I am wondering if I could get some feedback on my current situation which I will be briefly outline.
I graduated in 2008 with an arts degree and went into insurance broking which, whilst fairly lucrative, I really didn't enjoy. I started getting into coding a bit and found out that I really loved it, so opted for a career change 18 months ago and began a degree in Software Development.
In my first year of Study I worked hard and got good results, and now I don't restart University until October but would love to be able to secure some type of summer or 3 month internship. I live in central London so there is plenty of stuff about, however so far all I have studied is logic, mathematics and Java (with introductory Linux). I have no real clue how programming works in the real world as I've only written fairly trivial little bits of code in Java.
I am not looking for a well paid internship, even minimum wage would be absolutely fine - do I sound like I'm in a good position to seek intern work, and if not, does my plan sound like a decent idea? Can anyone advise me as to whether I should stick with Java or pick up Ruby or Python for the backend of the website?
If nothing I am saying makes much sense or seems unrealistic, please do let me know! I am so sick of being in jobs that I hate that I'd work for minimal money whilst studying. Advice would be hugely appreciated!
This post has been edited by conure: 06 April 2014 - 09:33 AM