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CS Students Face a Shrinking Big Tech Job Market

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Rachel Castellino at a laptop computer in front of a mirror

Meta rescinded its job offer to Rachel Castellino, 22, weeks before she was scheduled to start work.

Credit: Jason Henry / The New York Times

Layoffs, hiring freezes, and planned recruiting slowdowns at Meta, Twitter, Alphabet, Amazon, DoorDash, Lyft, Snap, and Stripe are sending shock waves through a generation of computer and data science students who spent years honing themselves for careers at the largest tech companies.

The cutbacks have not only sent recent graduates scrambling to find new jobs but also created uncertainty for college students seeking high-paying summer internships at large consumer tech companies.

In the past, tech companies used their internship programs to recruit promising job candidates, extending offers to many students to return as full-time employees after graduation. But this year, those opportunities are shrinking. Amazon, for instance, is considering reducing the number of interns for 2023 by more than half, said a person with knowledge of the program.

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