How did Cesarina differentiate herself amongst all of the other bootcamp grads in 2020? After losing her job during the pandemic, Cesarina Garcia wanted to make a career switch to the tech industry and enrolled at General Assembly’s Software Engineering Immersive. In Week 1, she was paired with Ramesh Jayavaram, who served as her Career Coach. Cesarina and Ramesh answer our questions about the relationship between a career coach and student and their advice on how to stand out in your job search. Plus, learn how General Assembly’s career service offerings and immersive curriculum helped Cesarina land a job as a Technical Support Engineer at ICIMS.Continue Reading
Melissa spent years working in customer service, but was looking for a new challenge. After completing free coding courses online, Melissa made the leap and enrolled in UT Austin Coding Boot Camp, powered by Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand, while still working full-time and caring for her young family. Now Melissa is a Web Developer at Westrom Software and she shares how UT Austin Coding Boot Camp gave her the career support she needed to make this career change. Plus, learn how volunteering with Women Who Code has made such a difference for Melissa in her new career!
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Thinkful is now offering Deferred Tuition (which can also cover living expenses!) to eligible students in the US. We caught up with Erin Thompson from Thinkful to learn how this new plan creates more accessibility to Thinkful’s immersive bootcamps. Erin breaks down the differences between Deferred Tuition and an Income Share Agreement (ISA), what the Living Expenses portion of the program actually covers, plus the kinds of career support Deferred Tuition students can expect. Trying to decide between upfront tuition vs ISA vs deferred tuition plans? We cover that too!
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Since 2013, Software Guild has been offering both virtual and in-person bootcamps teaching Java and .NET/C#. Kishore Pashindla, a Technical Trainer at The Software Guild, joins us for a virtual walkthrough of the Software Guild online classroom and explains a typical day at the bootcamp. Kishore also shares his advice for students interested in making a career change into tech and tells us exactly what sets Software Guild apart from other remote bootcamps. Please note, currently we are only conducting virtual bootcamps due to the current COVID-19 restrictions.Continue Reading
Renata was bored with her project management job and ready for a change, but wasn’t sure she could return to college for a Computer Science degree. After thorough research, Renata decided to enroll in Coding Temple’s online software engineering bootcamp. Renata shares what she learned in the Coding Temple curriculum (including some data analytics) and how the rigorous career services helped her land a new job as a Software Engineer at benefitbay.
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After losing her job at the start of the pandemic, Sarah Shatto realized that reskilling could change the trajectory of her career. She decided to enroll in the remote Software Development bootcamp at Code Fellows after receiving a scholarship for those impacted by COVID-19. Sarah shares how the Code Fellows instructors supported her as a single parent and how the interactive curriculum helped this extrovert build a network online and land a job as a software engineer at Nordstrom!
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In 2020, Alyssa took the COVID-19 lockdown as an opportunity to pivot her career from kinesiology to digital marketing. After several recommendations from folks in her network, she enrolled in BrainStation’s remote Digital Marketing Bootcamp. Alyssa shares how the online bootcamp provided her with professional-level knowledge to launch her new career, and how BrainStation helped her leverage her previous work experiences on her resume, build a network, and ultimately land a Social Campaign Manager position with Reprise Digital.
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Aladrian Goods and Cici Yang were caught in careers they weren't passionate about when they decided to tap into their creative sides. Both Aladrian and Cici enrolled in CareerFoundry’s fully remote UX Design bootcamp in order to kickstart their careers in UX design – and two years later, their careers have taken off! Cici and Aladrian share why they chose CareerFoundry's bootcamp, the differences between a Product Designer vs a Content Designer, and the advantages (and disadvantages!) of freelancing. Plus, hear their advice for UX design bootcampers looking to land their dream design job now.Continue Reading
Trilogy Education Services, a 2U Inc. brand, partners with over 50 universities across the country to offer technical boot camps across the US. Kyle Martinowich, a Career Director and Career Coach at Trilogy, explains how their team gets students job-ready with the career support and job search skills they need to land the best position for them. Plus, find out which roles 2U-powered boot camp students typically land after graduation, and what sets Trilogy boot camp graduates apart in the hiring pool.
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