Hello! If you come here from my Chapter 1: Is becoming a software engineer easy?, thank you so much for continue reading my boring story. If not, you can check out it here:
The time at Hack Reactor was one of the best time in my life where I met many talented, motivated and super smart people. I learnt a lot from them: their spirit, their energy, and their hard-working.
After leaving Hack Reactor, the summer before I entered my last semester at SFSU, I started to learn all the concepts I did not know at Hack Reactor (Express.js, Node.js, React.js, etc) again, slowly and patiently like I was carving it into my brain. After my Hack Reactor experience, I could easily passed my 2 web software engineer classes in group setting. I saw my classmates struggling to understand the stacks because (like me before) they never run a full-stack web app from start to finish before. It was the same feeling when I was at Hack Reactor. But, it was not enough for the industry standard when I applied for job using the projects I did at SFSU. I applied about 100 applications after graduating and only 5 companies get back to me for phone-screening. At the end of my 90 days limit on my student visa, I learnt the hard way that I could not find any entry-level software engineer jobs.
So, what did I do next?
Thank you for reading my boring story.
I write more stories under this series, so check out Chapter 3: My learning journey: Udacity here to continue reading about my journey.