Hey all, I'm an aspiring Aerospace Engineer and I'd like some advice on what you guys think about the Cal Poly schools. I really like their "learn by doing" philosophy because it's great for immediate job recruitment, but not necessarily good for those who want to pursue a Ph.D. I want to acquire a Ph.D, but if I can get a job right after graduating then I'd rather take that course. My first question, do you guys think it's a good idea to work in industry for a few years then go back to school for a Ph.D? It'll be a tough transition financially, especially if I get raises during my initial career. Cal Poly also offers this program where you can get a Masters in about a year after your bachelors. Would that be a better option? My ideal company to work for would be SpaceX and I also have dreams of creating my own space company one day, if that makes any difference. The founder of SpaceX doesn't have a Ph.D. What do you guys think of the Cal Poly schools overall? Which one is better for job recruitment? I've heard that Pomona is better for Engineering because it's closer to a lot of the industry in SoCal. But SLO definitely has the better campus life and area.