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Eric J. Aug 29, 2016

Would it be foolish to start a business and work for myself after graduating?

I will be graduating with a degree in computer information technology at the end of this semester. At the start of college, my post-graduation plan was to pursue full-time work as a programmer; however, lately I have been considering starting a business of my own instead. I currently work as an...

#information-technology #college #career #entrepreneurship

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Eric J. Jun 29, 2016

Will my contributions to open source software look good on a resume?

I am a college student pursuing a degree in computer information technology. I currently work part time as an I.T. consultant, but I may pursue programming as a career post graduation. In my spare time, I enjoy contributing code to open source software on GitHub and Launchpad. Will my...

#software #programming #open-source

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Eric J. Jun 29, 2016

Does having a high college GPA distinguish one from the competition on job applications?

I am a college student pursuing a degree in computer information technology, and I have worked hard to be studious and to keep a 4.0 grade point average. Many of my classmates in the information technology track have less than stellar grades, which had me wondering: will my high grade point...

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Eric J. Jun 29, 2016

Are technical certificates worth pursuing?

I am a college student studying information technology, and I am wondering whether it would be to my advantage to pursue technical certificates in conjunction to my degree. Does having certificates such as A+ and Security+ give a leg up to those pursuing a career in the information technology...

#information-technology #tech

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Eric J. May 20, 2016

Can one pursue a lucrative career in I.T. with only an associate degree?

I am a college student pursuing an A.A.S in computer information technology at a community college in my area. I am due to graduate this December, and I have concerns that I will not be able to find work with only an associate degree. Pursuing a B.S. at university is financially impractical for...

#technology #computer-science #computer #programming #tech

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Eric J. May 19, 2016

How do you juggle being a full-time student and working part-time?

I am a full-time college student who also works part time in the I.T. field. I am curious to hear how others properly juggle receiving an education full-time all the while gaining work experience by working part-time. #college #education #student #working...

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Eric J. May 19, 2016

What is a good answer to the question "what is your greatest weakness"?

During job interviews, the interviewer may ask, "What is your greatest weakness?" This kind of question stupefies me, so I am curious to know what would be a good safe answer to this question. #job...

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