The work load can be a lot at times, but it is worth it. By the end of your sophomore year, you are placed into a paid internship that relates to your major. Students in the technology field have a job placement rate of 99% by the time they graduate from Vermont Technical College. In the software engineering program at VTC, you start off learning Java, HTML, and SQL. The most challenging part of the freshman year is probably learning how to manage your time and get all of your assignments done. One piece of advice that I had received was to start the assignments as soon as it is assigned. Each assignment usually gets a two week deadline, so it is easy to put it off until last minute. Getting the assignment done in the first week is one of the best things to do, because it gives your room to ask your professor for help, and also decreases your stress from worrying about the deadline. Overall, I love the course work and curriculum!