getting the “x” job

en route to the promised land
  • SWE — software engineering. Encompasses roles that most computer science, electrical engineering, and software engineering students would apply to.
  • FAANG — “Facebook (now questionable?), Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google.” A placeholder for big tech companies, sometimes replaced by “Big N” in general
  • SF — what us Canadians like to call San Francisco (although I’ve heard that real Californians don’t call it SF nearly as much, nor do they refer to their state as “cali”)
  • recruiting season — who knew recruiting was a full time job? Just like applying to university, internships have peak seasons when the following year’s jobs are posted, and quickly filled. In tech specifically, this season starts in August of the year before your internship starts. ex: if you want a summer 2023 internship, you would be applying to jobs in August 2022!
  • “grinding” leetcode/LC <easy/med/hard> — represents the class of data structures and algorithms-based coding questions that are asked in technical interviews. Leetcode is the most common website to practice questions that might be asked during your interview, but there are many similar websites out there that might be better suited to your learning style. More on this later.

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thinking about people, computers, and the space in between them 💭 computer science/human computer interaction@uwaterloo, coding @formlabs @uber 👩🏽‍💻 she/her

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