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

If you can only think of one thing, that's OK too.

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1. Learning a programming language formally and how to actually use data structures and algorithm to solve problems.

2. Mentor to help when you're stuck, asking online is nice, having someone explain to you in person is better.

3. Friend to work with. Working with a team is nice but nothing beat working with friends on a homework.

Three good things about being a UH ICS Student

  • Professor have actual experience from related fields.
  • All software needed for an ICS student  are free or provided by UH
  • There are a lot of network opportunities, for example, some classes incentives students to do hackathons or going to a networking meeting.

Three positives are:

1) See the methodology and strategies that ICS students use in problem solving (these may or may not be different from the approaches in the engineering department). This could help improve my own strategies of tackling difficult problems.

2) Experiencing programming languages that are not part of the core engineering courses (i.e. Java and JavaScript as opposed to C and C++). 

3) Learning industry standards and conventions as well as applying those skills to projects that can be displayed to future employers. 

Although I am a Computer Engineering major, three good things I have observed about being a student in the ICS program is:

1. The TA's are very helpful and want you to succeed in the class, even hosting weekly study sessions.

2. There is free access to Microsoft software which can be very expensive, especially for college students.

3. There is a big emphasis placed on students being able to work productively with a team.

  1. Professors that are passionate and experienced.
  2. Many ICS professors choose not to require a textbook.
  3. Many networking opportunities.

1. There are many helpful student clubs and events. They provide opportunities to meet professionals and get hands-on experience.
2. Many faculties are really care about students and support their success.
3. Plenty of opportunities await for students after graduation.

1) Being an ICS student allows you to connect with really smart people who have respectable credentials within the technology business. This is extremely important when you're trying to get a job.

2) The higher levels of the ICS program (300-400+ level courses) incorporate projects that help improve your profile. 

3) Some classes are involved online so that way you can learn at your own pace. 

1. Networking with professionals and peers who are knowledgeable in this field

2. Free access to software and other costly resources

3. Guided learning and support opportunities

3 good things about being an ICS student:

  1. The people are nice and seem to be willing to help.
  2. Learning a lot of different skillsets.
  3. It’s refreshing not taking yet another EE course for once (diversity in my class schedule)

1. Many programming courses encourage teamwork

2. Most ICS courses provide free online resources (books, videos, etc.)

3. Many classes have TAs which makes it easier to get help, especially when stuck on a coding problem

  1. A wide variety of classes that supplement certain interests students have in the computer science field.
  2. A meeting area for ICS students to collaborate and help each other with problems they are having with classes.
  3. Clubs and events that help students network with tech companies or other students.

1) There are many different clubs that ICS students can join if they are interested in the subject and gain more experience.

2) Learning to be a better developer.

3) Most of the work is done on a computer. You don't really need any other equipment to learn.



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