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The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates

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February 25, 2015View for printing

That experience that you get in the university just doesn't give you enough of that hands-on experience that you need."

Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, coding language and computer security.

But things didn't turn out as he hoped. Despite the time and expense of a four-year degree from the University of Utah, he still didn't feel qualified.

"I was working full-time while I was attending school," said Jensen. "I didn't have the opportunity to do an internship. Because of that I thought I needed to get some more hands-on experience because I want to become a Web developer. That experience that you get in the university just doesn't give you enough of that hands-on experience that you need."

By Matthew Jelalian, Deseret News National Edition

Full Story: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8 ... duates.html

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I think college is a fading industry. Education today is accessible anywhere you look. That's because everywhere you look is a screen that has access to the internet. There is still a place for college because it teaches more than the curriculum. A degree is just a piece of paper that says, "Yeah, I can put up with a lot to get things done and I can finish what I start. But if you are a self starter and have a good work ethic like this article describes then you really don't need college to land a good paying job. The land of education reaches far beyond campuses now-a-days. College has it's place and its nice to say that you have a degree but it isn't necessary. I love the quote, "I could spend 40 thousand dollars and 4 years getting an education, but I'd rather just spend about 4 dollars and some change in overdue book fines at the library." That says a lot.
--Nathan




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