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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 →
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Most data science bootcamps require prior knowledge – a college-level understanding of linear algebra, probability, statistics, calculus, and Python – to get accepted into their programs. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need a college degree in those subjects or that attending college is a better way to get into data science than bootcamps. You can learn these skills through online courses, and a data science bootcamp will take a fraction of the time that college would, plus lead to data science jobs shortly after. There’s never been a better time to start down this career path — Data science salaries range from $60,000-$80,000 per year after bootcamp.Continue Reading →
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 →
Andrew Hartzell had a background in sales and recruiting, but wanted to make a career switch to computer programming. After a tip from a friend, he enrolled in General Assembly’s Software Engineering Immersive Online (Flex) bootcamp, which allowed him to balance his full-time gig as a tech recruiter during the day and take a bootcamp course at night. Andrew shares how the General Assembly bootcamp provided the flexibility and guidance he needed to land a Tech Solutions Engineer role at Criteo!Continue Reading →
Before you dive into a digital marketing bootcamp, you might be wondering, “Who hires digital marketing bootcamp graduates anyway?” The quick answer is: plenty of companies! Many companies rely on bootcamper talent for their cutting edge marketing know-how and real world experience. We’ve rounded up some of the best companies to work for after your digital marketing program. These companies hire for entry level marketing jobs like social media management, SEO specialist, content marketer, or marketing manager.
Companies know that digital marketing bootcamps teach the most important skills for modern marketing. Unlike hiring interns or college grads, bootcamp alumni are already equipped with the skills they need to succeed because they learned from real-world examples.Continue Reading →
What is Business Intelligence? What’s the difference between Business Intelligence and Data Analytics? We’re diving into this lucrative career path with Candace Periera-Roberts, a General Assembly instructor with 20 years of experience in data. Learn about the BI Analyst career trajectory and average salaries, how to learn business intelligence (spoiler alert: you don’t need a data degree), and which personality traits make a great business intelligence analyst.Continue Reading →
Jules Wood was pursuing a rhetoric, writing, and linguistics degree when she began to question the financial situation academia was leaving her in. Jules shares how General Assembly’s UX Design Immersive in Atlanta gave her the skill set, support, and confidence she needed to quickly climb the UX design career ladder. Plus, learn why Jules has no regrets about enrolling in General Assembly’s Catalyst Program to fund her career change with an Income Share Agreement. Find out if General Assembly was worth it for Jules!
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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.
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