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Know what you are getting into
What is software?
The world of development is a vast world with a unique past. To give you a better perspective on software engineer, read this blog post about what software engineering is all about. It's going to be a bit technical at times, but that is nothing to be scared of.
Hacking Spacetime for a Successful Career
In the technical space, there are many other jobs that just "developer". Watch this talk about what is possible.
Feel free to skip past the song in the beginning if you'd like. Song ends around 4:05
While watching this talk, take notes about the different careers paths and write about which one appeals the most to you and where you want to be in your career in 2 years, 5 years, and onward.