Did you have any prior programming experience prior to the course?
I had some experience using Arduino and Microsoft VBA
How well did the Bridge prepare you for a Master's degree at Tandon?
The Bridge was critical in preparing me for a Master's degree. It taught me the fundamentals well and also prepares myself mentally for study again. I enrolled in MS Computer Science at Tandon.
What set the Bridge program at NYU apart from others you considered?
I wanted to study Cyber Security and was exploring all possible options available to a working single mom. Since I was going back to school after almost 20 years, I was pretty anxious.
When I reached out to the Student Coordinator at NYU, the response I received was very reassuring. I was clearly walked thru the admission process and what to expect as next steps and during the Degree.
It was one of the only program I found that specifically prepares one with little knowledge in Computer Science for a Masters in CS
What aspect of the course made the biggest impact for you, and why?
It was the knowledge gained from helpful professors and the homework/projects. I have retained the knowledge from the bridge well till this day because it was very fundamental and interesting. The homeworks/projects really taught me how to think like a computer engineer.
How do you feel the Bridge impacted your career prospects?
I switched my career thanks to the Bridge and NYU and I love how I am in the industry that is rapidly changing. I now have the skills and education background to follow paths that I am interested in this field.