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IT studies have become extremely popular in recent years. One of the reasons is the fact that graduates have practically no problem finding well-paid jobs. In the upcoming years, new job opportunities will keep opening, with many new technologies and data processing methods involved. Polish IT companies have reached a strong position in several sectors, mainly related to data processing, graphic design and game development. There is a long tradition of teaching mathematics in Poland, as well as a high-level of scientific activity in this field. Technical University students on IT courses learn to program, they develop teamwork skills and get to know data processing algorithms as well as hardware, which lets them successfully compete with young people studying IT at universities where possibilities are rather limited. The curricula at IT faculties are revised on a regular basis due to the fact that technologies and job market demands keep changing. New courses, such as Space and Satellite Technologies, have been introduced in recent years, as well as new complementary fields of study, such as Advanced Data Analysis. The new courses are being offered in response to the current needs of the job market. They are introduced in cooperation with companies operating in the industry who are seeking talented graduates. Many of these organizations 18 MOVE IT FIRST-CLASS EDUCATION AS A BEGINNING OF A BRILLIANT IT CAREER PROF. JANUSZ SMULKO Vice-Rector for Scientific Research, Gdańsk University of Technology financially support universities in preparing teaching resources, as well as providing lab equipment. IT CAREERS Average salaries in the industry in the Polish region of Pomerania, where our university is located, are among the highest in the country. In this region, there are organizations employing over 1000 software engineers, but there are also many medium-sized businesses that need qualified staff to develop IT products or maintain IT infrastructure. The largest international companies, such as Microsoft are willing to hire Polish IT specialists. This is mainly due to the fact that they are creative thinkers with top-level professional skills. Also, the costs of hiring software engineers in Poland can be significantly lower than in Western Europe or the USA, although there are also cases in which a professional’s salary depends solely on their qualifications, rather than the country they are based in. Future students considering a career in IT must be aware of the fact that it requires good maths skills and well as logical thinking. A number of applicants to IT faculties majored in maths and physics during their secondary education. What is also important and must be taken into consideration when planning your future career is that IT professionals have to extend their knowledge on a day-to-day basis. This is due to the fact that IT tools and technologies change dynamically, so you need to be up to date if you want to be a successful player on the IT job market.” Every year, a large number of students in their final years of IT studies at the Gdańsk University of Technology apply for an internship at Goyello. After their internship is over, many of them stay on at the company to become permanent employees. Maja, Michał and Piotr are among them.
A freshman at the Faculty of Informatics, Gdańsk University of Technology. With Goyello since 2016, he joined the company just after his secondary school leaving examinations. What he loves about IT is the amount of creativity you can use to develop great solutions you invent in your projects. PIOTR SULŻYCKI SOFTWARE DEVELOPER What I expect from an IT job is, in the first place, a sense of fulfilment. Finding a job in our field is not difficult but finding one that would let you feel fulfilled is quite a challenge. What I expect from a company I work for are good relations, based on mutual trust (don’t get me wrong, we do pull requests) and opportunities to develop myself. You spend one third of your day at the office, so it is great when your employer takes good care of your work environment. My biggest strength and weakness at the same time is ambition. As a member of the ‘you can be whoever you want’ generation, I grab a lot things at a time. That’s what I have been doing since my childhood, and although I must say that making choices may be really hard because of that, I can’t live in stagnation. That’s why my number one expectation is to have an opportunity to learn and move forward. MAJA BIEŃKO PAULINA ŻMIJEWSKA IIDD SOFTWARE TESTER Looking from an academic perspective, the future of IT is very promising. The most important aspect is that job opportunities keep opening across the industry, and it is going to stay this way for a long time. This lets you focus on your studies, as you don’t have to worry whether you will find a job when you graduate. However, more and more IT students decide to study and work at the same time. Employers know that you learn best through practice. They invite students onto internships and you can be sure that, as an intern at an IT company, you will not waste time serving coffee. Another important thing is that there are more and more valuable sources of knowledge. There is more and more open source software, so you can use resources and solutions for free. Completing her final semester at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics, Gdańsk University of Technology. With Goyello since July 2015, she is passionate about the wide variety of possibilities IT offers, and the number of roles you can play, from software developer and tester, to analyst, designer and project manager. MICHAŁ TERECH SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Currently completing the final semester at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics, Gdańsk University of Technology. With Goyello since July 2015, he appreciates the fact that being involved in IT projects he can use a variety of technologies and take on a number of interesting challenges, including team work to solve problems in a creative way. As a student, you can acquire many useful skills, such as logical and algorithmic thinking and learn theory that you can use in practice in your work. You can also take part in a variety of projects, from mobile apps, to neural networks, to high-performance computing. Often, projects you are involved in during your studies are developed to solve certain problems, for example, public security, public health or cooperation with business. Apart from gaining pure technical skills, the time you spend studying can be a great opportunity to learn teamwork, which is very important in your future job. At the same time, combining work and study lets you learn to manage your time effectively. #moveITgoyello