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>>14868181I want money to research my own interests desu I've already realized I am not interested in the shitstorm they call academia and all of its gay politics. Although I am pretty sure I'll end up jobless after graduation. I only have 1 internship under my belt and its a Bio BS. I've researched and found that the sciences of stem are one of the weakest degrees for job prospects outside of academia unless PhD level. Even comp sci is getting oversaturated, which is making me start to think that STEM itself is maybe oversaturated(You now need masters and Phds to entry level jobs). I also think the trade schools/trades are getting saturated cause Jordan peters and a bunch of other entrepreneurs/gurus have advised so and if they say it everyone listens and does it. So all in all I think if you know about said thing it is safe to say your too late to it especially if everyone talks about it. The people who made the most money during the gold rush were not the ones looking for gold but the ones selling the shovel I feel like I've been sold multiple shovels and am still a sucker looking for fools gold at the end of the tunnel.
>>14868199Get some other credential that makes lots of money and then just do what you want in your free time. The Traditional Chinese Medicine guy in my neighbourhood has a PhD from Cambridge (Computer Science). He's only open 3 days a week. Lots of free time. When he does work he just sells herbs and gives bogus advice.
>>14868181I want to tell you that all of you have fallen for the fallacy of composition: the error of assuming that what is true of a member of a group is true for the group as a whole. A trivial example might be: "This tire is made of rubber, therefore the vehicle of which it is a part is also made of rubber." Looking at a baseball field when you are the only one standing up you get a birds eye view but when everyone stands up your view is no better than anyone else's . The same is true of academia the successful high earning stem majors you hear about are only a part of the whole majority/group of stem majors who make nothing or work no specialized jobs exclusive to their major. Since everyone does stem their degrees value/worth is dropping as a whole its like the stadium when only a few of you were getting them it was valuable but now everyone gets them everyone stands up at once. So in order to offset they've added extraneous masters and PhD accreditations to keep the loop going although even their job prospects look bleak from time to time especially fo becoming a professor at a uni.
>>14868206what type of credential lol?
>>14868215Continuing on there are a lot of horror stories of even jobless phds now so its safe to say the fallacy of composition is coming to fruition. You need to do something else or suffer the same fate as everyone else. Something niche with high pay and very unknown to most people(Ha good luck finding that)
>>14868225>Continuing on there are a lot of horror stories of even jobless phdsGot any stories? Also why is academia such a shit hole? Is the egos you have to contend with and the fact that you're practically a slave in the lab? I don't know much academia.
>>14868191this one seems a bit schizo who is going to develop the AI able to replace mathematicians in the first place? Dance majors lol, there will always be a need for mathematicians it will probably just not be in the same format/setting.
>>14868230thing is they have the credentials for an industry job, but none of the experience which already handicaps most bachelors people leaving them to look for jobs within academia and even then you will most likely find it extremely hard to become a professor because most live for centuries now never leaving the position. Lastly 56% of the college debt is held by masters and PhD students so if they don't end up with a salary will never offset their 6 figure loans
>>14868230sad indeed college is the best business model I've ever seen extort them with usurious loans, teach them nothing, and give them a piece of paper finally have them wage cuck the rest of their lives like a slave to payback 7 figure loans
>>14868253end with being buried in a ditch with having nothing and still not having paid off your loans
>>14868245>>14868253What is the motivation for going to grad school straight out of undergrad as a stem major? It seems like it makes more sense to get a few years of experience and have a company pay for that shit. I don't know how often that happens, but it can supposedly.
I am in desperate need of a job as I am graduating this year. Wish me luck boys
Am I retarded when DSP/RF/modulation related courses feel way harder to understand than programming/designing ones? Is it really worth it to push for?I'm just wondering since it's more work and I don't want to do more work for possibly smaller rewards. Maybe I'm just not attuned to it.
>>14868777It is harder, that is why the industry has few to chose form and thus, in turn, salaries are very good.
>>14868191I love how every activity is a surrogate activity to Ted. Like he expects human beings to hunt for 16 hours a day, then sleep, then repeat. Anything else is le surrogate activity.
>>14868181There has never been a woman as hot as that in any EE department ever
I hate being a QC lab tech. If anyone comes up to you and tells you that they want to be a chemist. Tell them that unless they have a masters degree you'll be stuck with people who have an associate's degree making more than you and possibly be your boss, along with dealing with staffing agencies, working Dupont schedule and insultingly low pay. I'm trying to get out. I was a senior in chemical engineering before flunking out and having to change my major to chemistry. Looking around, I see that material science is a job """option""" for chemists. I sent my resume for a few companies and unsurprisingly got rejected or haven't heard back from them. How do I get out of being a lab tech?Just keep trying?
is pharmacy a good degree to get? i see online its paid quite well but when i ask people they tell me its dogshit for pay
>>14868953Like working at CVS or Walgreens?That's where you're going to be.
>>14868955how would i get into pharmaceutical research then instead of working behind a till?
>>14868909Are the salaries really better though? How do you know this or find reliable information in general?
>>14868958That is a good question.I suggest looking at job boards and doing your research on what education requirements companies generally want. My guess is probably a master's degree for research. You can probably find research jobs (that doesn't require you to have a masters degree) hosted by your local university that pays you a pretty reasonable stipend.
Can I use an autism spectrum disorder to force my employer to let me work from home?I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome as a child. It hasn't effected me that much. Professionally I'm a lot more successful than the average millennial, and I don't struggle with socializing and relationships. The only debilitating thing is my brain doesn't filter anything out as background noise and gets overwhelmed in noisy environments. I don't go to movie theaters or crowded restaurants.My company decided everybody has to work in an open office. I spend hours seething with anger while I wait for a moment of silence so I can get some work done. I finally get a chance and then "HA HA STAR WARS" or some shit rattles my brain. I'm starting to snap at people or having to leave my desk and find a quite spot until my heart rate goes down.I didn't tell anybody I was on the autism spectrum when I took the job. I keep that private from everyone. Can I just be like "surprise I'm secretly disabled, you have to accommodate me now". I'm Canadian BTW.
what's the best education someone who's mostly been into theoretical CS and communication theory (done a lot of coding/information theory and signal processing)?I'm thinking of going for either EE but more applied like circuit design, PCBs, antennas.. or physics because I'm enjoying it so far. Ultimately I'd like to learn more about light and its applications because I really love all the promising tech behind photonics and the already existing optical fiber, but I don't know if EE or physics would be more suited.
>>14868994Probably but what you consider reasonable accommodations for your documented medical issue might not be the same thing your employer considers to be reasonable. They might just buy you a set of active noise cancelling headphones. Or maybe they give you a closet sized private office with no window and still require you to travel to the office and work in it.
What's the most profitable field to pivot into after a master's in math? Say I just want to make as much money as possible? Also what skills should I learn?
>>14868947Dont know I have a masters. Handed in my thesis, started working the next day.
>>14869176>EE but more applied like circuit design, PCBs, antennas...EE is pretty much all applied stuff, unless you have a 13 inch cock and decide to go into solid-state physics. do you mind naming some other fields that you think an EE might be employed in?
are there any anons that couldnt find a job? where did they go? is there some camp in the desert . . .
>>14868973It is a bit about it in the FAQ. The input is from all the anons in here so reliability is always uncertain.
As a ECE graduate student how do I explain to my mother that I'm practically a neet and unable to land a job?
>>14869636but you're not a neet and you can get a job
>>14868181defended my phd thesis in chemistry today.. was also offered a postdoc position after i've sold my company.. shit is starting to look good after years of struggle
>>14869807After Corona I feel like one and idunno
How the fuck am I supposed to afford my bachelor's degree?What kind of work can I get as a CS Major?
>>14869897if you can't get a scholarship you shouldn't be in higher ed. go into the trades
>>14869908bad advicepaid 40k for a cs degree and making 170k 1st year
>>14870432why didn't you get it payed for?
>>14870456middling sat and lower 3.0 gpa
>>14870456...because it's a bachelor's
As an EE grad I can't believe how much I fucked up my life by not doing CS. I can't believe I didn't realize it until I graduated.
>>14870530electronics and communication undergrad here. what am i in for?
>>14869270Being a Quant of some sort I suppose. Learn modelling of financial derivatives, get into goldman or somewhere like that, have no life whatsoever for a few years then use some of your new connections to start your own fund.
>>14870539Making $60K less per year than your CS peers and working twice as hard. Having to live in an expensive studio apartment in some huge metro instead of being comfy and working from your own home.
>>14870549should i switch to cs while i can? this scared the shit out of me
>>14870556Wait and see if some CS anons chime in and tell you their side.But from where I'm standing I feel like I got screwed.
>>14870560i mean i can still code, i do LC in my free time whenever i can. will employers have a problem with my ECE degree?
>>14870585new grad offers>170k amazon -- hybrid seattle>197k coinbase -- remote >120k (negotiated 150k verbal) morgan stanley -- remote I chose coinbase but lost the offer due to them having financial troubles. Since the offer was signed by both parties they gave me 23k severance. Been working at Amazon now for 4ish months.Amazon is in a strong position but right now tech is having hiring freezes and layoffs.
>>14870712I really want to get a remote job with amazon working on project kuiper
>>14870718Is that a remote position? I was interviewing for SpaceX (Starlink tho) and all the work is onsite because you're doing a lot of embedded shit.
>>14870729Some of the posting i've seen have been remote. Yeah I love being an embedded guy but that is an issue
I want to kill myself.I have to move to a sky high cost of living area just to make a cuck salary of 65K a year while remote CS chads are getting like 200K and able to work in the middle of nowhere and they can afford land and actually be home ownersengineering fucking sucks
>>14870712how can I do the same? I'm getting offers as a new grad but with quarter of the pay in europoor
>>14870712doing what exactly?
As someone following an AI-oriented math master, what should I do in order to develop AI-prompt based projects and work into companies like OpenAI? I would love to be able to create deepfakes for fictional purposes, and I feel that making AI-prompt based videos is an objective.
>>14870766>I want to kill myself.Do it
>>14868181>Data Science>This field is red hot, but also a meat grinder with long hours.This line from the wiki is totally wrong. Data science is known for relatively easy working hours and relaxed deadlines except in consulting.>Anyway you gotta be quick about it though. I think in a year or two the field will be over saturated. You should be looking at fields that haven't been memed in years to jump into. Personally, I know my niche and I know it's about to become very HOT because all the people in it are 50+ years old.The field is saturated but it's not difficult to land a good job if you go to a target school (hard) or get your masters from a target school (easier).Just spit balling here but good places to work from best to worst, not necessarily difficulty of entry:good big tech, google, apple, fb, etcunicorn tech, uber, netflix, tesla, etcprop shops and hedge funds, quant work, 2sig, JS, HRTIB side finance, bulge brackets, quant work, jpmc, bof, cshigh tier consulting, MBBlower big tech and lower tech general, amazon, microsoft, ibm, amex, oracle, intuit, etchigh finance, bulge brackets, jpmc, bof, cslower consulting, tier 2 and big4F50 will all be prestigious and good
>>14870432So you're saying I'll be able to pay off my debt to the feds and my family easily?
>>14871235You're going to need a PhD, look at the job requirements on the careers page, then search for examples on Linkedin
>>14871686I'll add to this that once you get in to the above list it's a lot easier to jump up the ladder if you so desire, but many people don't because they're very content with their job at any of the above.
>>14870891software engineering>>14870858move to usa
>>14869283A lot of people here are European. From my understanding, hiring practices are vastly different there than the US. I've heard stories of Europeans exiting college with a CS degree and landing a job quickly. I don't know if you're American. But what you said doesn't sound like the norm
>>14871686>This line from the wiki is totally wrong.You mean the FAQ on Neocities perhaps?>Data science is known for relatively easy working hours and relaxed deadlines except in consulting.I am only familiar with data science in consulting settings. There was a requirement for about 7 hours of billable hours every working day. With internal meetings, courses, sales work and more, this meant very long hours.The list you made, is that for data science work only? Not sure how e.g. quant work can be the same as data science.I'll add more info that you have.t.FAQ editor
I am going to graduate this year with a bachelors in molecular biology + applied math. I am planning to get a job afterwards - is it even possible to get a research position in biology out of undergrad or will I have to resort to code monkeying?
>>14873156Code monkeys in big tech make 2-3x more starting than PhDs in research positions (besides the few research positions that exist in big tech).
>>14873187what's it like being in a research position at big tech compared to like a national lab position
>feel like a retard after working 4+ years in an engineering position that doesn’t use my engineering trainingMost of the stuff I learned is still buried in my mind. How do I go about untucking myself? Is it going to come down to pirating textbooks? I just feel like I need more confidence before I attempt to jump ship to another organization.
I'm about to graduate Mechanical Engineer. This major feels like it's mediocre at everything>oh you like material science? the ChemE guy knows more than you>oh you like controls? the EE guy knows more than you>oh you like fluids? the Physics and Math guys are better than youlike wtf am I even supposed to be good at? internal stresses? CAD modeling? they're all so lameCan I at least get an easy job with a lot of free time to spend on hobbies?
>>14870712Nice work man, where'd you go to school?
>>14873243See for yourselfhttps://www.glassdoor.com/Salary/Amazon-Research-Scientist-Salaries-E6036_D_KO7,25.htmhttps://www.glassdoor.com/Salary/Google-Research-Scientist-Salaries-E9079_D_KO7,25.htmhttps://www.glassdoor.com/Salary/Apple-Research-Scientist-Salaries-E1138_D_KO6,24.htm
>>14872561>You mean the FAQ on Neocities perhaps?Yes.>I am only familiar with data science in consulting settings. There was a requirement for about 7 hours of billable hours every working day. With internal meetings, courses, sales work and more, this meant very long hours.That's the nature of consulting. In general data science work isn't highly demanding in terms of workload.>The list you made, is that for data science work only? Not sure how e.g. quant work can be the same as data science.Yes the list was for data science only, although it's probably applicable to software engineering as well idk though. Quant work is data science (statistics and coding), but it's an older field and more niche. You have to know about trading and finance. It's also notoriously difficult to get into. They only pull from target schools, exceptions are very rare whereas in big tech you see more varied backgrounds.Also I'm sure other people might have different opinions about which companies are good and which are better than others so I wouldn't take it as fact.
>>14874063>Can I at least get an easy job with a lot of free time to spend on hobbies?Look into government jobs. I got one in supply chain management as an EE, and even though I consider it a waste of my training, it is undeniably a solid job, especially considering the pay to actual work done ratio. You’ll have plenty of time for family / hobbies. Look into jobs with large depot bases (Robins, Hill, Tinker, etc). They employ a lot of people, so the competition is lower. USAJobs and LinkedIn both post listing. Career fairs at your college may be visited by representatives, as well.
>>14872234Yea I'm from the eu. The company I'm working at was the one I had a part time job for two years before I finished my degree. I had another offer from the institute I worte my thesis at. I ultimately declined because they didn't pay as well and I get along with the coworkers at the other place way better.I habe no experience how the US hiring is going but it's pretty chill here and most places are searching for good employees like a needle in a hay stack.
is there anyone here who did a phd in a field they were passionate about then switched to a non related industry job for life security, wages, etc?do you feel any regret for your decision to do the PhD or do you look back at it as a fond memory and time well spent?
>>14874072Eastern Washington UniversityBasically one of your public diploma mills
Any experiences with https://www.cvn.columbia.edu/program/columbia-university-applied-mathematics-masters-degree-masters-scienceLooks like some fun courses + big ivy name to game recruiters.
Does anyone have a career in FPGAs and can give me some general insight into the industry for United States?
>>14874087thanks but all that really tells me is they get paid a lot which i already knew
>>14874718I do FPGA research but I never worked for xilinx, intel, etc
Are there any CS courses based in theory that offer good financial aid? It doesn't have to be a *good* school per se, but just has a lot of theory compared to just writing code.In USA
>>14874526I thought that it was possible to get jobs at research institutes
>>14874860How's FPGA for researching? At one point I was offered the option of doing FPGA research but I was too much of an idiot and didn't take it. Any fun projects you think I should do by chance?
>>14874979>How's FPGA for researching?It's a great field.>>14874979>Any fun projects you think I should do by chance?What? Get a job nigger
I’m on my 3rd and final year of my mechatronics studies and I have absolutely no idea what I should take my master in. I’ve spent a shitload of time looking around for something but I still don’t know what to do.I have never felt like an engineer and I feel like I miss certain elements/characteristics that I see other people have in this field. I’m not very technical and lack the interest for the most part. My grades are decent so far. 3.4/5 gpa, where a 3.0/5 is equal to an american B ( I’m scandinavian). I’m currently looking at financial mathematics programs. Do I need to be super smart to excel in financial maths? I’ve been interested in the field since I started my bachelors but I don’t know if thats because of «muh quant». I don’t really know too much about the field other than I think I’d get a comfy finance job.Another option is to take a masters in data science where machine learning seems to be a central part of the program.Any other former engineering students been in the same situation? Do tell me what you ended up working with.
Know this isn't g but figure I'd post here anyways. When an interviewer asks (for cs) tell me about a technical challenge you faced in a project, or instead ask: tell us about the time you worked in a team, what challenges did you face and how did you overcome them, how do you answer the questions.I just searched up any problems I had, and did all my projects solo.
>>14875794Make something up ahead of time obviously Say there was some gay CS shit that was obscure and you had to look at research papers to find a good approach
Anyone know how best approach a professor about a postdoc in the future? It's at least a few years off, but I figure it's best to bring it up early to gauge interest, right?
>>14874979>Any fun projects you think I should do by chance?You could do a /ham/ radio transceiver, and put your Verilog/VHDL along with the design on Github. Recently there are some fancy DSP tricks using Si5153 to receive and transmit SSB. You could add dual antenna input, beam forming/DF and waterfall to this.
>>14868181I'm confused bros, I don't know where to go.I've double majored in Math and CS but I feel like I should have gone for EE or physics instead.Especially EE, I loved taking all the signal processing and systems classes and aced all of them, also did really well in electromagnetism. I wish I could have learned electronics or antennas, it feels retarded to know about algorithms, computer architecture and communication processing and protocols, but not know about the underlying physical hardware and communication channels.Also loved physics, loved my quantum computing class and want to dive deeper into quantum physics, field theory and all that jazz.But I also love what I do, CS and Math have so much to offer and I don't want to ditch it either.How the fuck do you deal with indecisiveness when it comes to studying? I can't tell what I want to pursue because I'm just interested in everything. And I somehow feel bad when I don't have the time and energy to learn something. I don't know what I should major in for my masters.How the fuck do you make a choice and stick with it?
>>14870539You can switch to software whenever you want, you just need to have a portfolio of project and regularly do leetcode shit (at least do daily challenges).A CS grad can't do hardware for shit, personally I had to learn electronics on my own because I didn't take it during college and neither did 80% of my classmates, whereas an EE can always code. Also you know about the underlying hardware which is a +.If you have too much of a hard time getting a software job, by writing code for embedded systems and slowly work your way up to fully software positions:But as a CS myself I can tell you that while you get paid very well, it's not very fullfilling. As the creators of UNIX say, programmers aren't productive anymore. There are so many of us that obviously some of us work bullshit jobs. We don't need to be hundreds of thousands to maintain a server, and yet...A lot of the shit you will work on in big tech is also pretty fucking sad. I'm an ML/AI guy and I fucking hate how they throw ML at everythign they can even if it makes no fucking sense at all. The applications of ML I have to work on are so fucking useless, or sometimes straight up evil (recommender systems can be very questionable). Also you can tell that CS is a field filled with people who really don't belong there and only chase the money, they have no passion for what they do, they leetcode well but their actual code fucking sucks, they don't really have algorithmic, combinatorial and overall logical reasoning, they work on ML but don't know their stats and probabilities (and the majority don't even know the basics of DSP.... the state of ML today is deplorable),The pay makes up for an extremely dull work life. But it's not going to last forever, the bubble is about to burst. So many people get paid super high to produce basically nothing of value. It's a bit depressing sometimes but the money makes up for it so I can't complain.
>>14877306>make a choiceThe world economy took a suddent left turn that will be a downturn. We already have inflation. We will probably get a recession. We might get stagflation. The job market will shrink, even Google has had a job freeze. We have no idea how bad this will end up, after all Japan had 3 lost decades so far.You have to make the decision for yourself, but my recommendation is: - study fields that will get you a job. EE should be safe - if you can, also study related fields that later will give you some room for manoevring later on, if you want to transition to a different field - when you graduate, do not stop self studies, when we get through the tunnell, the job market will once again open for more esoteric work such as high risk quantum researchAs for indecisiveness, just rememebr that a bad choice will leave you stranded with no jobs.As for being interested in everything, that is like me, with the exception that I did Physics, not EE. I made it, you will too.
>>14869816Congratulations Anon. PhD. Hope all goes well, WAGM.
>>14877306> I wish I could have learned electronics or antennasI have an RF engineering degree and my job is antenna engineer.Only one other coworker (out of the dozens in my department) has an RF degree.Everyone else is CS/CpE/General EE and they self taught and did on-the-job training.RF degrees are so rare that anyone with any engineering/physics/math degree qualifies and then just gets trained by a senior.
>>14874623Most PhDs do this. I don't look back on my PhD fondly, but I definitely benefitted a lot from it in terms of my confidence in being able to handle shit I've never seen before. Also I was doing a lot of stats and computational work which is obviously useful literally everywhere.
>>14874623>is there anyone here who did a phd in a field they were passionate about then switched to a non related industry job for life security, wages, etc?I was passionate biyt my field,. but when it imploded I had no choice so I was forced to go to non related industry job for just getting paid.>do you feel any regret for your decision to do the PhDNo regrets. It was demanding but the time was also great. Thankfully the skills were transferrable.>or do you look back at it as a fond memory and time well spent?Sure, it looks better in hindsight now that much of the pain is forgotten. >>14879637>benefitted a lot from it in terms of my confidence in being able to handle shit I've never seen beforeThis is my experience too. My colleagues that didn't do a PhD are less confident in new settings; until now, I didn't realise there was a connection.
The FAQ seems to assume you go for a PhD. Anyone know what the job market looks like for a physics master vs. a physics PhD? I have the feeling that going for a PhD would limit my career choices. I'd probably have a job lined up somewhere tho, our work group has good connections to lots of instrument manufacturers.
>>14880087>The FAQ seems to assume you go for a PhD.For Physics it is adviced, for medicl devices it is required, for the rest it is varies. >Anyone know what the job market looks like for a physics master vs. a physics PhD?Not sure, just that batchelor Physics is not too hot.>I have the feeling that going for a PhD would limit my career choices.I have heard that too but never experienced that myself. Anyway, would you really want to work for a company where managers had that attitude?>I'd probably have a job lined up somewhere tho, our work group has good connections to lots of instrument manufacturers.We are in a period with inflation, probably also recession, and people fear stagflation. Past experiences are that in times of economic downturn, people return to academia to pursue higher degrees, since the job market is heading for a crash. This is a decision only you can make, but I'd make REALLY sure those good connections would also be true to their words. The FAQ has a lot of warnings about scams and withdrawn offers.t.FAQ editor (still around)
>>14868181The FAQ is updated to 1.26:https://sciencecareergeneral.neocities.org/>>14871686 >>14874132Thanks for your contributions, I had added this to the FAQ. The text was editied to fit the format, please have a look to see if I have understood you correctly.
>>14881014>https://sciencecareergeneral.neocities.org/thanks for the link, I absolutely love the page of Dr. E. Comer, I love his insights on the field of CS.
>>14881103You might be interested to review the highly scientific but beastly publications here:https://www.parolacce.org/2014/10/05/the-true-story-of-stronzo-bestiale/And let us not forget Prof. Alois Kabelschacht, rising to new levels:https://brainosoph.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/the-ghost-of-stronzo-bestiale-and-other-fake-scientific-authors/
>>14868181is predoc at harvard or MIT as ridiculously hard to get into as normal PhD?
In regards to AI, do people in academia actually care at all about stuff other than publications?i wanted to do PhD,bhopefully at one of the better universities, but i think i got my priorities wrong and might have fucked myself in this regardending masters in a year, my only paper contribution is a dataset, MAYBE my masters thesis or other side project will be turned into a paper later but i doubt it will be catching any citationsi did a lot of other activities in regards to the field, but more on the community side of things and i feel like it doesn't really matter now
>>14881277>In regards to AI, do people in academia actually care at all about stuff other than publications?Yes. Patents bring in huge amounts of money.
What are her chances in academia?
>>14881549>"NOOO I cant go to class because i got raped!!!"okay? lmao it's not that deep
>>14881549she'll probably end up the dean of the college
How do I get letters of recommendation if I never once spoke to professors?What exactly am I suppose to do to get these letters? I just showed up and took the classes, I never needed any help and finished with a 3.8 gpa.
I don't want to be a code monkey nut it looks like that's where I'm gonna be
>>14881737blowjobs will get you a long way
>>14881741Can letters come from non-academic sources, like a previous CO in the military?
>>14881756yeah but if you're applying to grad school its probably good to get one from a professor or at least a phd researcher of some kind
how do i tell young adolescents that just because a machine is old it isn't totally useless
>>14881778You don't have to, retro electronics and machines are all the rage these days.
>>14881779yea but what if the machine in question isn't that interestingi'm talking about old, fixed steam and diesel engines and the likethey're good for learning because their principles apply to modern machines but that's all i could come up with
>>14881784you can't make someone interested in something like that. they either are or they aren't.
>>14881787i have to its my job
>>14881784If your concern is learning utility, try a simple machine with modern applications, such as sterling engines and their use in AIP submarines.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air-independent_propulsion#Stirling_cycle_engines
>>14881789your job is to expose them to it. they'll either think it's cool or they won't. if they don't, that's fine
>>14881784You could even use Lego for demonstrating the basic components of a machine (gears, inclines, etc.)>>14881793Also good, simple, safe and still ingenious.
I’m a fresh civil engineering graduate with a 3.62/4.00 GPA. I wasn’t able to secure an internship during my time at uni because covid shut everything down. As a result, I am fruitlessly applying to entry level jobs because I don’t have the necessary “experience”, even though the job title literally says “Graduate X”, or “Entry X” with 0-1 years of experience. I even thought of applying to internships but they said that they’re looking for students. What the heck should I do? I’m bored out of my mind at home.
>>14882366post your resume
>>14882366Are you applying across the whole country or just your area?
>>14882808The whole country, and other countries.>>14882688In a bit mate I can’t right now.
is it (and if so, how) bad to change fields in AI?i did some RL and CV projects, worked in TTS and NLP for a year, but a lot of it felt kinda unsatisfyingi was thinking about trying to get into some AI4Good type of stuff, after I've seen Deepmind works on wildlife conservation, although i'm not sure if it's kind of a meme yet at this pointlooked a bit into it and e.g. microsoft ai and google research dabble in it too, MIT launched some new faculty and are looking for phds/pre- and post-docs (though no way in hell i'm getting there) etc., so it seems to be growing, but i feel like i might be fucking myself up a bit by just jumping between fields like that
>>14868181>retaking calculus 1 because I missed the final first time around>still remember everything from the first class>Get first test for this new class>open book, open note>”should be easy”>46/100>class average was 32What the fuck do I do here? Does this autistic fucking professor gain life force from failing students or something? Do I just drop and hope for a better professor next semester?
>>14882840> and other countriesAre you in the US?
i was skimming through job offers and i came across offer that looked pretty interesting, but>unpaid two-year long fellowshipdo americans really?
fuck people hyping up AI in climate change or animal protection, how do I get into military research
>>14883690No we don't not in engineering or cs at least maybe something dumb like liberal arts.>>14883260Are you sure it's not just you? Can you give an example. I would take it up the chain of command to advisor or dept head or whoever.
Guys, EE is making my brain hurt. Im junior year and have been passing classes but damn its getting complicated. I feel liek a fraud because I really dont have a good understanding of shit. Like in my electonics class, I understand what the stuff does and how it works but once it goes into the details with all the graphs and equations I get lost. Ill probably pass the class fine but still I feel stupid and like I shouldnt be doing this. I dont even really like math or science lol.
>>14884391Nigga then why’d you major in civil engineering?Europe isn’t even constructing any new buildings or bridges, everything’s already been made