It’s the end of one era and a beginning of another. Three weeks ago, I (finally) graduated with a B.Sc. in Computer Science, marking the end of my undergraduate student career. Although it took six years, I think it was worth the time, especially the co-op work terms I did. After all, it was my last co-op term at A Thinking Ape that got me my full-time position there.
I just finished my second week at A Thinking Ape, and so far it has been a blast. The company doubled its size since I co-oped there last year and now has offices occupying the top two floors of a building in Gastown. I was able to check in my first piece of code on the second day and got ramped up pretty quickly.
Will I miss school? Probably yes. School’s been a part of my life for the past 18 years. Learning however doesn’t stop at graduation. I am reminded of the motto of my elementary school: “Be a learner for life.” This is true especially in the field of software, computers and technology; constant learning is required to keep up with the current trends.
So here I am, stepping foot into the “real world”. Hello world!