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Career Development

There from day one and every day after

We understand the importance of starting your job search early. That’s why we help full-time students (not currently available for part-time students) dive in from day one with an outcomes support program that includes everything from career lectures to career coaches who will help you craft your story and navigate the road ahead.

Career Development Schedule

WEEK 1Introduction to Career Curriculum & Building Your Professional Story
WEEK 2How to be a Mentee
WEEK 3How to Build Your Online Presence
WEEK 4Researching Tech Companies
WEEK 5Informational Interviewing
WEEK 6Technical Recruiting Real Talk
WEEK 7Resume Peer Review Workshop
WEEK 8How to be a STAR Interviewer
WEEK 9Demo Night Preparation
WEEK 10Finalizing projects and practice demos
WEEK 11Career Curriculum Events
WEEK 12Career Curriculum Events
WEEKS 1-9CAREER COFFEEFor us, career curriculum is just as important as programming curriculum. That’s why each week students meet for a class called Career Coffee. During this time you’ll cover goal setting, identifying transferrable skills, individual values, and short and long-term career goals. Check out a full schedule to the left.
WEEK 10DEMO NIGHTThis exciting event is an opportunity to present your individual Hackbright capstone project to both your class and our hiring partner companies.
WEEKS 11-12COMMITTED CAREER SUPPORTJob search support is one of the most crucial parts of your career transition. During your final weeks of the Program you will benefit from a variety of career resources including interview practice, negotiation strategies, effective search strategies, company field trips and much more.

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Student Mentor Ratio

Each student in the Software Engineering Program is matched with two software engineers at leading tech companies. The mentors who come to us are very passionate about helping underrepresented genders excel in tech, making them a wonderful resource. You’ll meet once a week starting week three to gain guidance and confidence, receive feedback on projects, and get the direction you need to flourish throughout the program.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT TEAM

We know our brave students risk a lot by giving up their jobs and diving into our full-time Software Engineering Program.

We try to make the transition go as well as possible with our Career Development team—a group of former recruiters or other individuals skilled in helping you polish up your resume, get ready for a big interview, or negotiate a salary. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures and events, they are available for questions, advice, or a chat as needed.

The program that the career development team set up for us at Hackbright helped me understand what it was I wanted out of a company in my first engineering role, and I couldn't be happier with the decision. I'm loving Gusto and have found myself really at home."
Bria F
Software Engineer at Gusto
Hackbright Career Services was the extra bonus I didn’t even realize I really needed."
Janet K
Software Engineer at Calthorpe Analytics

Career Services helped me navigate my job search from applications to offers, all in a matter of weeks. It was a huge help to have people rooting for me, ready and willing to answer my questions and provide personalized advice every step of the way. Not only that, Hackbright connected me to a community of supportive people who continue to help me grow in my new career."

Sarah F
Front-End Developer at Keen IO
My career coach met with me throughout the program to help plan my future career path and connect me with people in the Hackbright network."
Michelle B
Software Engineer at Checkr

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

Are you ready to make a bet on yourself and a brighter future? If you know what you’re looking for, then apply for one of our highly-rated courses today. If you aren’t sure what course is best for you, click below to learn about what we have to offer.

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Student-Mentor Ratio

Each student in the Software Engineering Program is matched with a mentor from leading tech companies. The mentors who come to us are very passionate about helping underrepresented genders excel in tech, making them a wonderful resource. You’ll meet once a week starting week three to gain guidance and confidence, receive feedback on projects, and get the direction you need to flourish throughout the program.

I think Hackbright is doing the exact thing the software industry needs to rectify the extreme imbalance in gender diversity. Some of the most influential pioneers of software engineering were women, and it's wild to read about them then look at the disparity in the modern industry. I hope I can be a sounding board and provide necessary insight to intelligent women who are trying to change the way that we all think about software.
Jono Warren
Reddit
I’m a huge fan of Hackbright and its graduates, and want to be part of it! Mentoring has also given me great professional perspective by re-acquainting myself with how people approach coding for the first time."
Jair T
Senior UI Engineer at LinkedIn
My mentors were the highlight of my Hackbright experience. I learned so much from them during the program that I was inspired to become a mentor after graduating."
Megan H
Software Engineer at ZeroCater, Hackbright Academy Alumna & Mentor

Our mentors come from over 50+ tech companies