Andy Remedios

Andy Remedios

Computer Programmer


Experian

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
A Pascal programming class inspired me to change my major to Computer Science.
Despite a cut in pay, worked part-time as a programmer while still in college.
Learned how to craft an effective resume.
Applied for entry-level work after graduation.
Learned how to articulate who I am, what I want, and what's reasonable for me to expect.
Adjusted my attitude towards how to help people.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
St. John Bosco H.S.
Bachelor
Computer Science
California State University-Long Beach
Certification/License
Web Programming using Java Certificate
Certification/License
Java Programming Certificate
Certification/License
Technical Writing Certificate
Certification/License
C/Unix Programming Certificate
Associate's Degree
Fullerton College

Career

Computer Programmer

I write programs that generate credit scores from algorithm logic.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Writing
Building Things

Day to Day

Each day is different in its own right, but I usually start my day with some common tasks: 1. Eat breakfast -- very important. 2. Make a to-do list for the day, prioritize each item, and check things off as I complete them. 3. Keep a calendar of important meetings on your schedule.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Skills I use daily that I did not learn in school are the following: 1. People Skills: working professionally with unprofessional personalities, respecting other people's time, looking for opportunities to provide value and be helpful to others. 2. Self-Learning Skills: finding ways to take initiative, solve problems on my own, and educate myself. Google is a great resource for this. 3. Organizational Skills: developing a system to keep all my work-related materials and projects accessible.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

1) Choose a major before entering college. It's okay (and usually inevitable) that you will change it later, but goal-setting is important. 2) Meet with someone who has done what you want to do, and interview them over lunch or coffee. The information they provide is invaluable and will probably stick with you for the rest of your life, even if you don't understand everything they say right away.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Computer Science
certification
Certification/License
Web Programming using Java Certificate
certification
Certification/License
Java Programming Certificate
certification
Certification/License
Technical Writing Certificate
certification
Certification/License
C/Unix Programming Certificate
certification
Associate's Degree

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"After you graduate, there's going to be a glut of engineers/programmers, so there'll be too much competition."

Challenges I Overcame

Death In Family