Finding Kylah : Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
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I wanted my biggest take away from this experience to be learning what jobs were out there in the computer science field. I learned that and so much more. This summer has allowed me to gain a new confidence in my programming skills. I often feel like an imposter at this school. I still felt like my freshman self who only knew about the basics of html. I learned that it’s okay to not know exactly what your life will be like after graduation. Mina taught me that even if I decide to take a non-computer science career path, I will still be successful. I don’t need my life plan to match others. Lee taught me that even if you start out inexperienced, if you work hard, you can gain those skills you lack. This SIP experience was not what I expected, it was even better. I now feel so confident in how I discuss my computer science knowledge. I have created a LinkedIn page and reached out to alumni, something I was afraid to do before this. I have responded to job recruiters and set up times to meet them and discuss my career goals. Even though I don’t have a set plan after graduation I no longer fear what comes next. I am ready to embrace what’s to come and find my place.