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Posts by Christine Zimmermann
CEO Diane Hessan on Setting the Bar for Bootcamps

Bootcamp programs are exploding right now. But, are they getting people jobs? In this interview, CEO Diane Hessan explains how adult education is evolving, the growth potential for bootcamps, and why these adult education companies need to put metrics around their offerings.

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Career Success Story: Charles Chuman's Path to High-Growth Sales

Charles Chuman worked in media, energy policy, and politics before pivoting his career to work in startup sales. We interviewed Charles to hear about his life as a sales executive at ContextMedia:Health and for advice on launching a sales career in Chicago's innovation sector.

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What Are the Jobs in Web Design and Development?

Job titles in tech will always be subjective. Still, the haziness is confusing for both job seekers and hiring managers alike. This list of jobs on the front and back-ends break down the different job titles and functions in the web industry, how they relate, and the talents or skill sets necessary for each one.

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Behind-the-Scenes on Our New Video Series

Last week, we released a three-part video series in hopes of bringing our students' eight-week journeys to life. These videos were developed to give prospective students a better sense of the experience and outcomes of our full-time program. We think of them as “Inspiration” “Transformation,” and “Validation.”

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How to Showcase Your Passions for a Culture Fit

Your professional background, education, and technical savvy are key in positioning you for a new opportunity. Still, other non-work experiences may help paint relevant and compelling pictures to your interviewers about your "softer skills" and the kind of contributor you'll be. The trick is not to let these speak for themselves.

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Career Success Story: From Non-profit Arts to Marketing for Startups

Emily Griffin leveraged her performance arts and non-profit background into a content marketing career in startups. In this interview, Emily talks about her experience as third hire at an early-stage startup, her day-to-day as a marketer at 3Play Media, and advice for marketing interviews.

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Entrepreneurial Advice on Building a Sales Career in NYC

Sales track instructor Alex Abelin worked in sales at Google for over seven years before leaving his job to found his own New York City startup. We sat down with Alex to learn about how his Googley experience impacts sales at his startup, and he also shared some excellent advice on building a professional network in the NYC tech sector.

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Career Success Story: From Technical Writer to QA Developer at WeSpire

We caught up with Meredith Davies, an alumna from our web development track, to learn about her experiences as a QA Developer at WeSpire, her interview process, and advice for people who want to launch careers in software engineering.

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This is How You Nail a Programming Interview

Web development interviews involve coding and logic questions that put your problem-solving skills to the test. Here's the secret to using these tests to your advantage and leaving a lasting impression that will lead to a job offer.

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Career Success Story: Making an Impact in High-Growth Marketing

Caroline Lucas' career path has been anything but linear. She came to Startup Institute as a returned Peace Corps volunteer, and is now Marketing Manager at Signal. A year into her role at Signal, we caught up with Caroline to hear about her work at Signal—all of its challenges and thrills—and her honest advice for launching a career in startup marketing.

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Diane Drops a Beat for Innovation and Diversity

Last week, CEO Diane Hessan had the honor of delivering Boston's State of Innovation keynote speech. She implored the community to tackle its diversity issues, then brought down the house with an original four minute rap. Don't worry—we caught it all on film (and have the lyrics, if you care to sing along).

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