When Katherine graduated from college, her business administration degree helped her land a job as a content marketing specialist, but she aspired to much more. After attending a coding school in Miami, she decided she needed more. She found We Can Code IT, learned skills that high-paying employers were seeking, and landed her dream job at Hyland software!
I graduated from the University of Miami in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA). My majors were Psychology and Marketing.
I went to a 9 week coding bootcamp in Miami, FL to learn Ruby on Rails. I wasn’t interested in getting a job right when it ended because I wanted to keep learning and experimenting with other code-related concepts and other languages before deciding on a job.
I chose We Can Code IT’s coding bootcamp because I liked the location and that C# was the language being taught there. A lot of boot camps choose to teach Ruby because it’s easier to learn, but a vast majority of the programming jobs in Cleveland seem to be based around C# and .NET so it’s a more practical language to learn.
I really like how supportive everyone is at WCCI. The teachers genuinely care about each student and are always available to help, either in-person or on Slack. I loved the emphasis on collaboration for projects because it made overcoming obstacles more fun and rewarding. I liked the diverse group of people that were in the cohort who all made it fun to come to school every day.
WCCI definitely helped with the process of getting hired by offering resume help and holding a Career Day. I received offers from Foundation Software and Hyland, both of which were at our career day. I ended up choosing Hyland, which had been my dream company ever since I moved back to Cleveland in February. The entire process took about 3 weeks.