Q1: Introduce yourself (school, major, year)
UW Computer Science JuniorQ2: What do you think is the most important soft/hard skill? Why?
I think that trustworthiness is one of the most important skills, since there are a lot of smart people out there in the world that can get tasks done, but what I feel sets people apart is their ability to be reliable and trustworthy in terms of doing their job well. I feel like bosses look for people they can count on to do a good job and to go above and beyond expectations.Your title here...Q3: What industry do you see yourself in? Why?
I see myself as being a Software Engineer, since I enjoy being able to use programming to create software that enhances people's lives. It's technically challenging work, and I appreciate the opportunity I have to create a piece of software that a lot of people can use to better their lives in some way.Your title here...Q4: What do you think will take to get there?
It will take a lot of hard work in terms of studying and learning as much as I can, since many software jobs are extremely competitive and being a good programmer entails being really knowledgeable in a whole variety of different areas.Your title here...Q5: How do you plan on getting there?
Studying hard, trying to take challenging courses at UW to learn the fundamentals and help build a strong foundation, and getting a lot of relevant work experience through summer internships.Your title here...Q6: What course will you be taking this year? A lot of upper division CSE classes -- Networks, Machine Learning, Databases, Computer Graphics, Systems Programming, Human Centered Interaction.
Q7: What outside activities are you involved in?
I am a Bible Study leader with Asian American InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, so I lead a Bible study every Thursday night in my dorm room where we dive into God's word and see how we can apply the lessons we learn to our lives in order to become better people, overcome the hardships we face, and ultimately glorify God through our lives. It's been also a good opportunity to connect with others on a deeper level, as it's a good space for people to open up with what's going on in their lives and for others to provide support as a caring community.Your title here...Q8: What are some of your experiences/achievements? How do they align to your overall career aspirations?
I just completed a 13 week summer internship in Austin, TX, where I created a system that allowed users to upload their resumes via email to allow mobile users without a file system on their phone (iPhone, older Android devices) to be able to apply to jobs on their phone. It was really good work experience, especially since software engineering is most likely what I'll be going into when I look for a full time job, so I got to see what it's like to actually work as one, and to produce a product and prove to myself as well as my bosses that I can do that job well.Your title here...Q9: Do you think the classes you took in college and high school helped prepare you for real world experience?
They prepared me well, not in the sense that there's a whole lot of technologies that I had to learn on my own, but my classes helped me to develop the problem solving skills, the coding fundamentals, and the mindset to be able to tackle new challenges and learn new skills on the fly.Your title here...