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Blake Lynch - A Job With the United States Air Force
Hello, my name is Blake Lynch. Currently, I am a senior computer science student at
Arkansas Tech University. When I first came to Arkansas Tech, I had no knowledge or
prior experience in the computer field. Since the time I was in high school, I knew
that I wanted a career that focused on computer programming, but I didn’t know how
to master the skills on my own. As my college career began, I finally got to immerse
in the complexity of computing. By the time I was going into my junior year, I had
enough experience to try to take my knowledge to the next level. Although my chances
of getting an internship were much smaller than higher-level students, I decided to
go to the career fair during the Spring semester of my sophomore year to get my foot
in the door for employment. To my surprise, I landed an internship by emailing an
employer who was listed at the career fair. After returning from my internship with
a company called ProMAS, I went into the second half of my college career. The classes
were beginning to get more challenging, but I knew it was all worth it in the end.
I went to the career fair during the Fall semester of my junior year, spoke with a
few employers, and sent off my resumé in hopes that some of my prior experiences would
be enough to aid me. A couple of months later, I received an email saying that I had
been accepted into an internship program with the United States Air Force. As of today,
I have a job waiting for me there when I graduate college. If I were to give future
college students advice, it would be this. Do not let your classes weigh you down.
If you study hard enough and focus on the end goal, you will be rewarded. It may get
challenging to the point where you feel like changing majors, but just remember, the
teachers are giving you projects and assignments that you can use to build your resumé
or use in a job interview.
April 22, 2019.