Like many young adults, Ernesto Rodriguez went to college because it was the expected next step after high school. Since he’d always been interested in technology, software development and cybersecurity seemed like logical subjects to study. But even while...
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Brad Johnston wakes up in the morning as early as possible, helps his son get set up with online school, fires up his computer, and gets to work. He touches base with his team and figures out what he...
Calvin Macintosh’s financial background led him to his first post-grad job in the world of economics. His days were filled with Excel spreadsheets, basic data computing, government forms, and menial tasks. He was grateful to have a job, but...
After serving two tours of duty in the Marine Corps, Chris Helm found himself wondering: What’s next? Which tangible skills can I learn to bring value to the planet, my family, and myself? What do I want to do...
Stephen Powell remembers his first daily stand-up meeting at a new startup. A large whiteboard stood at the front of the room, gradually being filled with lines of code and software engineering terminology. As black dry erase marker consumed...
After studying sports management in college and briefly climbing the ranks working at a local brewery, Collin Pixley had amassed great experience but had no clear path. He became increasingly fascinated with public blockchain and cryptocurrency, but needed technical...
Prior to his classes at UCF Digital Marketing Boot Camp going online amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Evan Lagerloef’s day-to-day schedule was already demanding. On a typical weekday, he might wake up at 5:30 a.m. and hit the gym before...
For years, Lucas Gowland had a career in finance. A Master’s degree in capital markets taught him how technology, innovation, and coding play a role in financial markets — and in 2016, he became a sales trader in Buenos...

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