On Your Mark, Get Set…

So I’ve come to a strange point in my life where, maybe for the first and only time, I can be employed but can also openly say that I’m thinking of looking for a full time job away from the one that I’m at now.  I have put a lot of thought into this.  I have asked around to close friends, coworkers, mentors, and have even posted the question to the programmers.stackexchange.com website on whether or not I should stay with the company I have interned at for the past 3 years.  I have heard differing advice from as many people as I have asked.  A few say I should stay, a few say I should go, but all agree I should at least interview for other jobs if only just to keep my options open.

My name is Brian Esserlieu, a Computer Science undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego.  I am doing exceptionally well academically (with a 3.9 GPA), and professionally I have had internships in the mobile application, web and pc application areas since 2007.  After deciding to interview for other potential positions, I realized I would like to start a blog, if not only to collect all of my ideas and experiences with interviewing preparations, but also to try to share as much of it as I can with anyone who may be starting out fresh in the programming world.

I have never really had a personal blog to capture my own interests (besides the one I worked on for 9 weeks last winter for a digital communications class), but I hope it will be as interesting to read as it will be fun to write.

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Brian Esserlieu

Currently work as a software engineer at Salesforce in San Francisco. Graduated from UCSD, in La Jolla, California, USA, with a B.S. in Computer Science.

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