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My Journey into tech

Updated: Jun 2, 2021

Hey everyone! I hope my unconventional route into tech will inspire anyone who is also looking into joining the industry. So here goes!

Education I finished my A-levels in 2015 and studied Applied Science, Psychology and Religious Studies. I went on to study Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Westminster. Fresh out of the graduation hall in 2018The career switch In my last year of university I realised that the usual clinical route for Neuroscience wasn’t for me. Neuroscience is the study of the Brain, the Mind and Psychology. One of my modules was on how the brain can be replicated into Artificial Intelligence. Then I started to think, “Hm how can I get into technology?” Listen guys, I had no prior knowledge of any tech job roles or the different routes that existed. Among my research I landed on Target Jobs (this is a site that posts graduate jobs here in the UK). Each year, they hold an event called ‘IT’s just not for the boys’ and I was lucky enough to be able to attend.

The Realisation The event was held at Black Rock, a global investment company. Target had a room full of recruiters from many different companies such as Just Eat, Meta Switch and BT, who told me about various roles in Technology that I had no idea about. For example being a Software Developer, Data Analyst or a UX/UI Designer. When I got home I did some research on what roles interested me, what I could learn and how I could tailor my CV to appeal to a technical recruiter since I was a tech newbie.