Final year project gives career springboard
BSc Computer Science graduate Alex Whaley explains why his final year project was the best part of the course.
My final year project formed the cornerstone of my portfolio.
The computer science course at Bath was great in so many ways. It’s all encompassing and it’s fun, but my favourite part was definitely the final year project. It allows you to be creative and explore an area of interest with others who feel the same.
Sorting my portfolio
For a career in the games industry, work done outside the course is very important, so to work in this area I needed a strong portfolio. To achieve this, I invested almost half of my final year in my project, which formed the cornerstone of my portfolio. This undoubtedly helped me secure my first job as a graduate games developer at Mediatonic Games.
My advice to you
Go out and program in your own time, and take part in competitions. Enjoy the early years and be prepared for a growing workload, making the most of your final year project.