hey everyone, my name is Joshua. I am currently attending Queen's University for a bachelor's in a mining engineering technology(B.Tech) which is an online program. I recently just graduated from Seneca College and acquired an advanced diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology - Building Sciences. As much as i enjoyed my time there i really had to question myself and ask if i could really enjoy the field and the answer i came up with is no. Although i enjoyed certain courses such as Thermodynamics and Renewable Energy Technologies, i knew that going into the building maintenance industry just wasn't for me. A few reasons i decided to attend the program at Queen's University was because my eyes lit up when i was reading the outline for the courses. It brought up memories of things i used to be passionate about as a child with a mix of things i'm interested in now. The career options for this path are wide and truly do intrigue me. I believe that this program will be a crucial stepping stone in showing me what direction i want to go in life.
Hearing two of my close friends talk passionately about coding initially intrigued me, from there it was just taking the initiative to do the research. I looked into the many fields i could get into, the opportunity to work at home via remote jobs, to freelance and i landed at web development. I've always had a creative mindset but never had a proper outlet or to be more honest i never challenged myself. The more i read into web development i learned about front-end, back-end and full stack developing. I ended up wanting to learn full stack developing because it offers insight to both sides. Whether my journey takes me to full-time employment, freelancing or just a deeper understanding of how things work, i am excited to start the journey nonetheless.
My hope and dreams hmmm good question. My dream is to start my own business whether it be a tech startup, creating something that can benefit society, or even my own mining related business. My hopes huh...i guess my hopes would be, the ability to take care of those who took care of me, the ability to provide for my own family when i do have one and the option to retire by 55 to be honest.