You can have a resume 2 yards long, and be masterful at bending C++, Ajax, XML and CSS to your whim, be unique with a unique life story, have massive projects under your belt, and have startups that have taken flight into the ether
Or, you can be an MIT grad, with no real world experience whatsoever, just brilliance.
Those are the 2007 MIT undergraduate hires, right out of college, listed in the chart above. Some of us don't realize how much consultants and finance groups rely on math majors from elite universities to crunch numbers for them. They account for a good number of the hires listed.
Technology companies, like Google, Intel, Vecna, Oracle, and IBM, are also well represented, accounting for 43 hires, all with at or near six-figure starting salaries, as well as signing bonuses and incentives, and compensation packages, driving up the total realized much higher.
Again: Genius rules all!