I am a sophomore computer science major and I plan on only taking three years to graduate. Consequently, I have a limited amount of time augment my experience and resume. I came into computer science with incredibly limited experience but was able to land a paid summer research position at my university’s genetic/bioinformatics department. They had me doing some coding and general website maintenance. Although I learned a lot from this job, it was not challenging.
Roughly four months ago I started part time at an engineering firm with twice the pay of what I was making at the research position. This job will carry through the summer and most students get invited back to continue on the part time portion during the following school year. I do not know of a better paying part time job that a college student could get other than my current one. Also, the experience is incredible and I am being challenged daily along with actually having a job where I contribute, unlike some internships. However, this will only leave me with two references: the university job and my current engineering firm employer.
Will I be lacking in my number of references by the time I’m finished with my degree?
Not sure how much this matters but I will have roughly $30k in student loans upon graduating. I plan on living with my parents for a year in hopes of paying off the loan quickly.