mind learning more programming, since a big
part of why i'm not a programmer is because i don't know a whole lot about
programming...  anyway, if anyone has any more input, let me know...  


"If we don't stand up to Micro$oft, who will?"
     - The Boycott Micro$oft Web Page

On Thu, 18 Nov 1999, Patrick R. Klee wrote:

> Seeing as how I would absolutely enjoy going to WSU or even MIT or Berkley,
> and I want to become a video game developer or a software engineer, I feel I
> should go the 4 years, in fact, I WANT to go to WSU, just because their
> computer lab is open past 12AM and that is usually I am able get my homework
> done.  I was going to BCCC, and thought about going Votech, however, I just
> have three classes, two of which I am taking this Spring, then I can
> transfer, so I am going to finish Butler and transfer, thanks fo all your
> opinions.  ;-)
> John Reinke wrote:
> > It really depends on what you want to do. Would you rather go around
> > fixing/designing/running networks and computers, or would you rather be
> > programming or designing software. That is a gigantic generalization, but
> > if someone goes to the effort to get a bachelors or especially a masters
> > or Ph D, they probably don't plan to do the same thing that technical
> > school graduates plan to do. (Not that one is better or worse than the
> > other - it's up to the individual.)
> >
> > I don't have any experience out in the field yet, but I do know that it
> > really depends on what you see yourself doing. What you want to do will
> > dictate the kind of training you need.
> >
> > As far as schools go, WSU has a decent computer science department. I
> > started my school work there, and learned a lot that has helped me as I
> > continue here at KU.
> >
> > (I'm not a Linux guru and I'm still working on my masters, but I wanted
> > to answer anyway..)
> >
> > Good luck,
> > John
> >
> > On Wed, 17 Nov 1999, Patrick R. Klee wrote:
> >
> > > OK fellow Linux gurus, I have another question.
> > >     If those of you who have degrees could tell me which is better, a
> > > four year degree at WSU?  Or, a two year degree at VoTech?  I heard some
> > > companies like Boeing and LSI Logic are hiring people with BS degrees in
> > > computer science.  I am going back to school in a month and was
> > > wondering which would be better, going back to WSU or going to VoTech?
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Patrick
> > >
> > >

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