Advice for Computer Science College Students

No, not from me. Who would I be to do that, being a college student myself? The advice comes from Joel Spolsky. Somebody who, by now, does no longer need introduction. Apparantly he’s enjoying a Christmas break or something because this is his “second essay”: to come out in three weeks.

His advice is seven-fold:
# Learn how to write before graduating.
# Learn C before graduating.
# Learn microeconomics before graduating.
# Don’t blow off non-CS classes just because they’re boring.
# Take programming-intensive courses.
# Stop worrying about all the jobs going to India.
# No matter what you do, get a good summer internship.

“The long version”: