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Brittany began her IU career enrolled in business courses and soon realized she preferred the technical aspects of the business world. After taking the introductory informatics course, she realized it was the appropriate major for her.
“This field is not only growing quickly, but is also really exciting and interesting,” she says. Brittany has yet to decide what career path she wants to take, but she is confident that a degree in informatics will allow to her to do almost anything with technology.
“I really appreciate the career services center. The staff is really helpful and wants you to succeed just as much as you want to. They set up a career fair each semester with many companies that offer internships and other great opportunities,” she says.
Brittany is an instructor for I101, the introductory informatics course, and is involved in uWIC (Undergraduate Women in Computing). She also received a scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing this past fall. “I would recommend being involved in informatics because it has given me so many opportunities,” she says.
“My advice for prospective students is to be involved as much as you possibly can,” she says. “Joining clubs and doing other activities will allow you to meet professors and other people of importance. It also gives you a chance to meet people who take the same courses as you.”