When my sister and I started a university course in Iran, we got jobs at a company that engaged in cybersecurity and developed antivirus software and other security products. My sister was a bit more interested than me in programming, so I tried to support her find projects that put her talent to good use. In turn, she also supported me in my tasks. Around the same time, we moved out of our parents’ house, so we were together all the time and even spent weekends working from home.
Interestingly, as we delved deeper into cybersecurity, we started pushing each other to suggest new business development areas to our colleagues, and even specific projects that we considered launching. Fortunately, we were working at a startup company, and they were extremely open to all things new.
My time at university was just as action-packed. Our professors suggested that I could help other students with some of the disciplines I was good at. This turned out to be quite engaging and rewarding.
Looking back, I realize that these disciplines are the things that have benefitted me most in my present job. Computer science is very broad. There were many aspects, and we learned a little bit of each. Eventually, I decided to focus on cybersecurity. I enjoy dealing with something new in my work every day and handling very diverse problems quickly.