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New alumni profile: Jeremy Fell
Meet one of our amazing new alumni who are graduating from the Faculty of Applied Sciences.
Jeremy Fell: First Class with Distinction, School of Computing Science
What was a highlight or favourite moment from your time at SFU?
The highlight of my degree was international co-op, working on research projects at two German universities through the DAAD RISE program. These experiences gave me the opportunity to explore exciting research, to meet great people and network internationally, and to travel around Europe. They also taught me valuable technical skills that I will take with me into my future career.
How has your experience at SFU prepared you for your career path?
My SFU experience has shaped my career interests, and my co-op internships have prepared me for pursuing these potential career paths. Through co-op I've been able to gain experience working in both industry and academic research, and in a variety of areas in computer science that interest me. These include cryptography, cybersecurity, compilers, computer networking and artificial intelligence.
What advice would you like to share to students in their first year?
My advice is to establish good study habits early and to get involved. These are equally important and will help you enjoy university. Good study habits will enable you to manage your time/stress, and getting involved (whether through hackathons, clubs, events, etc.) will allow you to meet people, learn about your interests and make your degree a fun experience.
What are your current plans?
After graduation, I will be seeking a position as a software engineer or machine learning engineer in industry, potentially abroad. In the future, after working in industry for several years, I would also like to return to school to pursue a master's degree.