ICYMI: Soaring Together with Amazon Software Development Engineer

"Being a software engineer is far more collaborative than I had ever thought," says Lehigh alumnae and Amazon software development engineering Halson Crites. "I thought I needed to figure everything out on my own when I started my first job. Of course, there are times that I need to write code on my own, but so much of my time at work is spent in conversations with my team. We brainstorm and discuss how to build software, using our collective experiences and unique perspectives to come up with a great design. And even once I've written my code, I review it with my teammates to get feedback so we can improve it. This means that being a new software engineer comes with a ton of support from more experienced engineers. You don't need to know everything when you join a company."

Learn about Halston, her educational experience, and her advice for the next generation of women targeting careers in STEM fields in Lehigh's Resolve magazine, Volume 2, 2021.