SoniaAlbrecht

I'm a third year undergraduate studying electrical engineering at University of California Davis. I'm trying to decide what subfield would be best from an EA perspective. Any advice would be appreciated.

I've been thinking about effective altruism concepts my whole life and took the Giving What We Can pledge in January 2021. I'm looking forward to taking the Further Pledge when I have a better idea of how much it costs to raise a family. I donate to the Givewell Maximum Impact Fund.

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Careers Questions Open Thread

I'm a 3rd year undergraduate double majoring in electrical engineering and economics at University of California Davis. I have a 3.7 University of California Davis GPA. After looking through EA articles,  I've decided to get a PhD in economics after graduation so I can be a development economist for an influential think tank or global development organization.  I do need to continue living in the United States, although plenty of travel is fine. 

Is there any preparation I should be doing for a career in development economics without going into academia beyond the standard career advice for getting into an economics PhD program?

What are some good schools for development economics?

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Open and Welcome Thread: February 2021

I'm a 3rd year undergraduate double majoring in electrical engineering and economics at University of California Davis (about 2 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area).

I've been thinking about effective altruism concepts all my life, but just discovered the community in December 2020. After reading many EA articles and double checking with my economics professor, today I've decided to switch my post-graduation career plans from a masters degree in electrical engineering to a PhD in economics so I can work on global priorities research. 

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What does it mean to become an expert in AI Hardware?

Thanks for this article! So helpful.

I’m a junior electrical engineering major who just learned about the advanced AI risks. I plan to do two senior years and a masters degree so I have time to change direction if I need to.

Do you think it would help the world more to go into one of the career paths in this article, or another career path one could do with an electrical engineering major that is less related to AI?

What are some of the career paths I could take with an electrical engineering major that have less risk of contributing to AI happening faster than we are able to handle it? Of those career paths, are there any that stand out as particularly helpful to society? I’m not interested in careers that require a PhD.