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Imer Muhović - Genetics and Bioengineering '13

Imer Muhović - Genetics and Bioengineering '13

I work at Authority Partners as a Quality Assurance Analyst. This job involves testing software, and finding defects in it, and ensuring that it is made in accordance to the clients wishes.


Life After Graduation

I work at Authority Partners as a Quality Assurance Analyst. This job involves testing software, and finding defects in it, and ensuring that it is made in accordance to the clients wishes. I finished Sarajevo College High School, and I have a BSc in Genetics, and I'm halfway through my MSc in Genetics and Bioengineering at Burch.

After having some initial difficulty in securing a paying job after college, I made an overview of all of my skills, and determined that the IT sector would be easier to get a job in than genetics. I spent a few months brushing up my programming and general IT skills. After around three months that I spent locking up myself in my house studying programming and building an IT portfolio for myself, I started applying to various jobs. Being inexperienced in the field led to me applying jobs that I wasn't actually qualified for and that would have led some pretty uncomfortable interviews, but I kept on pushing and after a friend of mine informed me that Authority Partners is looking for QA analysts, I checked the job description, and realized that I have a lot of the skills that they are looking for, and the things that I didn't know weren't too hard to brush up on. So, I spent another two weeks studying all day for an interview, I got some people I knew who already worked there to recommend me, and shortly after applying for the job I was called for an interview, which I did well at mostly thanks to the thorough preparation I made. A few weeks later I was offered the job and I gladly accepted it. I work in a great environment, with awesome people, and the job is always interesting and challenging.

My advice to others would be to have a realistic outlook on your capabilities and job prospects, and not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to acquire new skills, and even apply to jobs that you probably won't get, at the least to acquire some interview experience. Everything can be taught and a college degree isn't always necessary to get a job, but knowledge is, so do your research, study hard, and don't be afraid.