If you had no degree and could go get one that would set you up for the future, what would you get?
- Nielsen eJyk10Physics. Forced to have a concrete foundation in math, computer science and evaluating extremely complex systems which are the most valuable combination of skills to have right now.
- Amazon / Eng moochaIf it were me, I would sit in math and physics classes and self-learn computers
- Yeah. Amazon guy and I were too dumb to pass the cert exam.
In security, the people who get certs are the ones that have a weak resume so that they can up their resume game. They are often quite bad which has given me the impression that anyone who gets certs is likely bad. Though there are people who must get certain certs for government jobs.
- Bloomberg / Eng DPKGSlayerMath. It proves itself throughout the ages. Whatever science makes the most money in a given era, math always served as the foundation - Civil Eng, Mech Eng, CS, ML, AI, EE you name it.
The only thing is that you have to be willing to subsume the mathematics and tailor it to the profession. Professional skills always come first for jobs.
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- Double Major in Statistics and CS, Minor in Communication Studies or Business.
Basically anything mathematically & technically rigorous with a dose of business/communication/“artsy”. Or the other way around depending on your interests and goals.
IMHO at the end of the day, it’s all about putting in the work and mastering your craft. Get gud, seizing the right opportunities, and all else will follow.
- I have a math degree, don't consider myself smarter than others, and tend to pick up new topics in CS much faster than others. I'd go with math again
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- New / Strategy Porsche996moreUCB/MIT BS EECS, Stanford MS CS, Harvard MBA. You got all covered.
School matters! Shitty blog posts don't make up.
- I have the degree I wanted. A PhD in CS and AI. I would rather have 7 years of my life back, cos in the industry, it doesn't matter.
- No I hardly use the skills of my PhD at work. Maybe I chose or ended up in the wrong career path. I got into management out of circumstance two years after my PhD. Cos the team needed it and I was leading the ML and dev work anyway. 2 or 3 years of that was great cos I was able to get a lot of cool publications, patents while also delivering business impact. That helped me rise up the ranks and pretty soon, I'm mostly dealing only mostly with organisational and political issues rather than core ML that I am trained for and enjoy more.
I guess if I had stayed a scientist and an independent contributor, my degree would stay relevant.Jun 15 0