[clug] Software Engineering

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Mon Sep 4 06:52:32 GMT 2006

Stephen Boyd wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 09:46 +1000, Tarrant wrote:
>> I've also been told that the
>> first year or two(two for software engineering) you just need passes?
>> It
>> doesn't so much as count, is that true? 
> In general I would say that is just plain wrong.
> Firstly, one of the indicators employers look for is a consistent
> approach to your work (and study is hard work) over time, so credits or
> above all the way through your studies is valuable - 51% certainly isn't
> "good enough"!

I know of several employers who grade hires based on _all_ of their 
college grades. I would certainly do that if it was me.

> Secondly, if you get into the habit of just getting passes, how will you
> change gear and start getting higher marks?

So true, especially when you're being from coasting for the first couple 
of years.

> And finally, you may need a credit average or similar to qualify for
> honours or similar in the event your studies take you down that track.

Extreme agreement.


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