Blog Category: Alumni

Messy Data and Polished Resumes: How GW Data Analytics Boot Camp Helped Stephen Powell Defy Convention and Land His Dream Data Job

Stephen Powell remembers his first daily stand-up meeting at a new startup. A large whiteboard stood at the front of the room, gradually being filled with lines of code and software engineering terminology. As black dry erase marker consumed the board’s remaining blank spaces, he felt lost.  Stephen had gotten his professional start at age 20,…

Why Employers Are Drawn to Online Boot Camp Learners

Man learning at home

Many of today’s leading employers are beginning to embrace new models of education, including online learning. As a result, we see a number of employers hiring online boot camp s due to their work ethic and combination of hard skills (technical knowledge) and soft skills (adaptability, collaboration, creativity, etc.). Because of the fast-paced nature of…

10 Effective Job Search Strategies

Charles Gedeon

After selling the tech start-up he co-founded, Charles Gedeon wondered what to tackle next. While handling operations at his company, he’d always been fascinated by the work done by the coders on his team, so that seemed like a good place to start.  “That whole process pulled me in,” Charles said. “So I started dabbling…

Military Vet Damita Zweiback’s Passion for Cybersecurity Led to an Amazon Role—Thanks to Boot Camp

With a professional background in public health and a stint in the military, Damita Zweiback has proven there’s little she can’t do. Between 2015 and 2018, Damita was on active duty at the Pentagon working with the Navy Surgeon General’s office in medicine. While there, she completed an executive MBA program at the Naval Postgraduate School. Her thesis revolved…