Want to get a job at Apple or Google? Go to NC State

Want to get a job at Apple or Google? Go to NC State

If you want a job at a tech giant in Silicon Valley -- think Facebook or Amazon -- you might want to send in an application to N.C. State.

Above, the brickyard at N.C. State. Photo by Amanda Nguyen.

If you want a job at a tech giant in Silicon Valley — think Facebook or Amazon — you might want to send in an application to N.C. State.

Quartz reported Tuesday that N.C. State is in the top 20 universities sending the most graduates to Silicon Valley.

What’s the draw? Likely N.C. State’s strong engineering program, which almost all of the universities listed have.

But Quartz also puts it this way: “If the list tells us anything, it’s that admission to an elite university isn’t a prerequisite for a career in Silicon Valley, and what you know is more important than where you learn it.”

Read the full story (and see the whole list) here.

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