Computer Science graduate Sarujan Rajaratnam discusses the 'bittersweet' experience of finishing his degree, and the sense of achievement he feels today.
Date: 08 December 2020
For Sarujan Rajaratnam, graduating from London Met with a Computer Science degree is bittersweet.
"I feel very blessed to be graduating from University," he says, "but I’m also heartbroken to see it end.
"I’ve had such a wonderful time here, I’ve made so many wonderful friends, had great professors. It feels like one door is closing and others are opening. When it comes to a university experience, few have had it better than me and I know it!"
His final project, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for a hotel, was a particularly fulfilling experience. "It was great to be able to learn new things, to investigate different systems,” he said. “At the final presentations, I felt like I’d really worked towards an achievement."
Asked what advice he would give to the next generation of computer programming students, he said, “to anyone just beginning to study computer science, I would say that you lead your own destiny in life.
"If you work hard and keep your work smart, you can drive your achievements forward, to change the world, become an entrepreneur or CEO, or create technology to do new creative things or help people change their entire lives."