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Working in the fashion industry sparked Deveshree Shinde’s interest in digital marketing. When Deveshree decided to pursue a career-change, she chose BrainStation for their hands-on, comprehensive, and project-based bootcamp model. Her bootcamp experience became the catalyst to career opportunities she hadn’t imagined! Deveshree shares how her BrainStation portfolio helped her land a Digital Marketing Manager position at TENGIVA!
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Laura Brennan worked in a variety of administrative jobs (including running her own bar in France!), but she yearned for a career that would fuel her ambitions to be a creative problem-solver. Laura listened to the advice of her supportive family and enrolled in BrainStation’s Web Development Bootcamp. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, learn how Laura quickly landed a job as a Technical Support Analyst at Q4 Inc. with the support of BrainStation. Plus, get a look at her freecycling project that helped her land the job!
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This summer, BrainStation hosted their first Stay at Home Hackathon in partnership with Microsoft. We caught up with two members of the winning team, Data Science alum Nick Mahon and UX Design alum Jung Oh, so they could walk us through their app FocusBuddy. Plus, Jung and Nick share what it was like to work remotely with UX designers and data scientists, and how the BrainStation bootcamps prepared them for building out a winning app in just three days!Continue Reading →
In “normal” times, 83% of bootcampers are employed after graduating from a coding bootcamp. But the question we hear most often in 2020? Will I get a job if I go to a coding bootcamp during the COVID pandemic? Should I “wait and see” or should I take advantage of this time to change careers? Companies like ServiceNow continue to hire bootcampers as developers because demand for their product has surged during the pandemic. Other companies like Progressive are shifting to online work and remote hiring and onboarding. Candor and Layoffs.fyi have kept real-time, 100% user-generated lists of companies that are hiring, freezing, furloughing, etc throughout the pandemic, and The New York Times posits that big tech could emerge from the coronavirus crisis even stronger than before. But the hiring landscape has undoubtedly changed and is impacting coding bootcampers, so we’re answering all your questions about whether you’ll get a job or not after bootcamp. Plus, advice from bootcampers who have landed jobs during COVID-19 about how they did it!Continue Reading →
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When John Ray Martinez immigrated to Canada from the Philippines, he was already years into an IT diploma but found that his credits didn’t transfer. While completing a computer science diploma program in Toronto, John Ray came across BrainStation’s full-time Web Development bootcamp and decided to enroll. His cohort was 10 weeks into their program when COVID-19 transitioned the in-person bootcamp to remote learning. John Ray tells us how shifting to remote learning impacted his tech skills for the better, how he landed a remote internship at Konrad Group, plus what the coding bootcamp taught him that he never learned in his university computer science courses.Continue Reading →
BrainStation just launched more than 70 new online courses in design, web development, data science, and marketing. We sat down with Julia Osmar, the VP of Education Experience at BrainStation, to learn tips for how to collaborate online, why it’s important that the courses are instructor-led, and how to set yourself up for success in BrainStation’s online courses. Plus, is this the right time to take a bootcamp? Read on to find out!Continue Reading →
Schools and universities may be scrambling to figure out remote learning, but coding bootcamps have essentially been preparing for this since 2013. Online coding bootcamps already use Zoom video, Slack, GitHub, and VS Code Live Share for pair programming, online lectures, and to connect mentors and instructors with students. Of course, you can learn to code online – but it doesn’t stop there! Maybe you’ve needed to learn SQL for a while, or sharpen your data science skills, or wrap your head around UX Design. All of these digital skills are being taught online (not to mention, these are jobs that can be done remotely). Online bootcamps have been perfecting the online learning experience for years – and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person bootcamps are launching remote options. If you’re dreaming of a career change while stuck indoors, working from home, or quarantined, then start here – we've rounded up all of the scholarships for anyone impacted by COVID-19, updates from bootcamps regarding classroom closures (and reopenings), and our best tips for job searching online:
At Course Report, we have been keeping tabs on how coding bootcamps are responding to and meeting the needs of their current and upcoming cohorts. We’ve seen in-person coding bootcamps transition to delivering live remote instruction, and also a lot of new hardship scholarships and initiatives to support students breaking into tech now.Continue Reading →
Josie Altare combined her research skills with on-the-job training to transition into UX design. The UX designers she worked with recommended BrainStation, and Josie enrolled in the part-time UX Design Certificate Course and the part-time UI Design Certificate Course. Throughout those courses, Josie built the UI for a fitness tracker app and shares her Sketch and InDesign project with us! Today, Josie is a UX Designer at Morneau Shepell – learn how she got there, what she thinks about her BrainStation experience, and how she’s grown as a designer over the past 2 years.Continue Reading →