Hi Izaac, great question! A little bit about my background is that I've interned in the fields of Data Analysis and IT Project Management. My bachelor's degree is in Business Administration, but what encouraged me to pursue the technology field was... trying it! My interest in tech sparked from a Management Info. Systems class during college, from which I searched and applied to internships that were relevant. From there, I began to narrow down what "type" of technology field I wanted to pursue (e.g. Data Analysis rather than Computer Science). Hope this helps! I've added some next steps for reference.
Nancy recommends the following next steps:
- Research different fields of interest within technology (e.g. Programmer, Analyst, System Manager, System Developer, Database Analyst, IT Project Manager, etc.)
- Figure out your resources - look online (LinkedIn, Handshake, Internships.com), within your school and talk to your teachers about your interests
- Start applying to internships / job opportunities - can't figure out what you like without understanding what you don't like!