How do employers at tech companies view someone who double-majored in computer science and philosophy at a small private liberal arts college in comparison with someone who has a degree in computer science from a large research university?

I have a double major myself from a small liberal arts college and have worked in tech software startups my entire career.  From an academic and experience standpoint I would not change it for anything.  However, the environment today (mostly in Silicon Valley) tends to be somewhat pedigree biased towards a handful of top schools.

This is especially true for hiring recent grads right out of school.  I can’t tell you how many hiring meetings I have been in, or recruiters that call me, where they all point out that this person went to Stanford, MIT, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, CalTech, etc. 

I am not saying I agree with that, but it can make a difference.

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