Aaron always had an affinity for data and was fascinated by the process of data engineering. When he graduated from college without any applicable skills, Aaron looked to Jigsaw Labs to fill the gaps in his education and propel him into a data engineering career. Six months after the bootcamp and thanks to the externship experience offered at Jigsaw Labs, Aaron is now a full-time Data Engineer at Cred Protocol working in crypto!
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Guzal was working in finance when she realized she wanted to explore other career options. Her critical thinking, problem-solving, and constant quest for quality gave her the perfect personality and skills for a career in Quality Assurance (QA) Testing. Even as a busy working mom, Guzal was able to excel at BPPE-approved Test Pro, building a solid foundation in software testing and career development. Plus, Guzal shares how everything she learned at Test Pro, which is ISTQB certified, helped her land a QA Analyst role at Meta!
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Rory Quenneville Thorpe had an undergraduate degree in criminology, but hit a wall when it came to finding work he felt passionate about, so he ended up working in retail. When COVID hit, Rory reassessed his career goals and decided to make a career change into cybersecurity by enrolling at University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (UofT SCS) Boot Camps. Rory shares how he was able to give himself an edge in the hiring pool with cybersecurity certifications, and how he landed a Junior Security Operations Specialist at Gamesys just six months after boot camp graduation!
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Five Star Technology Solutions wants to hire applicants with solid technical skills, great problem-solving abilities, and a growth mindset. To achieve that goal, Five Star has enthusiastically hired a handful of Eleven Fifty Academy graduates over the years. The folks at Five Star share how Eleven Fifty alumni have embraced core values, gotten promoted, and proven their growth mindsets. Find out what it takes to work in edtech, and how the Eleven Fifty grads are pre-qualified for positions at Five Star!
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Cloud Development is a crucial part of the tech ecosystem. But how can a software engineer specialize into cloud development? Ryan Brodsky of General Assembly explains the differences between cloud development and software engineering, and what it takes to launch a cloud development career whether you’re pivoting from engineering or just graduating from a coding bootcamp. Plus, find out how General Assembly is helping recent bootcamp grads stand out in the tech job pool with their new self-paced Career Modules for Cloud Development, DevOps, and UX Engineer!
Software engineering is a very broad term for a technical career that may include building software, web apps, and/or websites. Software Engineers and Cloud Developers may have overlapping responsibilities, but typically Software Engineers are focused on building in-house tools and applications, while Cloud Developers take the long-view on the project to assess the right configuration.Continue Reading
Brandon was working in gig jobs for Instacart and Doordash, but saw an entry point into tech through IT Support. He enrolled at Merit America to learn IT alongside his career coach and used the Success Sharing Agreement to avoid upfront tuition, balancing the remote program while continuing to work in New York. The career team at Merit America set Brandon up with an interview at Infosys, and today he is working as a Tech Support Associate on a project at Aerojet Rocketdyne. Read Brandon’s advice for other beginners who want to get their foot in the door and hear if Merit America was worth it!
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Web accessibility describes the work to remove digital barriers that prevent users with disabilities from operating and connecting with websites and online platforms. When designing and building with web accessibility, auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, visual, and speech abilities must be considered.
In the same way that a building must comply with ADA standards, websites should be as thoughtful about their users by offering images with text equivalents, accessible-formatted documents, intentionality with colors and font sizes, and videos and other accessible multimedia.Continue Reading
Data is used across industries to drive business decisions, and data scientists rely on Pandas, a Python library, to organize it in meaningful ways. But what does that look like on the job? The Data Science Bootcamp instructors at Lighthouse Labs break down why Pandas is so crucial in these three, real world examples. Plus, find out how you can learn Pandas in order to take your own data career to the next level!
Ready to start learning the basics of data science? Don’t miss the virtual 21-Day Data Challenge at Lighthouse Labs, which launches on April 11, 2022! Get a grasp on data science fundamentals while earning chances to win prizes!Continue Reading
What is a typical day like for a Digital Marketer? We caught up with Senior Digital Marketing Specialist and Springboard mentor, Jonathan, to learn more about the tools and tasks that make up his day. Jonathan maps out how he went from junior-level to senior-level, his tips for other digital marketers looking to rise up the career ladder, and how the field has changed. Whether you’re just starting out, expanding your own business, or you’re a seasoned marketer looking to upskill, Jonathan breaks down how the Digital Marketing Professional Certificate program at Springboard offers invaluable insight into this exponentially growing industry.
Springboard is now offering a $500 scholarship for the Digital Marketing Professional Certificate to the Course Report community. Apply to the course and use the code CR500MARKETING at the time of enrollment for $500 off!Continue Reading