Career advice

SRG Studios PR / Eng blurryRobo
Jul 12, 2017 9 Comments

Been working for a video game start up for about 3 years. We just landed a huge publishing deal. I just graduated from a CS degree. My capstone professor wants me to create a startup with it. A cousin of mine wants me to move to Miami to work on mixed reality applications for brain and spine surgeons. I am highly underpaid atm, I just want to get payed, move up in life, better appt, better car etc. Should i go on my own venture? Join my cousin? or dedicate my resources to getting into a big company?

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    • Intuit / Eng
      Xj

      Intuit Eng

      BIO
      That's private
      Xjmore
      Be careful with this though. Starting a business with a professor can be pretty shitty when they try to control everything due to thinking they know better.
      Jul 12, 2017
    • SRG Studios PR / Eng blurryRobo
      OP
      yea, noticed that. what scares me is getting funding
      Jul 12, 2017
  • Cisco / Product flareon
    I'd say interview for some other roles, see what the pay is and choose between those offers and Miami. In the meantime keep thinking about your capstone project or maybe even work on it in your spare time. Once you have enough money to focus on your startup for a while and not worry about raising capital, you can do that. You'll also have enough experience at that time to come back to a large company should the startup not work out for you.
    Jul 12, 2017 1
    • SRG Studios PR / Eng blurryRobo
      OP
      very viable option.
      Jul 12, 2017
  • SRG Studios PR / Eng blurryRobo
    OP
    Ive gotten emails from amazon for interviews without even applying.
    Jul 12, 2017 1
    • Twitter blabbb
      Welcome to tech lol
      Jul 12, 2017
  • Gamblit Gaming / Product
    ggcggc

    Gamblit Gaming Product

    BIO
    Product Manager, Alternative Real-Money Gaming Math/Game Design Focus
    ggcggcmore
    Well if your immediate goal/interest is short term upside then clearly starting your own venture will not satisfy that. Additionally, pulling resources to get hired in a new, larger firm requires delayed gratification as well as the uncertainty of how you'll fare in the interviews/ where you'll end up. So immediate sure fire upside is only provided by Miami (given that the job is a sure thing and that your real income will be higher than it is now).
    Jul 12, 2017 0
  • EA / Eng DLcv16
    It's not a good choice startup with professor if they are not an advisor. Why don't you try to interview?
    Jul 12, 2017 1
    • SRG Studios PR / Eng blurryRobo
      OP
      interview?
      Jul 14, 2017