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When Delroy Mangal attended Carleton College, he brought with him a life-long interest for math and problem-solving. Knowing he wanted to pursue a profession in which he could implement these skills, Delroy had envisioned a career in video game development. Upon taking a computer science course during his freshman year, he realized a new passion for coding. In 2019, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and currently works as a consultant software developer at ThoughtWorks.
In his current position, Delroy enjoys the flexibility, as well as the opportunities for collaboration with others. “Bouncing ideas off of others while I create software is something I really enjoy about my job.” Delroy says.
Delroy credits UpTurnships’ training with helping him prepare to launch his career. The skills he acquired through the program helped him become more confident networking with professionals and preparing for interviews.
With a strong network developed through UpTurnships, Delroy learned how to navigate different situations as a young professional. He says having people to help support him gave him an advantage he would not have had otherwise. “Having people to call whenever I need some advice on anything on the workforce is very helpful.”
To UpTurns interested in a computer science or IT career, Delroy’s advice is to know what is expected when interviewing. In particular, he recommends perusing Cracking the Coding Interview by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, and having a solid understanding of data structures and object-oriented programming principles.