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Thursday the 20th:
I am current with email, expect to keep up with it the rest of the week.
Office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 - 5:15.
If these times don't suit, we can arrange a time that will. Meetings may be
'virtual' via GoToMeeting. Please ask questions when they're solicited at the beginning of class,
don't save them for an office meeting -- if you're needing answers it's certain somebody else does, too.
Arrange any office visit ahead of time in class or via email as
office hours are sometimes used for meetings or other activities. Most students are able to
do my assignments independently and office hours are not used for tutorials. Please check with
the INFO department's tutor if you're stumped, hours are posted at www.isy.vcu.edu...
This article agrees with me about Mainframes. Take advantage of IBM's
Master the Mainframe challenge
to get your hands on one. Don't giggle when somebody says 'Mainframe', 'COBOL', or 'CICS'! There a good
reasons why these technologies persist! Enterprises (90% of Fortune 500) and governments that use midrange and mainframe systems are
looking for students who know Windows and Linux to help integrate these into their legacy,
most are not looking to replace their midrange and mainframe solutions.
Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings.
- Here's another about
When You Stop Checking Facebook Constantly, These 10 Things Will Happen.
- Our top earners at graduation like programming and are ready to learn more about it. Peter Norvig says you've only just begun to Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years.
New Relic suggests you learn these Ten Secrets before you
go looking for a job.
Have these when you apply for a job or internship: A Portfolio that answers "What did you learn in school?" Technical Curiosity! IS Brand Skills!
Develop and pitch skills in UML,
Structured Notation, Network/Rack diagrams, Database ERDs and other models pertaining to IS and IT!
Always do more than your classes require and put the most polished stuff in your Portfolio!
Get Certified! A BS Degree doesn't trump Certificates! Take notes in class and stay involved -- your
instructors will appreciate it and be happy to make recommendations when they're needed, otherwise
you'll leave no good impression.
Think about your interests, talents, and skills. Make your Roadmap
to a career that will entertain your interests, and actualize your talents and skills!
You need to be proactive in this regard, nobody else is going to do it for you!
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