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sriman roop
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I am doing 3rd year BE Computer Science Engineering. I am preparing for OCAJP7. Is there any other additional way to improve my CV?

Jeanne Boyarsky
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Try to find an internship. Or a volunteer job. Or make a project on your own you can show at interviews.

In a nutshell, gain some type of experience


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Greg Charles
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If you get the summer off from school, you should be looking for a summer internship right now. Prepare your resume right away, and scan job listings for anyone looking for entry level developers, not just internships. If your school has a career center, then see if they have any leads. My own internship ended up lasting past the summer into the final two years of my school, and then a job on graduation. I asked for a small wage (I think $8/hour, but this was almost 20 years ago), because I felt this was fair, and would lead them to take me more seriously. However, the important thing is to get practical experience as soon and as much as you can.
Mohamed Sanaulla
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An certification is no where close to an Internship or some practical experience. Jeanne and Greg have provided really valid ideas. Try to get hold of an internship at some company, dont go in for institutes which claim that they give you some project because those are not really useful. And as Greg said, if you are paid ( may be a small amount) then the work is done more seriously than an unpaid internship. There are lot of startups in India/Bangalore where in you can go and get an internship and learn a lot. Its easier to get an internship at a startup based on you skills, but generally the well established companies have a fixed head count for internships and they visit campuses for internship.

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Lalit Mehra
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You should probably look for some internship from a software company that could provide you a certificate too. Knowledge is on one side and Experience is on the other. As a fresher if you could get a bit of experience the companies might rather take you more seriously.

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Qunfeng Wang
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You could enroll some online classes from Udacity, Coursera and edX. You will get certifications when you complete the course successfully. That could also benefit to your cv.


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Matthew Moran
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I'd like to offer my input here.

In my book I write a lot about being proactive as a general strategy. Many students in I.T. believe their college experience will get the attention of employers. In most cases, it will not. You MUST couple that with internships. And as stated above, when I mention internships, I do not mean for or through the college.

You need to find or "create" an internship that puts you in the position of working on a real, put into play, useful solution. Quite honestly, you will find that you learn more in 4-6 months on a project than you did in 2-4 years of school! That, at least, has been my experience.

That type of experience has great impact on your career than multiple degrees and any certifications. I promise!


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sriman roop
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Matthew Moran wrote:

You need to find or "create" an internship that puts you in the position of working on a real, put into play, useful solution. Quite honestly, you will find that you learn more in 4-6 months on a project than you did in 2-4 years of school! That, at least, has been my experience.


is there any internship in work from home? how to find the internships?
Matthew Moran
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Finding an internship that is, initially, telecommuting, could be challenging. However, when I suggest you "roll your own" internship, there are many businesses - startups - that would love some assistance. Small companies that need I.T. support and development. They do not advertise.. they simply do not start or engage the projects or technology at all.

I would approach some businesses directly and offer some hours each week. Find out what they do and then see if you can, on limited time, create a solution for them.
Lalit Mehra
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sriman roop wrote:

is there any internship in work from home? how to find the internships?


I personally do not know of any such internship which offers work from home.

How do you find the Internships ??? --- Buddy, look for them everywhere .. ask your seniors, classmates, uncles, aunties, college mates, room mates, teachers ... ask ask ask ... and try try try ... and then you'll find one ...
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sriman roop wrote:how to find the internships?

The same way you find a 'real' job...Networking. Talk to friends, peers, professors, neighbors, etc. register on various professional sites. Join a user group. Find an open source project you can work on. Basically, talk to people.

There are tons of resources on how to do this.


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