Read the transformation story of Aaron Mitchell, a hardworking and passionate individual who transitioned from hospitality industry to a career in software engineering.
My name is Aaron Mitchell, and I had the privilege of successfully completing the University of Maryland Global Campus Software Engineering Bootcamp Foundations program. Prior to embarking on this transformative journey, I found myself in the restaurant industry, holding various positions such as server, line cook, and dishwasher. Recognizing the potential for a career change, I eagerly seized the opportunity to enroll in this bootcamp with the goal of transitioning into the tech field.
The nine-month-long bootcamp exceeded my expectations in terms of its level of difficulty and the commitment it demanded. However, I was fortunate to have an exceptional support network that guided me every step of the way. In particular, my mentor, Shannon Bryant, proved to be an invaluable resource. Our regular meetings were nothing short of a lifeline, as Shannon shared her invaluable real-world industry insights, positioning me for success in my desired field.
Shannon's guidance extended beyond the confines of the bootcamp itself. She provided crucial advice on how to stand out to potential employers, ultimately facilitating my transition into the job of my dreams. Additionally, the advising team played a pivotal role in ensuring I had the necessary accommodations, such as pauses and extensions, to complete the course successfully.
Armed with the bootcamp certification and the unwavering support of Shannon and the advising team, I secured a fulfilling position as a Technical Consultant at Intact Technology in Richmond, VA. I am deeply passionate about my current role and eagerly anticipate applying the skills I acquired during the bootcamp to excel in my day-to-day responsibilities. I'm excited about the prospect of further growth within the company, whether it's advancing into a leadership role or pursuing a development position.
In summary, my experience with the University of Maryland Global Campus Software Engineering Bootcamp Foundations has been a transformative journey that has opened doors to new opportunities and set me on a rewarding career path in the tech industry.