Forget years of perfect grades and diligent study, often at the expense of a personality. Computer-science majors at Northeastern University face perhaps the most difficult test they've ever encountered; improv class.
Yes, in order to receive their diploma, Northeastern is forcing these natural introverts to come out of their shells and sperg out in front of a room full of classmates, according to the Wall Street Journal.
"We saw a lot of hysterics and crying," when the class was made mandatory in 2016, said Carla E. Brodley - dean of the Khoury College of Computer Sciences.
The university says the class is one way to "robot-proof" computer-science majors in order to help them beef up their underdeveloped adulting skills, according to university president Joseph E. Aoun, who believes that empathy, creativity and teamwork will help students develop a competitive advantage over machines in an era of artificial intelligence.