Finally an Increase in Computer Science Majors

Thursday, March 19, 2009 ·

CS enrollment up I came across this article on ZDNET regarding the increase in Computer Science majors in 2008. This is after a 20% drop in Computer Science majors from the previous year.

“The number of majors and pre-majors in American computer science programs was up 6.2 percent from 2007 [first time in six years], according to the Taulbee Survey, which follows trends in student enrollment, degree production, employment and faculty salaries for computer science, computer engineering and schools of information in the U.S. and Canada.” Posted by Andrew Nusca 3/18/09

This means more computers science majors will be graduating soon and in an economic downturn. There is a still great need for high quality computer science majors, but the competition is greater than in the past 6 to 7 years and the opportunities are fewer.

Are about to graduate or have been working for a year or so? If so, this is a perfect reason to sharpen your communication skills, build up your person network, learn a new language or methodology, improve your QA skills and focus on the big picture.

Take stock in yourself and don’t get left behind.

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