• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

  • Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

  • Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Katelyn Gehling

    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

What it’s like being a Computer Science major?

I am in an interesting position where, like many students, I started off in computer science when I got to college. At first, I did not know what or why I was doing what I was doing when I took my first CS classes. I enjoyed the intro class (CS Principles – which I highly recommend) and found Java to be interesting in the Programming with Java I class. Of course, I started off with the traditional “Hello, World!”, printed onto the console display. Both of these classes were pretty packed because certain majors or concentrations require students to take them.

All CS classes are pretty much the same in terms of expectations. You learn the framework, apply your skills in assisgnments and projects, get tested, work in teams, present at the CIS Showcase at the end of the semester, and many other things. What makes CS interesting is that you take classes with students majoring in various subjects and different fields. This cognitive diversity enriches the classroom experience and makes class more interesting and fun.

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