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Your Top 15 Online Boot Camp Questions Answered

You’re interested in an online boot camp—but you first want to know how it actually works. What can you expect from the online format? If you’re just discovering our boot camps, you likely have many questions that you’d like the answers to before taking the next step. It is important to make an informed decision…

Why Employers Are Drawn to Online Boot Camp Learners

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

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 March 17, 2020 For the health and safety of our students, in cooperation with UC San Diego Extension, current UC San Diego Extension Boot Camp classes will move to virtual class sessions. To ensure a seamless transition, we’re providing extra training to all active instructional staff on how to effectively lead classes…

After Quitting His Job, Relocating, and Completing a Coding Boot Camp, Steven Dytewski Finally Landed in the Right Place

Early on in his career, Steven Dytewski interned as an electronic technician. While in this role, he asked one of the senior engineers at the company for some advice on what career path to pursue. This mentor suggested software development. However, at the time, Steven wasn’t that interested in programming—and chose to ignore this suggestion. A year…

Sheetal Srikumar Has Spent Her Whole Life Learning—With a Baby on the Way, She’s Realizing it’s Time to Teach

Sheetal Bangalore Srikumar considers herself a lifelong learner. Her inquiring mind has always guided her decisions, and it is what eventually drew her toward a life-changing boot camp experience. For many years prior to boot camp, Sheetal worked as a quality assurance and automation engineer. She was quite content with her work manually testing software and…