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dc.contributor.authorTuzun, Erayen_US
dc.contributor.authorErdogmus, H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOzbilgin, I. G.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialGothenburg, Swedenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-21T16:06:42Z
dc.date.available2019-02-21T16:06:42Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781450356602
dc.identifier.issn0270-5257
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/50325
dc.descriptionDate of Conference: May 27 - June 03, 2018en_US
dc.description.abstractIt has been 50 years since the term "software engineering" was coined in 1968 at a NATO conference. The field should be relatively mature by now, with most established universities covering core software engineering topics in their Computer Science programs and others offering specialized degrees. However, still many practitioners lament a lack of skills in new software engineering hires. With the growing demand for software engineers from the industry, this apparent gap becomes more and more pronounced. One corporate strategy to address this gap is for the industry to develop supplementary training programs before the hiring process, which could also help companies screen viable candidates. In this paper, we report on our experiences and lessons learned in conducting a summer school program aimed at screening new graduates, introducing them to core skills relevant to the organization and industry, and assessing their attitudes toward mastering those skills before the hiring process begins. Our experience suggests that such initiatives can be mutually beneficial for new hires and companies alike. We support this insight with pre- A nd post-training data collected from the participants during the first edition of the summer school and a follow-up questionnaire conducted after a year with the participants, 50% of whom were hired by the company shortly after the summer school.
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.source.titleICSE-SEET '18 Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering Education and Trainingen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1145/3183377.3185754
dc.subjectHiring practices for software professionalsen_US
dc.subjectSoftware engineering educationen_US
dc.subjectSoftware engineering summer schoolen_US
dc.subjectSoftware engineering trainingen_US
dc.titleAre computer science and engineering graduates ready for the software industry? Experiences from an industrial student training programen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.citation.spage68en_US
dc.citation.epage77en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1145/3183377.3185754
dc.publisherACM


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