So I’ve come to a strange point in my life where, maybe for the first and only time, I can be employed but can also openly say that I’m thinking of looking for a full time job away from the one that I’m at now. I have put a lot of thought into this. I have asked around to close friends, coworkers, mentors, and have even posted the question to the programmers.stackexchange.com website on whether or not I should stay with the company I have interned at for the past 3 years. I have heard differing advice from as many people as I have asked. A few say I should stay, a few say I should go, but all agree I should at least interview for other jobs if only just to keep my options open.
My name is Brian Esserlieu, a Computer Science undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego. I am doing exceptionally well academically (with a 3.9 GPA), and professionally I have had internships in the mobile application, web and pc application areas since 2007. After deciding to interview for other potential positions, I realized I would like to start a blog, if not only to collect all of my ideas and experiences with interviewing preparations, but also to try to share as much of it as I can with anyone who may be starting out fresh in the programming world.
I have never really had a personal blog to capture my own interests (besides the one I worked on for 9 weeks last winter for a digital communications class), but I hope it will be as interesting to read as it will be fun to write.