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Blog Category: Alumni

Coding and Creativity: How This Boot Camp Student Rediscovered Her Artistic Outlet

A lifelong artist, Hillary Hardiman has always been a creative person. But at 18, she put her creative juices on the back burner. Instead of majoring in art, Hillary studied biomedical engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University—and continued there to earn her master’s degree in product innovation. Hillary went on to become operations consultant at Bank of America—but…

Supersize Your Career: How a Coding Boot Camp Helped This Fast Food Manager Become a Data Analyst in Just Six Months

Just a year ago, Patrick Chu was the general manager of a chain restaurant in Virginia. He had never touched data analytics software, nor thought much about the field. Today, he’s a data analyst for one of the country’s largest banks, Capital One. According to Patrick, this major transition was simple and surprisingly fast—thanks to the University of…

Shifting Gears: From Auto Mechanic to Full-Stack Developer

Jeremy Krauss

Jeremy “Jay” Krauss always built things. Classic cars, mobile games, houses, computers. You name it, he’s made it. But after nearly a decade in the automotive industry, most recently as a diagnostic mechanic, Jay was looking for a way to use his problem-solving skills to build himself a new career. So when a friend told Jay…