When I graduate, will I be fully prepared for the industry, academia, and/or other?
Yes, if you do well academically AND take initiative! It's not just about taking classes - you must step out your comfort zone. We can help you by providing information you need to be a successful student in the CSE Department and beyond.
Try to imagine yourself 5 years from now. Ask yourself, "What will I be doing?" Then ask yourself, "What do I need to do to get there?" Write it down as soon as you can. If you get a mental image - draw it.
There are many paths to your long term goals. Explore your interests and the many different resources and opportunities at UC San Diego!
The Steps for Success Guide has suggestions to help you throughout your academic journey in the CSE Department. Some of the suggestions can also be started in different quarters. You should do your own research and be sure to meet deadlines, so you don't miss out on anything.