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College Student seeking career advice

expresshermes profile image Shivam Yadav ・1 min read

Hello, This is my first post so if there are any typos or grammatical mistakes please forgive me.

I am a student pursuing Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. I am a self taught full-stack web developer with decent knowledge of Django in backend. I also like competitive programming. My preferred programming languages are Python and C++.

I want to be land a good job after my college but I am very confused about the path I should follow to achieve that.

I am good at web development but sometimes I feel like I might not be able to land a job with just being a web developer. I am thinking of focusing completely on Data Structures and Algorithms to be able to work in companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook etc.

I can't decide between webdev and data structures. If anyone can give me advice please comment or email me at 9876shivamyadav@gmail.com

Edit: I just finished an internship as a python developer intern. I learnt a lot yet I feel like to land a job in a really good company I am not talented enough in web dev.

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Nicholas Foster

Shivam, I cannot speak for the big tech as I have primarily worked in banking. But the tier 1 banks are really focused on hiring the top talent with the skill sets mentioned and more. Take a look at this, it may give you an idea => careers.jpmorgan.com/us/en/our-bus....

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Hemant Joshi 😼

Hii dev,
Let me explain i am 18 which mean i dont have knowledge about jobs and other stuffs but I my brother is 23 and I observed him and talk with him and here is a answer for you:
My brother is web dev who pretty good knowledge but he not master in web dev additionally he is pursuing master from NIT Bhopal ,
He recently got intern in Dell inc, where he has job of Micro Services which is related to web de,
also remember SpaceX Launhed its Demo-2 which has UI designed in JS.
Focus on your projects and to qualify the interview you must be good at comp programming.
Another mentioning,
JavaScript is a must have skill and good github profile too.

hope this helps you!

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Shivam Yadav Author

Thank you for your advice.