This summer has turned out to be far more productive than I expected. I have had the chances to meet and talk with many professionals in my fields of study and learn about what it takes to get my foot into the door. Studying Computer Science and Communication in college, I discovered that there is a position in the tech world that marries both of my qualifications: Product Manager. A product manager is responsible for making sure that a team ships a great product and gets to sit at the intersection of technology, business, and design. It is also a highly collaborative role as the product manager serves as the main liaison between the engineers and other roles (quality assurance, user research, customer support, biz dev etc.). For me, the combination of technical abilities (product-focused) and management/communication skills (business/customer-focused) sounds very appealing.