Marc Weimer graduated college in the midst of the 2008 recession — so moving across the country wasn’t an issue when he received a great job offer right out of school. A lifelong Chicagoan, Marc ended up moving to...
After nine years of working in IT, Harinder Bhathal was ready for a new challenge. He didn’t want to fully part with technology, just change directions, and pinpointed cybersecurity as his next move. “In cybersecurity, you’re always learning,” he...
While attending the Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp, Steve Tucker worked with a team of other learners to develop GhostedBy, an app that allows users to report when a company “ghosts” them by not responding to their follow-ups after...
From age 15, Fred Lintz worked in bike shops—as a technician, sales rep, and then manager. He loved it, but knew it wasn’t what he wanted to do for life. “I was working every weekend and it was exhausting....
When Keyanna Xu completed her undergraduate degree in international finance, she was immediately hit with a travel bug. Unsure of what career path to follow, and struck by a desire to explore, she moved from California to Hong Kong...
What if your journal—the place where you write your deepest thoughts—could provide insights like a therapist? What if every entry could be analyzed and deliver comprehensive statistics about your overall emotional state? And what if you could use this...
Silver Ehiwario’s new career started with one wish: “I want to be creative.” Unfortunately, with a BS in engineering from Nigeria and a master’s in chemical engineering from Colorado, Silver was on a career path that wasn’t conducive to...
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...
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...
Last month, I, along with 30 University of California Berkeley Coding Bootcamp students, entered the offices of Instacart in San Francisco. We were invited by James Jalandoni, a Senior Software Engineer on Instacart’s Emerging Products team. In 2014, James...

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