My name is Maksym Vavilov and, as you can guess from the name, I am not a local. To be more specific my home country is Ukraine. After finishing my studies at Dorset College Dublin, I have continued my study at Maynooth University as a master’s student in Computer Science.
What Programme did you study at Dorset College and why?
At the Dorset College, I was doing a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Multimedia course and completed it in 2019 with distinction. IT is one of the fastest-growing areas and people in it most actively build the future. And Dublin is the best place to start due to the number of IT companies around.
Why did you choose studying with Us?
Studying aboard 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 get a taste of each of the areas is priceless. Second – small class sizes that make possible a dialogue between you and a lecturer.
How was your experience studying at Dorset College Dublin?
There always was a member of staff to help you with anything and lecturers – true professionals with not only the theory behind – 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 a part of the IT community.
What three values do you think Dorset College offers on a professional and personal level?
Dorset College offers experience in the practical implementation of all the theory you will learn. The day the first time you launch your app on a phone or a website will give you confidence and will only motivate to continue. And if you are following your dream, like myself, you will find the same kind of 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 – weight carefully all pros and cons and make your own decision. 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 or is studying here.
How has your experience at Dorset College influenced your professional development?
I’ve come to Dorset College as an undergraduate with only a 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 a staff at the 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 the time in my life I will always remember as one of the best.