Majors: Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering (at UMass)
Student Employee Position:
When did you start working for the LITS Web Team?
How did you hear about the position, and why were you interested?
I saw this position listed on JobX and decided to apply, because it seemed like a great match for the kind of technical work I wanted to get involved in. It looked to be a promising opportunity to apply my programming skills and learn new ones.
What is your favorite LITS Web project thus far? Least favorite?
My favorite would be my most recent project, where I designed and coded a Drupal module that retrieves relevant information from the website database. My least favorite would be one of my earlier projects, where I had to manually migrate a large amount of content (academic department and faculty profiles) from the old MHC website to the current one.
How do you think this position has helped your professional development?
This position allowed me the opportunity to work independently and collaboratively on real projects in a professional environment. I also gained many marketable technical skills and experience with current web technologies. These qualities attract potential employers and help to start meaningful conversations with recruiters.
What are your career goals?
I plan to work in software or back-end web development. This summer, I will be working as a software engineering intern, and will return to UMass in the fall to finish my fifth year in the dual degree engineering program.
Favorite class at MHC?
Artificial Intelligence—This subject itself is interesting (and controversial), but I enjoyed this class mostly for being able to work in groups on fun, complex robotics projects.