CS373: Fall 2020
Fourth week :)
What did you do this past week?
I caught up with the classwork I had neglected while working on the Collatz project for this class. I also prepared for career fair and the FoCS career brunch next week.
What’s in your way?
At the moment, I don’t feel that there’s much in my way. I’m just focusing on each day as it comes and trying to be productive while still enjoying my time. I’ll try to keep this up in the following weeks when I’ll have to devote more time to project work and midterms.
What will you do next week?
Next week I will attend career fair and “move heaven and earth” to get an internship for summer 2021. I will also begin to work on Project 2 with my teammates, which is an experience I’m looking forward to. It’s been a while since I’ve worked on a group project, so I’m hoping that I’ll quickly adjust to the upcoming experiences. Additionally, I will try to cook more in my apartment, or at least make dishes with more variety than the ones I have currently been making.
What was your experience of exceptions, IDB1, and types? (this question will vary, week to week)
I appreciated the class material this week as it helped me to continue to familiarize myself with Python and its details. I wasn’t aware previously of how raising exceptions could alter the way statements were executed in the code, so I’m glad I know this now. There are also significant ways in which Python differs from Java in terms of variable types and operators, as I was reminded of this week, so I’ll keep those in mind when working with Python in the future.
What made you happy this week?
My apartment gave me a 50% off coupon for Tiff’s Treats, so I was able to get six peanut butter cookies and six chocolate chip cookies for half the price. Needless to say, I had a fantastic experience. As always, spending time this week with my roommates or calling my distant friends and family made me very happy.
What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?
My tip-of-the-week is attend career fair this week! Talking to recruiters, even as a freshman or sophomore, is a valuable experience that builds networking skills and could possibly lead to exciting opportunities. Make sure to leave a good first impression on recruiters and follow through so they remember you!