Class of 2009: Computer science majors still in demand

The nation’s leading computer-science programs say graduating seniors are still sought after by technology vendors and corporate shops, despite the global economic slowdown and high-profile layoffs across the tech industry, NetworkWorld reports. Professor Peter Lee, head of the computer science department at Carnegie Mellon University, says demand for the program’s 130 graduating seniors has not wavered during the last few months. "Our graduates continue even in this downturn to have near 100-percent employment," Lee says. "It is still the case that companies are coming to recruit new computer science graduates, and very often they go away happy with the recruits they find here." Professor Cary Laxer, head of computer science and software engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, added: "I have more recruiters here than I have seniors…"

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