Currently, I'm studying Computer Science. I met with my advisor today to schedule for Fall. It turns out that I've got 2 1/2 years left, which is a lot more than I thought. Somewhere between transferring and losing a lot of hard work and the requirements for a CS degree (spoiler: tons of math), I lost the chance of graduating within 4 years.
However, I'm also a designer and front-end developer. During my time studying, I've primarily freelanced and built a lot of cool websites for clients. I've also had the opportunity to work with an awesome team at RSQ.com. This past January, I was asked to come do a paid internship at a major company in NYC this summer that I'm beyond excited about. None of this success is because of my university or what I've learned - so far.
I wanted to get some thoughts on the overall worth of a Computer Science degree. Does it "look good" when I start reaching out to jobs? I feel really bad for some of the people who tough out college and never use their degree. I don't want to be that guy. I've had countless opportunities come up where I've been so close to dropping out, but at this point, I think it would be a huge waste of money, and money aside, I do enjoy learning about code.
There's a part of me that really wants to believe in my higher education, but so far I've taught myself everything that has opened up doors for me.
Curious to hear what everyone thinks! Thanks.