[racket] Math Guidance

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Thu Nov 4 09:10:50 EDT 2010

1. Of *any* subject?  Could it be that they're just more choosy than,
say, literature majors?

2. Does this take into account self-employed consulting?  Perhaps,
knowing they would eventually land a steady job, they did part-time
work waiting for the economy to recover, unlike, say, those same,
maligned literature majors, who jumped at any job at all?

3. The study was for the first six months of people who graduated in
2008-09.  In the UK, the City of London (and its cascade) is a
dominant employer in IT.  Guess how financial organizations were doing
at that particular point in time.

4. Are you sure they're not including MIS/IT trainees from
polytechnics and classifying them as "computer science"?

Anyway, poorly-trained people in any discipline are not going to do
well except in exceptionally fat years, and computing is certainly a
discipline that, in many cases, is easy to move offshore.  My view is
that over time, good graduates will be in exceptional demand, while
weak graduates will have none at all.


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