Figuring out what I wanted.
I thought I knew what I wanted to do. It was my last year in high school and I had zero idea what I wanted to study in post-secondary school. It also didn’t help in we had to choose almost a year prior which university/college we wanted to attend and which field of study to go into. I’ve always wanted to have something to do with computers and technology. Growing up, video games were a big part of my life and its where I made a lot of good friends and had a lot of good memories. I always knew I wanted to work close with computers one day. But I never knew exactly what I wanted to do.
I ended up in the Business Technology Management program at Ryerson University, which was a mix of business classes with an addition of Information Technology courses. I thought I would end up focusing on a business career after graduation like a marketing or accounting job, but truthfully I was not enjoying those courses. What I did find interesting were more of the Information Technology courses which included Database Management, Cyber Security, Enterprise Architecture and finally Web Development and Management.
Fast forward to 2020, I had graduated with my bachelor’s degree but I had absolutely zero working experience related to my field. This was also the time when COVID-19 was on the rise and thus a lot of businesses were transitioning from in person to remote work from home.
I had no idea what field I wanted to work in, nevertheless if I even had a choice to choose because of my lacking work experience. I knew I wanted to work with computers and thus I had narrowed my options down to Cyber Security and Web Development.
It was then that I was recommended to take a boot camp, where I could learn all the fundamentals of web development in a more structured and professional way. There was still a problem though, my lack of work experience in the field.
That’s when I found out about Juno. I found out along with their web development boot camp, that they offered career services as well which would help a lot for when I would graduate from their boot camp and was in the job search phase.
Before diving into the boot camp, I wanted to take their web development course to see if this was really what I enjoyed, as I was losing motivation on the self-taught route. The difference was evident, as the course was very well structured with plenty of exercises to apply what you have learned.
I never really knew what I wanted. And because of that, I was often recommended things that people think I liked or what they thought was best for me. As of now, I can confidently say that I really love web development. It is not something I am unsure of, or just another recommendation anymore. It is something I want to pursue as a career and it is something I wish I found out about sooner. The concept of solving problems and creating things was always intriguing to me. I am excited to learn even more about web development in my coming weeks of the boot camp.