Shantal wasn’t satisfied with her career trajectory in finance and wanted a creative job that offered career growth. She enrolled at Tech Elevator to get the technical-skills foundation and support she needed to make a career change. Having attended the bootcamp both in person at Tech Elevator’s Philadelphia campus and live online, Shantal shares her tips for making the most of both experiences.
Shantal landed her first Software Engineering role at JPMorgan Chase & Co. – before graduation day – thanks to the robust employer network, but she’s not the only one! Tech Elevator has a 90% bootcamp graduate job placement rate, reported via CIRR. Learn more about Shantal’s experience at Tech Elevator and her career change.Continue Reading
In 2020, J. Michael Cahal was burnt out from his career as a high school music teacher and needed a change. Knowing he could make more money as a developer in Atlanta, he took his longtime interest in tech to a new level by enrolling at Springboard. Michael described what it was like to take a self-paced intensive program online while still working full-time, and how crucial Springboard’s mentorship program was to his success and confidence as a developer. Thanks to Springboard’s career support, Michael landed his first role as a web developer at Kennesaw State University weeks after graduating!
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Tired of working laborious, blue-collar jobs, Berlys was ready to make a change into a stable yet exciting tech career. Berlys chose Penn LPS Boot Camps, powered by Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand, to give her the real world experience she needed to launch a career and a prestigious name on her resume. Berlys built her portfolio throughout the bootcamp, which helped land her first role as a Cyber Security Analyst at Quantum Research International. Now Berlys shares her tips on how to make the most of the boot camp experience, even when you feel overwhelmed!
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Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing fields in tech and everyone wants to know how to get their foot in the door. Although you’ll likely be interviewing remotely this year, you’ll still need to demonstrate communication skills and well-rounded knowledge in your interview. So what exactly will you be asked in a cybersecurity interview in 2022? A panel of experts – instructors and alumni – from Code Fellows share 4 questions you’ll likely hear in interviews, 3 soft skills you’ll need to demonstrate to interviewers, and how a cyber range will help you stand out in the interview process.
Michael Gates had always wanted to work in cybersecurity, but he found that companies were looking for specific cybersecurity certifications on his resumé. Thanks to his veteran’s benefits, Michael was able to enroll at Eleven Fifty Academy without any out-of-pocket tuition! And after training for three months at the online Cybersecurity bootcamp, Eleven Fifty Academy had prepared Michael for several certifications and an interview with SMC. Learn about Michael’s new job as a Cybersecurity Analyst and his advice for other military veterans making this career change.
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Jack had a proven track record and passion for finding customer solutions, but he lacked formal product management training. After doing some research, Jack decided his best option was the part-time Product Management Bootcamp at General Assembly. He’s been able to apply principles like prioritization, user research, and validation to his job at Bonfyre, and as a result, has taken on more responsibility and PM projects! Read Jack’s invaluable advice about juggling full-time work (and parenting) with a bootcamp, working for startups versus large companies, what it takes to move into a Senior Product Manager role, and how to collaborate online at a bootcamp like General Assembly.
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When software engineer Minchan immigrated to the United States, he enlisted in the US Army and spent four years working in logistics and software management. After leaving the service, he realized he needed an immersive bootcamp like Codesmith to ratchet up his software engineering career. Here’s how the supportive community, hands-on learning, and job-relevant curriculum gave Minchan the technical skills he needed to land a job as a Software Engineer just one month after graduating. Plus, Minchan shares his tips for coding beginners interested in enrolling at Codesmith.
To empower and support more veterans to break into tech and build successful careers in software engineering, Codesmith has teamed up with Oddball to launch the Veterans Coding Scholarship offering full-tuition scholarships for Codesmith’s part-time or full-time Software Engineering Immersive programs. Check out Codesmith’s scholarship page to learn more about the application process and eligibility.Continue Reading
Austin was interested in computer science but working as a security officer. At Thinkful’s Software Engineering Bootcamp, Austin says he “found his people,” and expanding his network helped him land his first job at Xima! Learn how Thinkful’s Income Share Agreement and Living Stipend made the immersive bootcamp accessible for him, and how career services and a supportive cohort made the whole experience worthwhile. Plus, Austin shares his insights about interning and interviewing for jobs after a coding bootcamp.
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Python is a high-level programming language. Python is an object-oriented language, meaning that code is grouped together and treated as an individual unit that can interact with other objects. While Python is used by many people for web development, it has plenty of other uses in data science, machine learning, and cybersecurity.Continue Reading
Want to know who may be teaching you UX design at BrainStation Miami? Meet Meade McCoy, a passionate instructor who left the world of Product Design to train the next generation of UX designers in Florida. Meade tells us what makes BrainStation’s Miami campus a unique and creative space for students, what you can expect from the UX Design bootcamp’s job-relevant curriculum, and 17 different job titles that you could land after graduating. Plus, why learning about user accessibility is crucial in 2022.
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