What does your current role entail?
I am an iOS Engineer working in a mobile team at Capital One. My daily tasks include implementing new features and user journeys for the mobile banking app and also monitoring and maintaining healthy API services. But it’s also not limited to software engineering practices since we work in agile and we have various collaborations with teams outside of tech such as product design.
Why did you choose to Study at Imperial?
I chose to study at Imperial because of its academic rigor and reputation in computer science subjects. I also believed that the alumni network would support me and target my own career.
Tell us about your time at imperial:
I consider my time at imperial as one of the most rigorous academic experiences I’ve had. It was arduous yet rewarding. I learned about all sorts of different cutting-edge technologies with the possibilities of listening and learning from masters in such subjects.
Can you tell us what you’ve done since graduation?
I joined Capital One immediately after graduation and have been working as a Quality Engineer for a year now as an iOS Developer. I am soon rotating to product design for my final placement.
How has what you learnt at imperial helped you in your career so far?
I think imperial helped to realize that possibilities are endless and never stop trying new things. We were given so many different topics to learn from, so many opportunities in career fairs as well. It could be overwhelming at first but I learned that skills stacking works the best for myself and I will always benefit from exploring and innovate.
What would be your advice for current students?
Skill stacking. It means to constantly learn new skills whether related or unrelated among themselves, then ultimately it helps you to become a more efficient and valuable person and employee. For example, I made the decision to try out product design that seemingly may not utilize any of my computer science background. However, it will benefit me largely in the long run because software engineering is always tied to product design. Learning about product design and UX principles is my way of skill stacking to help me become a better engineer.