Alumnus and Magician Arshdeep Soni graduated with a BSc Computer Science in 2018 and since then he has taken TikTok by storm. A member of London’s prestigious Magic Circle, he seemingly makes the impossible possible and boasts over 8 million followers on the platform.
Alongside the time and effort involved in keeping his social presence and magic career alive, Arshdeep is also working full time as a Software Engineer at Discovery Inc, and the two paths are not as far removed as you might think.
“Software Engineering is all about problem solving and working through challenges which is something I’ve always been good at,” he explains. “It sometimes requires thinking outside of the box to solve certain problems and needs a level of creativity.
“With the magic side of things, it’s very similar – it is all about thinking outside the box to create the perfect trick or illusion. It’s a very creative art and I always found that both Software Engineering and magic pretty much go hand-in-hand.”
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