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What does it take to become a "research engineer" in computer engineering? [closed]

I recently discovered that research engineer in computer science seems interesting and relevant both for academia and corporations. Now I wonder if I must have a Ph D in computer science to become a "...
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Is dropping out advantageous, because job experience has more market value than education? [closed]

I studied computer science with a fellow student I will call Joe. Joe did the first year of college and then dropped out and got a job as a developer. I studied four years, then took an extra six ...
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How to be an effective job shadow host? (Software Engineering specific) [closed]

So I just found out that I'll be hosting a high school student who is interested in software tomorrow. I take this stuff rather seriously - I remember being that age, being told to suddenly make ...
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How to find a low-challenge, low-variety job when coming from a highly educated background? [closed]

I am a university graduate with a BSc and an MA. I am currently working for a (very) large financial company as a java developer who effectively spends most his time doing everything else IT related. ...
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How to approach leaving a company within 3 months? [closed]

I joined a startup almost 2 months back. Before this I was a partner in another startup where I worked for around 4-5 months but things didn't work out for me there and I started hunting for a job. ...
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Unfinished master's degree on job interview

I’ve studied 2 majors at university, where getting 2 master’s degrees is tied to finishing both, but I couldn’t end my studies in one of them. (Only the last stage was left: the state exam). I’ve ...
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Education Reimbursement for course taught by friend

An old friend of mine just published a year long course relating to CV / Machine Learning that I would very much like to take. The course is non-college online learning, but is respected and ...
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Told everyone I graduated but turns out I didn't [closed]

I am finishing my bachelor degree. I finished my exams, applied to graduate and started applying to full time jobs in my field. I had a couple of interviews and have a couple more lined up. Today, I ...
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Verifying education/degrees AFTER employment

As some background, I have been in my current position for just over a year and I have nearly 20 years of experience in my field with two bachelor's degrees and a master's degree. Recently, several ...
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Dropping a course as a master's student [closed]

I am planning to drop a course in my master's program as it has been really difficult for me to score well in it while looking for internships this semester. If I don't drop it I will end up with a ...
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How to explain many years to accomplish a degree?

I have a friend who is looking for a job in the technical industry. He is 30 and just finished studying his degree for 12 years, which is supposed to take 5. Before going on, let me give some context:...
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How to present to prospective employers that I came close to graduating but didn't?

The university where I did my undergraduate studies in informatics in has basically three independent requirements for graduating: Finishing a certain number of all the courses available (some are ...
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When to go back to school? [closed]

My understanding the reason people get college degrees is that it's like an investment: you put time and money in to go to school, then in theory you are able to get a better paying job. I know some ...
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How to enter a degree you are not holding yet into an application platform

Nearly all of the companies I'm applying or plan to apply to use some kind of online platform where applications should be uploaded. Typically that means entering most of the information that is ...
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Apply and quit after a year at companies not offering internships

There are various research oriented companies where I'd like to do an internship and possibly come back for a full-time position later when I finished my academic education. However, most of those ...
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Switching from Applied Math to Computer Science . Your advice? [closed]

My questions are for people who are familiar with the job market in both Canada and the US. However, other people are welcome to answer as well . My questions are the following: For those of you who ...
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Is it inappropriate to offer to train a superior when they express they don't know something that you do?

They didn't specifically request to be trained. However, they have quite often asked "how do you do this?" questions, and many times, telling how to do something doesn't make sense without knowledge ...
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My highest education doesn't reflect my skill level - should I exclude it from my resume?

This question is related to this one, but different. I feel as if my highest education doesn't really reflect the skill level I later developed. I'm an autodidact and dropped out of several high ...
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Should my resume list my bachelor's degree separately if my master's was in a different field?

I plan on getting a master's degree in Computer Science after obtaining a bachelor's in Business Administration. Since these aren't related fields, should I list both degrees separately on my resume? ...
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My Employer wants me to attend staff meetings after work [closed]

I am a teacher who has been working for the same employer for over 15 years. My employer recently decided to require that I attend staff meetings twice each month after regular working hours. However, ...
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Options regarding in-house programming position with no education

I'm in a sort of predicament at my place of employment, but first the background. Currently, I'm working as a computer specialist making about $29k a year at a local school district in the tri-state ...
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Online Letter of Recommendation from Supervisor

There is a scholarship program for current employees in our company to go to graduate school. The Graduate school in question require letter of recommendation from supervisor via online. It's been ...
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Will employers accept students on academic leave or with deferred admission for internships?

In many cases, employers specify that interns need to be currently enrolled in a university program. I am currently in between my M.S. and Ph.D.. I have been admitted to a university and have ...
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Question about leaving a job [closed]

Recently I received a job offer from an international company to work for their office in Turkey. The company is preparing my contract and residency so I can start my career there. In the same time, ...
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Is it likely that the company will rescind an accepted offer if I don't graduate in time?

I accepted a position as a software developer at a large multinational company after having completed an internship there last summer. We negotiated the start date to what I thought to be sufficiently ...
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Should I list both universities if I started in one country but graduated in another?

I was studying computer engineering and during my third year, I had to travel abroad to another country because of the outbreak of a civil war in my country. This interrupted my studies for a year but ...
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Should I put the college I went to on my LinkedIn profile if I didn't earn a degree? [closed]

After about a semester and a half I flunked out of college (this was about 7 years ago). I was told it was acceptable to put the amount of credits I earned on my resume, but I was wondering if that ...
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I would like to donate my time to a 'for profit' company [closed]

I am a programmer with 10 months of experience (.NET) and I have some free time currently (1 month) because I'm changing my job. I'd like to learn new things by doing some project for free just to ...
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How to put unfinished education on a resume [duplicate]

What is the best way to put on your resume you attended some college, but do not have a degree?
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How can I justify my eagerness to be trained in mathematics to my employer?

Our office has a budget for training. But on one condition: It should improve/help or at least be useful to the current work we do on our team (VBA Development using Access/Excel). I am eager to ...
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What can companies do to uncover fake diplomas such as those purportedly sold by Axact?

So I was reading this article in New York Times about Axact, a Pakistan-based Company that seems to be in the business of selling fake diplomas. The case of Axact is also not some small operation ...
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Can I get my grandad to write a review for university? [closed]

You always see the general "you can't list family members" when it comes to references, but what if you're working at a company where your granddad is also your boss? He has a different last name to ...
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Will dropping out of college be a problem in searching for software jobs

I am currently working in an IT company. I want to switch into software development. I dropped out of my BE after trying for five years. I then got a BSc degree through distance education which is in ...
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How to properly add a technology that I'm currently learning to a resume

I am a web developer and am constantly learning new technology. Currently I am heads down on Angular.js but also the pending JavaScript release (JS.NEXT), Node.js and React.js. These technologies ...
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Do UK graduate employers take into account which university you got your degree from, or just the grade you achieved?

The question excludes the top 10 UK universities. I am currently an undergraduate studying Software Engineering at Westminster University (ranked 90/120 in the UK) and have been offered the chance ...
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Should I include university education on my resume if I dropped out? [duplicate]

I have already seen similar questions, like this one: How to explain that my experience makes up for my lack of qualifications?, however I don't think that they fit my current situation. In my ...
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Resume Question regarding graduate school

I am about to graduate from college (undergrad) in the upcoming months and have been accepted into graduate school for computational mathematics. Truth is, grad school is my second choice and would ...
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Do you have to change your last name with your Alma Mater if you legally change your name?

I am wondering if employers might try to verify that I attended a college and if I need to update them with my current last name as it is different than the one on my diploma.
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In USA, what benefit does a degree from a more prestigious university hold when searching for IT work?

Here in USA I currently work as an IT Consultant at a large Massachusetts-based retailer. Looking at the demographics of the IT personnel, about 50% of them are from India. The vast majority of these ...
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How to include online courses skills in a resume [duplicate]

I'm looking for an entry-levels job, and (almost) all my relevant skills come from online courses on coursera.org How should I list these in my resume/CV? Should I create a section 'Continuing ...
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When specializing is seen as a bad thing in interview

I was in an interview for a development position and mentioned I was specializing my csc degree in networking. The interviewer didn't seem to like this and went on about "how does programming fit into ...
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Can anything be done about low marks on transcript? [closed]

Many of the jobs I'm applying for ask for the college transcript. I've gotten some low marks and now the school has started including the class average in the transcripts. Is there anything I can do ...
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How to mitigate the negative effect of quitting college in my CV? [duplicate]

I know some potential employers in the IT/Development field think that quitting shows I can't get stuff done and chicken out on difficult tasks. The truth is I quit because I got a job during my ...
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Dates on CV: Ending of studies vs Date of award [duplicate]

Due to thesis correction times and other standard administrative matters, the date between my effective ending of academic duties (i.e. the thesis discussion day) and the date in which the award was ...
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Is experience or academic background more important in trainee selection? [closed]

I am looking to apply for a trainee position at a big European space company. There are around 60 positions available, of which 2 are interesting for me. Unfortunately the company has the policy that ...
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How to put education on your resume that you have not yet completed?

Currently on my resume for education I have the following: University I went to Graduation date: Month, year Bachelor of Science in Subject I studied GPA: 4.0 ...
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Writing an open letter to say how much I want to work at a specific company [closed]

I am a junior in high school, and I dream of working at a specific company after college. I want to write an essay about why and how I want to get to work there, what I'm doing in order for it to ...
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Listing Self-Taught Credit-Based Courses on Resume

I would like to put them on my resume, because they enhance my profile. I put it under education since it's ongoing; should it be listed somewhere else? I don't want potential employers to skip over ...
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I received a job offer, but I was not hired

This is taking place in the USA. I recently received a job offer, but it has been taken off the table. I was educated in Russia (although I am not a citizen) and provided the Hiring Agency with my ...
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Education Gap With Work Experience [duplicate]

I have a confusion that actually my B.E Computer science Batch 2008-2012. but, since I backlog on one paper I did not complete my graduation on 2012 and joined in a small IT Firm. I completed my ...
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