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SubjectCS vs IT degrees Reply to this message
Posted bySilentAce
Posted on09/27/11 09:58 AM



I don't know who goes to slashdot here but they had a long bullheaded discussion about CS vs IT degree.

What are your experience with this (assuming some of you have either a CS or IT degree or have a friend with one). I am 8 classes shy of having a BS of CS. I couldn't care less whether I do a "CS" job or "IT" but I imagine the money is probably different.




SubjectRe: CS vs IT degrees new Reply to this message
Posted byCereal Killer
Posted on09/27/11 12:49 PM



I don't want to discourage you, but at least on the west coast there are not a lot of junior positions open for anyone with either degree. The job market is saturated with candidates, such that people just out of college aren't getting work. My suggestion is to try for some internships, or some coding projects you can put on your resume.

> I don't know who goes to slashdot here but they had a long bullheaded discussion
> about CS vs IT degree.
>
> What are your experience with this (assuming some of you have either a CS or IT
> degree or have a friend with one). I am 8 classes shy of having a BS of CS. I
> couldn't care less whether I do a "CS" job or "IT" but I imagine the money is
> probably different.
>





SubjectRe: CS vs IT degrees new Reply to this message
Posted bySilentAce
Posted on09/27/11 06:10 PM



No discouragement here... it is just a side venture. I am in the military and will be for the next 11 years when I "retire" at 38... so my degree really doesn't mean a whole lot sense most people that retire from the military end up getting jobs as a contractor/civilian equivalent of what they were doing.

My initial plan is to teach CS after I retire though either in high school or college or some sort. Which a degree in CS would (in my opinion) be much better than a IT degree... but who knows till it happens.

> I don't want to discourage you, but at least on the west coast there are not a
> lot of junior positions open for anyone with either degree. The job market is
> saturated with candidates, such that people just out of college aren't getting
> work. My suggestion is to try for some internships, or some coding projects you
> can put on your resume.
>
> > I don't know who goes to slashdot here but they had a long bullheaded
> discussion
> > about CS vs IT degree.
> >
> > What are your experience with this (assuming some of you have either a CS or
> IT
> > degree or have a friend with one). I am 8 classes shy of having a BS of CS. I
> > couldn't care less whether I do a "CS" job or "IT" but I imagine the money is
> > probably different.
> >
>
>
>





SubjectTwo different things in my opinion. new Reply to this message
Posted bySatsuNoHiTo
Posted on09/27/11 07:51 PM



To me, IT is more about working with and maintaining computer/server/network equipment and infrastructure and CS is writing software that runs on the hardware.




SubjectRe: Two different things in my opinion. new Reply to this message
Posted bySilentAce
Posted on09/28/11 08:20 AM



My issue is I will have a CS degree 10 years before I will use it. I guess I will have to do home projects to keep up on the programming or I will be useless come time to program.

> To me, IT is more about working with and maintaining computer/server/network
> equipment and infrastructure and CS is writing software that runs on the
> hardware.
>
>





SubjectCheck your nuts -nt- new Reply to this message
Posted byRoushiMSX
Posted on09/28/11 08:41 PM



Degrees are for people that want to get jobs, and let's face it, begging for change and sucking dick behind the 7-11 to pay for the only meal you're going to eat that day are far superior to being a slave to the man.




SubjectFather-in-law retired Army at 41 new Reply to this message
Posted byJudgeInjury
Posted on09/30/11 07:26 PM



Good plan there SA. And he does the exact same job as well, though now he's a diesel tech on cranes and huge front loaders rather than M-1's and the like.

> No discouragement here... it is just a side venture. I am in the military and
> will be for the next 11 years when I "retire" at 38... so my degree really
> doesn't mean a whole lot sense most people that retire from the military end up
> getting jobs as a contractor/civilian equivalent of what they were doing.
>
> My initial plan is to teach CS after I retire though either in high school or
> college or some sort. Which a degree in CS would (in my opinion) be much better
> than a IT degree... but who knows till it happens.
>
> > I don't want to discourage you, but at least on the west coast there are not a
> > lot of junior positions open for anyone with either degree. The job market is
> > saturated with candidates, such that people just out of college aren't getting
> > work. My suggestion is to try for some internships, or some coding projects
> you
> > can put on your resume.
> >
> > > I don't know who goes to slashdot here but they had a long bullheaded
> > discussion
> > > about CS vs IT degree.
> > >
> > > What are your experience with this (assuming some of you have either a CS or
> > IT
> > > degree or have a friend with one). I am 8 classes shy of having a BS of CS.
> I
> > > couldn't care less whether I do a "CS" job or "IT" but I imagine the money
> is
> > > probably different.
> > >
> >
> >
> >
>



Subjectditto -nt- chek privates new Reply to this message
Posted bynewsdee
Posted on10/02/11 08:17 AM



> nt


[download a life]


Subject-nt- thanks for the info new Reply to this message
Posted bySilentAce
Posted on10/02/11 10:12 AM



> > nt
>
>
> [download a life]
>





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