Curtis Michael Davis graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Computer Science in May 2015.
SDSU CS: Were you involved on campus? If so, how?
Curtis: A little, I worked part time, so involvement wasn’t big. I spent some time with the Student African American Brotherhood though.
SDSU CS: How did Career Services aid you in your search?
Curtis: Last semester, I really wanted to find employment using my degree. I used the WorkAbility IV program Career Services offers. I worked with Tina Little and Jeanette Meliska-Romero. They helped me create a resume that landed me a position at eIntern, a professional IT service company.
SDSU CS: What is you new position?
Curtis: My new position is Software Developer, paid, and I’ll be relocating to Washington, D.C.
SDSU CS: Any additional comments?
Curtis: The transition from being a student to joining the workforce will be rough. You want to start thinking about working in your field early on in college career and envisioning yourself working at a professional level. It is very important that you enjoy what you are studying; that makes it easier to put in the work necessary to do well in your classes. See what internship opportunities are available as early as your sophomore year. An internship will help you see how what you are studying relates to your career after college and you’ll be better prepared to explain to employers how you can contribute to the success of their company.
We’d like to congratulate Curtis on his success and we hope the transition to Washington, D.C. is smooth!
We caught up with Curtis this month to get an update on how he was settling into his new career and here’s what he said:
Curtis: The internship at eIntern, now called Revature, didn’t quite work out. But in hindsight, I think it was for the best. Based on the feedback of people I have met who have completed the training, their experience with the company has not been positive.
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