It’s been a while… (do I say this every time I post?)
So, over the summer I finished a bunch of courses (CPSC 221, 213, 304) and secured a co-op placement for the fall, which I’m currently working at. I wish I’d worked on more personal projects before applying for co-op jobs, and done some technical questions practice — I think it would have helped me be more competitive when looking for jobs.
I also wish I’d done more stuff like badminton/basketball, online courses, personal projects… in second term of the summer, I only had school twice a week; I don’t even remember what I did in my abundant spare time. Feels like I have so little time now since I’ve switched from that to a 9 – 5 ish work schedule, five days a week.
Anyway, I started my co-op term in the first week of September, commuting to downtown. The company is doing really well, my supervisors are really nice, and I’m finding most of the work interesting so far. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of coding in this position… so I’ll have to work on stuff on my own time to practice coding ;_;
Is it just me or does it seem like UBC admitted way too many people this year? I heard CPSC 110 had over 300 people on the waiting list, and there are some first year CS students who aren’t gonna take any CS courses this entire year because they can’t get in, even through the waitlist. Similarly with GRSJ. Also heard a couple first year Engineering students got kicked out of their STTs because they didn’t have enough space in them and didn’t realize until later…
In other news, I’ve been playing badminton once a week in Richmond, and need to find more people around my skill level… anyone here play?