Tarciana has been a Software Engineer at Visual Components North America (VCNA) since 2017. After completing an undergraduate degree in Brazil, she moved to the United States to pursue a masters in technology and robotics from Wayne State University.
Tarciana is still an avid learner. Her free time is focused on cultivating new skills, from computer languages such as Python, to skiing, and German too. She is also a keen cyclist, and looks forward to taking her bike out on trails and through the countryside this summer.
How did you end up working at Visual Components?
On my second day at University my professor introduced me to Dr. Scott Walter (a founding member of Visual Components). This professor had an idea for an app that would use VC simulation software, and I was brought on to help with the project.
By the following semester I was teaching students how to use VC software for this same professor, who was the one to tell me about the VCNA internship opportunity during my last semester. I was hired for the summer at VCNA and before I finished the internship, they asked me to continue full time.
What has made you stay at Visual Components?
The people. When I started, my colleagues made sure I was learning from what they were doing. I was involved in all the projects, and I felt that I was part of the group, that I could contribute. I could ask to learn how to model a component one day, or process an order, and the next day attend a meeting or learn how to talk with clients and customers about our product. I knew that one day soon I would be doing these things by myself.