Higher education can lead to great things for a person’s career. But for many people, a traditional degree isn’t always feasible. Four years without a full-time salary plus student loans can be a daunting and unviable investment. This was...
You could say that Armando Pensado’s life has been dictated by a calling. Several of them. The first call came when he was working at a small IT firm as a software engineer in his native Michoacán, Mexico. It...
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...
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...
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...
Geoffrey Goodwin was flying high in 2018 after he built a voice-controlled drone with his team in the Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp. That drone may be grounded these days, but his career has since taken off. “It’s been a...
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...

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