Celine Wardrop, a senior computer science major, began her journey at Northern Kentucky University in high school when she took music lessons through a program that her high school offered. Now, Celine will be walking across the stage to accept her diploma and beginning a job in Cincinnati as a software developer.
Celine was incredibly involved during her time at NKU. She was a teaching assistant in the College of Informatics, she worked as a computer science research assistant and was actively involved in reestablishing the Women in Informatics club. This is just the start of her accolades. Celine was a software developer and programmer/analyst intern with Western & Southern Financial Group and a digital marketing specialist at InXpress Cincinnati.
When asked how the College of Informatics helped prepare her for the job market, she referenced Julie Stockman, Informatics+ director of corporate engagement, as someone who encouraged her to improve her resume, attend job fairs and apply for internships.
“I’ve had many opportunities to meet various faculty members and students who have all helped me improve my skills, both technical and interpersonal,” Celine says.
Celine offered four pieces of advice to incoming students.
“Get to know your professors, pursue things you are interested in, as much as you can, work with other students and remember, no one is thinking about you as much as you think they are. No one is judging you or worried about what you are doing as much as you might think they are. Just be yourself and find authentic people to be around,” she says.