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I have few questions to ask.

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1-Currently doing Computer Science Engineering.(starting my final year)

2-What can I do to get myself accepted in best schools in Canada if I don't have a good GPA, would love to hear about side projects too.

3-Practically speaking, how to get financial aids in this situation?
Currently doing Computer Science Engineering.

4-Should I join Masters program or get a job?(considering my academic scores)

5-What programming knowledge should I have before clearing my undergraduate program?

6-How do I select what to major in Masters program?

#canada-university #computer-science #computer-programming #programming #technology

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Marc’s Answer

In my experience, having a masters degree in a technical field while having very limited work experience will not serve you very well. Most good companies out there offer tuition assistance for their employees to go back and get their masters part time in the evening.

Unlike undergraduate, it matters a lot what you're masters degree is in. Many times being in the working world you realize that what you thought you wanted to do with your life and career is not what makes you happy. Better to find that out before you invest several more years in school learning about stuff that you won't be able to use.
Thank you comment icon to the point what I'm going through these days, ow do you know if you like doing something? Is introspecting the only way to find that? I have plans to work after my undergrad. What do you suggest about what field should I choose for masters? For now I think i'll enjoy A.I. or something related to data(I guess those have a lot of Math to cover, would that be hard to take if i'm not much into math?) Ram
Thank you comment icon Once you have started working full time, it will become clear to you what is most interesting about your job. You should get your masters in that. You never know, maybe you'll end up with an MBA rather than a technical master's. There's no wrong answer. Also, another good idea would be to reach out to someone you admire at work and ask them about their own education. Marc Blumberg
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Nurit’s Answer

You have to look on the school's website for applications for financial aid. If your GPA is not strong, you need to have other extracurricular activities that make you stand out and set you apart from the rest of the crowd. For instance, you can take courses for free on Udacity in deep learning, machine learning,, self driving cars. Look at the prerequisite languages. Definitely python, java and C++. All of these courses are project based and you can put the projects on your resume and portfolio. You have to keep doing your own projects as well. If you work hard your GPA won't matter in the long run. Companies need certain skills and if you have them, you will get a job. Definitely self-driving car technology is in demand now.
Thank you comment icon Thanks for the prespective. Ram
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Jimil’s Answer

1- Currently doing Computer Science Engineering. Starting my final year: This is an important time in your educational journey, and it's great that you are thinking ahead. Make sure you take advantage of any opportunities to gain experience through internships or co-op programs, as well as actively building a portfolio of projects that showcase your skills.

2- Getting accepted into a top school in Canada: Even if your GPA isn't as high as you would like, there are still ways to make your application stand out. A strong portfolio of projects can demonstrate your skills and interest in computer science. Participating in extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, or internships can also show that you are a well-rounded candidate. Reach out to Universities to find out their requirement and if they have any program that could help you join.

3- Practically speaking, how to get financial aids in this situation? : You can look for scholarships and grants for international students. Some universities have programs for talented students that cover tuition, living expenses and some of them even provide work-study opportunities. Check for the different scholarships available for international students in Canada, and also look for financial aid from other sources such as government grants or private organizations.
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Rafael’s Answer

While grades are important. You can also take courses at a community college to improve your grades and then seek acceptance into a school with a good educational curriculum. Do not be deter if your grades are not where they should be.

Thank you comment icon thanks, I definitely should work on myself. Ram
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Nurit’s Answer

My pleasure, you're welcome. I hope it helps. I was reading your other questions about Master's programs. Yes a master's in comp sci always helps.
Thank you comment icon I think A.I. intrigues me even though haven't had my hands on it, should I try it? Or perhaps should I keep trying things out. I think programming should be one per diem act regardless of what other things I should try. Ram
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