We spoke with Maksym Vavilov, a Ukrainian student, and an Alumni of the Bachelor of Science in Computing programme. After finishing his course at Dorset College, Maksym has continued on to study at Maynooth University as a Master's student in Computer Science!
What programme did you study at Dorset College?
At Dorset College, I studied a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Multimedia course, and completed it in 2019 with distinction. IT is one of the fastest-growing sectors and the people in it are actively building the future. Therefore, it made sense to start in Dublin due to the number of IT companies around.
Why did you choose to study with us?
Studying abroad was more a leap of faith, but two things made me choose Dorset College. First is the diversity of the course - Computer Science is huge and to get a taste of each area of it is priceless. Secondly, the small class sizes that make possible a dialogue between you and a lecturer really stood out to me.
How was your experience studying at Dorset College Dublin?
There was always a member of staff to help you with anything! The lecturers are true professionals with not only the theory behind them, but every time was able to light the spark inside the student. Yes, it wasn’t easy, but everybody was enjoying it and with lots of practice you feel yourself becoming part of the IT community.
What values do you think Dorset College offers on a professional or personal level?
Dorset College offers experience in the practical implementation of all the theory you will learn. On the day of the first time you launch your app on a phone or a website, will give you so much confidence and will only motivate you to continue. If you are following your dream, like myself, you will find the same kind of like-minded persons around you here.
What recommendation would you have for those who are thinking about studying with us?
If you are reading this, then you are thinking about studying here. The only recommendation I can give in this case is to weigh carefully all the pros and cons and make your own decision from there. For me, it led to one of the best choices I’ve ever made. And if my words aren’t enough – try speaking with others who were / are studying at Dorset College.
How has your experience at Dorset College influenced your professional development?
I’ve come to Dorset College as an undergraduate with only the desire to study Computing. After graduation, I left as a professional who has knowledge and experience in many areas in the field. Now, I’m confident in the path I’ve chosen for life and I know that I’m able to realize myself.
Dorset College is…
For me, Dorset College is not just a place or a marker on the map. It is the staff at reception who will answer all my questions. It is a group of guys I’ve been studying with and discussing new concepts. It is a lecturer that stays after the end of the class to give you an insight into today’s topic. Dorset College is a time in my life I will always remember as one of the best.