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With almost all personal banking, lending, electronic payments, and trading done online these days, financial technology is an in-demand field for technologists in 2021. But do the top fintech companies actually hire coding bootcamp graduates? We’re breaking down what to expect at a financial technology company, and the top 6 Fintech companies that hire bootcamp alumni. Plus, our tips for employers who are onboarding bootcamp grads onto their fintech teams!
Fintech stands for financial technology, and this term essentially describes innovative technology that improves the delivery of financial services. While fintech has technically been around since the 19th century, it wasn’t until the birth of Bitcoin in 2009 and the post-2008 financial crisis regulatory changes that fintech truly started to blossom.Continue Reading →
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Career centers and workforce development grants are a key resource for unemployed/underemployed workers looking to re-skill. Around 12 million people have contacted their local career centers this year, which is 8.5 million more than in 2019. Federal programs like WIOA (the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), the CARES act, and even initiatives run by your city or state can make it possible to attend a bootcamp tuition-free! But these programs can be difficult to navigate, so we did the legwork for you – read our guide to finding a workforce development grant for bootcamp in 2021.
First, let’s break down some of the jargon that can make these programs seem out of reach to you:Continue Reading →
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The coding bootcamp space is certainly not slowing down for summer – in July we read about so many new initiatives happening in the edtech space! Schools raised over $5 million and a bootcamp loan provider raised a $9.8 million Series A round, and several companies like Twitter and huge New York banks are partnering with coding bootcamps to train students. We break down a new income share agreement bill in the Senate, relay tips for determining if an online course is a ‘scam’ and tell you about a handful of new scholarships and apprenticeships. Plus, we’ll share tons of new bootcamps and expansions into new campuses (and we’ll tell you about the one school that closed in July).
Liz had fun interviewing Rachel Bussert, Epicodus’ Director of Student Services who has been coordinating the internship program at Epicodus for over four years. At Course Report, we love internships as an option after bootcamp, and Rachel tells us what she’s learned about finding internship opportunities, the value of an internship before your full-time job search, and how to make the most of an internship once you’ve landed it. Check it out!Continue Reading →