software degree what now?

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#1 deery5000   User is offline

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software degree what now?

Posted 26 November 2009 - 04:55 AM

Hi guys

this year is my final year of college and im unsure what steps to take next.

masters or phd ?
look for job in software development?

Has anyone else come to this cross roads and can they share there experience

Confussed. . .
Kevin

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 07:16 AM

Lol. Don't you have to have a masters before you get a PhD?
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 07:30 AM

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Re: software degree what now?

Posted 26 November 2009 - 10:22 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 26 Nov, 2009 - 06:16 AM, said:

Lol. Don't you have to have a masters before you get a PhD?

Depends on the schools program actually. There are schools that offer a masters degree after a bachelors to some students and give the option for the Ph.D to others. Some even allow you to complete master level while going for your PH.D like it combines them. Just depends on the area of study and that schools program for that area.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 07:55 PM

I'd get a job somewhere that will pay for the Masters and work while taking classes.
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Posted 29 November 2009 - 01:56 PM

View PostSpeedisaVirus, on 26 Nov, 2009 - 06:55 PM, said:

I'd get a job somewhere that will pay for the Masters and work while taking classes.


I would work before you go for your masters. Employers look for work experience as much or moreso than schooling. (This is assuming you haven't worked in the field full time yet...) Working might help you figure out exactly what you want to do as well, so you have a better idea of what classes will benefit you the most in graduate school. I worked for about 6 years in IT before I realized what I really wanted from my master's and now I am starting at IIT in Chicago in the fall. (Software engineering)
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Posted 29 November 2009 - 02:52 PM

work while doing masters for me
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