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I interviewed with two large defense contractors in the aerospace industry and accepted the first offer, which exceeded my expectations. Cannot wait to start, but I still have to finish up my degree, which is tediously annoying to say the least. I'll briefly discuss my path to where I am now...about 5 years ago I graduated with an urban planning degree...became a county planner, quickly quit...realized it wasn't for me. Decided to transition to comp sci to get a master's degree, this took a year to be able to even apply...pre-req classes + GRE. Now roughly 3 years dedicated to comp sci, my road of academia is ending, and I cannot wait to apply my skill set to something useful. The only thing I'm worried about is the instability of the aerospace industry nowadays.
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So why computer science in the aerospace industry?

You do have some valid concern about aerospace but with computer science I think you'll be ok.

I definitely know what you mean about wanting to be done. It's taking me 6 years to finish my undergrad and I can't freaking wait to be done.
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So why computer science in the aerospace industry?

You do have some valid concern about aerospace but with computer science I think you'll be ok.

I definitely know what you mean about wanting to be done. It's taking me 6 years to finish my undergrad and I can't freaking wait to be done.

I understand the taking forever for undergrad. *shudder* I'm working on year 6, but I have an internship that is extending my time.
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I interviewed with two large defense contractors in the aerospace industry and accepted the first offer, which exceeded my expectations. Cannot wait to start, but I still have to finish up my degree, which is tediously annoying to say the least. I'll briefly discuss my path to where I am now...about 5 years ago I graduated with an urban planning degree...became a county planner, quickly quit...realized it wasn't for me. Decided to transition to comp sci to get a master's degree, this took a year to be able to even apply...pre-req classes + GRE. Now roughly 3 years dedicated to comp sci, my road of academia is ending, and I cannot wait to apply my skill set to something useful. The only thing I'm worried about is the instability of the aerospace industry nowadays.

What will you be doing in Aerospace? O.o Comp Sci generally focuses on programming and computer aided research.
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So why computer science in the aerospace industry?

You do have some valid concern about aerospace but with computer science I think you'll be ok.

I definitely know what you mean about wanting to be done. It's taking me 6 years to finish my undergrad and I can't freaking wait to be done.

I chose to transition to comp sci because my math skills are pretty solid (700 out of 800 on GRE) and I wasn't using them that much for urban planning (didn't realize this till it was too late), so I felt like I wasn't utilizing my full potential. I've also been into anything computers since around the mid-90's and have been interested in how applications are created and designed...so that kind of sparked my transition and interest for programming and software development.
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What will you be doing in Aerospace? O.o Comp Sci generally focuses on programming and computer aided research.

software engineering, more specifically working with the UI for various flight management systems for commercial aircraft, mostly Boeing.
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software engineering, more specifically working with the UI for various flight management systems for commercial aircraft, mostly Boeing.

That actually makes a great deal of sense. O.O That... sounds... amazing... I'm Computer Science as well XD
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I been in aerospace for the last 11 years. The company I work for is rock solid stable. We build corporate jets. I absolutly love it! Congrats!!
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