I stared in blankness out the colossal-sized window filling the sandwich between my condo’s floor and ceiling.

On a typical work or school-packed day, I’m usually found at the nearby table working away, giving hardly 10 cents of my time reflecting how my past decisions have shaped my current life. It always seemed like the time lapse for every single new day that passed by was an inch faster than the last. Ironically, the only days I sat to deeply reflect were days I suffered from boredom and tints of loneliness — it was almost like a subtle coping mechanism…


My trip to Harvard University for Hack Harvard 2018.

Myself included, there’s always a substantial amount of people I know or have heard of that decided not to return to a past employer from an internship. Venturing into the unknowns in search of fresh new employment after graduation seemed to be the more popular choice, at least within my group of friends. This can be risky, especially given the depleted new grad job market brought by a COVID pandemic.

It’s insane to sometimes to think that I did this as well. I obsessed over the idea that testing the new grad job market was something I’d regret if I…


Cherry blossoms @ UBC

I looked up at the grey, cloudy sky as the dense, cold air danced on the edge of my visible breath.

Vancouver isn’t exactly known for sunshine, but that day exerted unusual feelings on top of the already gloomy weather — ominous and bewildering. I looked up, letting the inevitable darkening sky soak up the rest of my hope for sunlight. I knew what this walk was going to be about: an opportunity to clear my mind and think about my future, particularly in relation to my future relationship and my career.

Recently, I had just obtained a new job…


The Backstory

It was a rainy night in late July of 2018.

I sat depressingly cross-legged on my double-sized bed, frustrated that I couldn’t fit my laptop at a proper height in front of me without straining my back excessively. ‘How do so many people manage to work from their bed?’ was the same repetitive thought I had whenever the “work-from-bed” laziness kicked in during the occasional weeknight.

I stuck with the rather uncomfortable position I was in anyways, as I was only completing one single task: delete the recent ‘Godot’ game engine I downloaded (and perhaps overwhelmed) on my new but…


Are you one of many graduates struggling or stressing right now about the job search process? Finding a job in today’s market is one thing; finding a job that aligns with your career prospects in its entirety is a whole ‘nother level.

Notice how I said ‘many.’ Many of us, especially those within a circle of peers who have friends impatiently finding their next gig, can feel the pressure stacked against ourselves. It might just be a senseless and ever-growing pressure to achieve the next biggest step of our careers, which ties back to our fundamental desire to make a…


This winter was one of the toughest job-seeking terms I’ve encountered yet as a college student. Going into my 4th year with several internship experiences under my belt, I thought finding my final internship before graduation would be easy. For context, I look for product management, consulting or data analytics internships. If you would like to skip my own job-hunting story and go straight to the advice, scroll down to the bottom. Otherwise, I’d like to briefly share my own experience:

In January of 2020, I was applying and receiving interviews. I applied to around 100 places in the month…


Part 2: Why would you take an interest into tech? Is it really just for the money?

While there may be a better term to name it, the process of choosing a field of study for one’s post-secondary and then discovering new and more exciting fields that garner one’s interest more than their current field happens quite often. …


Part 1: Why do students choose the wrong university program and realize they want to move to tech?

My name is Kasey. I am the primary writer of this Medium series. If you are a current college student or recent graduate and you want to transition into tech (or are in the middle of transitioning) from your unrelated background, this series will be for you. I’m a student studying a combination of life sciences and business at the University of Waterloo. I’ve interned at tech companies in some fairly technical positions for my background. But don’t worry — your primary…

Kasey Fu

Product manager & aspiring author. Waterloo ’21. Working on writing both fiction & non-fiction!

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