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As a Senior Admissions Producer, Kelly Killoran knows what it takes to excel in General Assembly’s immersive bootcamps. The 3-4 week-long application process is similar for software engineering, data science, and UX/UI design, with coding challenges respective to each. Don’t know where to start? Kelly takes us through the exact level of knowledge you need to know before you apply, and resources to propel you into your tech career. Find out what stands out in prospective students, from soft to hard skills, and how to get ahead in the admissions process.
Are there coding challenges in the applications for the Software Engineering, UX Design, or Data Science Immersives?Continue Reading →
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 below.
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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What does General Assembly’s online classroom look like? Which tools will you be using to collaborate remotely? And how can you land a job after graduating from an online General Assembly class? Sarah Favreau, Head of Learning at General Assembly, explains the ins and outs of their online learning experience. And Emily Van Blargen, a General Assembly Career Coach, weighs in with recession-proof job search tips!Continue Reading →
Curious who might be teaching you at a bootcamp? We caught up with General Assembly instructor, Terry Rice who teaches business development and career development workshops in addition to the Digital Marketing Bootcamp. Terry explains why he sees bootcamps as a great choice for career-changers and shares his tips on how to stay mentally healthy while looking for a job in a pandemic. Plus, Terry’s advice for how freelancers can make today’s economy work for them.Continue Reading →
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6/23/2020Craig Fryar has years of experience working with data – from leading teams at Tableau and Electronic Arts to serving as a thought leader in data. As a distinguished faculty member at General Assembly, he teaches the Intro to Data Science Workshop (which you can take for free in June during Free Fridays)! If you have questions about data visualization, you’re in luck – stay tuned for Craig’s 15-minute intro to data visualization.Continue Reading →
Interested in Python projects? Check out our favorite Python Projects Built by Bootcamp Grads!Continue Reading →
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Remote jobs are rapidly becoming more popular in nearly every industry, growing by over 173% in the past decade. This phenomenon is sweeping the US, Canda, and most of Europe as millennials demand a better work-life balance. Over 3% of US employees work from home at least half of the time, and over 5% of the US works full-time remote jobs. Whether you want to work from home, become a digital nomad, or have a more flexible schedule, becoming a remote developer can help you find the job of your dreams. Remote work and remote coding bootcamps open a wide range of possibilities, including better salaries (remote software developers make an average salary of $66,000), less time spent commuting, and a better work-life balance.Continue Reading →