Grad Profile: Bence Fulop

From Travel(ling the World) To Tech

Bence Fulop is part of the graduate program’s first cohort. Having started out his career in international travel, Bence has joined the ARQ team to seek a “fresh start” and learn all about what the tech sector has to offer.

We asked Bence some questions about what he is looking to get out of the program, and what has led him to this point in his career. Here’s what he said:

What made you apply for and choose ARQ as your next career move?

Before ARQ I was working in the travel industry for eight years. I fell into this job by accident (originally, I thought I wanted to be an ambassador for Australia!) but I loved every minute of working in international travel and got to learn and grow a lot.

I’d wanted to see what it was like to work for a bigger company for a while, so when I saw ARQ’s grad program I was really excited for the opportunity of a fresh start in the tech industry. I also knew it would be a great way to learn from industry leaders and professionals and work closely with mentors.

What are three goals you wish to achieve at ARQ this year?

I really want to be comfortable working on production code bases. This is an area that specifically interests me, and I can’t wait to learn more.

As I said, I’m also looking forward to working with a great mentor at ARQ. There’s so much to learn from everyone here and I want to take it all in as much as possible.

On a more personal note, I have a few fitness goals this year: 1) run 1000kms, 2) complete 4 gym sessions per week and 3) complete a spartan race. Wish me luck!!

What outcomes would you like to see from this experience for the next step of your career?

I’d like to gain enough technical skills to either oversee a department or start my very own tech business. Watch this space!

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