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Can I apply to internships at large US tech companies as a student with previous full time experience?

I'm going back to school for an MS degree in the US. I have previously obtained a (non-CS) MS degree and worked for 5 years as a software engineer full-time. To both finance my studies and gain ...
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Is Associate's Degree in Computer Science worth it? [closed]

Is associate's degree program in computer science worth nowadays? I will mention most important courses of this particular curriculum. Introduction to Programming (C), Programming Techniques (C++), ...
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Could one understate credentials?

Someone recently posted worrying about being seen as overqualified when trying to enter a new career direction, because they have an advanced degree in another field. This leads me to wonder: Could ...
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Career progression in Software development

I have a broad question here today might be flagged but here it goes. I am currently a software developer working with android and backend technologies in a small-medium sized company. The team is ...
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Finding a career as a researcher without any PhD, work experience, and relevant academic degree

I recognize myself as an "Independent Researcher", however, I have no relevant academic degree in the field in which I research (physics, esp., relativity, and electromagnetism). I just have ...
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Job research with pending degree validation

I am currently finishing a masters degree, but I know that my college is extremely slow for diploma validation. Between one or two months between the end of the year and the deliberation, after wich ...
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How to (and whether to) include an unfinished university degree on a resume

I am looking for an intermediate-level job in the software industry. At some point i was enrolled in a computer science university program with a coop/summer student placement option. I ended up ...
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How to indicate I wish to start work before graduation date (and conceal university time period?)

So. Two questions: I need 1 more course to complete my Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science (Specialization in Software engineering). I finished 45/46 courses. The last course will be completed ...
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How to show incomplete degree on resume [duplicate]

For my university, I was in the Bachelor's of Science Specialist in Computer Science program. The specialist program requires 40 CS courses (4 years worth) completed, and the Major Program only ...
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How do I respond to interviewers about my lack of education and desire to go back to school?

I've seen similar questions, and would like to first note that although those questions provide some useful information, they don't provide further information on how to handle the inevitable ...
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How to explain in my interviews why it took me so long to complete my master's degree?

NOTE/EDIT: I really, really appreciate all the advice and suggestions. I wanted to point out that some answers/comments incorrectly assumed that I was unable to provide an answer altogether. But that'...
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I don’t have a degree or experience in tech industry. How do I make a resume?

I want to clarify few things I’m a self-taught programmer, I’ve been learning programming for the last 3 years and before I started to build projects. I was learning JavaScript with the problem-...
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When working towards a degree is it better to show that on my resume or not list it at all?

I started a 4 year CS degree at a state university about 3 years ago and completed 2 semesters. My wife and I ended up having a baby and I needed a better job that had benefits, not just a get me ...
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Negotiating contract terms - is it acceptable at the moment, how can I do it professionally?

Background Recently I was approached by an ex employer, asking me if I was available to work a 6-month contract with them whilst they undertook a large project. This is an IT support role which I had ...
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What do they mean by excellent degree (PhD or Master) in subject x?

In some job advertisements from the high-tech part of the industry, I come across this phrase as one of the requirements: "Excellent degree (Ph.D. or Master) in .... ". What do they mean by &...
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Does the quality of a doctoral thesis make any difference in job quality in the industry?

I know in the academic system it is very important if one has completed his Ph.D. with a "summa cum laude" or not. At least if someone wants to go for a professorship position. Also, to try ...
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Should I wait until after my doctoral disputation to apply for a job in the industry?

I will submit my Ph.D. thesis in September and hopefully have my disputation in January. I studied computer science and my current research fund would be finished by April, and I'm thinking about ...
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Incomplete studies. Should it be included into resume? [duplicate]

I have completed 225 credits (out of 250) for my Bachelor's degree programme back in year 2008 and due to financial difficulties, I have withdrawn from the programme. Prior to that, I was awarded with ...
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is stackoverflow or github profile more important than any degree [closed]

I have a question in mind for few months Is degree (university,college or certificate) really important? I'm doing projects of web development and no one ask for Degree or GPA But i faced most ...
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Can I get a work permit on Netherlands on IT with an associate degree at a non-related area?

I'm a F/24yr with +8 years of experience on Web Development, but my formation is on Graphic Design (associate degree). I'm trying to leave Brazil and get better job/life conditions than here. My scope ...
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How would one put a degree with a flexible time to finish on one's resume?

I am considering getting a part-time masters at my local university which has a flexible time to finish, i.e. the number of courses one takes in any given semester can vary. Part of the appeal is ...
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What does it say about a company when they require a degree for a junior programmer's position?

Location: The Netherlands Certain junior programming job applications in the NL require you to have finished a HBO study (similar to a Bachelor’s degree), As I understood, a lot of programmers are ...
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Will it affect me negatively if I put in my CV that I am still studying?

I have an associate degree and with that i obtained a job in a tech company. Now i'm studying a computer science full degree. I'm planning to change my job and my question is if putting that i'm still ...
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Are online courses regarded as the equivalent of professional experience?

My background is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Last year I paid and attended android developer nano-degree by google course. At the end of it I uploaded my capstone project on play ...
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How should I list a custom degree on my resume? (post-Soviet Specialist degree)

The degree I have is a Specialist degree, it's a specific kind of degree that takes 5 years to obtain and is common in post-Soviet countries. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specialist_degree This ...
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My major and my Masters both rebranded. Should I update my resume?

I have a BA in Human Services and a Masters of Public Administration with a focus on Science & Technology Policy. Both degree programs have changed their names slightly since I graduated. My ...
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I see online Job offers that require a degree, I have work experience in the related job field but no degree. Should I apply or its a waste of time? [closed]

I have 3 years of working experience as a mainframe developer (COBOL, CICS, etc). But just started studying at University this year... So no degree nor near to get it yet. Should I apply for those job ...
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How do American Employers view a BSc (Honors)? [closed]

I am thinking about doing an online degree at Open University located in the UK. The reason being is that I will be working a full time job as a software engineer, and would like to get a degree in ...
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Employer demanding to see degree after poor code review

Today I had a code review at a new position I started almost 3 weeks ago. I was assigned a task working with my company's own CMS and a senior dev was supposed to do the code review. My employer ...
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Should I focus on my grades or on finishing my degree on time? [closed]

I am doing an 5-year Integrated Master's degree (3-year Bachelor + 2-year Master) on Physics in Europe. Aiming for a thesis in Quantum Computation/Information. I am currently on the 4th year and have ...
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Will a 22 credit Computer Programming minor that covers most major topics, along with self teaching, prepare me for a career in software development? [closed]

I am an intended Econ major who is slowly realizing he wants to pursue a career in software dev/engineering. I started programming with Python in the winter and am currently taking Harvard's CS50 as a ...
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Should I flag up incorrect information on CV (degree title) to HR now I've accepted an offer and going through the background check process?

I accidentally listed having a Bachelor of Arts degree on my cv whereas my it should be a Bachelor of Science degree. I’ve listed the BA like this in my CV “Bachelor of Arts (Maths and Statistics)”. ...
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I have to retake 1 class to graduate - how should I apply for jobs now?

As the title says, I have to retake 1 class in order to graduate. This is at an American university for a bachelors degree in mathematics, and the class I must retake is only offered in the fall ...
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Abbreviation for bachelor's degree with minor

When describing the degree one has obtained or is pursuing (for example in an email signature), is there a way to include information about a minor in a cleanly abbreviated manner? For example, ...
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Is it appropriate to slightly change the name of my degree?

If I have a "BS in Software Development", would it be okay to change the name to "BS in Software Engineering" on my resume? Could it negatively impact background checks or education verification if ...
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How to explain degree with gap in CV? [duplicate]

Long story short: Started degree A and dropped out after earning about half the credits for graduating Started another degree B and finished it, getting also a PhD after it Managed to finish degree A ...
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Will job offer be rescinded after education check due to unfinished degree? [closed]

I recently signed an offer letter with a company for a sales position. I have a Bachelors listed on my resume, but the position did not require it, only listed a Bachelors as preferred. I filled out ...
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Is it too early to apply to jobs 8 months before graduation? [closed]

I am doing a master's degree in computer science and I formally graduate in September 2019. However, I start my dissertation period in May and I will have no lectures. So, I have been pondering ...
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How can I get a job in a technical field without a degree? [closed]

Currently, I work several unskilled jobs, that pay low wages. I would like to get a job doing something more technical (ideally in the field of geology), but I feel as though I have no way of ...