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Updated on Thursday, January 29

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QUESTION: Any tips on getting an internship as a non-coop student? (in CS)

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  1. get a zynga sweater (he is in CS I believe) and eating a lot of free campus pizza

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  2. Pretty much impossible.

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  3. Take your computer to every class and keep reading tutorials on new cool JS frameworks and libraries for your next side project. Don't forget to never actually finish the project.

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    1. That hit a bit too close to home.

      How am I supposed to finish anything if I'm bombarded with assignments and midterms and interviews?!

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  4. 3.a I know, it can get tough sometimes :/

    Even though I was joking (I do see an impressive number of people reading about the newest XYZ framework as if it would make that much difference for most projects), I think it's better to try and start with *something* - even if it is not ideal, the code is not pretty or whatnot - than to get stuck on [developer paralysis](http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/18/you-too-may-be-a-victim-of-developaralysis/) in the scarce time that we have aside from school.

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  5. I think work experience helps ALOT. It's extremely difficult to find the first cs job. My advice is aim low (QA or start up) and just work on personal project and post it on Github.

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  6. The fuck kind of advice is on this thread? No wonder CS students need co-op to hold their hands to get a job... they can't even understand a simple question.

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    1. Just because you don't understand the in-jokes doesn't mean no one else does.

      Besides, this question is pretty dumb. Build up your resume, apply to places. There's literally nothing else to it.

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