Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Chart of the day: No sympathy for insipid choices of college major

Source here.

In my first two years in engineering school, I was required to take four semesters of calculus, three semesters of physics, and two semesters of computer science.  Competing for a scarcely rationed* 'A' or 'B+' against some pretty intelligent classmates was not easy.  And then there was that semester of chemistry, where the engineers competed against the pre-meds, some of whom were also not dumb.

I have no sympathy for those who choose an easy path, and have nothing employers want on the other side.

*Course means were normalized to a 2.5 grade point, so about 10% of the class got A's and the same amount received D's; for each B+, a C- was handed out

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