Hello fellow Developers, PMs and all, I have a question for y'all that's been a very hot topic of discussion between me and my friend. How important is the university one's graduated? The answer would be in two domains one is the search of the very first job, the other is the afterwards in your career. To make it more solid let's say we have three choices; Bellevue Community College (has 4 year Computer Science Bachelor's program), University of Washington(UW), and Berkeley. Consider everything, living cost, networking, internship and job opportunities, student loans, etc. I just want to know that if you are an international student who has no money and have to earn every penny you spend, have no scholarship opportunities. So would going with a cheap option Bellevue CC is such a big difference or bad idea giving that you will miss a big university on your resume and intership and job opportunities.
Microsoft / Data _john_doeOP
Yeah the student is international and can support himself only if he stays in BC for 4 years. If he transfers it's too much money that he cannot afford. Is such a bad idea to stay, do some more projects, networking to close the gap. Maybe work really hard to get internships. He has a great network of engineers here in Seattle who can reference him and help him.