Navigating the World of Software Engineering – A Graduate’s Perspective

Welcome to another episode of UMBC’s Mic’d Up podcast. Today we embark on an enlightening journey into the world of software engineering.

Today, a special guest, Reed Eberly ’23, computer science, a current graduate student in UMBC’s M.P.S. software engineering program, joins us. Reed shares his distinctive experiences and invaluable insights in this enthralling discussion. He sheds light on the captivating world of software engineering and its real-world applications.

Understanding the Distinctions:

Reed begins by drawing a clear distinction between computer science and software engineering. He highlights the pivotal role of planning and time management in a graduate program. Reed underscores their significance in achieving success in this dynamic and fast-paced field. With firsthand experience in both disciplines, Reed offers valuable advice to those considering a career in software engineering.

The Regret of Missed Opportunities:

One of the key takeaways from Reed’s journey is his regret about not pursuing internships during his undergraduate years. He emphasizes the immense value of gaining practical experience through internships. Additionally he chats about Internships can significantly boost one’s resume and future career prospects.

Investing in Industry-Related Clubs:

Reed also stresses the importance of investing time in industry-related clubs. Engaging in these clubs provides networking opportunities and allows students to work on projects that align with their interests and passions. The practical skills acquired through club involvement can set aspiring software engineers apart in a competitive job market.

A Podcast Full of Wisdom:

This podcast episode is a treasure trove of wisdom for aspiring software engineers and technology enthusiasts. Reed’s unique perspective as a graduate student offers invaluable advice for those curious about the field or embarking on their educational journey.

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Interested in Learning More?

If you are fascinated by technology, possess a creative spirit, and love solving complex problems, check out UMBC’s Graduate Program in Software Engineering!

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