Is it usually harder to get a job if your CS degree is from a low end state university?
I want to go back to school for a second bachelors mainly due to the fact that I wasn't able to use my first bachelors (Religious Studies) in the workplace. I've started looking for schools and found out that the most affordable rates are: CSU Northridge, UC Riverside and UC Irvine. The other school that I'm interested in, USC is too expensive. I really want to go to a good school like CSU Cal Poly SLO but they don't accept 2nd bachelor's students. If I get into Northridge, how am I going to sell that on a resume? Northridge is not recognizable and even if it was, people know it to be the bottom end CSU. I've checked the admission statistics for UC Irvine second bac and found out that they only accepted 21 out of 137 applications last year and UC Riverside accepted none. Northridge is not really at the same level as SJSU, SFSU, Fullerton and Fresno. I don't know if its a good school.
Asked By: Justin - 8/24/2013
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You only want to look at programs that are ABET-accredited. There are a lot of them in California... More
Answered By: Prof. Cochise - 8/24/2013
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it may be tougher to get a higher paying Computer science job with lower tier degrees, but rest assured that you will be able to find some sort of work although it may pay significantly lower when compared to higher tiered degrees. Expect anywhere from 30k to 40k salaries in IT firms and software development companies... More
Answered By: Derek - 8/24/2013
You don't have to "sell" the college you went to. Companies will know the reputation and trying to embellish will just reflect poorly on you. Your best chance will be at companies in the region near the school. They may have hired graduates before and know how well they're trained... More
Answered By: Alex - 8/24/2013
Basically, yes. The lesser the reputation of the university, the harder it is to get in the door of a good company... More
Answered By: BsAAs - 8/24/2013
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