Christian Yngson, Emerge Graduate
"The knowledge, skills and discipline I have acquired under their tutelage has enabled me to reach my full potential. Had it not been for them, I never would have even ventured to pursue becoming a software developer at all."
To say that my training with Emerge was a turning point in my career is an understatement. The knowledge, skills and discipline I have acquired under their tutelage has enabled me to reach my full potential. Had it not been for them, I never would have even ventured to pursue becoming a software developer at all.
I was ensconced in a lax and comfortable environment devoid of peril or risk of any kind. I only needed to perform the daily monotonous tasks that were assigned to me and after that, I had all the luxury of spending my time on anything be it productive or frivolous. It was usually the latter as I didn’t have a manager breathing down my neck or a project with a looming deadline. Once the day is done, there was nothing more to think of but tomorrow. I just squandered my time.
Everything had changed during the course of the training. The teachers always pushed us beyond our limits. Instructing us with the latest technologies that seemed convoluted at first but became intelligible as time went by. It was a testament to the efficacy and the quality of training from Emerge. Everyday we were bombarded with an onslaught of mental drills that drained us into exhaustion. It was foreign to me as I was acclimated to my carefree habits.
After the training has finished, I had become a different person. Not only because of the wealth of knowledge I have procured, but also from the invaluable discipline that have been ingrained in us with all the exercises and activities that we have done. After a profound contemplation, I had decided to purge myself of the awful, slothful habits that have stifled my advancement as they were getting me nowhere. Moreover, I also left my previous berth in the public sector and I am now currently working as a web developer. Most of the company’s clients are from the United States hence, we were tasked to submit a daily report in English. If it weren’t for the language and communication skills training from Emerge, I would definitely have difficulty in effectively conveying my thoughts. I learned by experience that it’s often easier to write instructions for computers than to present an explanation in a non-technical form for those who are not technologically savvy. I’ll be forever grateful for the things Emerge has taught and without them, I never would be where I am now.