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Job prospect report (The Daily)

“‘The overall picture for computer science is that both nationally and within the state of Washington, it’s projected as the fastest growing professional occupation between now and 2016,’ wrote Ed Lazowska, the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering at UW. ‘With that said, employment is always cyclic …

“‘Major in something you love, and take it seriously,’ Lazowska said. ‘Ten or 15 years down the road, your success will be due to things that the philosophy department teaches just as well as Computer Science & Engineering does: analysis, critical thinking, conflict resolution. If you’re an undergraduate at [UW] for vocational reasons, you’re not taking advantage of what [this] university has to offer …'”

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November 7, 2008