Watch Two New “The Life of an IT Professional: A Five Minute Story” Videos

In February our video team interviewed and produced two new video interviews of IT professionals.

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Find out what Andrew Craswell, who has advanced to developing web applications for Bellevue College as a intern and part-time student employee, to a permanent, part-time software engineer does in his job. We are catching up with Andrew one year later. He shares with us the university courses he likes, misconceptions about math (not all programmers like math), how connections, collaboration, and networking are very important if you want a job in information technology. Andrew also provides valuable tips on internships, and two of the most important soft skills (skills employers expect from employees – like showing up to work on time, how to compose a succinct email, how to work with colleagues, etc.) are for him: communication and time management. He also tells us about his future goals, once he graduates from the University of Washington. So, take a few minutes and catch up with Andrew Craswell, a current tech worker and university student.

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Find out what Johanna Aqui, who recently joined Bellevue College as a developer lead, and has 14 years in the IT field does in her job. She shares how programming is much more than what you might think it is; how it involves creativity, problem-solving, and how she enjoys success when she produces something that not only works, but improves a system. Essentially, Johanna finds enormous satisfaction in delivering a workable solution to a client.

Click on the images to watch the videos.  (Or, go directly to the Center’s complete video library.)

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