Y'know, I'd really like to be a luthier.
May 13, 2007 11:07 PM Subscribe
I'm a college sophomore on my way to a CS Major / Religion Minor. Apparently my initial
career options (just from that major) are a little bit better than my English-major friends. But I'd much rather make interesting things than work in a cubicle. How do I do this?
posted by tmcw to Education (13 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My school offers a little bit of engineering, but it's basically a physics minor. Not incredibly practical, but somewhat. What inspires me are companies that make things that are useful and really change lives. iPods, wah pedals, guitars, zoom lenses, etc. A company like Frog Design, I'd kill to work at. How should I go about this? Is it possible / practical / worth it at all? I'm thinking of attempting to get into an HCI program, maybe at CMU, but I know that program is nearly impossible (I have a 3.9 major gpa, but outside of my major it ain't so hot).
The thing is, compiler construction and algorithm analysis just annoys me. And computer science (as opposed to engineering) has a whole lot of that. I'd like to have a tangible effect on the world. But... how? Also, I have some business classes, and some art talent.