Daring to Change the Game: Laura, from Market Research to Software Development
With great dreams, come even greater accomplishments. When she was a child, Laura dreamt of becoming an astronaut, and like most of us, her career path has led her to a new place where she feels just right.
Laura is now an accomplished Software Developer in our Global Solutions Department because she wasn’t afraid to spice up her career and try on new paths.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
As a child, I had many interests, but few still resonate with my actual state of mind. I wanted to be an astronaut, and by the time I got back to Earth, I wanted to be an interior designer. I know the two don’t really mix, but think about this: the beauty of our universe and the comfort of our home.
What did you study?
I studied English and Japanese language and literature at the Faculty of Letters, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj. No, we can never speak English well enough!
Which field did you start your career in?
This is a tricky question. During the first year of Uni, I worked as a waitress for half a year, in a pub in Cluj to earn some pocket money. Then, in February 2015, I got a job at Yardi Romania as a Market Researcher, in the Matrix team.
One and a half year later I applied for a Software Developer position in our Global Solutions team in Cluj. It’s hard to pinpoint where it all began. Each job got me the experience and mind power needed to learn new things and move to the other.
Where are you now professionally speaking? Would you change anything about your career path so far?
Career-wise, I am the kind of person that likes to get out of her comfort zone, so it’s hard to asses when it is the beginning or the end of an era. I like to try a bit of each and see where I fit best. From learning Japanese to working with money to gathering US market investment data, and then to code for our Europe Voyager clients.
What I really enjoy about my job is that it is both tech and client oriented. I wouldn’t like one without the other. I think that I found one thing I like to do in the long run, but I would still love to decorate some kitchens. Maybe, when I grow old and my brain won’t compute so fast, I’ll be left with the beauty of Design.
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