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Every kid wants to be a superhero someday. Brian Lora was able to do it. “It’s corny, but I was always interested in software because that is a superpower,” he said. “Understanding software, I can create anything that that...
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When Antonio graduated from Duke University in 2014, he found himself in the position that every student dreads. He had an impressive degree in biophysics from a prestigious college, but the job market wasn’t kind. “It was miserable,” he...
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Jonathan Pickard had a job that many only dream of. For 11 years, he played video games professionally. He competed in six world championships and traveled all over the globe. Why did he give it up? “It’s a career that’s...
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...
For Nirav Patel, learning a new programming language came naturally. But mastering the language of the job interview was an entirely different challenge. When he graduated from the University of California Irvine Continuing Education Coding Boot Camp, Nirav felt fully...
Working in Las Vegas’ fast-paced hospitality industry teaches you a thing or two about pressure. Joshua Bohde mastered it exceptionally well, but he still felt unfulfilled. So, after seven years, he packed his bags and headed home to the...

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