This spring, I graduated college with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a minor in Computer Science - somehow with a 4.0 GPA. College was the first time in my life that I worked my ass off and saw the results I was looking for. While in school, I interned at Boeing, LMI Aerospace, and Garmin, spent an unseemly amount of time working with and leading my university's solar car team as an Electrical/Software Team Member and as President, and took up the religion of technical interview prep (complete with bible).
Here's what a few of my managers had to say about me along the way:
"Overall, Will exceeded my expectations for his performance values as an intern. He is very professional, innovative, and has great presentation skills." - Jessica Poor, Boeing
"Will’s overall performance exceeded expectations for a software engineering intern... Will spent a lot of his time outside of the internship leading his solar car project for the university. The fact that he was able to support both was a good demonstration of his 'high throughput' capabilities." - Ted Mabie, Garmin
That's not to say my time wasn't spent without failures (yeah 2018 solar car race, I'm talking about you). But life's a mixed bag. All you can do is learn from your experience and get better - at least that's what I'm trying to do.
My work paid off when I landed my dream job as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. I'll be starting in their Seattle HQ this fall and I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity.
At this point in my life, I did the work, I got the degree, the job, and the 1.86 children supporting salary, but I feel like I have yet to really explore my passions and find what drives me. The biggest life lesson I've learned to date is that I don't know what the hell to do with my life and I've set out to find some answers.
That's what this website is about: me trying things out - seeing what I like, what I hate, what fuels me, and what makes me want to steer my life in different directions. So if you're into that, stick around because that's my journey and I hope watching it unfold won't disappoint.
Thanks for reading.