My name is Farjad. I'm a Lambda School grad, and I'm currently working as a software engineer at Arist. I've been kind of like a tech geek from a young age. I built my first computer when I was 13 years old.
In high school, I took an AP economics class. And I really liked economics as a field of study. When I got to college, I chose economics as my major. The traditional career path for econ majors is that you do some internship on Wall Street. But then when I got to my first internship, what I learned that summer is that I don't want to be doing this for the rest of my life, which I think was an important lesson.
I's important to know what you want to do, and also what is not a good fit for you. So I decided to pivot into software engineering. And that's how I learned about Lambda School. I started my first class and I was doing it part-time initially.
I switched to full-time over the summer. And then I did the job search for about two months and just got hired a couple of weeks ago. It was pretty hectic, but I learned a lot. And you know, I told myself that if this is what it's going to take in order to make a change in my life, then it's worth it. I always thought that I would work in something related to technology. And now that I'm in software, it's really a dream come true.
I feel incredibly blessed and I'm incredibly thankful for the opportunities that I've been given. I think it's amazing what Lambda School is doing and the opportunity that they provide for people like me.