Certain tough questions bother computer science students. Questions like, How to make a successful career in computer Science/software engineering? Is there some route map that, I should follow? Which are the essential technical knowledge and skill required? How to learn online amid class and social activities? What are the knowledge needed other than technical skills? The below steps will answer your questions. It will also guide you to make a career choice in computer science/software engineering.
Step 1 – Choose your specialized area
Step 2 – Start learning A to Z
Step 3– Practical Workshops
Practical knowledge is very vital in the real world. Experience towards the work domain is the important part. Practical knowledge will improve skills and give confidence in developing source code, programming, etc. You can work with a group or with someone who has a similar interest. You can improve practical skills when you work in teams. It will help you to improve yourself and check where you are lacking.
Step 4 – Develop Projects
Taking small projects will initially help you a lot in making your career strong. There are competitions and challenges in that which appeal to all computer technologists /software engineers enthusiasts of all levels. As you work your way up through various competitions, you are earning a reputation for yourself in your field. Furthermore, you are adding projects to your computer science/software engineering portfolio. Also, working on independent projects is another way of getting experience in the field of Computer Science/Software Engineering. Using your creativity, you can craft your projects and outputs that will meet your application need.
Step 5 – Make a strong online presence
Make yourself visible online and show how effective and dedicated you are to the work. Make your work history and experience. If you have impressive knowledge and specialization align it with a job that you desire. For example, you can make your Linkedin profile very compelling. Or you can have your blog at Word press and write about your ideas or core technologies that you master. To shine well it is important to have statistical knowledge and programming skills.
Engagement and contribution to the Computer science/Software Engineering fields are necessary. This will help you to build a strong presence online. Furthermore, engaging in answering queries and reading solutions to queries will provide you with the training and knowledge to answer questions of varying degrees.
Dr. Vijay Arputharaj is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Skyline University Nigeria. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India