Blog Category: Student Success

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

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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…

7 Characteristics of a High-Quality Online Boot Camp

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As the unprecedented shift towards online learning continues to grow, more s are seeking out the combination of skills development and flexibility offered through an online boot camp education. Today it is more possible than ever to break into fields such as web development, financial technology, UX/UI, cybersecurity, and digital marketing through the help of…

COVID-19 Update: Transitioning to Virtual Class Sessions

Updated as of April 2, 2020 For the health and safety of our students, in cooperation and in accordance with George Washington University, face-to-face boot camp classes have been cancelled until further notice due to increasing concerns about the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). GW Boot Camps cohorts will move to virtual class sessions.…

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…

The 8 Must-Have Data Analyst Skills

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Many organizations today depend heavily on data regarding their customers, clients, products, operations, and market. There is now an unprecedented shift in how data is accelerating business transformation, and with that we see more and more organizations requiring talented and qualified professionals who can extract information, analytics, and insights from complex data.   But what…