Missed expectations: Where CS students fall short in the software industry

Alex Radermacher, Gursimran Walia, Dean Knudson

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8 Scopus citations


Graduating computer science students do not always possess the necessary knowledge to succeed in their careers after graduation. Interviews with twenty-three managers and hiring personnel at different companies in the software development industry highlight the struggles that recent graduates face when first starting at those companies. Recent graduates lack essential skills in different areas to pass an interview. Descriptions are provided about these different areas along with recommendations for educators, industry managers, and recent graduates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-8
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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