| ||Ask HN: Is a Ph.D. in CS worth it?|
37 points by alexgartrell 2167 days ago | hide | past | web | 39 comments | favorite |
|So, I'm a senior CS major at CMU, and up til now I have taken care to keep both options (Industry and Grad School) open to me. Unfortunately (or, perhaps, fortunately), it's about time to make a real decision, so I figured I would just gather as much (hopefully unbiased) information as possible.|
So, given the choice between a top tier Grad School and a top tier company (whether it's a cool new startup or an established player), which is the better choice?
For the sake of eliminating the easy answers, you can assume that I'm not sure that I want to teach and that the opportunity cost doesn't bother me.
Edited to add: Whatever I work on, I want it to be cool and new. Research affords a good opportunity to do that, but I believe a job could as well.
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