After starting her career as a Digital Archeologist, Isabelle Pinard’s interest in how people used devices led her to pursue a career in UX research. She decided to enroll in Berkeley UX/UI Boot Camp, powered by Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand, and, three years later, Isabelle is a UX Researcher III at Google. Isabelle shares her tips for acing your UX research interview, how to move up the UX career ladder, and how the curriculum at Berkeley Boot Camps still helps her today.
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Coding bootcamps are certainly the most efficient way to quickly make a successful career pivot. But what is a coding bootcamp actually like? Since 2014, we’ve spoken with hundreds of alumni about their in-person, online, full-time, part-time, and self-paced bootcamp experiences and now we’re sharing their insights with you! Let’s break down a typical day at a bootcamp, teaching styles, and exactly what to expect in a bootcamp classroom.
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First coined by the financial industry in 2001, data science has evolved from assisting in business decisions to predicting user patterns and analyzing trends. But data science jobs are no longer limited to finance and tech. Today, data science is highly applicable to pretty much any industry – from healthcare to retail to manufacturing and music platforms and these jobs continue to evolve. Lanisa Farnsworth, Manager of Employer Relations at Lighthouse Labs, explains how data science is used across 7 different industry sectors!
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Roman Shcherbakov reached a ceiling as a Project Manager for a flooring company in Portland, Oregon. Ready to pivot into a more fulfilling and lucrative career, he explored his options in quality assurance (QA) by enrolling at Careerist’s Manual QA bootcamp. With Careerist’s Income Share Agreement, Roman was able to attend the online bootcamp at low-cost upfront and pay back tuition after he landed his first QA role at Nike. Roman shares how he juggled the Manual QA bootcamp while working full-time, and how he grew from a Manual QA Engineer at Nike to an Automated QA Engineer at Tesla in the two years since graduating from Careerist.
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What will your career look like after you graduate from a bootcamp? We talked to Nicki Stone – who graduated from Sabio 8 years ago – about her career trajectory from Junior .NET Developer to Co-Founder to Developer Advocate to Senior iOS Engineer. Today, Nicki is starting a new job as a Staff Engineer at Meta and she answers all of our questions about how she’s made it so far after Sabio. Plus, Nicki shares her tip to get more experience even if you’re a complete beginner!
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Phil Smith enjoyed his work as a music teacher, but the demands of the job had him reconsidering his career choice. After seeing a few friends make career pivots into tech, Phil decided to enroll at Eleven Fifty Academy. Phil shares how the guidance and career support he received at Eleven Fifty Academy helped him wisely choose a career in software development where he now works as a .NET Developer at NIC Inc! Find out how Eleven Fifty Academy helped Phil land his first software engineering role after bootcamp graduation, and Phil’s tips for other teachers considering a career shift into tech.
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Creative writer Alicia Evans worked in nonprofits in New York and California before pivoting into web development in search of a more stable work-life balance. She chose LearningFuze to pave her way into front end development, eventually realizing she could apply her social services experience to tech by enhancing web accessibility. Four years after graduating from LearningFuze, Alicia is making three times the salary she made working at nonprofits and improving the web experience for everyone as an accessibility engineer at TPGi! Was LearningFuze worth it for Alicia? Find out!
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Coding Temple now offers a Self-Paced Bootcamp for students that need flexibility while making a career change. We talked to Brandon from Coding Temple about the differences between the Immersive Bootcamp vs Self-Paced Bootcamp, why Coding Temple teaches Python, and how to get the most out of a self-paced learning environment.
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Every modern company depends on data to drive its decisions and products. With all of that data to capture and interpret, there is a huge demand for skilled data engineers. Jeff Katz of Jigsaw Labs demystifies the data engineering career path, breaking down what it takes to pivot into data engineering, the typical responsibilities (and salaries!) you can expect at any level of your data engineer career, and how to learn data engineering. Find out how Jigsaw Labs is preparing students for today’s data engineering field with a fresh perspective on tools, techniques, and skills and an externship that gives students real world experience.
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Linda Haviv was weighing several career options – from music to law to TV production – when she started exploring the world of code in 2015. After learning how to build a website, Linda wanted to learn more, but fitting in self-teaching while working a demanding TV job wasn’t enough. Six years after making her career change into tech, Linda shares why enrolling at Flatiron School was worth the investment and how she’s still relying on the lessons she learned at bootcamp every day as a Site Reliability Engineer at FOX Corporation. Plus, hear Linda’s tips for climbing the career ladder as a bootcamp grad!
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