Wednesday, 30 July 2014
A computing graduate from the University of Worcester has landed a job as a Software Developer with a leading technology firm.
Paul Dale, from Colchester, has been snapped up by Malvern-based AuraQ a year after completing his BSc in Computer Games Design and Development.
The 22-year-old said: “When I finished my degree I started a Vacation Research Assistant project at the University with Dr Colin Price. While doing this research project I applied for jobs in areas that interested me, mostly games development and software development. I had a few interviews and was offered a job by two places.”
Paul worked for Isodaq Technology as a Support Desk Manager for a year before being taken on as a Software Developer at AuraQ.
“I’m so pleased to have gained a job in Software Development,” he said. “My degree at Worcester really set me up well for this role. The opportunities that university provided me with were outstanding. Going in to interviews with working pieces of software and mobile phone apps that I created while at university said a lot more about my skills then I ever could.”
In his spare time, Paul is also a Scout Leader, and has done other volunteering activities while at university, including being a Student Academic Representative.
“Scouting not only teaches you outdoor skills but also interpersonal skills which are a huge help in working life,” he said.
“The StAR and Institute representative roles also taught me a great deal of interpersonal and organisational skills it also gave me opportunities to interact with the people that run the University and have an influence on decisions made about the future development of the University.”
Dr Colin Price, Head of Computing at the University, said: “Paul was a great student and I am so proud of his success. Within Computing at Worcester we strive to work closely with our students to develop their individual skills and talents to prepare them for employment. But perhaps most importantly we want our students to enjoy their learning, to be motivated and to have fun.
“Paul is a great example of a student who has enjoyed working hard. As a Vacation Research Assistant he ported three years of our research onto the Android platform within four weeks. I wish Paul the success he deserves in his new job.”