Author Archives: uConnect

Be Bold | How to Pitch Yourself for a Job That Doesn’t Exist (Yet!)

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Over the course of your career, you will likely encounter certain people, organizations, or causes you want to work for. But what if there aren’t any available job opportunities?

You may think there’s nothing to be done—but there is. Why …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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CareerKarma: Best Tech Boot Camps

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Despite the recent shift to virtual working environments in the wake of COVID-19, online learning has been at the forefront of education for many years. While skill-based learning is indeed different from brick and mortar systems both in method and …

By Simona Galant - Springboard
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Working as a Web Developer: Front-End vs. Back-End

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Full-stack, back-end, front-end — as a web developer, you can specialize in so many different areas. Which one should you choose? Do you need to know a bit of everything? Generally speaking, the more versatile you are as a developer, the …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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Three Reasons Software Engineers Need to Understand UX Design

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In today’s era of omnichannel digital experiences, software engineers and UX design teams work together more closely than ever to design user experiences that are consistent and seamless across web and mobile. 

Here’s how that collaboration works: when building …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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How to Get Your First Software Developer Job, According to Hiring Managers

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What does it take to land your first job as a software developer? Recruiters are looking for someone who knows how to build code, test and deploy it, with an understanding of the software development life cycle.

The strongest software …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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The Best Way to Learn Software Engineering According to Udemy Instructor Colt Steele

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Acclaimed Udemy instructor Colt Steele built his career around his three biggest passions: coding, teaching — and cats.

He’s the creator of the Web Development Bootcamp, one of the best-selling and top-rated courses on Udemy, and he led Galvanize’s 6-month software …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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Behind the Scenes: Product Design at Google

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Product Designer Sandy Woodruff went from being a designer on a big team at Fab to being the only designer. In this Real Talk, we go behind the scenes on her career journey from Fab to Rent the Runway to …

By Siya Raj Purohit - Springboard
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21 Software Engineering Interview Questions With Answers

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What should you expect in your first software engineering interview? That depends on the role you’ve applied for!

Software engineering jobs tend to fall under two categories: domain-specific or general programming. 

If you’re interviewing for a domain-specific role, expect the …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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Quiz: Should You Become a Software Engineer?

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Software engineering is an immensely rewarding field with a high starting salary and ample opportunities to land promotions.

That being said, it takes a special mindset and character traits to think like a coder, solve challenging business problems and endure …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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Establishing a Workplace DEI Program: Considerations for People of Color

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In the world of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), individuals with marginalized identities are often the ones most involved in the work. For example, a study in the field of higher education showed that underrepresented faculty members (e.g. women and …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
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