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2. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 29, 2009, 23:52 Veterator
I really don't believe colleges when they talk about job statistics and placement for graduates or current students. I know a lot of former classmates who don't fill out their alumni request information packets because our university did very little to foster more technical fields of study. Their career department was basically full of people who really had no idea what you were talking about when you listed what you've studied and what you enjoyed, they pretended of course. But all that matters to those people is if you walk out with a job or not, not if it's a job "suited" to you or that you *WANTED*. Just a job....could be a secretary, could be a janitor... People can't go jobless until they find what they really want, but the university counts that unskilled labor job just the same as your dream job.

I still say colleges and Unis should try to work with businesses, let the businesses come up with some ideas they'd like to see prototyped. Nothing critical to their business, but something they'd pay the Uni to base some courses around and let students work on this project as they learn their coursework. Then if it goes really well, and you enjoyed it. You might just have found what you'd like to do. I know when I was in college, I had no idea how what I was learning might be applied or what jobs would be really good fits. I was guessing, and it didn't go so well for me in the end.
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