The collapse of Wall Street might help make computer science and IT careers attractive to students who abandoned these fields in droves after the pop of the last big bubble, the dot-com bust of 2001, Computerworld reports. John Gallaugher, associate professor of information systems in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, said he's already seeing a shift in student interest. "Students have commented to me and written on their course wikis that they're considering changing from finance [majors], both based on the appeal of [information sciences] and concern over availability of finance jobs" in the future, Gallaugher said.

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