Career Transition Services

The job market is bright for software developers. Demand for coders is expected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To land a job in the field, 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.

We create software developers who are leaders in the market.

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:

  • Professional etiquette
  • Professional pitch
  • Creating a network
  • Job search readiness
  • Targeted job search
  • Professional materials
  • 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: Career Accelerator

Through the Career Accelerator program, our students get the chance to meet and network with employers after they graduate from Code 401.

The Career Accelerator has three pillars:

  • Prepare
  • Connect
  • Apply

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.

Apply

When graduates are ready to apply, they can create a profile on our Talent Portal, get customized job alerts for open positions, and apply to intern with partner organizations.

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