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Here’s What Some Silicon Valley Interns Make

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Curious about how much an intern at a prestigious Silicon Valley tech company gets paid? Well, wonder no longer: A list of (supposedly genuine) internship offers has leaked online, and the average seems to be roughly $7,500 a month—before you throw in the generous housing stipend. Tiffany Zhong, who posted the list on Twitter and reportedly works for Glimpse Labs, claimed that the data came from a friend assembling “top internship offers.” Jane Street, the global trading firm, came in… continue…

CIOs: Current Skills Key for First-Time Job Seekers

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What’s the secret to a successful IT career? To 50 percent of the CIOs surveyed by Robert Half Technology, the answer for recent graduates is learning new skills and staying current in the field. Seventeen percent said they’d tell first-time job seekers to take any opportunity that will help them get a foot in the door with an employer. When asked to identify the most important piece of advice they could give new graduates, the CIOs responded: Keep learning new… continue…

Taking ‘Any’ 1st Job Could Hurt You for Years

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If you take a job for which you’re overqualified right out of college, you could be setting yourself up to earn less money over time, according to economists from Duke University and the University of North Carolina. The economists used government data that followed Americans who were between 14 and 22 in 1979. Not surprisingly, they found that people were most likely to be “overeducated” when they took their first job. Women were slightly more likely to be in that… continue…

5 Great Places to Work for IT Interns

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Looking around for a summer gig as an IT intern? Well, here are five top technology companies that made it onto Glassdoor’s 25 Highest Rated Companies Hiring Interns list. In looking at the top five technology companies and perusing comments from their IT interns, we thought you’d be interested in getting a glimpse into the companies as seen through the eyes of these college students and recent grads. Facebook The social media giant ranked No. 1 on the list and… continue…

Schools Aren’t Waiting for the Hour of Code

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Even before Computer Science Education Week kicks off on Dec. 9, a number of educators have immersed their students into the world of computers and coding. Part of the week-long program calls for every student in the U.S. to spend at least one hour learning to code, actually coding or being introduced to coding as part of an “Hour of Code.” At Ocean View Elementary School in Albany, Calif., school librarian/media specialist Ray Pedersen introduced an Hour of Code tutorial… continue…

Ask Cat: Job Hunting Tips for Students and Recent Grads

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Cat Miller answers questions from college students and recent grads on getting hired for internships and first jobs, including how to land an internship out of state, how to deal with “entry-level” job postings that still require experience, and how to painlessly customize your cover letters.

Six Tech Fields Students Should Watch

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Students who concentrate on courses related to math, science, engineering and technology will have the widest array of job options upon graduation, says a top observer of corporate hiring. John Challenger, chief executive officer of outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, believes it’s OK for students to begin college looking for an interesting career, but their search should to be rooted in the reality of what jobs will be available when they graduate. “Many freshmen have no idea what career… continue…

Zuckerberg, Gates Take Computer Science Lessons to Schools

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Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are among the tech luminaries lining up behind Code.org, an effort to bring computer science into schools. The two are scheduled to participate in the organization’s “Hour of Code” — 60-minute programming tutorials planned for Computer Science Education Week, which starts December 9. “The Code.org vision is that every school should teach computer science and that every student should get a chance to study it or at least some basic exposure,” the organization said in… continue…

Square Offers Coding Camp to Women and Girls

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San Francisco-based Square is offering an intensive computer science program for women in high school and college, joining a growing number of companies aiming to increase the number of women in the field. The programs are selective, with only eight spots available for Square’s High School Code Camp and 20 in its College Code Camp. The high school program, held after school for eight months, offers lectures, labs, a monthly hackathon and the ability to build an Android app for an end-of-the… continue…

Geico Hiring Grads for Tech Development Program

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The insurance company Geico is seeking college graduates to enter a new three-year Technology Development Program based at the company’s headquarters in suburban Washington, D.C. The full-time program is designed to give participants a “well-rounded experience within IT at Geico,” it says. “Our technology development program is designed to provide a foundation for success by providing our program candidates with a comprehensive set of experiences in mobile and Web development as well as IT operations,” said CIO Greg Kalinsky in… continue…