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Is it worth it to go back to school for a better track to a FAANG company? The division I’m currently in seems like there are no good opportunities, and I have the funds available to finish my undergraduate full time (Canada). I applied to Amazon before for a highly senior position and made it to final interview so I think I would have a better chance for a new grad type role.

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I made it to FAANG with no grad school, and mid tier undergrad. It’s experience and knowledge.

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It's worth it to go back to school to get a job you actually like.

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Amazon is so massive, you’ll have a different ‘bar’ at each team you apply to.

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If you made it to final interview for a "highly senior position," then you have what it takes to not work as a new grad. You should keep applying. That said, having a degree will make your life easier in the long run. You'll get through more resume screens. Just what proportion is totally beyond me.

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If the school will help improve your network and availability for campus recruitment. If it’s just for tech skills you may have less expensive options

It would be more for networking yeah, I know where I can improve but having a hard time getting a response after initial CV submit.

OP - look ten years down the road. If you’ll be unhappy with yourself not having completed that degree then go do it while you can. Don’t link it with a specific job in mind. If you’ll be happy with a version of yourself with the same job you are trying to get right now without the degree then don’t do it, but if you wrote this post, I think your gut is telling you do finish your undergrad. If so, do it. The school fees are trivial in the long run.

Networking > school (if you've already got skills)

Start school. It can help even if you stay. But also wait to see how Newco shakes out. Both Newco and IBM will look totally different with completely new opportunities after the split

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