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Ugonna Ojiaku had all the makings of a burgeoning career. A series of internships and forged connections led to a great job right out of college—which isn’t always easy with an environmental science degree. Despite her early success, Ugonna questioned...
Recent college grad Caitlin (Cate) Soane was at a loss. Her life thus far had put her on track for a career in medicine. But mid-way through her senior year, she realized she was pursuing this path for the...
When radio producer Marcus McBride was looking to add new skills to his resume, he didn’t research the latest sound editing software—he looked for coding boot camps. “As far as expansion and growth, a lot of stations are focused...
It’s a story that’s all too common. A young professional graduates with all the technical training they need for the job they want. But after just a few years in the workforce, they quickly realize they might not have...
When their University of Washington Coding Boot Camp instructors challenged them to develop an app, Jia Fang, Hy Huynh, Kevin Hyde, Pushpinder Kaur Brar, and Scott McMains saw an opportunity. They didn’t want to create something that merely showed...
Restarting your career after time off is never easy. In technology, it can be even more difficult. But Anitharaj (Anitha) Sridharan was up for the challenge. The New Hampshire-based stay-at-home mom had a B.S. in computer science from the Sathyabama...
A position at Google is a dream for many tech-lovers, serving as a haven of innovation and opportunity. But, as Daniel Tang found, it’s not the right place for everyone. After graduating from UC Davis with a degree in business,...
Kevin Kafuku was mentally drained. Between his job as a help desk analyst at a Hyundai dealership and his associate’s degree program at John Tyler Community College, Kevin was working well over 80 hours each week. Something had to change. Then...
Marie Nabors loved teaching at her two daughters’ private school. But after the bills were paid each month, there wasn’t much money left over. And things like vacations or new cars were out of the question. Even making ends...
Many women choose to put their careers on hold after having a baby, at least for a little while. For Carla Cox, this was only partly true. Hailing from Argentina, Carla was on a student visa to get her...

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