Preparing Computer Science Students for Jobs

Posted on January 8, 2008  Comments (3)

in, Preparing Students for Jobs, Michael Mitzenmacher, a computer science professor at Harvard asks past students to comment on how well school prepared them for work.

In a recent “discussion” on another blog, I repeatedly heard the refrain that we ivory-tower pie-in-the-sky university computer science professor types just aren’t preparing students suitably for “real-world” employment. Personally, I think that’s just BS. However, I realize I may have a fairly biased viewpoint. I teach at Harvard, and, if I may say so, our students are generally quite good and do well in the job market. Having spent some time in industry, and, if I may so so, being perhaps more interested than the average theorist about practical issues, I attempt to add “real-world” aspects to my classes, like programming assignments in my undergraduate theory course.

Please tell me, in your experience, did your education prepare you for your life after in the real world.

via: John Dupuis

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  3. saima
    December 29th, 2010 @ 5:29 am

    In this article a teacher is concerned about his student whether they are prepared to meet today’s challenges or not.Very good article, keep posting like this.

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