Gates: "Where are the computer science students" 4144
Gates: "Where are the computer science students" 4147
In my divisions of these large companies, the technical staff was the last to go. Mind you...
Gates: "Where are the computer science students" 4146
BO L. This problem is not as complicated as it seems to be. A rather...
One of the real reasons for students not going into Computer Science is this: When I studied computer science at Arizona State University 8 years ago, things were very different. Jobs in IT field were booming in America and more importantly it was easy to get into the degree program without any beurocratic hurdles from the school. GPA was not looked at and all one had to do was fill out a slip-form and one could switch to the computer science degree program. It was that easy!
Later after a couple of years when they saw that IT students graduated and went on to make millions from stock options that they earned from working at high-tech companies while their professors and school staff ended up as loosers making just 30k a year, they became frustrated and student money and insbreastued a professional program that did not previously exist, and made things extremely hard for students to get into the much coveted degree program, which was 'coveted' at the time, but was eventually dying. This was their way of getting back at the students. Once a professional program is insbreastuted, students have to meet multiple and many requirements including GPA (example 3.7 and above varying from semester to semester depending upon many factors including number of applications received) to be able to just get into the degree program. Also, many requirements have to be continually met to remain in the program and not be kicked out. Under these unpredictable and stringent circumstances, students opted out from computer science and went to business school instead. Those idiots in the computer science depatment from the 'chair' to the 'clerk' made things impossible for students, which like I said before was an 'open door' just a few years before.
Gates: "Where are the computer science students" 4145
Bill Gates is spewing CORPORATE PROPAGANDA. There is NO shortage of CS majors. If there is...
These difficulties insbreastuted by school authoribreastes themselves continue to exist today and are a primary deterant to getting into CS. I think American students are always up for a challange and outsourcing is a challange they would love to take up by going for a CS degree and then making a contribution in the field where ever and however possible. But as long as whats happening at ASU and all other universities in America it would be impossible to see students in Computer Science and Bill Gates question would remain significant that "Where are the computer science students?"
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