My name is Iliyan Georgiev and I studied Software Engineering in the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University. It was a very difficult specialty to graduate in but I did it. I think I managed to focus on my studies because I started working after my graduation, not during, as many of my colleagues did and that gave me the time to focus on studying.
I had a very dynamic and interactive education at the university so when I graduated I took a well-deserved summer break and started working at the end of autumn. My education helped me make the choice for my first job. Thanks to my studies I knew what I wanted to do, or rather what I didn't want to. I started working as a Junior Developer in a small IT company. Even though in the beginning my work was understandably hard to me now I really love my job and everything that I do.
Now I’m developing business software for big, well-known companies. The good thing about what I do is that in most cases my clients know exactly what they want, whichnmakes our job much easier. The work is dynamic because, on average, one employee works on 2 different projects and the projects are changing every 6 months. That makes the job interesting rather than mundane.
Anothey key part for me are my colleagues as I spend most of my day with these people and I think in order to create a productive working environmen you should feel comfortable with them. I am lucky to have some of my peers as colleagues and a really good boss, which makes me really like spending time with them in and out of the office.
In conclusion, I would like to say that as long as you have an idea of what you want to do and what you enjoy, then work will not be a burden for you. Making important choices begins with choosing the right education. It gives you a huge base to step on for your first career choice. There are a lot of job opportunities in my field of work and there will be for many years to come and I think that it is not only in my field. If you find a job possition you like you should work as hard as you can to get it and from there to develop your career.
by Iliyan Georgiev