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Coding Bootcamp Student Stories
Unsatisfied with her previous work experience, the recommendation of an associate would lead her to seek a start in software development at We Can Code IT. With support from Mayor Frank G. Jackon's Neighborhood Transformation Initiative, Angel was able to fund half of her tuition cost through their grant. The risk she took would prove to pay off as just months after graduating Angel would achieve her goal in landing a full-time software development position at Progressive.
Coding bootcamp graduate, Brian Bross was seeking a career change that would provide him with the opportunity to spend more time with his family. He had secured a degree in culinary arts but was tired of spending nights and holidays away from his two young girls. With the encouragement of a good friend and after hearing rave reviews about our program he had decided to give We Can Code IT a shot.
Since a teenager bootcamp graduate Nick Hergatt had a gift for IT and computers, though life had somehow gotten in the way of him pursuing a career. After listening to suggestions from family and he friends he decided to give We Can Code IT a try. "We Can Code IT works miracles with people."
Former student, Isaac Canonico had worked several different jobs in many different industries, yet still couldn't find his niche. After using his initiative to seek out the right career path for himself, Issac made the decision to take a risk in software development and he chose We Can Code IT as a starting point.
After attending our coding bootcamp Jon was able to use our career service tips to land a job as a developer with Chase. Learn more about Jon's journey from an apprehensive student of coding to a professional working developer.
After attending an Admissions Open House and meeting the We Can Code IT staff, Izzy decided that We Can Code IT would the perfect place to provide her with what she needed to take the leap into learning code. Learn more about Izzy's journey and how the learning environment impacted her experience by preparing her to become the FIRST woman developer at her new job with Scriptdrop.
Mallory was working in retail when she made her decision to join We Can Code IT. Unsatisfied with the work she had been doing she was determined to find a path that would leave her feeling fulfilled. She found her passion at We Can Code IT.
From Bicycle Mechanic to Developer: Brad's Success After Coding Bootcamp After working in the bicycle industry for 10 years, Brad knew he needed to make a big career change. He decided to attend We [...]
Brian first sparked interest in working at Progressive after they showcased their company to his cohort. Just a few weeks after graduating from We Can Code IT, Brian started a new career at Progressive!
Before We Can Code IT, Emmanuel worked as a customer service representative. After attending We Can Code IT, Emmanuel landed a systems engineer position at Nationwide Insurance!
Before We Can Code IT, Jamie worked as a customer service representative, now she has a software development position at Chase!
Before attending We Can Code IT, Meaghan was a stay-at-home mom and graphic designer. Now, she's in UX development, her dream job.
Before attending We Can Code IT, Kaitie was a substitute teacher and dance instructor. Now, she's a Software Developer at Splash Financial.
Coding Bootcamp Grad Combines Social Sciences and Art Background with Tech to Become a Front-end Developer Sharon was working several small jobs and in graduate school when she found out about We Can Code IT. [...]
Columbus Coding Bootcamp Grad Goes from Stay at Home Mom to Senior UX Designer Meaghan was burnt out on NYC and her job, so she moved to Columbus, OH to be closer to her family. With [...]
Evening Coding Bootcamp Carrie Ryan Alumni Spotlight Update We Can Code IT graduate, Carrie Ryan, was featured in an Alumni Spotlight interview with Course Report back in July 2017. Since then, she has been promoted from [...]
"When people come out of the military they are used to structure. Coding is all about structure. All about challenges. All about teamwork. Those 3 things are what you learn in the military."
Jamie Starts New Career Earning 3x Her Previous Salary After leaving college and being told she’d never make it, Jamie was hired before graduating We Can Code IT's bootcamp. Jamie states that We Can Code [...]
In just three months, the change in my outlook and happiness is amazing. In college, I learned a lot of marketing theory but not practical skills. I got hired in sales and customer service for a large national bank and was miserable. My skills were underutilized and I kept applying for jobs where I needed tech skills. My dad is a software developer and I remember talking to him . . .
Coding Bootcamp Student Utilizes Networking to Land Competing Job Offers I graduated from Oberlin College as a Comparative American Studies major. I was a Bonner Scholar, for which I did a variety of volunteer service and [...]
Juan Starts New Career at Progressive and Achieves Work-Life Balance Juan came to the United States to pursue an education in music. While working two jobs in the music field he realized he wanted [...]
After working in politics in Washington DC, Kyle returned to Ohio. He began to research coding bootcamps after reading about their rising popularity. He found We Can Code IT and attended the full-time cohort in [...]
Mary has studied everything from Illustration and Printmaking to Math and Art History. While earning her degree in Philosophy, she took a class in Database Systems and was surprised by how much she enjoyed it. [...]
Tori shares her reflections on her coding bootcamp experience at We Can Code IT. "You will probably feel incredibly unprepared and as though you have no idea what is going on. This is a completely normal state for any human being at any given time, and it is a totally valid emotion to feel when attempting something new. Try not to let it get to you. Take a deep breath and throw yourself into it..."
Lexus Davis studied engineering management at Ohio University, but found out after graduating that getting a job without having coding skills is very difficult. Employers wanted her to have real skills to bring to the [...]
Coding Bootcamp Teaches Computer Science Student Real Skills After earning an undergraduate degree in computer science, Dee felt like an impostor. She didn’t have the mentorship or support to pursue her dream job in software, [...]
Dear Future Coding Bootcamp Student: Reflection from Marilee Recent We Can Code IT graduate, Marilee, gives a reflection on the course and also three pieces of advice to anyone considering a coding bootcamp. [...]
Indira Samuels attended We Can Code IT’s part-time coding bootcamp. After graduating from the coding bootcamp, Indira landed a software engineering job with TMW, and more than tripled her pre-bootcamp earnings. In this interview, we’ll ask Indira about her coding journey and how attending We Can Code IT Coding Bootcamp changed her life.