I had interviewed a black female electrical engineering candidate who graduated sigma cum laude from FAMU. After the most unsuccessful interview ever I asked her if she recognized V=IR, an equation she would have used hundreds of times. She’d gotten an A in circuits. She didn’t even know what the letters stood for. The adjunct who had taught her worked at the same employer so I went to see him. He remembered her. Yes, she was dumb as a brick. I asked why he gave her an A and he said, “If I get a bad student review I am out of the job. Simple as that. However, the FSU students in the same class get graded for real.”
At another company I discovered I had numerous FAMU (Historically black college) electrical engineering graduates working on the production line. I interviewed every one to see if I could hire them. Zero hits. Not only were they unprepared for real work, but they were resentful they had a degree and were being “discriminated against.”
The school is not doing these people any favors.
Im not even an engineer, and I know Ohms law.
you’re joking, right?
It is shocking - no pun intended! - that anyone could get through a Double-E major without learning that. Hell, she should have learned that in high school physics. I guess you never got to Maxwell's Equations or the meaning of RMS?!
“Sigma cum laude”? That’s a new one for me.
She didn’t even recognize V = IR? Wow, even I remember that from my high school physics.
If an electrical engineering candidate doesn't know that, what did she know? Can it be more basic? Did she know that 2 + 2 = 4? By the way, I've created a 'skills test' for every single person I've hired for years and insist on seeing the results before the 'interview'.... if there is one. A few years ago, I was looking for a new office admin person and at a first pass through resumes, I had 120 applicants and so decided to discard all those resumes that had poor wording, poor grammar, spelling etc. By the time I was done, there were 5 left and as it turned out after the 'test', none of them were any good either. It's gotten ridiculously hard to find good people.
>> The school is not doing these people any favors.
“Those people” have no integrity, and inevitably displaced those more capable.