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My career goal is to become a software engineer at Cloudera alongside my dad.

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peter’s Answer

HI Justin,
I agree with the other folks who answered your question that you have a very valuable resource in your father.
He is a lucky parent that his kid wants to follow him in his work.
Tell your dad you are interested in his work, and in learning what exactly he does.
Ask him what kind of training someone like you needs to get a job like his.
And remember that you will need to do a lot of hard studying to get there!
Good luck.
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Greg’s Answer

Good for you, I know your dad will be proud. I too followed in my father's foot steps, but not initially. It took me 8 years out of college to realize my passion was software development. As Jonathan Y stated, start looking for internships, ask your dad "what do you really do?" and "what's a typical day like?" Figure out the tech stack they use and focus on these in your studies.
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Jonathan’s Answer

This is an awesome career goal and I'm sure your father would be super proud.

I would check to see if your father's company offers internships. If so I would look to see if you're able to intern with his company - possibly even under his same group. Several employees I work with had the privilege of working alongside their child as an intern, and for some even lead to a full-time job!

Good luck!

Jonathan recommends the following next steps:

Check if your father's company offers internships
Apply for the internship
Ask about full-time opportunities after you graduate
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