Brand new here- can use some advice (majors question)


<p>I can use some input-- I like computers and want to major in computer science. However, what I'm finding out is I'm not as into it as some of the other students. By into it I mean I like to talk about things besides computers such as sports. I'm not an athlete-- I do play intramurels with friends and watching the pro's and our college teams seems the CS students I have come to know (just a few) have computers as numbers 1-5 as their interests. Don't get me wrong I can talk about it too, and these CS guys are nice but I do have other interests. I just used to think all guys liked watching sports-- I guess I was wrong.</p>

<p>I'm just getting concerned about this being the right fit for me. This summer was my first semester in the major. I did really well-- made an A and B+ but am getting concerned-- these guys seem more passionant about computers than I do. What do you think should I change majors?</p>


<p>I'm not a guy who hires software engineers at a company, but I bet that those guys really like CS grads who are a little more well-rounded and can work well with and communicate well with others. In a lot of positions that's probably more valuable than being a little better at computer science.</p>

This summer was my first semester in the major. I did really well-- made an A and B+ but am getting concerned-- these guys seem more passionant about computers than I do.


<p>A and B+ are good grades. They show that you can hack it in computer science. I wouldn't worry too much not appearing as enthusiastic & competent as the other students--when I was starting electrical engineering I worried about the same thing. </p>

<p>It took me a while in the program to realize that it was mostly posturing by the other students, and really the other guys didn't know as much as they put on. It's pretty strange that something as unmacho as computer programming can have this stupid macho ego thing associated with it.</p>

<p>As long as you can get good grades and you seek out internships/jobs I'd say you're fine. Not every engineer or computer scientist is socially awkward.</p>

<p>Maybe this is your chance to make a real impression with the folks your around.</p>

<p>Have a superbowl party, you never know if they'll develop an interest in sports, or already have an interest but nobody to connect too. </p>

<p>Anecdotal Evidence:
One of my best friends was a typical guido for one, like born and raised in NYC, spikey hair, gold chain..etc Loves his NY Giants. Anyway, he was in the market for a PC one day and he asked me for recommendations. I told him to build a PC instead of buying one whole. He took my advice and part recommendations. Once all the parts came in, I got him actively involved in building the PC, explaining everything along the way.
Anywhoo after all was said in done he developed a very real interest in computers. 4+ years later I made a regular old gamer and pc enthusiast out of him, he now goes to school in NYC for graphic design. He is still a guido, still loves sports, but found something else he enjoys.</p>

<p>My point is you can never have to many interests and its never to late to influence people around you. You never know if one of those geeks in your class would enjoy sports after an indoctrination by someone who already has a similar interest, in this case computers. At any rate if your doing well in the class I don't see a reason why you would want to drop out. Unless your overall interest changes.</p>

I should start a counter so I can tally up the amount of real advice I give out vs the BS... >.></p>

<p>Thanks for the replies everyone. Good advice-- I like the real life stories. Good stuff...</p>