SKILLCRUSH STORIES

WONDERING IF SKILLCRUSH IS LEGIT?

As well you should be! We love students who are serious about investing in themselves and we’re ALL for high standards. Here’s what some of our current and former students have to say about their Skillcrush experience.

"WILL I REALLY LEARN ENOUGH TO MAKE MONEY?"

Skillcrush alums are in high demand! When you enroll in a Skillcrush blueprint, you’ll learn some of the most marketable skills out there and be able to start your OWN profitable career in tech.

HOW I MADE IT HAPPEN WITH SKILLCRUSH

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 Blueprint, I received a job offer at a printing and advertising company in my hometown.”

BIANCA BLOW | SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

PURPOSE: FOUND

“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 Blueprint gave me a much more complete understanding of web development. After the Blueprint, 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

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MIRANDA’S NEW JOB:

“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!”

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J.R.’S NEW OPPORTUNITY:

“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.”

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CHELLI’S NEW CAREER!

“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." 

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CHELLI JOHNSON: VISUAL DESIGNER

"I recently started another job too: I work on a business management team for a software company, assisting lots of different businesses as clients. My salary doubled, I have full benefits, and I work remotely with no commute."

READ CHELLI'S STORY

"CAN I CONTROL MY SCHEDULE?"

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!

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SARAH GREER, FREELANCE DEVELOPER

"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."

READ SARAH'S STORY

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

100% POSSIBLE

“It's true what they say that there are far more remote and flexible job opportunities in tech… I got a job! I work remotely! I make more than I did! It's all true! I am also totally terrified but that's cool.”  

THEA SKAFF | 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

My favorite place to code. Mr. Fox making himself cozy nearby.

A photo posted by Signal Knob Web Design (@signalknobwebdesign) on

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KISMET LOVES OUR FAMILY FRIENDLY VIBE

“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.”

Glamorous home office setup. #learntocode #skillcrushingit #momlife #csitheboardgame

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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

"WHAT IF I HAVEN’T DONE THIS BEFORE?"

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.

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RACHEL MOLDOVAN, FREELANCE DEVELOPER

"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."

READ RACHEL'S STORY

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CARLA SAYS: TECH FINALLY MAKES SENSE!

“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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SARA REGAN, FRONT END DEVELOPER

"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."

READ SARA'S STORY

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HOW THE SKILLCRUSH APPROACH WORKS FOR ELISE

“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

NEWBIES WELCOME

“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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