I been programming with Perl for over a year now and I love it, it is so exciting all the things you can do with the language specially its I/O handling.
During my programming career I used VB, Pascal/Delphi, C/C++ and Java. But non of them compares to Perl.
Currently I am a student at Kingston University, I am on my second year of E-Business (Networking Specialist). Perl helps me in particular when I need to write my assignments in LaTeX. I build a LaTeX Wizard in Perl/Tk which I post in CUFP. Hope you like it.