re: What Advice Would You Give Your 20-year-old Self? VIEW POST


Air Traffic Control is a bad idea, go into computer science and avoid a decade of stagnation.


Or a decade of experience in another field.

Don't underestimate what you have done.

I see your description like you have invested 10 years in network and flow optimization.

No matter if you start with computer science today. If you focus on graph theory and algorithms, you might be able to model and solve problems like nobody else.


Might be true if I spent 10 years in that field. No, I spent 6 years going to college for that field (went to Basic for the USAF reserves about half way through, the disruption added two years of college) and then worked as a ramp agent not getting a job because the FAA sequestered at the time.

But I do try to use what I learned in the Air Force where it applies (I was passenger services and then a load planner.)

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