Are certifications worth it?

Skanditha Satish
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TechNews Writer
Mar 07, 2022
I have been actively searching for internships for this summer. When I spoke to a few of the connections, most of them suggested to me about the professional certifications. Professional certifications cost hundreds or thousands of dollars along with the consequential investment of time and energy. So, are professional certifications actually necessary for the career path?
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2022 - Spring - Issue 7
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Fall 2016 Re-issue: New campus protest policy causes anger among student activists despite reassurances

Soren Spicknall
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TechNews Writer
Oct 16, 2016
“[Students] have recently lost any right to publicly express dissatisfaction with this school.”

That sentence, written by a dissatisfied Illinois Tech student near the top of a wide-ranging 1990-word post to the Illinois Tech Student Community (ITSC) Facebook group, was the first public sign of simmering discontent over a small new section of the university’s Student Code of Conduct which had been the subject of private outcry among campus activists during the preceding week. The student's extended September 15th screed and the comments it attracted touched on a variety of notable campus issues, but they most meaningfully represented the first large-scale discussion of the changes to the Student Handbook which were made prior to this academic year. That discussion and the private ones before it, largely based upon the premise that such changes were made in reaction to protests last semester, set a distrustful and angry tone for student reception to the revised policy.
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2016 - Fall - Issue 4
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When Dev meets Opher

Dheemant Palan
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Oct 19, 2020
This is a story of Dev and Opher. Dev is a software developer who works for an ABC consultancy. He works on new products, new features, security updates, and bug fixes. He wants to provide customers with exciting products as soon as possible. So, Dev starts working on the requirements and is looking forward to the deployment of his initial requirements. After a few weeks, his first batch of code is deployed which leads to problems at the production, tools have crashed. Production teams have gone idle, everything is in chaos. Stakeholders are emailing to Dev about why did the deployment fail. After some analysis, Dev realized the environment for production and development is a lot different and so he had messed up.
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2020 - Fall - Issue 6
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How about fried kababs?

Dheemant Palan
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Oct 05, 2020
One of the most favorite dishes from my native place is the Mangalorean style kababs, more of a fried chicken than to the contemporary roasted kababs. These kababs are prepared usually as a side for Biryani, Ghee rice, or simple dal rice too. Among the Mangalore - Udupi households most of the festive meals are incomplete without these in the menu.
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2020 - Fall - Issue 5
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