After 2 1/2 years, it is finally over- I went back to school and actually finished it! It has been a 10 year road from start to finish, but I am officially a college graduate from SUNY Oswego with a major in Information Science and a minor in Computer Science. I learned so much during my time at Oswego and have grown so much as a person. The field of CS definitely changed the way I think about things. It enabled me to be a more effective problem solver and it equipped me with many skills that I am very grateful for including Android app development, PHP/MySQL web applications, as well as learning 5 languages in 1 semester (C, LISP, Scala, Prolog, Python)!
Am I completely done with school? I don’t know. I can’t throw out the possibility of one day getting my master’s degree, but for now that isn’t something I’m thinking about. The notion of starting “life” (i.e. get a job, house, etc), is pretty scary. One thing I know for sure is that I got an extremely quality education at SUNY Oswego. If you’re reading this and thinking about attending SUNY Oswego in either Information or Computer Science, I can’t recommend it enough. It is extremely challenging, but what you leave with is worth the stress.
So what is next? After applying for multiple jobs in the arena of web development, I am extremely excited to say I received a job offer from Binghamton University as a full-time web developer. My wife and I will be moving there as soon as we can find a place and we will start a new chapter of our lives. Thank you SUNY Oswego and here I come, Binghamton!