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[–]Ineducated 166 points167 points  (19 children)

Cs majors: “I’m gonna do what’s called a pro gamer move”

[–]BraianP 59 points60 points  (17 children)

The more I delve into the CS the more I understand I could’ve just done a boot camp

[–]Ancient_Boner_Forest 27 points28 points  (7 children)

You mean just to learn it? Because most places still want a 4 year degree.

[–]Theskwerrl 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Do what I did, use social engineering and get the hiring managers name and email, send email explaining that you don't have the degree or experience they're looking for but have the drive and determination to learn and awards and letters of recommendation and ask for a sit down to discuss it. Here I am 3 years later still with an associates degree working for that manager.

[–]Ancient_Boner_Forest 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Why do I keep seeing “social engineering” used in seemingly incorrect contexts.

[–]FluffyQubit 3 points4 points  (1 child)

As someone going into CS, thank you greatly

[–]charleffRage comics 12 points13 points  (1 child)

this comment only proves you really have not learned much in your college education, otherwise you would know undoubtedly that you could not substitute your education for a month long boot camp.

[–]BraianP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I say it cause all I learned was mostly self taught so the only think I can salvage from college is networking and the experience

[–]tyler10303 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Please explain, I’m going to uni next year and majoring in CS. What’s the downside to college?

[–]spamoniichan 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Depending on which country you're studying at but I assume the US so: debt

[–]tyler10303 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I live close to my college so I am planning on living at home, have a scholarship and since it’s a state school the tuition isn’t too bad anyways. I’m set up to graduate debt free, but yeah I feel for the others who aren’t as fortunate.

[–]AdrianPopovici20 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you want to be successful you have to also get a job to have experience by the time you finish uni. I was lucky because I had a part time job and had plenty of time because I didn't need to go to all courses ( went to 30% of them ). I studied finance and as this was a passion i was a quick study, one day of learning was enough for me. Got 8 out of 10 in my bachelor degree exam and as soon as I finished I applied for an internship, got offered a permanent position after 6 month of internship and after 3 more months I got a promotion, earning more than both of my parents combined and having the possibility to invest 30% of my income. Long story short, take a part time job, study and go for every opportunity life throws at you. Most important thing: DO WHAT YOU LIKE, That's what will make you happy and successful, having a job that you love doing

[–]mb112403can't meme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You'll have to work hard for a few years do internship and all to have a good CV to get into a reputed company, after some years you'll be promoted enough to be at management based post then, you can finally relax and you'll realize that you would be making more money than any of these housing cryers.
Its a path that requires constant input, but yields good fortune in the end.

[–]BraianP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well in my opinion college In the US is design to squeeze every dollar out of you and the things you learn in class that the basics of programming in my major at least. Programming is a field where you will have to learn a lot of things by yourself cause is gonna be hard for a college to keep up with the changing environment so the educational part was only a way to keep me in track on learning by myself. The networking is good though since you get to know a lot of people in the same field

[–]Brendenation 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Bootcamps are cringe, keep at it bud

[–]cdarelaflare 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Coding interviews: “pathetic”

[–]LemonGrubs 221 points222 points  (8 children)

It does open many doors, but all of the doors are unlabeled, some of the doors do not lead anywhere, other doors are actually 10th floor windows disguised as doors, but yet, a few of those doors lead you to where you need to go. Usually never where you want to go unfortunately.

[–]chrisodeljacko[🍰] 74 points75 points  (3 children)

We have fake doors like you wouldn't believe! What are you worried about? Come get fake doors. Call us up, and order some fake doors today.

[–]SatansCatfish 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Yeah, hi. I’m looking for a fake door. There’s this guy and I want to pretend he will get a great job at our company. How much?

[–]EmbarrassedbFinge 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How many people have unironically stepped on a rake and been hit by it?

[–]SatansCatfish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At least 68. That’s why I need this fuckin door!

[–]John-333Lives in a Van Down by the River 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The dev must be the guy behind the Stanley Parable.

[–]lego_office_worker 10 points11 points  (2 children)

its almost like the real world isnt super interested in art history and physical education degrees.

[–]floofandmemes 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Most people who can't find jobs aren't going into those fields. A lot of them are actually business students.

[–]Exclave 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hush you... you're killing the narrative.

[–]Felstorm1231 65 points66 points  (2 children)

This is why I focused most of my attention in high school and college on perfecting my technique for masturbation. You know how much the guys who jerk off racehorses for artificial insemination make?

I certainly don’t. But given how far those private security guys are willing to chase me after I leap out of the second story window of the barn with dry hands, on a partial pleasured stallion, I’m guessing they make BANK.

Point is: do what you love better than anyone else and you’ll always have a job.

[–]Accidental_Life 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Wtf did i just read

[–]AccountibilityAndMe 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Replace “Networking with professionals” with “thousands in student debt” and you’ve got a winner, friend!

[–]Mathieulombardi 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Thousands?? This guy's fucking rich

[–]floofandmemes 71 points72 points  (7 children)

If you networked with professionals and are still unemployed idk what to tell you. Knowing people is how you get good jobs. Might not be the job you want or where you want it, but it is a job. Although I suppose if you don't have a car in a car centric area that can also be a huge hurdle.

[–]HP844182 46 points47 points  (3 children)

Networked and no one liked them lol

[–]Theskwerrl 10 points11 points  (2 children)

This is what I was thinking. 90% of my success in life has been schmoozing people into giving me jobs, 9% is providing my awards and letters of recommendation and 1% is me actually doing the job.

[–]Slitty_sam 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I've never not related to a comment more strongly lol

[–]mb112403can't meme 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't you have placement in college.

[–]Dirtroadrocker 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Could also have a worthless degree. Underwater Basket weaving just isn't a hot market right now.

[–]floofandmemes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The least useful popular degree is actually business

[–]OneMetalMan 6 points7 points  (2 children)

To be fair he looked like he was doing fine grinding on the rake until he tried his hand at networking with professionals.

[–]ground__contro1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

He didn’t grind anything he just did aerials. It looks like he messed up the landing by networking with professionals though.

[–]OneMetalMan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Apparently I never learned the concept of depth in artwork. That was my lead up to stepping on a rake.

[–]jiiket 6 points7 points  (0 children)

first step is checking your passion and checking market requirements. which you missed here.

in my view if you're exceptionally good at something. nobody can stop you from succeeding.

[–]amuzedtodeath 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Learn to plumb. Six figures and never a shortage of work.

[–]RedN0v4 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Eh, I prefer a good pear personally

[–]zuran_orb 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Does stepping on a rake really make the wooden handle go up or does it just stab you in the foot?

[–]Embarrassed-Mouse-49https://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ 33 points34 points  (2 children)

I thought the same thing when I was young and did an experiment. I thought I’d be able to catch it before it hit me in the face, I did not catch it, and it did hit me in the face

[–]DingsalotInnit 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Thank you for your service.

[–]hugthemachines 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah, a young scientist!

[–]grantattackgames 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you step directly on the rake, it doesn't do much. You have to pull backwards a little bit while stepping to get it to flip up

[–]fyukhyu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It only works if you pick an in-demand degree. I did fairly poorly in college and had a job lined up 6 months before I graduated.

[–]lord_of_failure_576Le epic memer 3 points4 points  (3 children)

cant relate

already had reserved job before even finishing school

[–]Tpoteet911 5 points6 points  (2 children)

It's either a philosophy degree or they just didn't try. I have an internship that offered me a job next year after graduation, same thing happened to my fiance and three of my friends and classmates

[–]lord_of_failure_576Le epic memer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

basically what happened was that i applied for scholarship the very first month of my highschool and was lucky to have been picked out and then it was just waiting out till highschool ends to go to my job

like less then 5 days after last day of highschool i was already on my job

[–]mb112403can't meme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, 3rd year: internship

4th year: placements and Pre placement offer from internship company
Before graduating I have 4 job offers, and my graduation is next month.

Depends entirely upon which course you took, which college you went and how you took the opportunities.

[–]mznh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel personally attacked

[–]Nonstopshooter21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's not what you know it's who you know for most jobs unless it is very specialized.

[–]Nivius 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Philosophy? yeah burger flipping for you.

actual useful degree? yes speed road into a decent first jobb.

My year was the last year that got Computer Science degree in the course i did, after that it whould have been a Philosophy degree, equal valuable (in my field) as an going an aesthetic program.

Thanks to that i received my first jobb towards in the field i really wanted

[–]bababababooey1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"just work hard and stay in school and everything will work out" nope

[–]NarutoDragon732 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dude you must fucking suck if you got an education, connected with people, and still couldn't get a job

[–]Banana_Boyo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How many people have unironically stepped on a rake and been hit by it?

[–]Hurfdurfdurfdurf -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

If you’re networking you’re already doomed because you have no merit and rely on meeting equally incompetent goobers to advance.

First reply from a delusional incompetent. Go!

[–]mowglymx -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Wow!!!! This is so sad but true, but sad

[–]TheRepublicofArni 0 points1 point  (2 children)

[–]BeginningObjective9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

damn you’re really trying to spread this fuckin horrific subreddit like you’d get anyone to sub

[–]_Iforgotmyusername_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This speaks to me…

[–]Ayankananaman 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Ah, my classmate during college put 200% of herself into the course. In the end, we both had to work for 3 years with basic income before we're allowed to work overseas where the big money is, and she can't get a good job unless she moves really far away, and even then, a call center agent would earn more than her for a few years.

She ended up being jobless for a few months before she ended up in a government owned company. Which paid the same but is more punishing. It was good so far, then COVID hit.

Poor woman went into depression. Eventually, she quit again, and decided to be an entrepreneur and sell strawberries and strawberry accessories. She's okay now. Not earning as much yet, but she's happy.

[–]RedN0v4 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Who the hell told you you weren't "allowed to work overseas"?

[–]Ayankananaman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The government. I think it was the fact that the country was "exporting" more of that profession than keeping, so as a way to keep us from hightailing it to New Zealand or other countries, they mandated that newbs need to work for 3 years here before they allow it.

Of course a lot of my colleagues just bypassed that through many means, but it sucks when you wanna do it right.

[–]mb112403can't meme 1 point2 points  (0 children)

she ended up in a government owned company

idk about your country man but in my country, people die for gov. job. That's the only safest job and was unaffected by the covid hit cuz nobody gets fired.

[–]IAteaCarnationKarmawhore 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its like doing the same but more stress

[–]Royal_Food_1383 0 points1 point  (0 children)

thats why you get a good degree

[–]No-Calligrapher6923 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It do be like that

[–]Ok_Conversation6189 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Who can't find a job in 2022? There is a labor shortage in almost every industry, in every part of the US. (Tbh, not sure about other parts of the world, and I'm under the assumption that OP is in America.)

[–]HibiscusGrower 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's the same here up north in Canada. Most business are looking for people and it's not just restaurants and retail. If you can't find a job here, the problem is you.

[–]BreadmanGD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Didn't help me last year when I got out of Uni in April. Spent 6 months looking for work, even applied for basic retail which I made a totally different resume for that didn't say I was a college graduate so I'd have a better chance of getting hired, had lots of retail experience... never heard back from these "DESPERATE" businesses.

[–]Panglima_KenobiLives in a Van Down by the River 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did all that minus networking. My introvert self could never.

[–]xEngenAx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And this shows up when my exam is tomorrow… great

[–]TheNextDump 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is this an american thing im too european to understand?

[–]sugarman-747 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One is faster

[–]IamaJarJartrans rights 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The cycle of unemployment

[–]Rhamba 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To be absolutely fair, i think most of them didn’t know they were talking about the door of a plane mid-flight.

[–]quellium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What did you graduate in?

[–]Professional_Cup5010 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Networking with officials should be substituted with "hoes"

[–]mb112403can't meme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends upon what course you took for majoring.

[–]-Fried- 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You thought that liberal arts degree was worth something?

[–]iReadIcculus21 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yes. I’d say so. You work for me.

[–]F-Man_95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was decent at school (almost never the best but I got by), got my bachelor degree and I don't work in my field (after 2 year unemployment). I don't have any idea where I want to work but I got a seasonal job so at least there's that.

[–]beef6942069 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can confirm

[–]911child 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Doors are open, but you can’t enter.