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Comment Similar Boat (Score 1) 918

I'm 31 and left my "career" in IT sales last year to finish my BS in MIS (yeah, it's not CS, but similar). I was recently turned down for an internship in the IT org of a major financial institution because I was "overqualified."

I'm still not really sure how to take that - does my sales experience overqualify me to intern as an IT analyst, or is "overqualified" just a nice way of saying that I'm too old. If anything, I'd say that I'm underqualified: I know some Java, C#, SQL, UML, etc. However, even with a 4.0 GPA, I don't feel like I'm learning enough in the classroom to comfortably slide in to a full-time IT position. It leaves me questioning what exactly recruiters are looking for and if I'm overqualified, I feel bad for the people who end up working with some of the dumbasses that are less qualified than me.

Comment Re:Rye Playland (Score 2, Informative) 294

Playland, the amusement park in Rye, New York, also shows up as blurred compared to the surrounding suburbs:,4.43965&spn=0.3,0.3&t=k&q=52.248722,4.43965

Cannot imagine why!

I don't know why this was modded as +5 Informative - the link doesn't even go to Rye, NY. Unless Rye, NY is now in Europe...

Zoom out at the location that is linked to and it is in Holland.

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