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|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 11:24pm On Mar 19|
Due to bias in different forms, your resume should look like that of someone that was born in Murica.
This is with respect to locations/addresses majorly. Eg Lagos, abia, Nigeria etc except your school na Univ of Nigeria
Hope you did some internships before graduation...
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Timiofak(m): 11:24pm On Mar 19|
That na waste ooo
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Drenimarcus(m): 11:30pm On Mar 19|
I sure will apply for internships. Thank you!!
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by TEODIN: 5:32am On Mar 20|
Drenimarcus:If you have a degree in Nigeria. Why are you going through the stress of cc again.. look into Omscs or UT Austin MSCSO.. you will get a masters degree with 10k
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Drenimarcus(m): 5:48am On Mar 20|
I live here sir, My funds can only allow CC.
Appreciate the concern.
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 7:39am On Mar 20|
TEODIN:This kind Masters deh naim UC Berk3ley say make I come spend $13k for Analytics bo0t camp!
Was looking at the L0nghorns $6k Analytics bootcamp. It might end up being my passport out of this lungu called Cali.
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 7:39am On Mar 20|
Drenimarcus:Dreni, what concentration/career field are you looking at?
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Drenimarcus(m): 7:41am On Mar 20|
Networking. If it is possible, can I pm you?
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 8:01am On Mar 20|
Drenimarcus:I like this field!
Try to look into Systems Engineer for storage and computing servers, it would easily pay 2 times more.
Networking salaries I see online are peanuts.
I don marry, no private anything!
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by TEODIN: 8:11am On Mar 20|
MackyNaija:You fit even do UT Austin Masters in Data Science online.. still 10k dollars, you fit check if you go fit transfer like 3 courses from your old masters since Industrial Engineering dey close to Data( e go fall go like 7k dollars b that), you go finish in 1 year.. plus your experiences and the respect wey UT Austin get for Texas and for Data Science(definitely Top 10 in USA for Data Science), you go easily get good job as data scientist for Texas..UC berk3ley own too expensive ooo.. you fit do Georgia tech online masters of science in Analytics as second choice, still $10k but I no sure dem dey accept transfer for this one
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by TEODIN: 8:25am On Mar 20|
Drenimarcus:Have you read about Western Governors University(Wgu)?
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Drenimarcus(m): 9:25am On Mar 20|
Sir, I know you mean well but I don’t live in Texas or Utah. I live in Minnesota. Thank you sir for your concern, I do appreciate.
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by TEODIN: 1:14pm On Mar 20|
Drenimarcus:WGU is an online university that runs a capability mode of education and it is non-profit and well accredited established by former American Governors... I saw when you were saying something about networking that’s why I asked.. in networking/Cybersecurity certifications are more important than degrees.. WGU combines both certifications and degree and they pay for the necessary certifications for you and their fees are very cheap..if you can transfer some courses from your cc, plus general education requirements from previous degree., you can have a bsc in one year with all the necessary certifications with less than 7k dollars.. with that combination, you be hotcake
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Drenimarcus(m): 1:26pm On Mar 20|
Thank you for this. God blessings!
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 3:35pm On Mar 20|
TEODIN:Course load for a Data Science program will be heavy while still being employed full-time that's why I am looking at toning it down to Analytics...
Options are numerous so I will strike when the time is right.
Btw, you are very knowledgeable on achieving educational dreams on a budget!
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 3:56pm On Mar 20|
Drenimarcus:Back to this discussion, for several months, I have been seeing network engineer postings for salaries around $50k and I am shocked about how they could be paid 'so little' for skills my head tells me are quite complex.
So I found other iterations of the field that pay more:
Hardware development, hardware validation, systems development, hardware test etc.
Go to Amaz0n jobs + Find careers + Aws + teams...
Check job descriptions under these teams: 1. Hardware Development, 2. Security and 3. Systems Development
People trying to break into Networking or Cybersecurity are of the opinion that it calls for numerous certifications and years of experience.
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Zendmann1: 7:23am On Mar 21|
If you want to make money in networking jobs.. try and get experience in configuration of relevant network devices .. like CISCO ISE, Fortigate, normal cisco routers and switches, others are infoblox for DNS and DHCP.. from there learn network side of cloud especially GOOGLE and AWS because large companies use them here as main cloud carrier. Top it off with certifications. You should be able to secure jobs that pays 110k in moderate cheap states like TX, NC and VA.
In all sha...me sef wan switch to data analytics... this network engineer no dey too pay .. my colleagues in the same company earn almost twice what I make from the company... guys in cybersecurity and data science are really balling here.
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Cousiim: 12:09am On Mar 22|
Hi guys, just found this thread. I have a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering. I recently sat for GRE exam and I got 326 and Ielts (academic), I got 7.5/9. Can I get full funding for a masters degree at this time, people say its late for this year already. I'm confused, pls help.
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Elnon: 12:16am On Mar 22|
Good Evening Sir Makky,
I believe you forgot to respond to my query fully the last time due to your busy schedules.
I'm currently processing my application for masters in HealthCare informatics at Middle Tennessee state university. (GRE/TOEFL WAIVED)
Quick background - I'm a 23 year old medical lab scientist(Bachelors degree) and data scientist (Dataquest and google certified). I am proficient in Python, R, SQL, Excel, tableau etc with years of experience in the data world.
Its clear you are a brilliant force and I really need your guidance or tips on how to secure this admission, get quality references (heard it increases the chances of being admitted) etc
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 6:13am On Mar 22|
Zendmann1:Where you are running away from is where Drenimarcus is running to..
Cybersecurity requires too much experience to smell the field.
I am not switching to networking, my current job in hyperscale storage/computing hardware manufacturing is related to it.
I need high pay but small work
Software engineering = highest pay + high pressure + high stress. I don't want this combo.
Still considering sticking to Manufacturing Quality + Analytics OR just moving to Analytics full-time...
At the back of my mind, I don't need a career path that can be automated by software so I deh drag foot from a full switch to Analytics.
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 6:22am On Mar 22|
Cousiim:No one can say with 100% certainty what will happen, we can only predict.
1. Depends on what school and field you wanna concentrate it. Some schools/programs are well funded.
Schools also have multiple admission sessions.
2. As an example, Cut off for Fall/August 2021 application submission for some schools is Nov/Dec 2020. Early birds grab all the program fundings as some schools do 'rolling admissions'.
Admission decision takes months, visa interview has a lead time of 2 to 3 months. Most people get their visa in hand by May to June.
Complete the analysis and plan accordingly.
3. And finally, "who no go, no know". Contact professors, Put in your application early and expect the best.
There are threads for US Student Visa on this Travel section. It's loaded with info.
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 6:32am On Mar 22|
Elnon:How Yoruba deh take talk am? Eleyi badt gan!
I believe with your profile, you have scaled thru the 'getting admitted' stage as your profile is a good fit from my assessment.
Admission committees look beyond your references only as they focus on the full application.
My advice would be to apply to one or two more schools to increase your chances and then chase funding aggressively at this early stage.
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by proficienc(m): 6:34am On Mar 22|
Would you mind guide me on how to go about becoming a full fledged Data scientist like you?
I've registered on Dataquest but I wonder if there's more I need to do.
I'd appreciate your assistance. I'm sure Macky would address your question fully.
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by lionlee216(m): 6:39am On Mar 22|
Copied!! Thank you bro
For someone going to IT fully, what can you recommend?
I looked the GWU and the tuition is very cheap
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 6:40am On Mar 22|
proficienc:While we wait for Elnon's guidance, find time to read thru this thread and you'll learn a lot.
I'll find time to talk about my Analytics journey soon. Need to sleep.
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by proficienc(m): 7:40am On Mar 22|
Thanks alot! I can't wait to read it.
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Bossman(m): 1:58pm On Mar 22|
High pay but small work Experience tells me that most high paying jobs are high stress as well. As a veteran software guy I can attest to that. No doubt, software dev/programming has been very good to me though. Bottom line is...whatever field you end up in, make sure you learn it very well and become very good at it. Hard work will always pay off. And most of us Nigerians are a very hard working and resilient bunch!
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Drenimarcus(m): 3:21pm On Mar 22|
Sir, are you talking about networking or data analytics?
Software is hard without a tutor. Self learning is hard o. The little python I am teaching myself, I have headaches from it
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Bossman(m): 10:53pm On Mar 22|
No. I am talking about Software Development. Thee is nothing that pays well that's not difficult or challenging. One just needs to be up to the task.
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 1:26am On Mar 23|
Drenimarcus:Take Tylenol and you'll be fine.
...And remember to motivate yourself with the knowledge that a faang SWE entry salary is about $120k, total compensation about $200k.
You get the job, you blow then buy S-class or G-box!
|Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Timiofak(m): 12:05pm On Mar 23|
I don't think it's that hard sha
Learn and practise, keep practise
And being a software guy doesn't mean you can't google
Most software guys are the best googlers
So google a much as you can
Just make sure you understand the language.
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