When Charlie Helms decided to major in computer science more than three years ago, he was excited for the possibilities ahead of him.
It seemed like the perfect major to combine his interests in science, math and business. It would even let him tap into his creative side.
Three years later, Helms knows he made the right choice. He’s interned with Cisco, networked with executives at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase, and in January, he’ll start a full-time job as a program manager at Microsoft.
Helms will graduate from Carolina in December, completing his degree a semester early.
“I feel like in the past three years, I’ve done so much that I feel like I’ve gotten everything out of Carolina that I possibly could have,” said Helms, a native of Spring Lake, North Carolina. “From research, doing internships, to having really amazing friendships, to traveling abroad.”
Initially, though, he