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Tech companies don't just recruit from the Ivies

The Facebook campus is full of recruits from collegiate campuses all over - not just Harvard, Princeton and Yale. 

If you think working for a big technology  company like Microsoft, Apple or IBM, requires attending an Ivy League school first, you might want to think again.

Turns out, tech companies recruit their employees from a variety of different universities and state colleges.

 "Yahoo’s top place where it gets its workers from is actually San Jose State University," says Joanna Pearlstein, deputy managing editor at Wired Magazine. "And it’s also the top supplier of workers to  Apple."

Pearlstein’s research also shows that four out of five of the top universities that Microsoft is getting its employees from are located in the Washington state.

Check out Wired's breakdown of what colleges feed the big tech companies:

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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