Skip to main content
4 answers
3
Updated 1073 views Translate

How to become a software engineer?

What are the steps to complete software engineering? #computer-software

+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you

3

4 answers


1
Updated Translate

Dinesh’s Answer

Earn a degree in computer science or a related field. As you know software engineer positions require a bachelor's degree. Majoring in computer science will provide the most useful background for designing and perfecting software. Most often, interviewers will ask questions focusing on data structures and algorithms, so the theoretical background provided by traditional computer science degrees best prepares you for this. However, you will likely need to spend considerable time outside of the classroom writing software to learn how the theoretical concepts you're taught can apply in the practice of writing real software.

Dinesh recommends the following next steps:

Prepare for computer science related degree
1
0
Updated Translate

Lauren’s Answer

Archana-

The road to software engineering can be tricky but is definitely worth it in the end. It all starts with your decisions in college. First you should consider majoring in technology (computer science, software engineering, etc) or a related STEM major. While you are in school you can make the most of your time by working hard in your classes and getting involved in major related programs. For me personally I was a member of Women in Computing and President of the Association for Computing Machinery Hampton University Chapter.

Outside of school it is also good to look for internships. Internships play a large role in finding a job after college. They give you insight into different career paths and help you network with companies and professionals in the field. This can be very beneficial when it comes to applying for full time positions. You can find internship opportunities from your school's career center, LinkedIn, or a company's website. The best advice I can give you is apply to any and everything you are interested in, also utilize your university. Almost every school has a career center and they are dedicated to helping students find jobs.

These steps will send you in the right path to becoming a software engineer. Good luck!
0
0
Updated Translate

levinski’s Answer

If you are passionate about technology and like to be challenged, being a software engineer is the right thing for you.

Formal education is very important, but not all companies will require you to have a degree in computer science to offer you a job. You don't learn how to be an engineer in school, you will learn it from hands-on projects, and learn from failing multiple times.

Make sure you have the basics of computer science and math modeling problem solving principles checked out. Don't commit to any student loans before you are certain that this is what you want as a career.

I would recommend you to learn from online courses that cost way less and can even get you a job as a software engineer, and if you feel like going to school will boost what you've learned, go for it. It will only benefit you.
0
0
Updated Translate

Dinesh’s Answer

By definition, a software engineer is someone who writes the code behind software products (video games, operating systems, apps, features, robots, etc.).

Software engineers create, maintain, and manage software applications. They’re responsible for creating a functional application that meets the requirements set out by a client or company, while also considering the hardware and software environment the software will reside in

Is Software Engineering Right for You?
While anyone can learn software engineering, you may find that you will succeed and enjoy your job more if you have these qualities:
A logical mindset
A love for troubleshooting and solving puzzles
The ability to work well on a team
A desire to continually learn
A passion for technology

How to Become a Software Engineer
There are many different paths you can take to become a software engineer, but the most common route usually the follows these steps:
Choose a software engineering career path
Learn about software engineering through a bootcamp, self-study, or college
Develop and refine your technical skills while building your portfolio
Prepare for and start your job search

Dinesh recommends the following next steps:

Earn a degree in computer science or a related field
Begin programming
Study data structures and algorithms
Use tools that real software developers use
0