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What are three good things that the UH ICS program is providing for its students?

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1. The problem solving skills you learn can be useful in other areas

2. Helps improve personal skills such as time management, organization, and determination because of how difficult and time consuming the courses can be

3. Many resources and ways to learn material/get help

1. The professors are very enthusiastic about their work and the TA's and professors are usually readily available if assistance is needed.

2. Having an ICS program in general on the island I grew up in allowing me to develop the skills I need without having to leave home.

3. We learn skills that prepare us for when we leave college. For example, we may receive assignments geared towards work similar to that of a professional setting.

Three good things about being an ICS student at UH Manoa are:

1. Having the option of taking a lot of classes online is really beneficial for my schedule and the way that I learn. 

2. The ICS space that is allocated for us UH ICS students, is a great resource to connect with other students that share the same interests that I do.

3. Above all, the academic advisers in the ICS department are extremely helpful and always welcome walk-ins when any of us need help. 

What are three good things that the UH ICS program is providing for its students?

I am a domestic exchange student here for the Spring 2018 semester only, so my views and opinions are limited.

1) Preparation for tech industry discourse. I liked the experiences it gives students regarding post-college life.

2) Variety of CS courses. I liked the range of topics the department had to offer. I also enjoy the various professor backgrounds.

3) Good professors. Each professor I've had so far is invested in their students. 

1) The opportunity to get involved in ICS related activities outside class

2) Information which might help lead to a career in ICS

3) A lot of great professors who help their students to succeed in ICS

1) A lighthearted exposure to the department in the introductory classes, like making games and animations in 111 while still using core concepts.

2) Diversity of the different subfields of computer science in faculty. Each faculty member has their own area of expertise ranging from evolutionary computation, software engineering, artificial intelligence, data visualization/science, and much more. Allows students to learn about the different subfields and possibly get involved in research opportunities in those fields as well.

3) Good community. There's always resources like the uhm-ics-community channel on slack for example to post internships and job opportunities, and the acm discord for people to just talk and have fun.

1. Classwork that is at the right level: challenging but not overwhelming. It’s usually difficult but just within reach.

2. Experience with a wide variety of different technologies and languages, or in other words, a solid foundation to build a career on.

3. Less anxiety about the future: it seems proficiency with technology becomes more important every day, so the core knowledge and experience acquired being an ICS student provides stability in fast-moving times.

1. Classes are career-oriented and hone in on specific skills required in ICS.

2. Team-oriented assignments promotes productivity and prepares students for the workforce.

3. Many professors adopt a modern teaching style such as the flipped-classroom as opposed to classic lectures which are less engaging.

1. I think every computer science program can give the students a challenging but worthwhile curriculum. The curriculum should stimulate students to succeed in learning from difficult obstructions and train the problem-solving skill. Here is one of the various excellent things the UH ICS program equips its students.

2. The Professors and TAs are really easy to questions and helpful. There are usually more than a professor teaching about the material in classes. The testing is challenging but it links to what was learned in class.

3. Additionally, many occasions to develop your professional social network was produced by the UH ICS program. Students are inspired to join the professional group where they can not only reach to other students but also have chances to meet with experts in the field now. The department also notified and supports students to compete in coding contests as well.

1. The knowledge gained from taking CS classes will help me in the future because they help me learn important CS concepts.

2. Group projects allow students like myself to build bigger projects because the work can be divided up

3. Projects are helpful in gaining problem-solving skills that are necessary for solving bigger questions in computer science

1) Our advisor Gerald always posts up job offers and or presentations that are available for the program.

2) Unlike other schools, we have the opportunity to get into our degree and not have to apply for it.

3) I feel like we have a good teaching and learning community.

1. Instilling the value of good time management. If you don't start on your projects early, you probably won't finish them in time.

2. Forcing you to collaborate and interact with others in order to achieve a common goal.

3. Sparking creativity and a long drawn out thought process.



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