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Is it possible to major in software engineering with no coding experience?​

Two years ago, I didn’t know the answer to that question. I had just did a major 360 in my college career, shifting my major from pre-physical therapy to software engineering and I had never coded a day in my life. Talk about a drastic change. However, I was still willing to learn and I am not one to back down from a challenge. Throughout the next four semesters, I made a lot of mistakes, but I still managed to learn from them. And it’s from these mistakes that I learned there’s a lot more to earning a STEM degree than doing homework and algorithms.

What’s this blog all about?

Little Ms. Engineer is a college/professional development blog that aims to provide career advice to students studying in STEM through resources, reviews and advice.

Have You Ever Experienced Any of These:

  • Struggled to keep up in your computer science class
  • Felt like or were told you didn’t belong in your major
  • Had no idea how to start your internship or job search
  • Struggled to build your portfolio/side projects
  • Had trouble grasping a computer language

Sound familiar?

If so, welcome to the LME family, where all coders, gamers, and other creators are welcome. My goal is to share with you all of the tools I have gathered over the course of my college STEM career so that you can graduate with a solid network, an awesome portfolio, and hopefully a job offer.

      

Disclaimer

 I’m not a professor. I’m not going to teach you how to search a linked list or how to implement a hash table. While those might get you through a whiteboard interview, they won’t be what you’ll actually be doing on the job. I am here to teach you skills that will get you an interview. Little Ms. Engineer will provide you with resources that are not taught in schools, along with tons of technical opportunities, and advice stemmed from mistakes I’ve made so far.

If any of this sounds interesting to you, click on the link below and officially join the family. Plus you’ll receive my 6 Strategies to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome ebook when you do. =)

Who Am I?

Hey there. My name is ‘Mel’ Moore and I’m a fourth year software engineering student at the University of Indianapolis. I’m also a founding member of my school’s Society of Women Engineers chapter and an unapologetic Marvel fan. You can usually find me listening to music, hanging out with friends, or watching way too many Youtube videos.

I started this blog in 2017 during my first semester as a SWEN major. I was suffering from a bad case of imposter syndrome and was really questioning whether I belonged in the field. I’m not going to lie- it sucked. I remember laying on my dorm room bed wondering what had I gotten myself into and was almost ready to transfer out of the major.

I don’t know if this is true for anybody else, but if I’m going through something, I want to know that I’m not alone. And it was through this experience that led me to starting this blog, to help others who are dealing with the same feelings I went through. This blog began as a hobby, but now I am trying to turn it into something much bigger -all while finishing my degree. It may be a long journey, but I’m willing to go the distance.

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