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Old 07-23-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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VERY HARD unless you're from Ivy League (or equivalent - MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, CIT etc ) or are very good at what you do.

NO, at least not B.S./B.A. degree holders.
I think the first part is BS. A degree from UT is about the same value in Austin as a degree in the same field from A&M, Rice, SMU, etc..

Maybe if the hiring manager is a hard-core Longhorn it might make a tiny difference. But the hiring managers in any decent sized company are from all over. They will hire the best candidate, and that doesn't mean UT and Ivy automatically win.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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I think the first part is BS. A degree from UT is about the same value in Austin as a degree in the same field from A&M, Rice, SMU, etc..
Now that's real BS! HR look at transcripts! If you are talking about ranking(by IT HR), UTCS (undergrad program) is generally rated below Rice, above A&M and far above SMU.

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Maybe if the hiring manager is a hard-core Longhorn it might make a tiny difference. But the hiring managers in any decent sized company are from all over. They will hire the best candidate, and that doesn't mean UT and Ivy automatically win.
another BS. I was talking about things in the real world.

You've got a lot to learn about HR and IT in Austin.

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Old 07-27-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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I call BS on this. I have hired and work with other managers that don't care where the degree is from, we really test your knowledge. We have people from all the top colleges and some acc graduates too.

And yes I work in the real world. We are in business not a fraternity.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:30 PM
 
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I call BS on this. I have hired and work with other managers that don't care where the degree is from, we really test your knowledge. We have people from all the top colleges and some acc graduates too.
non sequitur!

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And yes I work in the real world. We are in business not a fraternity.
(1) non sequitur! (2) that's what you think/claim
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Now that's real BS! HR look at transcripts! If you are talking about ranking(by IT HR), UTCS (undergrad program) is generally rated below Rice, above A&M and far above SMU.

another BS. I was talking about things in the real world.

You've got a lot to learn about HR and IT in Austin.
Hmmm....I guess the fact that I have worked in Austin for three software companies since 1985 and have personally hired dozens of people doesn't count? One of these companies is a > $1B software company. I have even recruited on campus at both A&M and UT - hired from both schools.

Please tell us where your wisdom comes from.
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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Yeah, for the most part, I didn't think IT people are cool enough to join a fraternity...

The name on your college diploma is only one aspect of a job interview no matter what field you are in. U Georgia, U Florida, FSU, U Tenn., Texas-- they are all about the same. Most people get jobs through networking and their personality.. unless they are getting hired by some elitist who thinks Univ. of Texas is equal to Harvard....
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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Hey OP - Bio Major
Maybe this would be of interest? Don't know much about "biology"


Plasma laboratory to create 190 new jobs in San Marcos - Austin Business Journal:
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I thought is was interesting. Many rural Texas Counties have lower unemployment rates then the cities do. Based on June 2009 data.

Texas County Unemployment Rates
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