One of the things that helps me a lot when starting something brand new, is to learn what to expect! So, let’s do that, for what your first day is likely going to be at your new Software Engineering job. So, your first day is gonna be easy. I know it’s nerve-wracking, given that you’re stepping into a brand new world, but your first day is going to be planned out for you already. Your day will likely consist of: 1. Filling out employment paperwork, so don’t forget to bring your two forms of identification. 2. Meeting your manager and teammates for the first time. 3. Learning about your benefits. 4. Setting up your development environment. And, 5. Maybe some overviews and discussions about the business and/or the codebase. There isn’t much preparation needed for these things, except for maybe coming with a learning mindset. Everything is going to be brand new to you, and it could take a few weeks to feel settled in. And that’s totally okay. You’re going to be abosrbing a lot of information on your first day, so make sure that you come well rested. And I hope that you can rest easy, that your first day is already set and done for you, and that you’re set up for success.