Kicking off the start to a hopefully long lived and exciting career with this post. It has been a long road transitioning to software engineering after college and I think the post-bacc path is a good one.
The greatest benefit I felt was the ability to participate in industry internships and recruiting, and receive a lot of mentoring from experienced engineers. I just wrapped up a summer internship with Amazon and really enjoyed the whole process as well as my team and project. Looking forward to what is in store for the future!