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October 15, 2021

Lynn Kim, IBM

This profile is part of a series in support of Take Our Kids to Work Day on November 3, 2021. Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work Day is the most recognized career exploration event in Canada. With the pandemic continuing to change how students learn, the 27th annual Take Our Kids to Work Day presented by RBC Future Launch will be back with a virtually delivered look at the world of work for Grade 9 students across Canada.
 
This year’s theme – You Belong Here! – will expose young minds, as they enter their first year of high school, to a wide range of careers reflecting the full diversity of students, interests and the future world of work.
 
To learn more and register, go to takeourkidstowork.ca.

Job title:

Application Developer

In high school, I would have been voted most likely to:

work in HR and experience a life-threatening crisis while public speaking

The skills I rely on most in my role:

Communication, self-directed learning, adaptability. I believe those make you float when you sink.

Q: Do you have any advice for high school students who may be interested in your field of work?

Application developers make what users need into reality. Therefore, experience many things and find what you are interested in as a user. Think about how you can implement your interests with any app. After finding something that inspires you, bump into anything and try it. You can choose what you want to make and challenge that day. If you feel anything is lacking, you can take programming classes or find "Stackoverflow". Also, it is good to experience simple walkthrough projects in "freeCodeCamp" or "Udemy."
 
In my case, I have wanted to help people with physical disabilities since childhood. Then, I found out people with visual impairment have limited access to internet services. I was eager to resolve the problem and started taking online courses. Now here I am! An application developer who tries to make people's lives better and waiting for the next star. Welcome to the world of programming!
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