Carthage Majors in a Minute: James Hasbrouck on Computer Science

Carthage Majors in a Minute: James Hasbrouck on Computer Science


– Hi, I’m James Hasbrouck. I’m a Junior at Carthage, and
I major in computer science. To be honest, I looked
at the best job outlooks for the next ten years, and I saw that, computer science and
software engineering is at the very top. So any industry you can think of, they’re using computers, or
they will be at some point. Well, all the computer science
professors are awesome, whether it’s Dr. Mahoney
or Dr. Kivolowitz, I’ve found that if I
come in with questions, they’ll always be willing to help me. If you want to pursue computer science, you don’t have to be good at math, as a lot of people think,
you have to be driven. You have to be really driven as a person, because it’s very difficult. You’ve got to have good
attention to detail. You develop different
ways of solving problems, and as you get further into the major, you’ll develop really good
critical thinking skills and you’ll see things
before, recognize them, and say “Oh, I’ve solved
this problem before.” And you become, you really
grow as a programmer. Computer science is a
very challenging major. You should expect to cry a little bit, and then everything,
everything that you put into that program, all the
blood, sweat and tears, was all worth it.

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