This week I had the pleasure of meeting Computer Science Major, Aleks Kivual. Aleks is a second year student at CSULB. He is from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School which is located in his hometown, Palos Verdes, California. He first leaned that he had a passion for computer science and had an idea that this is probably what he wanted to do for the rest of his life his sophomore year in high school when he took a computer science class. His task in that classroom was not as rigorous as it is now but he has managed to survive so far and hopefully will make it through College. Currently he is working for Northrop Grumman which he explained was an American Aerospace and defense technology company where he works in the research and development office. Aleks explained how competitive it is to obtain a position even as a volunteer there after High School and how lucky he was to have found this job before transferring from college to high school.

Aleks is really excited and looking forward for Spring Break because he will be attending LA HAKS, a competition at UCLA where you get to design something and after 36 hours you get to present it to a large group of people. It is nice that Aleks really enjoys his career and is happy with his choices because there is no better feeling than loving what you are going to be doing for the rest of your life. I hope Aleks continues to be devoted to his passions and is very successful with his career in the future.


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