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Programming and university degree

Hello guys. For the last half of the year, I'm wondering if I should continue my university degree or should I quit. I am achieving a degree in economics(my third year), but I realised that the knowledge university offers us is useless in real life. So, my question is: is it really important to have a university degree( no matter what exactly just a degree) to apply for IT Career. And if your future employer does really care about your degree.

14th Sep 2019, 7:00 PM
Роман Кузик
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Sonic Thanks for mentioning me. Роман Кузик What an interesting situation you're in? I was in the same predicament when I discovered my passion for programming in my 3rd year of college as an Economics major. I was actually double majoring in International Studies with a minor in Japanese. It was the most grueling last 1.5 years of college for me as I only wanted to focus on programming. I lost all interest in my other studies. But I didn't want to change majors and prolong my graduation. I hate to say it, but I gained very little to no practical skills from college. None. I'm completely self taught as a software engineer and have been doing this professionally for 23 years. That said, some of my best experiences were with companies that wouldn't have considered me unless I had a college degree of any kind. This isn't the case for all great jobs. But it could limit you if you don't have a 4 year degree from an accredited university.
15th Sep 2019, 3:14 AM
David Carroll
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By having a degree u can get a job easier, and u'll be more trustful.
15th Sep 2019, 12:39 PM
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If you just hate school and have the chops to kill it in software engineering, then maybe take your 2nd semester off and give it a try. That's actually what I did. I returned to school that summer and got caught up for my scheduled graduation date. I don't regret finishing college. But it means so little to me. It's nothing more than a checkbox I cleared of things I felt I needed to complete so it's one less obstacle the think about in my career. That's it. I can't tell you what to do. You might be fine without a degree or you might regret not finishing it. If it was me all over again, knowing what I know now, I'd probably still complete it because I was so close to finishing and would likely never have a chance to finish it later. But that's just me.
15th Sep 2019, 3:23 AM
David Carroll
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Weird question, why would IT companies care if you have a degree that has nothing to do with programming, especially economy! At least a degree in math and physics would be great, but economy is just odd. I don't thini it will matter when applying for an IT job that much, but better not quit and keep it as a backup plan.
14th Sep 2019, 7:45 PM
Aymane Boukrouh
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Adi Pratama-Universitas Brawijaya I've noticed that if I post using the web browser, the limit is 2048. However, if I edit that same post from my phone, it will trim out the characters past 1024. I just noticed that the other day.
17th Sep 2019, 1:30 AM
David Carroll
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Thank you guys for sharing your points of view
16th Sep 2019, 5:58 PM
Роман Кузик
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Kak univ UB ya kak, Fakultas mana kak?
17th Sep 2019, 8:38 AM
Than - avatar