UT Austin sends more graduates to Silicon Valley than Ivy League schools

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Longhorns are more appealing to Silicon Valley tech giants than graduates of Ivy League schools, according to new data.

UT Austin ranked fifth in a study of which universities have produced the most employees for the top 25 Silicon Valley companies in the last year.

UC Berkeley took the top spot, with Stanford in second and Carnegie Mellon in third.

HiringSolved highlighted Python, Java and Cloud as the top three tech skills needed to be successful at a tech firm.

“Our research suggests that in addition to specific skills and educational backgrounds, Silicon Valley is looking for a strong fundamental understanding of the basics of technology in their new hires,” said HiringSolved co-founder and CEO Shon Burton.

“Often what separates say, a good engineer from a great one, is a knack for understanding the baseline ‘how’s’ and ‘why’s’ of how things work – the physics of the technology. Having a deeper, more well-rounded comprehension makes a great engineer because they’re thinking creatively and when the technique fails, they have the ability to fix the issue.

“This is the key to a desirable Silicon Valley job candidate.”

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