UVSC BYU U of U etc was"Software Engineering (was Re: Java)

Mark Higbee mark at impactprocessing.com
Fri Feb 16 12:20:44 MST 2007

I think the real point of going to a college or university is to get the 
skills you need to find a good job. 
If the college can't teach you any real skills then it is useless in my 
opinion.  My experience with BYU was you go to school to learn how to 
learn on your own, since most of the professors have no real world 
working experience.  Those who can do and those who can't teach.
Besides anyone that is any good in CS is not going to settle for a 
professor's salary.

Roberto Mello wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 02:12:18PM -0700, jordy wrote:
>> I assure you (as a graduate) that UVSC's placement program also sucks.  :)
>> One factor that hasn't been mentioned is that UVSC focuses on 
>> *marketable* degrees.  IE, you don't see people majoring in Historical 
>> Russian Liturature at UVSC.
> I think the gist of this thread is that UVSC's CS program is more like
> that of a technical school (more of whatever-is-current-in-the-industry)
> versus BYU's more focused on theory program.
> There are colleges that teach exclusively the latest Java 9 and .NET 6.0 
> and nothing else. That's one end of the spectrum. The other end teaches only 
> theory and nothing really currently practical.
> I think it's kind of silly that students expect universities to teach them
> the latest .NET gadgets. If that's what they want to do, shouldn't they
> learn that on their own with the theoretical base they're getting at
> school?
> -Roberto

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