So I'm looking through Monster.com for some new contracts, and I run across one ad from Hudson IT & Telecommunications that would use a tiny fraction of my skills, and which might actually interest me. However, at the beginning of the ad, they state unequivocally, "[q]ualified candidates MUST have a standard software development degree (CIS, MIS, etc.) from a 4 year institution!!!!" And just to make sure you got it, in the bullet points describing the position requirements, one item has the phrase "[...] and education in software development having one of the standard software development degrees (CIS, MIS, etc.) from a 4 year institution."
In case you missed it the first two times, they follow up with a final bullet point, "MUST have a standard software development degree (CIS, MIS, etc.) from a 4 year institution!!!!"
They really must be serious ... they used four whole exclamation points!!!! Twice!!!!
So I'm naturally a little curious ... are they really intending to exclude as candidates people whose college career pre-dates the vast majority of such degrees even being established, let alone being pretentiously named? When I was in school, they called it "computer science", and it was usually tacked on to the math department. Is that the equivalent of a community college degree these days?