How important is Post Graduation (MS) ?

Google amumu
Nov 10 16 Comments

Right now it does not seem that important as a lot of my friends are doing it to land a job at FAANG, and I would be at the same place and level atleast with more industry experience and less debt.
But, somehow I feel that as you move towards top it becomes more and more important.
Have you guys faced a situation where your lack of MS degree put you at a disadvantage or the other way round.

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  • Salesforce peaceguy
    If you remove OPT, no one would be doing MS in US
    Nov 10 4
    • Google amumu
      OP
      OPT??
      Nov 10
    • Salesforce peaceguy
      3 years work authorization for international students
      Nov 10
    • Amazon / Eng batou
      this.
      Nov 10
    • Adobe / Other (☞゚ヮ゚)☞
      Damn right!
      Nov 10
  • Microsoft bambamlolz
    I joined MS program after 10 years in industry. If you are joining it to land a job don't. If you are doing it purely for the love of learning something, it will be useful and the u will enjoy it. A lot has changed in 10 years and I am loving it even though it is every weekend of homework.
    Nov 10 4
    • Google amumu
      OP
      Well the "love of learning" part is what I cannot decide. Do I want to learn a lit more? Yes. Am I sure that I will be sincere? Don't know.
      Nov 10
    • Salesforce peaceguy
      If one really has love of learning, then YouTube is your best source with so much awesome content.
      Not sure why u need to do an MS for love of learning
      Nov 10
    • Microsoft bambamlolz
      2 years of master is 3x learning compared to bachelor's. Take a textbook of a subject you haven't taken and read it end to end, understand all concepts. Will take about a month, it will make it clear if you want to have that experience another dozen times or not
      Nov 10
    • SEI Investments deepo
      I don't have a comp sci bachelor's so I think a comp sci master's will be good for me.
      Nov 10
  • Eigen 🔥blind
    MS is good to have not must have but I wont have a lotta respect to Non MS guys
    Nov 10 0
  • IBM Trunk
    I have an MS. It's not going to teach you coding skills, but it will teach you managerial and strategic skills, which is why the majority of corporate governance boards are filled with executives with masters and MBAs. The question you need to ask yourself, do you want to go into the executive track?
    Nov 10 0
  • Amazon / Eng batou
    Hi OP. Have you finished your leetcode and system design grind? If you are chasing TC like everybody else, why not grind those first?
    Nov 10 1
    • Google amumu
      OP
      Not relevant. As I am not looking to change jobs at the moment and even though I am chasing higher TC, I am talking about the long run.
      Will these be relevant 10-15 years into my career when I want to be a Principal or a Fellow engineer? Will a MS degree be?
      Nov 11
  • Netflix turnedoff
    It depends on your undergrad school
    Nov 10 0
  • Garmin MdWstSE5
    A degree from a top-tier US university will always provide dividends - it’s like a boost that you are adding to your resume. MS from a run-of-a-mill US university will only add bragging rights that you can use in Blind’s WP forum. :)
    Nov 10 0

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