I'm still a University student, but I've had the luck to already get a job in one of the biggest companies in the world. At first I was fine and happy about the opportunity I received, but later I started to feel that something was wrong.
After my first year of university I already knew what I wanted to do: software development. I had a career plan: starting as a programmer and then moving to a software architecture job.
The position I got into was advertised as "Solution Architecture Trainee" and in the interviews I got the understanding that my job would be around my favourite things, i.e. software design and development.
However, after one month I realised what I'd got into - basically Information Systems client projects, where there isn't even simple talk about creating new software - we take the existing one, consult, make an integration and deploy.
I'm not saying that I'm unhappy; I'm still really proud of working in that company. However, I am concerned about the direction of my career. Has anyone ever had any similar experience? How I ensure my career progresses in the right direction?