Shortly after graduating, I realized I wanted to be in the tech industry. I didn’t know any other details: the type of company I wanted to work for or what role/function I’d want to have. I barely even knew why I wanted to pursue the tech industry!
I slowly began immersing myself in all types of information about tech companies and (mostly) startups. I perused blogs and sites discussing the various components of startups. I joined some meetup groups and began meeting tech people through Twitter as well. The more I read and conversed with those in the industry, the more interested and excited I became.
The tech industry is an exciting one, whether you are working in an established company or a startup. Tech companies are often creating new services/products or improving existing ones. TAKE a second and look at your phone (the phone itself). Then take a look at the apps and services you have at your fingertips. Life was different a year ago; your phone didn’t look the same and there were fewer apps. While these changes may seem insignificant, they can often improve productivity and increase all types of opportunities (to meet people, profit off of our assets, or make purchase etc.).
The improvements and innovations we see on a regular basis, are incredible and inspiring. The pace of the industry is one in which you cannot afford to blink. There is level of tension and excitement in this volatile atmosphere and marketplace.
A Startup has the additional excitement from having to prove itself and become profitable. While most fail, the challenge of overcoming all the difficulties and succeeding (in the market) is the one that will either energize or deflate you. Lastly,the startup that “makes it” is the modern-day rags to riches story-everyone wants to become the next Zuckerberg (fame and fortune).
After this realization, I had to figure out what I would be doing within a tech company…