Planning is a student’s worst nightmare yet it is the most essential skill that is the key for balance and success. Planning can become overwhelming when different events, both personal and professional need to be taken care of, when other events conflict with each other and there is little time to come with a solution to it. Being able to plan is a difficult skill to develop, one must prioritize what is the most urgent, the most important and beneficial to best take advantage of the many services and resources that are available for a Computer Science on and off campus.
Visiting the UCSD CSE department web page is a good way to start planning, or at least getting an idea how to build a course plan for the next four years, it gives a simplified overview of how a computer science student should plan his or her staying for the following four years at UCSD, if one is ready to take the next step and actually learn what exact classes to take, just one click. The CSE department to simply and at the same time offer as much information as possible for students with little or no idea of how to balance life during college.
The CSE department updates its page with different opportunities for research and internships that are available for Computer Science major, news about graduate and undergraduate students that have impacted the world in some way or have achieved something amazing or unprecedented like “Two CSE Graduate Students and a CSE Alumnus Receive Intel Corporate Fellowship Awards” or “$10 Million NSF Grant to Help Computer Scientists Understand the World of Cybercrime.”
The CSE department does its best to keep current and prospective students motivated while helping them use every resource listed on their page. Possible jobs, research and internships positions are updated frequently and are just a click away for students to apply or learn where to apply at.
While there are tons of information online, there is also the personal touch, counselors’ and professors’ information are listed on the web page for anyone needing a personal touch can find it easily. Contrary to popular belief, People want to see one succeed, even though one might be deeply terrified of asking questions.
The nice thing about Computer Science is that it is a versatile major, it can be used from the finance to the Biology field. The job pool for computer people keeps growing up and it appears that is going to be like that for a very long time and the CSE department at UCSD will do everything in its power to help its students succeed in the ever revolving world.