WHAT WERE YOU DOING PRIOR TO CODERS CAMPUS?
Prior to Coders Campus, I was at Morgan State University, finishing up my final semester there. I was going after a bachelor’s in computer science and mathematics. I worked blue-collar jobs in the service industry. It was the summer of 2021, mid-covid, when everything had to be remote. I was about to graduate and needed to apply for internships. I was worried I would have difficulty finding a job after I graduate due to my lack of experience.
HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT CODERS CAMPUS?
When applying for internships, I realized most people were hiring students earlier in their degree. I researched different options to supplement my education. That’s where I came across a Java-based boot camp at Coders Campus. I did an interview with them and I got accepted.
HOW DID MIA SHARE HELP IN YOUR CERTIFICATION PROCESS?
It was all part of the application process. That was how I accessed my course. I registered my account and paid an initial deposit. It was all so straightforward. I got an email with a link that directed me to the checkout page. I didn’t have to make any payments until after graduation, it was great.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE TECH INDUSTRY?
I was extremely young, must have been 11 or 12. It was decided that I would do something in IT. I didn’t know exactly what I would be doing, but I was going to be in tech in some form or another.
WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF WORKING IN TECH?
Besides the pay, my current position is also remote, so it gives you a lot of flexibility. There are a lot of benefits to this job, but the sense of teamwork and communication has made me most appreciative. Before working in tech, I would work fast-paced jobs that put a lot more pressure on performance and deadlines. Now there’s a lot more trust that my projects will be completed within the timeframe.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR THOSE CONSIDERING TRADE SCHOOL?
I feel like the best advice I could give is to figure out roughly what you want to do, have a decent foundation, and expand on that. I know that a lot of people are figuring themselves out, but don’t just give up on your decision. For anyone figuring out what they want to do, start simple and then build upon that.