Before I came to St. Norbert College, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I felt different from a lot of my peers because it seemed that they have been thinking about what they wanted to study their entire lives. After a very stressful first year, I still had no idea what I wanted to study. However, my roommate took CSCI 110 and he seemed to enjoy it. I signed up for it for the next semester and after two weeks of taking it, I became more intrigued with what more can be done with code. I immediately declared it as my major. With Computer Science, I was able to develop an understanding about something a lot of people do not think about. It also forced me to think in a way that was unfamiliar to me. One of the coolest things about programming is being able to create something out of almost nothing.
I've always enjoyed helping people. Through programming, I am able to accomplish this in some way. Finally, programming allows me to continue learning, even after graduation. The field constantly evolves so even if I think I know everything (I don't), there is still more to explore and understand. That is what keeps it exciting and why I cannot imagine anything else I would rather do.