Blog Category: Alumni

“You Can Figure It Out — the Industry Isn’t an Ivory Tower”: MaiAda Carpano’s Mission to Make the Tech Industry Accessible to All

“I always loved coding on a basic level,” said MaiAda Carpano, now a Junior Software Developer at Creditly. “As a child, I’d spend hours in my room learning HTML and CSS.” Although building web pages was one of her favorite pastimes, the idea of pursuing a career in coding never crossed MaiAda’s mind. “The industry was…

10 Effective Job Search Strategies

Charles Gedeon

After selling the tech start-up he co-founded, Charles Gedeon wondered what to tackle next. While handling operations at his company, he’d always been fascinated by the work done by the coders on his team, so that seemed like a good place to start.  “That whole process pulled me in,” Charles said. “So I started dabbling…

Making Learning Accessible: How a Loan-Financed Boot Camp Enabled Nathan Schmidt to Tap into His Creative Side

Nathan Schmidt’s professional experience is nothing if not diverse. He has worked in a warehouse for UPS, served the U.S. Army as a cryptologic linguist, and today, synthesizes his coding and military backgrounds as a software developer for defense contracts at Booz Allen Hamilton—a Fortune 500 company based in McLean, Virginia.  After graduating from college with…

From Sales Associate to Software Developer in Six Months: How to Quickly Change Careers Straight Out of College

Before Gulden “Rose” Memis graduated from Temple University in 2017 with a degree in finance, she hadn’t pictured herself working as a sales associate for a marble and granite company in Pennsylvania. Yet that’s where she found herself—and it wasn’t enough. “My job in sales just didn’t present any challenges,” said Rose. “There wasn’t any problem solving…