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Garbage IT professionals and Institutes of Continuous Learning
By Growing your tree of prosperity  •  March 13, 2022
Recently, a highly regarded professor of Computer Science that I greatly admire commented that the Computer Science department had low cut off scores and basically had a Garbage In Garbage Out problem. IT professionals who studied just enough to get a paper qualification so did not make a consequential impact on the industry. Actually, I would have been proud to come from a garbage faculty, but Engineering was quite decent during my time and I was AAA/B and the Dean of Engineering told me that Honours classification was generous for my batch of electrical engineers because it had students with fairly good A level grades. I understood quite deeply the tradeoff of studying Computer Science during my time. I was a Computer Science A level student and even spent time (as the dumbest guy) in the IOI Olympiad training team in NUS, but we were very concerned about our employment prospects and most of us then would not choose a Science degree over an Engineering degree 25 years ago.
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By Growing your tree of prosperity
I have recently completed my Juris Doctor and I am waiting to be called by the Singapore Bar. For the past 15 years I was an IT manager and I have worked in multinationals, financial exchanges, trade unions and even a government agency. I started my career as an AS/400 administrator and moved on to manage IT projects and operations

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