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Old 11-21-2017, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Silicon Valley seems to be filled with plenty of people in tech with "soft" majors from schools like Berkeley and Stanford who would get preference in many instances over "Computer Science" majors from flyover universities like UIUC, Texas, Georgia Tech, Wisconsin-Madison, etc.
Rubbish. There are plenty of people working in Silicon Valley who come from these so-called flyover schools named above. It's about what you can do and your skills, not your degree.

Marc Andreessen, Max Levchin (PayPal) and the founders of YouTube are Illini alums, BTW.

Tech, generally, is a lot more meritorious than say, law or investment banking, where your degree pedigree matters more.
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:03 PM
 
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Obviously, if the hiring manager is a Telugu from Andra Pradesh and you're Chinese, you're not getting the job even if you have a Ph.D. in EECS from MIT.
In the United States, although we're not perfect at it, we try to avoid outright discrimination based on place of national origin. Also, it's illegal. Chinese people with PhD's from MIT are in great demand.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Do they earn less because of the school they attend or major they choose, or do they earn less because the less highly motivated/driven students tend to go to those shoos? Or is it because they are not obsessed with the trappings of societal success (income and status) and instead have a life focus elsewhere? (family, faith, a sport, charity, community service, nature adventure, etc)
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