Every now and then I have this conversation with...
Student: Ohay are there any job openings at $boringCompanyIWorkAt?
Me: Yeah, but they want someone with 3 years of experience.
Student: That sucks! How is anyone supposed to get job experience if every job requires experience?
Me: Aren't there internships posted like every summer? Why haven't you taken one of those?
Student: Yeah, but the pay is crappy and I make more money at $deadEndCallCenterJob.
Me: Well, why not contribute or start an open source project on Github to prove you can code and build experience from there?
Student: What's Gethub? Is that like Visual Studio?
Me: Its sort of a social network, but instead of sharing sandwich or cat pictures you share source code.
Student: Oh I don't have time for that.
Me: Yeah, I noticed you're on XBox Live pretty much every time I log on. I guess that would take most of your time.
Student: But dude, the last thing I want to do after work is write code!
Me: Look, if you can't prove ability nor initiative I really can't help you.
Me: FYI I've been trying to get people to contribute code to Hayst.ac. If you want to gain experience, start a fork and contribute.
Me: You won't know most of the things you'll be asked to do after you graduate. That's why they're all asking for experience.
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