Blog Category: Student Success

Dedication and Curiosity: The Key to Boot Camp Success in Any Setting — In-Person or Online

Shaking hands with a friend or sitting down in a crowded restaurant were once everyday occurrences. In 2020, the practical implications of COVID-19 dictated almost every aspect of life. Stay-at-home orders and government-mandated lockdowns meant leaving the house — even for work — wasn’t an option. For students, the classroom became obsolete as in-person learning…

Project Spotlight: COVID in America Explores Data Integrity

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a hyper-focus on data. With case counts and restrictions changing monthly and even weekly, it’s become increasingly important for everyone — from healthcare professionals and researchers down to the average person — to stay informed. But just how accurate is the data we’re receiving?  One group of students from GW…

How Has Small Business Lending Changed Since 2010? James Smith Used Data Analytics to Find Out — and Help Small Business Owners Get Loans

For years, James Smith worked in global sourcing for manufacturing brands like GE, Black & Decker, and Eaton. Shortly before leaving his last company, he noticed the firm beginning to look deeper not just into their business data, but also how they got it. It piqued his interest in data management. Soon after this realization,…

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…