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by physiorol
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

With respect to Canadian universities: - Be careful when evaluating costs and consider the impact when the Canadian $ rises vs. the US dollar. This happened when my sister was at McGill, and it stretched my parents much more than was comfortable. Might want to run a few scenarios on that. - Unless ...
by physiorol
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

SC Anteater wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:25 am
Make sure that NEU scholarship is valid for all 4 years. There is often some degree of bait and switch happening where freshmen get a decent amount of aid, and then less and less each year.
Will do. Thanks
by physiorol
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

My point to the OP is not to lose the forest for the trees. Don't worry too much about narrowly focusing on a single path at this point. In OP's kid's shoes, I would rule out Northeastern and Waterloo due to cost (student loans are miserable even if you're a high earner after college). After that, ...
by physiorol
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

In fact now that I mention it, that would be my best summary of Berkeley. Very high upper limit on what you can achieve but you will get drowned out by the masses so you need to work very hard and be driven to get it done yourself. This is a really useful life skill for what it's worth. I imagine i...
by physiorol
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

The Bay Area tech companies have significantly expanded their recruiting beyond their usual schools. My alma mater is a small liberal arts school in Texas and now Google, Uber, Intel and Amazon are all recruiting from their CS department because they need every software engineer they can find—and t...
by physiorol
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

Remember that these days everyone is taking CS classes. The intro classes are full of people who have no intent on majoring in CS and/or are weaker at the technical subjects than a typical engineering major. So the average GPA is naturally going to be lower. That said, you definitely shouldn’t coun...
by physiorol
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

Choose Berkeley, because there is no place else like it. He will live an interesting life. Berkeley is a magical place. There is a tangible scale to people's ambitions that isn't as present at Irvine/Davis/Austin. Furthermore Austin is a great city but Davis/Irvine are not that interesting in my hu...
by physiorol
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

Note that Berkeley has a computer science degree in Letters and Science (which I would think might be easier to get into if you think switching into EECS would be difficult). Certainly for programming jobs, that's equivalent to EECS (and grad school destinations look good too). https://career.berke...
by physiorol
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

Although things in life change rapidly, he is currently leaning towards working in the business/people side of high tech, eg business analytics/management consulting. And therefore the coursework in the Berkeley and Waterloo programs seem to excite him more than straight CS. I have a BS in Computer...
by physiorol
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

Hard to say if a minor in CS would develop strong technical/programming skills without seeing a course list, to be honest. If it covers both back end and front end languages in a minor, then it will give the fundamentals but probably not deep dive like a major would. That said, I don't have a CS de...
by physiorol
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

I received an undergraduate engineering degree from Berkeley and I can confirm that it is an intensely competitive experience, especially when compared to other majors. I never really used my degree so not sure I would do it again. So i would make sure that is what your son really wants. Also high ...
by physiorol
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

Was he accepted to the honors college at UCI? Nope. He only go honors college at northeastern and did not get Regents at any UC. I love orange county myself and the thought of winters in Boston versus the beach seems like a no-brainer. But having said that most of my time in college was spent going...
by physiorol
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

1. Where do you live? It's best if their school is one direct flight away. More than that and it gets hard for them to visit on long weekends and if they have a medical problem that require your help, it's a nightmare. So if you like your kid, it's best if it doesn't take a full day of travel to ge...
by physiorol
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

There are a number of folks chiming in here who don't know what they're talking about. I have an Industrial Engineering degree from a top tier school, and the majority of my career has been in data analytics. Some thoughts: 1. Industrial Engineering, is a high demand, great paying field. From a top...
by physiorol
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

Our 2 boys looked at many of the schools you discuss and recently finished in BioE at Berkeley (UCB) while I live in San Diego. That's my bias. Most importantly, involve your kids in the decision making and don't leave out the financial aspect of things. For example, we reviewed the cost of private...
by physiorol
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

physiorol....I do not know if you'd consider an East Coast school, but if so....take a look at Drexel University (Philadelphia). Their engineering programs are excellent, and they have paid co-ops for their students. Note: My son is a graduate of Drexel (Undergrad, and Grad). The price is pretty st...
by physiorol
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

Hi. Go to Berkeley. It doesn't matter if your degree is not explicitly CS. Most engineering majors from good schools can be competitive for a wide range of jobs. If the school's were ranked closely, then maybe it would be a toss up. However, Berkeley is much better than Davis or Waterloo let alone ...
by physiorol
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

There are a number of folks chiming in here who don't know what they're talking about. I have an Industrial Engineering degree from a top tier school, and the majority of my career has been in data analytics. Some thoughts: 1. Industrial Engineering, is a high demand, great paying field. From a top...
by physiorol
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

I would go #2 or #4. A solid foundation in CS opens the most doors, regardless of the ultimate nature of the job he decides on. If the business/sales side becomes appealing, follow up the BS with an MBA or minor in business for the BS. More important than any education for a management or sales job...
by physiorol
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

I manage the recruiting team of a medium-sized public tech company in SoCal and recruited tech in the Bay/Austin the last 7 years... Fall 2018 was the first time we have explored NEU and I must say it’s drastically exceeded expectations. The talent there is high and on par with many of the elite CS...
by physiorol
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

Industrial engineering is one of those glamour fields that usually doesn’t pay very well. Unless he has a real desire to be the next Jony Ive, that major doesn’t really match the rest of his choices. ???? Industrial engineering does not equal industrial design. Industrial design equals design an iP...
by physiorol
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

I work in the Business Intelligence/Business Analytics field, which it sounds like he is interested in. I would steer towards the UC Davis Computer Science program. It is much easier to learn and hone management and analytical skills than it is to learn computer science and he will be a much more v...
by physiorol
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

IE/OR can be lots of things depending on what the college offers and what the student decides for a concentration. It can be anywhere from classical Industrial Engineering in manufacturing, to mathematical models applied to almost any aspect of business. There will be lots of computing in the curri...
by physiorol
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

Industrial engineering is one of those glamour fields that usually doesn’t pay very well. Unless he has a real desire to be the next Jony Ive, that major doesn’t really match the rest of his choices. Waterloo is a very good school, probably the best of his current options. I know nothing about what...
by physiorol
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Follow-up on college engineering thread (computational v CS v Berkeley IEOR)

A few months ago I initiated an inquiry on behalf of my son who had at that time been admitted to computational engineering (under aerospace department) at UT Austin. https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=270977 He and I found the discussion quite informative and it helped him realize...
by physiorol
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Age discrimination in the medical professions as one gets older?
Replies: 40
Views: 3651

Re: Age discrimination in the medical professions as one gets older?

I am in healthcare I do not see my age discrimination. In general, patients value experience and gray hair and there is high demand to fill positions so employers cannot be very picky, even if they wanted a younger workforce. The only thing I notice is between professionals, where the younger more u...
by physiorol
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major
Replies: 91
Views: 3358

Re: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major

After looking at the course work I am more convinced that this is as I describe (COE352 I suspect) and in a nutshell it's an AE/ME degree pretending to be something else... My advice is to pick CS (if you like programming) or AE (if you like engineering) but not a 'multidisciplinary' major. Kind of...
by physiorol
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major
Replies: 91
Views: 3358

Re: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major

I believe the NY times had an article last week talking about the general impaction of CS courses, due to 1) high enrollment numbers for people in CS major, 2) high demand for CS courses for people studying other majors (similar to the reddit post above) and 3) lack of CS professors so I believe th...
by physiorol
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major
Replies: 91
Views: 3358

Re: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major

It hasn't been specifically stated so I do want to ask. Has the child looked into how hard it is to change majors at UT Austin? This is a solid school, and if they can be admitted under this hybrid degree and easily change to CS or AE when they decide they like one or the other, that's a valid appr...
by physiorol
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major
Replies: 91
Views: 3358

Re: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major

At this point in time northeastern would be more affordable, due to reasonable scholarship, than out of state tuition at UT austin. Instate acceptances are not back yet but his instate options would be a little less than northeastern. I think you hit part of it. Many kids want the advantage of a st...
by physiorol
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major
Replies: 91
Views: 3358

Re: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major

Thanks to everyone that has responded, seems like we do have lots of technical BHs. I get a sense that the majority of people feel that the traditional path for undergrad (eg ME, CS, EE, CE) would best. I guess the thing that is confusing to me is that from my understanding (I am not an engineer bu...
by physiorol
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major
Replies: 91
Views: 3358

Re: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major

This is my field and this program would have been an excellent undergraduate education for me. I looked at the curriculum and it's exactly what it claims - an aerospace engineering degree with specialization in computational methods. The curriculum contains many of the fundamental 2nd and 3rd year ...
by physiorol
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major
Replies: 91
Views: 3358

Re: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major

KlangFool wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:56 am

<<* Presumably having a CS degree would be the most useful way in getting a programming or analytics job>>

But, this is not a CS degree.

KlangFool
I wasn't suggesting it was.
by physiorol
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major
Replies: 91
Views: 3358

Re: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major

It hasn't been specifically stated so I do want to ask. Has the child looked into how hard it is to change majors at UT Austin? This is a solid school, and if they can be admitted under this hybrid degree and easily change to CS or AE when they decide they like one or the other, that's a valid appr...
by physiorol
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major
Replies: 91
Views: 3358

Re: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major

Thanks to everyone that has responded, seems like we do have lots of technical BHs. I get a sense that the majority of people feel that the traditional path for undergrad (eg ME, CS, EE, CE) would best. I guess the thing that is confusing to me is that from my understanding (I am not an engineer bu...
by physiorol
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major
Replies: 91
Views: 3358

Re: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major

Fool, You frequently write about long periods of unemployment during your career that followed 2 EE degrees. I have only an undergrad CS degree, and have never been without well paid work for the last 35 years or so. There were sometimes layoffs at my former employers, but have found a new job usua...
by physiorol
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major
Replies: 91
Views: 3358

Re: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major

Thanks to everyone that has responded, seems like we do have lots of technical BHs. I get a sense that the majority of people feel that the traditional path for undergrad (eg ME, CS, EE, CE) would best. I guess the thing that is confusing to me is that from my understanding (I am not an engineer but...
by physiorol
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major
Replies: 91
Views: 3358

Re: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major

So, essentially, the person in this program will be inferior to A) Someone with a mechanical engineering degree B) Someone with an Electrical Engineering degree C) Someone with a Computer Science degree Aka, this person is good for nothing. As an employer, why would I hire this person versus (A) to...
by physiorol
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major
Replies: 91
Views: 3358

Re: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major

When I was in college and grad school, when I looked at a catalog at the individual course descriptions I had immediate reactions to most of them--"Oh, I want that," "Oh, that doesn't sound that interesting." How does this student react to the mixture of courses in this major? He reacts very well t...
by physiorol
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major
Replies: 91
Views: 3358

Opinions on Computational Engineering Undergraduate Major

I know there are lots of engineers on this site so i thought I would ask if people are familiar with the major computational engineering and what their thoughts might be High school senior is accepted to Computational Engineering at UT Austin. The major appeals to the student because of its combinat...
by physiorol
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Estimating value of donated car
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Estimating value of donated car

I believe many experts believe car donation is not the best way to give. Lots of costs so the charity only gets a small fraction of the value of the car. Better to sell and donate the cash. I guess if you don’t want to go through the hassle of a sale.... We cannot sell to private party as it will n...
by physiorol
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Estimating value of donated car
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Estimating value of donated car

You had better ask your accountant. With deduction for all state and local taxes being limited to $10K, our previous state and local tax deduction of about 25-30K is now limited to 10K. We will not itemize for 2018 or 2019. We may in 2020 if we do another load up of our Donor advised fund. OK thank...
by physiorol
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Estimating value of donated car
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Estimating value of donated car

Thank you all. It is hard to believe all that metal and plastic is only worth a few hundred dollars. Good question about the itemization. I would have to ask my accountant if she expects us to itemize for 2019. We have a mortgage and rental property. Last years tax return says itemized deduction for...
by physiorol
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Estimating value of donated car
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Estimating value of donated car

We have a 2004 Seinna AWD that will not pass smog without much work and my wife wants to move on to more gas economical car as she drives for work. We are thinking of donating it but would like to get an idea of what it will sell for in auction. If it sells for 500 or more we will receive a form (10...
by physiorol
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Consequences of inheriting money overseas
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Consequences of inheriting money overseas

Ok. So I could just have it wired to the US and not have the need to report the presence of a foreign back account?
by physiorol
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Consequences of inheriting money overseas
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Consequences of inheriting money overseas

So if I move the money back to the US before tax return time, then there is no reporting?
by physiorol
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Consequences of inheriting money overseas
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Consequences of inheriting money overseas

Thanks that is very cool. sounds like I could bring it into the US without getting taxed on it. Any ideas what would happen in the US if I left it in the foreign country? I remember hearing something about notifying the US government if you have more than 10K in an overseas bank account. Does that c...
by physiorol
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Consequences of inheriting money overseas
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Consequences of inheriting money overseas

Hi there Just wondering about the tax and other implications of inheriting money or assets overseas? It is likely that I may receive inheritance in the next few years. Not sure exactly how much around 50K usd is a possibility. One option would be to have my name taken off the will and spread my shar...
by physiorol
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Canvas car leasing?
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Canvas car leasing?

Is this a really stupid idea?

https://drivecanvas.com/