If someone got good grades in programming classes in college, would you assume that they're a good programmer?

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random:
Nope. College is NOT Real World. There is much more to getting a job then just having good grades.

I've run into plenty of IT guys over the years with all the certifications, and wouldn't consider hiring most of them because they have no common sense, no personality, no marketable skill sets.

John:
Depends on which college. But most degrees are nothing more than a foot in the door at entry level positions sweeping the floors of the people who do the programming.
Aerialnine:
Assume….never assume……some one can get good grades , but they lack creativity…they lack being of open mind….heck they may only eat cheese puffs and take a bath once a month…..
As for assuming they are a good programmer……now you get into what are they programming……..a toaster….or a rocket to mars???

catch my drift??….

V. Perkins:
Your degree gets you an interview.
Your grades are an interesting topic while we chat. (Frankly, most people don't ask about grades)
Your personality gets you a 90-day trial.
Your ability keeps you on the team.
chrisjbsc:
No.
But probably better than people who got poor grades.
Barron:
Your grades are mostly meaningless.
abc:
yes, because that's not easy.
Dan:
Yes, but I would be aware of the possibility that the person cheated.
Xn|⌡ЖJ¤P:
i assume nothing til i see what they can do…

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