#FromHigherEdToHired - Wayne Hawkins - BSc Computer Games Development - Software Developer at Quicklink

29.07.2016

Wayne Hawkins graduated form BSc Computer Games Development and is now a Software Developer at Quicklink, providing broadcast solutions for people out in the field. We asked Wayne a few questions: 

What was your HE course?
I completed the BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development.

What is your job title and role?
Currently I am a Software Developer at Quicklink. I work on updating software and new projects. A lot of the work has been for Mac and iPhone.

Could you briefly describe the organisation you work for?
Quicklink deals with providing broadcast solutions for people out in the field, such as reporters and television companies who require live streaming from remote locations.

Which skills learned at University are helpful to you in your job?
A few of the key skills include:

  • adapting to different programming languages
  • multi-threading
  • software development
  • networking.

What aspects of your job do you enjoy most?
I haven’t found a task I like the most within the company, at least not as much as my previous position as a project assistant at the University. If I had to choose something I would say working on our software on the iphone.

Do you have any advice for students who would like to start a Career?
The only advice I would give is work hard in all your subject areas. My overall grade was not brilliant because I didn't focus on subjects I was weaker in.

Apply for everything! Even if you think there is no way you could get the job based on your final grades. It seems like people want programmers badly!