Masters in Computer Science Question
Hi, I graduated this past May from a top 3 LAC with a major in mathematics and a 3.65 GPA. I took about 5 CS classes undergrad. Did excellent in three of those (A-, A-, A), did decent on two (B+, B- ).
Now my goal is to go into tech. After much thought, I realize that one of the only jobs I would really like to do is working in tech at a top tech company. Ideally, something like working with flying cars, AI, or anything of "the future". My goal in pursuing a masters is to become very knowledgeable about the tech industry and have a better idea as to what startup I could start. My long term goal is to found my own startups.
I am a non US citizen who had to return to home country because I did not get a job in CS in the US (mostly told I needed more experience).
My question(s): is a Masters in Computer Science worth it? What are my chances at a top CS grad school (I would only apply to the very best, such as Stanford, CMU, MIT, Berkley, Penn)? Note I have no research experience in CS (although I have in PolSci), and I am pretty sure I could get some very strong rec letters. I also have no industry experience. Suffice to say I ended up doing CS at the last minute in my college career. I also expect to score above 330 on GRE. Thanks