Why I Chose Computer Science at Wentworth Institute of Technology

Bertrand Saint-Preux

Bertrand Saint-Preux
Photo Courtesy of Bertrand Saint-Preux

Tell me about yourself.

Yo! My name is Bertrand Saint-Preux, a Haitian-American from Broward, Florida. I have graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Computer Science. Before transferring to Wentworth Institute of Technology in Fall 2016, I attended Broward College where I completed my Associates Degree. I am interested in working in the Tech Industry with a focus on the arts (music, movies, games) and social media.

How was the program at Wentworth Institute of Technology?

The Computer Science program at Wentworth to me was intermediate as a whole. There were some classes that were pretty tough and others that clicked fairly easily, though it mostly depends on the professor and your learning style. I also feel as though the Computer Science program intentionally (or maybe unintentionally) leaves a ton of room for students to work on their own personal projects or venture outside of the school to find resources.

What advice would you give to students interested in entering the program at Wentworth Institute of Technology?

Make sure you’re driven and have your end goal in mind at all times. Don’t be discouraged by math because you don’t need to be great at math to be great in Computer Science, you just need to understand the overarching concepts. Make sure you venture out and find opportunities outside of Wentworth and especially outside of Boston. There are so many, you just have to look outside your comfort zone.

How has Wentworth Institute of Technology prepared you for your post-graduate life?

I don’t really know, this is a tough question. In terms of work, they gave me my degree but other than that, I’m not too sure. I did learn a ton from my peers so I would say indirectly Wentworth exposed me to people from different walks of life who were able to teach me different life skills.

What was your favorite thing about your Wentworth experience?

I’d definitely say being a part of the National Society of Black Engineers. I was able to be exposed to so many engineers with the same mindset and goals as myself. We were able to attend conferences across the country and make Wentworth a place for people like us. We even got to plan and host our own Black History Month fashion show.

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