College Students Don't Want To Work At Huge Tech Companies Anymore
College students are giving tech companies the cold shoulder as ethical concerns within the industry giants become more prevalent, according to The New York Times.
College graduates want jobs that are high paying and morally sound. Big tech companies have expanded massively, but not always in the right direction and at some severe costs. In 2019, Facebook was fined $5 billion for mishandling user data. In 2018, reports came out regarding sexual harassment problems at Google.
“Working at Google or Facebook seemed like the coolest thing ever my freshman year, because you’d get paid a ton of money but it was socially responsible,” said Chand Rajendra-Nicolucci, 21, a senior at the University of Michigan. He continued, “there’s more hesitation about the moral qualities of these jobs. It’s like how people look at Wall Street.”
According to a 2019 Pew Research Center survey, 50 percent of Americans believe tech companies have a positive impact on society, down from 71 percent in 2015.
College students are starting to give large tech companies the cold shoulder amid ethical concerns.