Carlos: Software Engineer

  "Almost all the things we use every day – from our cars to our televisions will be connected with our mobile phones. And that’s exciting to me. I want to be part of that innovation."   - Carlos Del Rosario
“Almost all the things we use every day – from our cars to our televisions will be connected with our mobile phones. And that’s exciting to me. I want to be part of that innovation.”
— Carlos, Software Engineer

Carlos
Software Engineer

TTP Residency at Queens College Graduate

Growing up, I was always drawn to tech. I can’t really describe the feeling; I was just always curious and kept trying to learn everything I could. When I moved to the United States I enrolled in Queens College to study Computer Science. In my senior year, I heard about the TTP Residency @ Queens College program. It was the perfect opportunity to get experience working and developing apps for a company here in NYC. A few weeks into the internship, I was offered a full time position at Sports Recruits and am now excited to be working with a team of engineers to build and improve our company’s online platform.

Even though I work as a software engineer, I realize now that I’ll never know everything. It’s okay to ask for help or admit you don’t know something because a good developer is always learning.

Getting Started

Students should take advantage of opportunities available on campus. I know students are usually busy, but you should take advantage of clubs and organizations that are related to your interests. Don’t expect to learn everything in class. Learning on your own will help you become a better developer. The Queens College Incubator was a great resource for me to work on fun projects and connect with other students. 

Build Your Network

Sign-up for emails from your major department and career services office. There are so many awesome opportunities available that are often emailed out to students. It’s important to pay attention so you don’t miss out.