Bay area jobs for graduating Chemical Engineering PhD

New Ujho74
Sep 19 7 Comments

Hi friends,

I'm a PhD Candidate in chemical engineering, expecting to graduate in the next 9 months, and I'm looking to explore career opportunities (internship or FT) in the bay. I don't have much industry experience but I'm hard working and willing to learn. I have good quantitative and experiment design skills (but not ML, which I'm currently learning). I don't necessarily want a chemical engineering job as I'm interested in tech and startups tool. Is there any advice you can share? I'd sincerely appreciate any tips.

tc: 20k

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  • Indeed jU73yql
    The fact is that none of your current skills matter. The tech industry has pretty much been manipulated into a “practice yourself to death on Leetcode, and land a job in FAANG” type of deal. And guess what, you probably won’t use most of them in your daily work.
    Sep 19 1
    • New Ujho74
      OP
      Is leetcode where people also practice for data science roles (besides the obvious, programming)?
      Sep 19
  • Amazon SmartMoFo
    Nothing worth blinds time.
    Sep 19 1
    • New Ujho74
      OP
      What do you mean?
      Sep 20
  • Trueface chijgo
    That's true. You have a PhD, so you automatically qualify for data modeling jobs, such research scientists and data scientist. You should be knowing statistical machine, basic stats, probability, really well and deep learning basics are enough. Then algorithms and data structures practice from leetcode as much as you could. If you are dedicated getting a 130k base isn't a big deal in bay area.
    If you're not confident to prepare know you own. Apply for insight data science programs which you feel comfortable with. It's free and they help you to transition from academic to industry.
    Sep 19 1
    • New Ujho74
      OP
      Thank you. This is really helpful
      Sep 20
  • AT&T MsdR32
    Same thing everyone else needs - leetcode and some design. Shouldnt be too hard discussing code you've written if the need arises.
    Sep 20 0