I'm glad you're here to witness history.
To those of you who do not know me, my name is David Cho, and I am a Computer Systems Technology at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Before enrolling at BCIT, I graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Honours Science - Bioinformatics.
Why Did I Switch from Science to Tech?
During my time at the University of Waterloo, many of my close friends and roommates were studying computer science. Their influence may have played a role in my eventual decision to pursue a tech career. Another major factor was my love for problem-solving and critical thinking. As a child, I was fascinated by puzzles and riddles and even dreamed of growing up to be like Sherlock Holmes. Fortunately, after taking a few introductory computer science courses at the University of Waterloo, I felt like I had found my calling.
Why Did I Choose BCIT and the CST Program?
After extensive research, I discovered that BCIT and its CST program are popular among new graduates and career switchers. The 2-year CST program emphasizes hands-on learning and focuses more on practical skills than theory, making it ideal for those looking to advance their education.
Did I Make the Right Choice?
As the saying goes, "Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're going to get." I've completed my first term in the CST program and have just started my second term. So far, everything is going well, but life is full of surprises—who knows, I might even become a trout farmer one day.