Recently, I met with a student who took my Software Testing course last quarter. She wanted to talk with me about a job offer she had received. Three nice things came out of this:
- She got a good offer for an interesting job as an entry-level QA engineer. That is a real measure of success.
- She told me that when she talked with recruiters at the on-campus career fair about a month ago, their attention would perk up when she mentioned her software testing course. That was the course they wanted to know about.
- She received one job offer, and three internship offers.
- When she went to interview for the entry-level QA engineer position, she brought along her portfolio that she had put together for the software testing course augmented with material from two other courses that related to this particular job position. The QA manager was very impressed; he’d never seen someone bring a portfolio before.
It was great to hear that she has a good job offer. And personally rewarding to hear that the software testing course had provided so much value to her, and that the portfolio had worked in the way I told students it could work.