We can't predict the future, but we can inspire you with success stories of our former students. Here’s what some of our current and former students have to say about their Skillcrush experience.
Skillcrush alums are in high demand! When you enroll in a Skillcrush course, you’ll learn some of the most marketable skills out there and be able to start your OWN profitable career in tech.
Five tips from Skillcrush alum Thea Skaff, Contract Production Coordinator at the Wikimedia Foundation.
FROM ROUTINE TO ROCKSTAR
“I was a lab technician at a dentistry [office], and, by the end of my course, I received a job offer at a printing and advertising company in my hometown.”
BIANCA BLOW | SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
“I'm so proud of what I do now. I'm excited to tell people what my job is. I feel confident contributing to problem-solving discussions with my peers.”
SAMI | SALESFORCE ADMIN
HIRED AND READY
“The Web Developer course gave me a much more complete understanding of web development. After the course, I was able to do in 20 minutes what had taken me hours of struggling and guesswork before. I now have a job as a front end engineer!”
EVE BRETTELL | WEB DEVELOPER
DESIGN YOUR OWN SUCCESS
“About 2 months after I started the course (maybe less?), I applied for a job in tech doing software support that includes some CSS and HTML for a client website redesign. Because I could demonstrate interest and skill in coding, I was able to apply for the job, which required some interest or involvement in tech. It’s amazing to me that I was actually able to change careers pretty quickly, successfully, and relatively inexpensively… My quality of life has vastly improved.”
JESSICA ROWSHANDELl | SOFTWARE SUPPORT
“I’m super excited about landing a JOB when I was just halfway through the course! Taking the initiative to learn these skills on my own was enough to impress my interviewer, and now I’ll get to keep developing these skills. I plan to take the Wordpress Developer course next!”
“Just a couple of months into the first course, I was able to obtain an entry-level remote position at a tech company… And this is the first time I’ve ever really had job satisfaction.”
“I’m only about 1 month into my course and I was already able to get a job of my DREAMS working REMOTELY! The Skillcrush resources REALLY helped chase this opportunity. I couldn’t be more overjoyed receiving something I have wanted for so long… I can tell that tech skills really set my application apart by a long shot."
Create your own work-life balance with a career in tech. There’s never been a better time to find rewarding remote jobs, build the career of your dreams on your own schedule, and work when and where you choose. Kids, pets, and palm trees optional!
"People often ask me how I fit it all in or if I get any sleep. My family has a pretty laid back schedule, and we homeschool year round. After dinner is when I’m able to get to work and put in 3 or 4 hours before it’s time for bed, taking a break to get everyone tucked in."
WORK, MEET LIFE
“Learning more coding skills opened doors at other companies that value work-life balance. I am able to work remotely, collaborate with others, and pursue further professional development. I feel less stuck.”
STEPHANIE DICKARD | DEVELOPER
MORE MONEY, LESS TIME
“The best part about my new career as a Full Stack Developer is that I set my own schedule while making good money. Actually, I make better money now with less work than I have in my previous jobs. It really is the best way for me to have the work/life balance that I need.”
REBECA GODIN | DEVELOPER
FLEX TIME, FREE TIME, ANYTIME
“This may not be everyone’s idea of their future career – but my dream literally has come true and is really working. Now that I have tech skills, I do work flexible hours from home as a freelancer. Plus I also recently landed my first ‘proper’ job in 7 years as a junior web developer, which also allows me to work from home for most of the week... So now, I work from home, earn a decent wage, spend time with my children, code (which I love), and continue to learn. Thank you, Skillcrush!”
ANTONIA CRONIN | WEB DEVELOPER
“This is a great course for a busy single parent like me! The lessons don’t take much time and are easy to follow. They’re also full of online resources that I’ve been bookmarking like mad. I’m already envisioning some made-from-scratch sites I can build where I can practice these skills.”
YOUR WORK DAY: INVENTED BY YOU
“I like how I don't have a boss blowing down my neck 9-5 making sure that I'll do my work. I like how I can do my work when it fits with my general workflow (sometimes that's late at night). It also gives me the freedom to price myself, continuing to build my self-confidence to stand up for my worth.”
LILY MONTEMAYOR | FREELANCE DESIGNER
BE THE BOSS
“There’s comfort in knowing I have in-demand skills, and I love that as a freelance developer I’m in control of my work life. I don’t have to ask someone if I can have time off, or have to deal with a busy commute.”
BETH ALESSI | FREELANCE DEVELOPER
New to tech? No worries! You’re just three months away from the career you’ve always wanted, and we’ll be with you every step of the way! At Skillcrush, you’ll find a vibrant, fun community of classmates, master classes with helpful experts, and tons of additional resources like downloads and cheatsheets.
"I haven’t started making more money than I did before freelancing YET, but I am finally in charge of myself and my own money, and I can work with clients that I choose and organizations who have missions that resonate with me. What I am seeing is that the more clients I get the more momentum I build, and I am on track to match my yearly salary within the next year."
If you had asked me a year ago what I would be doing now, I would not have guessed learning web design and development! This form of artistic design is so exciting to me! I'm polishing up my portfolio so I can get up and running designing YOUR website and brand 💁🏼 #skillcrushingit #webdesign #visualdesigner #learning #myportfolio
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“I am so happy and grateful to have found this course! I’m working on the Front End Developer part of the bootcamp course and I’m so excited to learn new things every day. Suddenly things make sense! Skillcrush has really helped me build my confidence back up.”
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"My coding journey, my Skillcrush Story, has a tremendous amount of twists and turns. I come from a humanities background and studied International Relations, thinking that one day I’d be brokering agreements at the UN. And while I loved what I studied, it definitely wasn’t where I ended up."
“The coursework is simple and easy to follow. You can take it day by day or push forward at your own pace. The flexibility is amazing and makes it possible for ANYONE to do. The community is very supportive and you can get help when needed.”
YOU’VE GOT THIS
“Skillcrush has opened up a world that I never thought I could join or be a part of. Even though there are concepts in tech that I don't understand, the confidence that Skillcrush has given me is monumental and the support from the community and resources are invaluable. I'm looking forward to taking a second class with Skillcrush and planning to change careers. Already having made one career change before the age of 25, I'm hoping to make another into a flexible, sustaining, and exciting industry where I can own my work and have a better work-life balance while also having a career trajectory, as opposed to feeling stuck in a job. Thank you, Skillcrush!”
ALICIA IMBROCK | WORDPRESS DEVELOPER
WE HAVE YOUR BACK
“I feel like so many classes show you how to do just the class project and nothing else, while with Skillcrush, I feel like they're preparing me for my future. Skillcrush is not just telling me how to get from point A to point B, it's like they taught me to drive, handed me the keys and a world atlas, and said, ‘Have fun!’ And if I get lost, they're just a quick message away, ready to offer help.”
KATIE HART | ADMIN ASSISTANT
“It's amazing how much you can learn in so little time. Even though I'm still new to coding, I feel confident to take on a paying client. And if I get stuck, I have a whole Skillcrush community to help me.”
NATALIE PEREZ | STUDENT
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