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I am studying for a Masters in Computer Science in the United States as an international student. My problem is I don't have work experience. I searched with no luck. I want to know how I can find an internship or a job.

How can I compensate for the lack of work experience?

marked as duplicate by jmac, CMW, Rhys, jcmeloni, enderland Feb 21 '14 at 11:13

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  • Hey mohamed, and welcome to The Workplace! Could you give your post an edit to more clearly explain what it is you are having trouble with in specific? You say you want to compensate for a lack of work experience, but you also mention being an international student, and having trouble searching. What is the problem you are facing, what is causing it, and what do you want to have help with? Thanks in advance! – jmac Feb 21 '14 at 6:48
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I don't think you can compensate it easily just with an academic degree. It's a fundamental and (very) important part of your education in my eyes - but nothing less, nothing more.

In europe - especially germany - it's common to show "experience" with projects made at your university and private (programming) projects, when you're a freshman in the private sector; show what you've done in your bachelor/master thesis. But it's difficult to find a (good) payed job only with your degree.

Good luck!

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