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Sorry, you need to know about the industry...

26/10/06

Permalink 14:50:31, by matt Email , 165 words   English (NZ)
Categories: University

Sorry, you need to know about the industry...

Student Job Search run a programme called "Future Grads", which aims to place second-year-and-above students into industry jobs so that they can get some experience. I've got a wee bit of background in IT, so I spoke to a guy I know who works there and sent my resume in to see if they'd consider waiving the second-year requirement in my case. The response was:

Hi Matthew

Sorry but we are a programme for 2nd years and above, we just require you to
have had at least a years experience of the course so that we can ensure
that you have at least a basic over all knowledge of the industry your
getting into. Feel free to contact me later next year and I'll be happy to
discuss your application.

"basic over all knowledge", eh? hmm. I guess that having worked for a top-10 consultancy firm, an ISP and a web-hosting company is a bit too narrow in its perspective.

Oh well, maybe next year.

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Comment from: vIQleS [Visitor]
vIQleSI guess they don't require an understanding of basic grammar...
29/11/06 @ 14:49
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