You may know the story of the magic duck that solves debugging problems, but did you know that 13 January is its day – Rubber Ducky Day?
Rubber Duck Debugging is a technique first mentioned in the book The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas. The technique is quite simple: if you have a problem, take a rubber ducky (or any other object, but it’s more fun if you look a ducky in the eye 👀), explain your code in detail, line by line, and maybe you’ll find where the bug is. You can use this method for anything: decoding, studying, practising a presentation, or solving other problems.
Why did the ducky become our mascot?
Because you can debug your career with the help of a ducky or, if you’re looking for something more, with the activities of the FER Career Centre. Students come to us to solve their career problems, but unlike ducks who only listen, we also answer and give advice.
We’re not here to tell you how to debug code, we’re sure you know more about that than we do, but we do have 5 tips on how you can debug your career:
- Make an appointment for a consultation or CV review with Iva and Nikolina
- Sign up for the Career Management course, where you and your colleagues will learn how to manage your careers through a variety of topics
- Check out the job ads on our website where employers post vacancies
- Apply for an internship and find out what it’s like to work in a company that operates in the field you’re interested in
- Participate in the events we organise – Job Fair and Career Speed Dating – where you can meet many companies in a short time and find out what employment opportunities and vacancies are available
Maybe you see your career in entrepreneurship and creating a start-up business. In that case, contact Matija who works in the SPOCK Start-up Incubator with students and researchers who have the same desire as you! The teams for this year’s generation of SPOCK have been selected but keep debugging your idea or project and apply for the seventh generation.
We’re here for you if you need help with your career and your rubber ducky hasn’t solved the problem. Contact us!