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Internship Interview Tips

I just had my first internship interview experience about a two months ago and well I cannot even find a word to describe how extremely positive it went. I was contacted two weeks prior to the interview through Manitoba STEP Services, who asked for my resume as a position came up and I seemed to be a great candidate. I was told I would hear shortly if I would be selected for an interview. About a week later I received another email asking to confirm a date and time for my interview. I honestly have never been for a job interview that has had anything regarding my educational career, or even something considered to be a ‘profession’ for that matter. So of course the nerves set in, and I thought I would write about what I did to prepare for a successful interview. If you are in university and you are really stuck your best advice will come from an experienced professor. With the amazing advice from a professor here are my top 10 tips for your interview. 1. Be Prepared – Get your clothes ready the night before, get your head ready to answer questions and review your resume. […]
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What is Normalization?

After taking several database courses for my computer science degree and never really finding an article or blog post anywhere that dumbed things down into laymen terms I have decided to write a post. So enjoy my small ramble on what I have learned in school. Normalization in databases was a tougher subject to wrap my mind around, especially when it came to BCNF and 3NF forms. My lab instructor even had trouble explaining it to me and my professor did not explain it in the best way, so I have compiled all that I have come to understand about it, and how I apply it to test and assignment questions as well as real life at my intern position. So here is the normalization process. Let’s first define a few things: Normalization is the process of organizing the attributes and tables in a way to reduce redundancy. Normalization only occurs in Relational Databases, since we need multiple tables with relationships for normalization to occur.
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