Limei Hou was one of two students to win the recent Career Services Coding Challenge, hosted by Trilogy Education’s career services team. The challenge required students to submit their resumes, portfolios, and GitHub project pages—awarding the students with the...
Smoothstack, a mission-driven IT career accelerator based in Virginia and Maryland, is dedicated to helping diverse candidates kick start their career in technology — particularly active service members and veterans transitioning to post-military opportunities. Through selective hiring, immersive training,...
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Sarah Kinneer always wanted to do something with purpose. She was a special education teacher for 14 years—a job that demanded a great deal of emotional stamina and energy.  Having the opportunity to impact so many students made Sarah proud,...
Shaking hands with a friend or sitting down in a crowded restaurant were once everyday occurrences. In 2020, the practical implications of COVID-19 dictated almost every aspect of life. Stay-at-home orders and government-mandated lockdowns meant leaving the house —...
After ten years of working in software development, quality engineering and program management, Deepti Bondali was no stranger to the tech world. She loved her work and, as many of her peers emphasized in glowing LinkedIn reviews, employers admired...
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...
Early on in his career, Steven Dytewski interned as an electronic technician. While in this role, he asked one of the senior engineers at the company for some advice on what career path to pursue. This mentor suggested software...
Traveling around was nothing new for Beau Batchelor. Raised in a military family, he grew up all over the world—moving from his birthplace of Redondo Beach to Japan, Spain, Rhode Island, and then back to California, all before high...
Even with a degree in broadcast journalism, a storied career managing outreach campaigns, and working for the city of Laredo, Texas, Blasita Lopez struggled to return to her marketing roots in early 2021. “I wanted to update my marketing skill...

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