Thread: "I Love College"
11/05/2012 2:15pm, #61
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
If you didn't go to Phoenix, you ain't ****!
11/05/2012 2:18pm, #62
- Join Date
- Nov 2012
- San Diego
- street paddleboarding
11/05/2012 2:21pm, #63
11/05/2012 2:28pm, #64
Since things have to be said in as explicit of a manner as possible here.
Order of importance for getting a new job:
Relevant Professional Certifications (Things you may need to even legally be able to do the job)
Knowing people in the industry.
Previous Job titles that closely match what you are trying to get.
A history of improving Job titles and consistent and steady work.
A piece of paper that says you made it through the academic bullshit that has nothing to do with your job.
Don't get me wrong school is good, its a place where you can go and learn the skills you need, meet the people you need to meet and start to get real world experience.
Just don't expect to come out of school with a BA and expect to make more than 40k or so if you don't have any other real world relevant experience.
This also sadly includes at this moment in time things like Engineering, I have a buddy that is an engineering manager at Motorola that just hired 4 Electrical Engineers straight out of college for 38K a year a piece. Now they where not the brightest or the best and all had 0 other real world experience other than maybe working at hot dog on a stick.
If they stick out their work on the right projects in a few years they can go else where and start to make some real money.
11/05/2012 2:30pm, #65
11/05/2012 2:31pm, #66
11/05/2012 4:17pm, #67
I'll give you the advice I always give in this situation, but its more geared towards the chemistry end of the spectrum rather than CS.
I really think you should pick an area that you want to do or are interested in. It's going to help you in the long run. It's far better to wait a few years and find something you're interested in than just going "for the experience".
I would also suggest that while you have to fulfill certain degree requirements, I would make sure that any degree program includes a hefty dose of lab/skill oriented coursework, as opposed to only lecture courses. Ideally, you want to be able to show you have skills using say a GC or a toshiba ion trap MS or something like that. Even better if you're lucky and get a work study position in that area.
Also, you can save a **** load of money taking care of prereqs at a community college, if you're going for a specialized degree.http://woodwardswhiskey.wordpress.com/
He was punching him like the collective karmic debt he'd accrued was coming to collections, mostly on his face.
11/05/2012 4:20pm, #68
11/05/2012 4:55pm, #69
Re: "I Love College"
Here's what you should do.
1. Go get whatever degree you fancy. Since you think that a business degree can get you in the door for an electrical engineering position, just go ahead and get started on that.
2. Fill out an application at Geek Squad.
3. Profit. It's that easy.
It won't be hard at all. Nope. Just go and do it.
11/05/2012 4:56pm, #70
Re: "I Love College"
On another note, would say my ASVAB scores maybe be a good indicator of what I would be good at?