I'm soon to graduate in BSCS and doing an 6 month Quality Assurance internship, currently in 3 month. I started of QA because I found it interesting because of automation. But after working I've realized Quality Assurance is not my cup of tea. Especially because in my country QA is more of a manual job than automated. There's not much horizontal growth in QA here.
I'm a programmer through and through, I'm good at it too. Not being able to write code is making me unhappy & noneffective at my work place, I don't feel satisfied at all. I feel like a weak resource. I've discussed this concern with my boss too. He just shrugged it off saying, it's not my job to evaluate myself. I want my career development to be in software development
NOW MY PROBLEM IS: After graduation, I'll apply for a developer's job. Would my experience as a QA make me less likely a candidate? Should I leave QA asap before it hurts my prospects further?