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Years ago I would see a shit ton of posts belittling engineer major basically calling them brainlets claiming going applied/pure math superior because it’s more challenging and there are legitimate career paths outside of education for math. What are they? Growing up I was always told to go engineering cause I’m good at math by teachers/parents because if you get a degree in math your only prospects are to work in education. Which is true?

>> No.9678278

>>9678154
pure math is shit

>> No.9678289

>>9678154
> What are they?
Research.
>Growing up I was always told to go engineering cause I’m good at math by teachers/parents because if you get a degree in math your only prospects are to work in education.
Your teachers were likely mediocre, and seeing no way for themselves to gain a doctorate in mathematics, projected those feelings onto their students.
>Which is true?
Roughly speaking: if you are extremely gifted, mathematics is a career choice that may land you in history books. If you are not the sharpest tool in the box, engineering offers a more secure path to a middle-class lifestyle.

>> No.9678293

>>9678154
Interested as well. Would become a theoretical physicist instead of an EE if i knew of stable dependable employment opportunities outside of the 1 in 30 chance of tenure

>> No.9678302

>>9678289
Research... Funded by whom? Of course OP has heard that answer. It is essentially the same answer as "education". Removing educational institutions from the mix, what career prospects remain that are actually dependable? Thanks

>> No.9678333

>>9678302
>Research... Funded by whom?
Universities, of course.
>Removing educational institutions from the mix, what career prospects remain that are actually dependable? Thanks
If you´re not smart enough to make it in academia, engineering is the more dependable - and less demanding - option.

>> No.9678389

>>9678289
Went to your average public schools so yes they were mostly nothing special, my main issue I feel is I can’t determine a specific field I want to dedicate myself to. I have interests in math, comp sci, and some fields of engineering but I’m not really able to say to myself “this is the one area in life I want to contribute the most to”. Which is why I was wondering what a future in academia would look like.
How did you guys figure out with certainty what you wanted to study?

>> No.9678402

If you're not doing pure math you're a brainlet.

>> No.9679663

Math is "I was able to be careful through uni"
Science is "I was careful both in applying myself at uni & picking my major"

>> No.9679677

>>9679663
A degree in applied math says "I wasn't careful in picking my major, let's play a boardgame. Scrabble? N-No, oh look I gotta go!"

>> No.9679714

only absolute brainlets complain about majors, the truth is that it doesnt matter if you are a CS major, a mathematician or an engineer, if you truly care about whatever you want to do you are going to put enough effort into it to actually understand it.

The difference between a great mathematician and a great engineer is less than that between a great mathematician and a mediocre one, just do something cool and don't fall into the "I'm not good at ""x"" so I'm not even going to bother trying to learn it even though it's absolutely necessary for my major" which is what a lot of engineers or CS majors say about math.

It's really not about your major, it's about not being a lazy piece of shit and actually doing something.

>> No.9679732

>>9678154
Should be the limit as x approaches 0, brainlet.

>> No.9681220

>>9678154
That shit results in 0, OP.

>> No.9681220,8 [INTERNAL] 

Kekos

>> No.9681220,9 [INTERNAL] 

Value plz this <a href="https://faith-instyle.com/">blog post </a>

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