“I definitely have really bad imposter syndrome,” Donovan Lowkeen admitted. What he doesn’t say speaks louder: this one-time district manager abandoned his familiar, comfortable retail job for a position that challenges him daily—a full stack web developer at a financial...
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....
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Cesar Perez felt like something was wrong. He was studying software engineering at college, but his lifelong passion for all things technology was fading. “My education really plateaued. I lost all desire for what I was doing. I needed to...
Many women choose to put their careers on hold after having a baby, at least for a little while. For Carla Cox, this was only partly true. Hailing from Argentina, Carla was on a student visa to get her...
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...
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...
Mathew Hall has always helped people. As a 15-year veteran of an emergency room at the Princess Royal University Hospital in the UK, he’d spent his career saving lives and caring for patients in their times of greatest need. But...
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...
When Mariño Carranza, Shad Lee, and Jenn June enrolled in the University of Washington Coding Boot Camp, powered by Trilogy Education, they had no idea just how hands-on the course would be. Together, they have been working on an...

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