Life of a new graduate

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!