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banned6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
I am just finishing my second year of Computer Science and looking for a placement, Really want one as ive heard it will be beneficial to me after the completion of my Degress and was wondering if the HUKD community would help me,

Any guidance or placement which are looking for student (with previous IT Technical experience)


THanks Everyone in Advance
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banned6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Where you based?
banned#2
anythiing .....
banned#3
loads of places do placements. what type of job role do you think you are suited for?

to get you started properly i'd suggest going to the careers office and getting a "prospects" catalogue (they to a IT specific one) http://www.prospects.ac.uk/cms/ShowPage/Home_page/p!eLaXi

think about if you want to be a consultant (ie working on projects that are on site so possibly based in different areas) or a normal coder or if you wanna be a BA or something else....

i think you are making a great choice btw. I did a year placement, made my final year a total breeze and i am working there now... been two years since a graduated. probably going to stay with this company for the rest of my life. :)


oh and you should book lots of CV tweaking sessions/ interview techniques etc etc... apply to AT LEAST 8 places and be prepared to have a bad first interview. i had a terrible one but then i had a fantastic second interview as i knew what to expect so prepared properly and i got the job
banned#4
Yorkshire - Leeds Bradford etc
banned#5
Maggy
anythiing .....
How you liking comp science? I want to do it although i am not so good at maths :oops:
banned#6
It is hard and you need to put effgirt in from day 1 no slaking lol, lots of maths and calculations - @ 1 point i wanted to drop out
banned#7
shergold
How you liking comp science? I want to do it although i am not so good at maths :oops:

how bad are we talking? its not hard at all but i'm pretty good at maths... it depends on your uni too.
Maggy
It is hard and you need to put effgirt in from day 1 no slaking lol, lots of maths and calculations - @ 1 point i wanted to drop out

lol dude i hardly turned up for lessons and still walked out with a first (80+%) as long as your course material is good then you can work in your own time. having past papers and courseworks helps loads. what uni do you go to?
#8
bykergrove;8553466
loads of places do placements. what type of job role do you think you are suited for?

to get you started properly i'd suggest going to the careers office and getting a "prospects" catalogue (they to a IT specific one) http://www.prospects.ac.uk/cms/ShowPage/Home_page/p!eLaXi

think about if you want to be a consultant (ie working on projects that are on site so possibly based in different areas) or a normal coder or if you wanna be a BA or something else....

i think you are making a great choice btw. I did a year placement, made my final year a total breeze and i am working there now... been two years since a graduated. probably going to stay with this company for the rest of my life. :)


oh and you should book lots of CV tweaking sessions/ interview techniques etc etc... apply to AT LEAST 8 places and be prepared to have a bad first interview. i had a terrible one but then i had a fantastic second interview as i knew what to expect so prepared properly and i got the job


You in IT byker?
banned#9
Marina
You in IT byker?


kind of.... a really specialised version :)
#10
bykergrove;8553596
kind of.... a really specialised version :)


cool, programming/managing.

Wonder what the specialised version is. I used to work in IT till late last year. :)
banned#11
Marina
cool, programming/managing.

Wonder what the specialised version is. I used to work in IT till late last year. :)


why did you move? what field are you going into?
#12
I started a computer science degree, got about 8 weeks in, then had a mishap, knackered my ankle ligaments and needed 6 weeks off, when I returned, everyone had switched to speaking Russian grrrrr. Tried to pick it up for about 4 weeks, but had to drop out :(
#13
shergold
How you liking comp science? I want to do it although i am not so good at maths :oops:


You can get by without being a maths genius but you are at a disadvantage if you don't like maths. Having an understanding of A level maths will make some things easier but in some areas of the course, maths is irrelevant - its just a lot of the theory stuff.

If you choose a more specialised stand much as multimedia, maths is less of a problem. If you opt of courses in AI, then you'll be at a disadvantage.

As previously mentioned, it depends on the uni. Get in touch with someone from the uni and ask for contact details of the admissions officer or someone else who'll know what the degree is like - ask how important maths knowledge is on their particular course.
A lot of unis will offer a "Computer science" degree but the specific modules you take will be tailored differently from uni to uni.
I remember when I went to Reading for an open day I was freaked out by how much they were pushing maths knowledge as a requirement.
At the uni I'm at now, I find some of the maths stuff hard but I get by on those courses (and do very well on others, which don't need maths knowledge)!!

hth :thumbsup:
banned#14
oldmanhouse
You can get by without being a maths genius but you are at a disadvantage if you don't like maths. Having an understanding of A level maths will make some things easier but in some areas of the course, maths is irrelevant - its just a lot of the theory stuff.

If you choose a more specialised stand much as multimedia, maths is less of a problem. If you opt of courses in AI, then you'll be at a disadvantage.

As previously mentioned, it depends on the uni. Get in touch with someone from the uni and ask for contact details of the admissions officer or someone else who'll know what the degree is like - ask how important maths knowledge is on their particular course.
A lot of unis will offer a "Computer science" degree but the specific modules you take will be tailored differently from uni to uni.
I remember when I went to Reading for an open day I was freaked out by how much they were pushing maths knowledge as a requirement.
At the uni I'm at now, I find some of the maths stuff hard but I get by on those courses (and do very well on others, which don't need maths knowledge)!!

hth :thumbsup:
Thanks, There is some very helpful information there. :thumbsup:
#15
I did my IT placement last year, but would recommend trying to go to a large, reputable company such as Microsoft, Google or another huge name.

It looks great on your CV and opens doors everywhere for you - A friend of mine was at M$ and even though I have better grades and am a stronger overall candidate, I'm not getting very far, whereas he has job offerings left, right and centre.

Really wish I'd gone away last year... Loved my placement though.

*edit* Does your uni not have a careers fair or site?
#16
You definitely need this:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/odds/bofh/

And no one inside the IT industry calls it ICT!

You could look at some of the industries using IT in specialised applications - Companies doing Control and Safety systems (Distributed Control Systems, Emergency Shutdown, Fire and Gas, SCADA, etc)
banned#17
Fluffykins
You definitely need this:http://www.theregister.co.uk/odds/bofh/And no one inside the IT industry calls it ICT!You could look at some of the industries using IT in specialised applications - Companies doing Control and Safety systems (Distributed Control Systems, Emergency Shutdown, Fire and Gas, SCADA, etc)

Got it @ the fire service - they call it ICT - deal with the communication and mobilisation of fire engines aswell as the computers
#18
Maggy
Fluffykins
You definitely need this:http://www.theregister.co.uk/odds/bofh/And no one inside the IT industry calls it ICT!You could look at some of the industries using IT in specialised applications - Companies doing Control and Safety systems (Distributed Control Systems, Emergency Shutdown, Fire and Gas, SCADA, etc)


Got it @ the fire service - they call it ICT - deal with the communication and mobilisation of fire engines aswell as the computers



Congrats! How did you go about getting it?

I wonder if shergold took up Computer Science in the end lol

Edited By: oldmanhouse on Feb 12, 2011 02:33

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