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I'm sure you all know that the stock market has been down for quite some time now. The tech stocks have especially been hit hard lately it seems. I don't keep up on all the details, but I have a broad understanding of some of the changes. So my question is how does this affect the job market? What kind of career opportunities will there be when I graduate in a year? Even more importantly what kind of market is there for an internship this summer? I know I'm late starting to look for an internship. Still, I am interested in the job market in general. I program in both C++ and Java with equal proficiency, imho. I doubt I'll switch to something other than programming any time soon, but it sure would be nice to see what I'm in for.
 
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I guess you can still find a IT job in India or
China, but not in US. US companies are offshoring as much as they can ...
 
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Hi,
If you are solid in C++ and Java, I'm sure you still can find job but in nich market. You still have to advertise yourself a lot. Here is a good forum, but also there are other outside the ranch. I know a fellow from Germany earned an intern job as software developer of a very small company while still in college.
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I work with a program at MIT in which they find internships for sophomores. Despite the down market, they have been able to find summer internships for most of them. Granted they have full time staff cold calling companies and working hard to sell the program, but for any given person, if you work hard to promote yourself (see John Coxey's postings for good advice), you've got a decent shot at finding jobs.
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Mark, they're also MIT. That makes a *big* difference
 
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Yeah, I was wondering if anyone would point that out. But they're also sophomores--that goes a long way in the other direction.
I certainly think the average school would have trouble placing 140 such interns, but a single smart person should be able to do it, regardless of the school.
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