How I Became a Software Engineer Without Experience or College Degree

  1. My background & career journey
  2. What you need in order to become a software engineer
  3. Resources I found most helpful
  1. My classes were mostly lectures, and taught me a lot of theory and didn’t give me hands-on close-knit learning experience that I’m best suited for
  2. It was hard finding a job as an econ/finance major, all the finance internships I applied to I was rejected from
  3. I was dismissed from college for a year since my GPA was really low, after that year, I came back to take summer classes to get back on track, but everything felt the same, I still was as clueless as ever in class and uninterested.
  1. Experience or Projects on your resume.
  • being able to build apps, whether that’s web, iOS, android, backend, etc. choose one
  1. Enroll in a coding bootcamp
  • Make sure that it’s one that will teach you the things for the kind of developer job you want, and make sure that it teaches you data structures and algorithms. I’ve heard of a bootcamp that doesn’t teach data structures and algorithms, and I don’t know how students get jobs because that’s a very important part of the interview process.

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