As a junior in high school, im starting to look into colleges i wanna attend. Im interested in the computer-related field as a career, and i thought i would ask you guys if it is all that important as to which college i attend. In other words, does it matter that much if i go to a prestigous school as opposed to not-so prestigious school? As of now i want my major in Computer Science
I did computers in college and luckily I got into a government job, 9 months later a position opened in IT and they picked the best person for the job. Now i've got the experience, education and training and cos it was a government job they paid for a lot of up to date training on servers, o/s and such, so if we ever get out of this job slump I'll prob go looking for something that pays a little better.
in my opinion, the better the school, the more you get noticed, but at the end of the day people want experienced employees with a good work ethic that can be checked (i.e. they can ring your previous employer). so if you dont get into well known school, get a job just for experience for a year and try then. and if not ... there are millions of ways to skin a cat, just some take longer.