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How can an upcoming college student differentiate himself from others, it they were to major in computer science or business/marketing.

I'm interesting in applying to major for these fields, but several thousands or millions also apply. I wanted to know how I could stand out.

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Alifia’s Answer

Hi Truman,

I was in a marketing club called DECA in high school. I would recommend joining that or something similar. It will give you exposure to networking opportunities and ways to develop your skills in business and marketing that you can apply to applications and interviews.

I would also recommend focusing on your GPA to be above a 3.5.

Try to take as many honors and AP classes as possible.

There are plenty of websites that you can start learning computer programming languages such as codeacamemy and UDEMY.

Once you have more experience, you can apply to be a TA for a computer science class at a community college as well.
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Gregory’s Answer

Get some industry experience by being an intern or doing volunteer work. Check with your school or the college and they will usually have a list of possible itern sites.
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Emily’s Answer

This may not be a direct answer, but there are generally opportunities to switch your major once you get to your university. Look into colleges that have greater flexibility.

The key thing is doing well in the general classes for your major; there are generally "weed out" classes and GPA requirements for those initial courses in order for you to continue with your degree.
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Joanne’s Answer

At a high school level,
* grades (overall)
* extra-curricular activities
* standardized testing scores (some folks are good students but bad standard test takers)
* employment

The goal is to show that you are bright and diversified. There's more to life than just being a good student. Experience is fantastic to have.

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