Career Transition Service

To land a job in the tech industry, you don’t need a college degree—you need the ability to write excellent code.

But making a career change, building a network, perfecting a resume, and navigating the job search can be daunting, even for the most capable person.

In tandem with our software development education, we train our students in effective career-building strategies so they can confidently start their job search as soon as (or even before!) they graduate.

In Class: Career Coaching

From Code 201 through Code 401, students get over 40 hours of instruction and assignments to help them build their personal brand, network, and interpersonal skills. This training helps them become strong team members in the companies they join, and sets them up to become strong leaders in the tech industry.

Our Career Coaching curriculum has seven pillars:

1. Professional etiquette
2. Professional pitch
3. Creating a network
4. Job search readiness
5. Targeted job search
6. Professional materials
7. Behavioral interview questions

Throughout the entire program, students study each pillar, with assignments ranging from perfecting their professional pitch, to mastering the interview processing with mock interviews, to creating a compelling resume.

After Graduation:

After students graduate from 401, we can still help them accelerate their career search through two pillars:

1. Prepare
2. Connect

Prepare

To help students prepare for their job search, we offer mentor drop-in hours, professional portfolio reviews, and mock interviews with hiring companies.

Connect

We provide opportunities for our graduates to connect with hiring companies through Partner Power Hours with guest speakers from tech companies in the area, software testing workshops where students practice debugging software and logging issues, and industry networking events hosted at the offices of our partner companies.