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You Studied Computer Science But Big Tech No Longer Wants You. Now What?

16.05.23 | Cuca Margoux

Students at the Bay Area’s best universities once dreamed of working for Apple, Google and Meta. Then the lay-offs happened.

By Charlie McCann

Armed with a stack of cvs still warm from the printer, Ayara (a pseudonym) plunged into the career fair. The room was already packed with job-seekers. The second-year student wasn’t expecting much. In past years, a computer-science student at the University of California, Berkeley, could hope to emerge from this campus ritual with an interesting summer internship, possibly at a “faang” company – the acronym for Facebook (now Meta), Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google. Ayara’s best friend had snagged an internship at Apple at a fair like this one.

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