jstarkey at polaris.umuc.edu
Sat Apr 8 16:01:03 MDT 2000
Yea.... I am seeing more and more that the math major works too.
On Sat, 8 Apr 2000, Hugh Brown wrote:
> I am also living proof. My degree is in math. A degree in general just
> seems to affect which pay scale you start at in some of the larger
> PC Drew wrote:
> > >From my experience in the work place, you don't need a CS degree to
> > get a job in the UNIX world. You need three things:
> > 1. A piece of paper that says that you graduated from college. A lot
> > of times, this isn't even necessary. One of the smartest people I
> > know is a high school drop-out.
> > 2. The desire to learn. If you go in to a job interview and tell
> > them that you'll learn anything, and quickly, then the chances that
> > you'll be offered the job are a lot higher than if you go in there and
> > show off all your skills and act like you know everything.
> > 3. Experience. That's the name of the game. If you've only got
> > experience using UNIX at home, then tell the interviewer that! But
> > also tell them about your desire to learn.
> > Now, seeing as I haven't graduated yet, I'm living proof that people
> > will hire non-CS degree employees in the UNIX/networking world.
> > --
> > PC Drew
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