I'm fairly new in the world of programming. But it's something i find myself doing more and more.
Hopefully next year I want to go back to college to gain certification for skills i've learned already and stuff i will go on to learn. Basically as a proof "I Can Do This" to a potential employer.
Along my path to becoming a professional programmer , i hope to create an application in visual basic, and then "try" port it to other languages to give myself a clear view of the pro's and cons to each.
So my question to you is. What was your project at college? .. And also what's the main parts you think should be learned to leap into the employment world. Ie. Database, Internet etc.
In one project my team and I made tests to be presented online, like the cisco academy tests and now the app is used by every new student the university has, and that reminds me, try getting certified.
As our 3rd (final) year project, in groups of 6 we used the Extreme Programming approach to create a fully featured guitar editing program. My group got the highest mark in class
Sometimes it happens feelings die, Whole years are lost in the blink of an eye
We once had it all but event conspired, Sometimes
Now that it's over, it is through, It gets me everytime I think of you
Sometimes It happens, feelings die, Sometimes
Sorry but i don't know what you call college in the US. But here i Australia i created a single player and network multiplayer battleships for my IPT project. I made it this year (2003) and i am in Year 11 (16yrs old). If you want to download it to see it then it is on my web site at http://jonorossi.f2o.org.
And with getting a job i don't know because i haven't got many so far but one thing to remember they don't understand what you do so be careful how you explain things to them or they wont give you the job. Remember they come to you because they don't know how to do it. And also don't take on a job if you really don't know what you are meant to do or don't have any idea how to do it because you will only give yourself a bad name because you will not produce a quaility project.