Atif malik asked Natalie White, CyberSource AddedSunday, March 3, 2019 at 2:58 AM What can I do while in school to get me even closer to becoming a professional in my field? I am becoming a software engineer and I am in 2nd semester of school. Related to Engineering Skills, Software Reset Sort By Default Natalie White , CyberSource Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 8:59 AM Great question! You have so many resources at your fingertips than we did even a few years ago. You can learn basic coding concepts with Scratch (https://scratch.mit.edu/) and find a local coding group through Girls Who Code (https://girlswhocode.com/) There are also a lot of online resources to learn about web development, databases, and other coding frameworks! Get involved in a local SWE Next group or contact your local SWE Professional Section to seek out mentors who can talk to you about what it's like to be a software engineer, too! Good luck!