Amanda Foun '17, Software Engineer, Apple

Going into Wellesley, I thought I was going to be pre-med. However, during my sophomore year, I had space in my schedule and one of my friends suggested that I take computer science. I had never written a line of code before so I was pretty nervous going into the course, but after a couple of weeks, I knew this was something I was going to love. From the first program I wrote to the projects I'm working on now, I still get a rush every time my code runs. That feeling is what got me hooked on computer science. I ultimately decided to major in it because of the versatility of the degree and most importantly, the people. By majoring in computer science and becoming a software engineer, I feel like I've joined a community rather than just studied a subject. There's always meet-ups, events, and conferences surrounding technology and more often than not, the people I meet there (especially Wellesley alums!!) are willing to meet for coffee or chat on the phone afterwards. It really has been such a great way to make potential friends and mentors. So, if you're ever contemplating what class you should take, consider going out of your comfort zone and trying something new because you never know — you might end up loving it like I did!