Author Archives: uConnect

What I’ve Learned First-Hand About Getting Ahead at Work With a Speech Impediment

“Did you forget your name?” someone asked me at a networking event for marketing professionals a few years ago after it took me almost a minute to say it.

“No, I stutter,” I politely replied.

“Oh my gosh. I’m so …

By The Muse
The Muse
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5 Lessons I Needed to Learn About Job Searching as a Disabled Person

Once upon a time, I was a newly crowned master of journalism who used to roll out of bed mid-afternoon, brush my hair, and eat something before I settled in for my “day.” By “day” I mean I’d check in …

By The Muse
The Muse
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My Company’s Affinity Group Helped Me Advance My Career

If you’re on the hunt for a full-time job, you
might’ve heard of employee resource groups (ERGs) or affinity groups (AGs).
They’re organizations within companies that connect people of all seniority
levels together based on interests or traits so that …

By Liam Berry - WayUp
WayUp
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Be Bold | How to Pitch Yourself for a Job That Doesn’t Exist (Yet!)

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
Idealist Careers
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CareerKarma: Best Tech Boot Camps

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
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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Working as a Web Developer: Front-End vs. Back-End

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
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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Three Reasons Software Engineers Need to Understand UX Design

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
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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How to Get Your First Software Developer Job, According to Hiring Managers

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
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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The Best Way to Learn Software Engineering According to Udemy Instructor Colt Steele

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
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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Behind the Scenes: Product Design at Google

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
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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