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Will trade housing for programming

BCEagle91BCEagle91 Registered User Posts: 22,762 Senior Member
edited April 2009 in Parents Forum
I've seen a lot of companies and organizations looking for CS interns, coops and grads lately but I saw one this morning that I found rather amusing. It would trade free housing (a private bedroom in a SFH) for the fall and spring semesters for several hours of programming per week.

It seems to me that it's pretty hard to find CS students for work these days and that people are getting creative.
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Replies to: Will trade housing for programming

  • coolweathercoolweather Registered User Posts: 5,677 Senior Member
    I will take the job if you change the deed to have my name as joint tenant of the house.
  • jessiehljessiehl Registered User Posts: 3,328 Senior Member
    It seems to me that it's pretty hard to find CS students for work these days...

    Really? We had *tons* of applicants for internships this year. Maybe I should point any friends I have who are still looking at New Hampshire.
  • BCEagle91BCEagle91 Registered User Posts: 22,762 Senior Member
    Have them look at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. They have an NSF REU - the deadline is May 13 for applications. I think that the number of slots is 8. My son doesn't go to school in NH - I think that things are pretty dead for internships outside of the local defense contractors and Fidelity Investments.
  • mathmommathmom Registered User Posts: 30,728 Senior Member
    There certainly are CS internships out there, but my son had one cancelled on him after the stock market crash. Crossing fingers, but it looks like he finally landed a good one. He can fall back and work for a company where he's worked freelance before, but would much rather work somewhere else.
  • ucsd_ucla_daducsd_ucla_dad Registered User Posts: 8,573 Senior Member
    You mean UW can't find UW CS students to be interns (assuming there's a CS program there)? That's hard to imagine. Maybe they're not paying enough.
  • BCEagle91BCEagle91 Registered User Posts: 22,762 Senior Member
    It's an NSF REU. My son's doing one of these and they half of the students are from their own school and the other half from other schools. It appears to me that they usually take Sophomores or Juniors for the REU and it is meant to provide research experience. The other thing is that you don't have to worry about the offer getting rescinded due to the economy.
  • wis75wis75 Registered User Posts: 13,118 Senior Member
    UW-Oshkosh is separate from the flagship school UW-Madison. Very different caliber schools. I think UW students would choose an OOS REU over one at UW-O. However, some schools one wouldn't choose for college have some excellent summer REU's, such as in math. Often far fewer than one half get in from the home institution. And thank goodness the funding isn't dependent on the school's budget.
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