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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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Short answer : Nope Long answer : Ask yourself if you want to be the CEO of a company still working when you're 55 years old, or be financially independent and take early retirement to LIVE your life. Losing all the funds now/taking on loan is going to haunt you for a long time which you could've invested in stocks/index funds. You already work at Apple. It wouldn't be much of a problem switching to another FAANG. Just hustle and strengthen the fundamentals of whatever is required in the Job description. Good luck!

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If you love having an education and growing in your knowledge, great, but I would agree that you could do a lot more with that money and simply switch teams if the goal is just career growth.

What are you unhappy with in your current role and what are you trying to accomplish in a new role?

If you have the time and dedication, it may pay off. Credentials can be useful - but aren't everything - for getting into a FAANG.

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