Student seeks computer science career
By Chloe Gregg
Alex Rivera-Cordero is a 21-year-old computer science major at LCC. He moved to Lansing for college from Puerto Rico, and said he chose LCC because of what it offered and how close it is to Michigan State University.
After receiving his associate degree in computer science from LCC, Rivera-Cordero said he plans on continuing his education at MSU.
“My family inspired me to go into computer science, and I was inspired by meeting other computer science majors who love their classes and doing what they do,” Rivera-Cordero said. “I like being able to work from anywhere, so computer science is going to be perfect for me.”
Besides being interested in computer science, Rivera-Cordero said he also hopes to be an entrepreneur on the side and invest funds into e-commerce, real estate and other businesses.
In his free time, Rivera-Cordero said he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, and working at his job at Pure Options.
One of his coworkers, Kobe Corp, said he is impressed with Rivera-Cordero’s work ethic and school accomplishments.
“I think it’s really cool that Alex is able to go to school as well as work,” Corp said. “That takes a lot of discipline to do, and especially as a college student working on weekends and not able to maybe do what other students are doing.”
Rivera-Cordero gave advice for anyone who is interested in pursuing a major in computer science.
“This career takes brains as well as social skills,” Rivera-Cordero said. “If you've got the aptitude for both, it’s a great choice.”