What are you doing now?
I’m currently working at as a developer at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). We work with various insurance, banking, and telecommunications clients on a variety of digital projects, including (but not limited to) websites, mobile apps, and database systems.
Is there something specific you have done since graduation that you are particularly proud of?
I’ve recently worked on content publishing for a global website for a major insurance company. I’m particularly proud of this project not only because of the effort my team and I put forth to making this website look great, but also because the work we did can be viewed by a large audience online, thus giving us more appreciation for the work that was done.
How has your experience at York in the Digital Media program prepared you for what you are doing now?
The greatest takeaway from my experience in the Digital Media program was the ability to be flexible in terms of what skills I learned and how I apply those skills in the work environment. In my time in Digital Media, I learned a wide variety of programming languages and softwares that to this day remain crucial to me as someone who works on a variety of digital projects. As well, my interpersonal skills improved drastically during my time in Digital Media and have been very important to creating sustainable success working with clients and team members alike.
Do you have any advice for current Digital Media students?
My advice to current Digital Media students is to always be open to learning new technologies. In this day and age, it’s never enough to specialize in just one technology or programming language and nothing else. Get a foundation of standard programming languages and software that you can strengthen later on when learning more advanced techniques or technologies. As well, be confident and vocal when working in a team. You can communicate to your team members what ideas you might have for a project, share a suggestion that can elevate your project to the next level, and notify them of any defects you might find during development and resolve them as a team.