On college campuses these days, the top nerds are getting a taste of what it’s like to be star jocks. For Maxwell Hawkins, a computer science and art major at Carnegie Mellon University, the moment came in March. A technology recruiting firm sent him a letter by FedEx urging him to drop out of his junior year and take his talents to work for a start-up.
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A version of this article appeared May 31, 2012, on page A1 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Revenge of the Nerds: Tech Firms Scour College Campuses for Talent.