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After Years of Searching, One Learner Finds Her Calling Through a UX/UI Boot Camp

After graduating college with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs, Saskia Mick worked a broad range of jobs: from waiting tables to designing floral arrangements to working at her local library. While each position presented opportunities and challenges, Saskia struggled to find a career path that truly energized and excited her — until she enrolled in a…

What Is a Data Scientist and What Do They Do?

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If you’re considering a role in data science, your job prospects couldn’t look rosier. For four straight years, “Data Scientist” held the top spot on Glassdoor’s annual list of the 50 best jobs in America, and only lost its crowning title this year. In 2020, it still ranks as the third-best occupation in the country,…

How Long Does it Take to Become a Full Stack Developer?

That’s it, you’ve decided. You’re done playing around with “what-if”s and “someday”s. You’re finally going to launch your career as a full stack developer.  But, you wonder as you stare down your calendar, when should you schedule your take-off date? How long does it take to become a full stack developer, exactly? The answer is…

How to Become a UX Researcher (No Experience Needed)

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If you have a knack for understanding people and figuring out what makes them tick, a career in user experience (UX) research might just be the right fit for you. In this article, we’ll show you how to become a UX researcher and give you a few insights into what career training opportunities and job…

11 Data Scientist Skills Employers Want to See in 2020

Chart listing the most useful data scientist skills

Two decades ago, data scientists didn’t exist. Sure, some people cleaned, organized and analyzed information — but the data science professionals we admire today stand at the head of a relatively new (and vaunted) career path. Modern data scientists have skills that merge the technical know-how of an analytical expert with the curiosity and problem-solving…

The Beginner’s Guide to Fintech

What is Fintech? Originally, Financial Technology, or fintech, referred to the back end technology used to operate traditional financial services institutions. Today, the term has broadened to incorporate new technological innovations in the financial sector, such as blockchains, cryptocurrencies, robo-advising and even crowdfunding. Simply put, fintech enhances financial activities through the application of technology.  The…

9 In-Demand Cybersecurity Skills You Need in 2020

A list of essential cybersecurity skills

Cybersecurity is undeniably cool. Hacking — and its prevention — has earned an unassailable place in our pop culture lexicon. Countless popular TV shows, movies and podcasts (think Mr. Robot, Swordfish, Hackable and ReplyAll) have dedicated hours of narrative and documentary storytelling towards analyzing and depicting cybercrime. In reality, though, hacking is far less glamorous…

Your Top 15 Online Boot Camp Questions Answered

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You’re interested in an online boot camp—but you first want to know how it actually works. What can you expect from the online format? If you’re just discovering our boot camps, you likely have many questions that you’d like the answers to before taking the next step. It is important to make an informed decision…

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