Emily Johnson

Applications Engineer, Steelcase

College degree
Spanish & Computer Information Systems

Why she enjoys her field
It allows you to be creative and solve problems at the same time. To me, it's always exciting to write some code and then see it in action- doing exactly what I told it to do!

IT is a key piece of almost every business in every industry, so there are infinite opportunities to get involved and contribute to something that's interesting and important to you.

Get an internship as soon as possible so you'll be able to try out multiple things and figure out what you like. Find some excuses to try coding in your free time – follow a tutorial, create a website for a friend, write a smartphone app for fun, or figure out how to automate something you do often on a computer. The possibilities are endless, and they're all fun!