High-tech employers urge students to get degree before entering field

January 29, 2001

Bill Gates didn’t need one, and Shawn Fanning’s was just underway at Northeastern University when he found success.

But despite recruiting efforts aimed at students just out of high school, technology employers maintain a college education is still a critical element necessary for hire in high-tech fields.

Even in today’s job place, which is becoming more and more computer science-oriented, employers still prefer those with a degree to those without.