Ryan Hunt

Ryan Hunt

Software Engineer


Capital One

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Enrolled in community college.
Got a job.
Continued my education.
Was able to advance at the company I got a job at.
Continued my education.
Still am continuing my education.

Education

High School
Thompson Valley
Bachelor
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Northwestern University

Career

Software Engineer

I write and design computer code.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Business
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

You would see the normal everyday business environment. Typically, we arrive at the office and have about an hour to get coffee/tea. Get caught up on emails and get an idea what's going on for the day. Then we have our morning meeting, which goes over what we've done, what we're going to do, and if there is anything hindering us or obstacles. Then we go out about our day coding and attending meetings when necessary.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You need to be able to communicate well, and be able to think on your feet for alternative ideas or solutions. Being able to look at things differently and share that perspective while respecting your peers.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

To start figuring out what you like and what you're interested in. If you like design and making web-sites or if you like working with data. Then to be more involved in those communities, Technology is the fastest changing markets.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"It's too expensive, do you really like to do that? Does it pay well?"

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
First-Generation College Student