Meet Jane French, a graduate of Springboard’s UX Career Track. Jane had always loved languages. As a child, she would create quizzes in Microsoft Excel for her younger siblings to help them learn French. Then, when she and her husband moved to Spain three years ago, Jane found herself doing the same thing to help […]

Making a career change can be intimidating. And yet, moving from one job to another is becoming increasingly more common. The average person in the United States changes careers between five and seven times in their life. According to CNBC, 49% of people have made a “dramatic” career shift at least once—say, from marketing to […]

So you’ve landed your first role as a software engineer—congrats! Now that you’ve signed your employment agreement and gone through any onboarding, you’re ready to dive into your first week on the job.  Use this handy guide to help you navigate your new role with confidence and purpose. Get in the loop—and stay in it […]

Data science has a steep learning curve, but there’s a popular misconception that there’s a specific educational background or “secret sauce” required to enter this field. In reality, data scientists come from a range of backgrounds—some of them are career switchers who bring knowledge from other industries or fields such as software engineering, statistics, or […]

In his opening keynote address at this week’s Rise 2020—Springboard’s annual tech conference convening thought leaders in data, design, and software engineering—Springboard co-founder and CEO Gautam Tambay reiterated Springboard’s 10-year goal: to transform one million lives through education by 2030. “At Springboard, we dream of a more equitable world where everyone has opportunity,” Tambay said.  […]

When Brenden Martin launched Joe Coffee, a mobile ordering and rewards app for indie coffee shops, he thought himself more than qualified for the challenge. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Technology Management from Washington State University and years of experience working in Seattle’s coffee scene, Martin anticipated relatively few hurdles in starting a […]

Data science has always been a highly sought-after field by both job-seekers and hiring managers. In 2019, LinkedIn ranked data science as the most promising career of the year, based on salary projections and a 56% increase in job openings from 2018. But how has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted data science roles in the United […]

No matter the industry or the role, interviewing for a job can be stressful and awkward. Through fairly limited interactions, you’re trying to convince a bunch of strangers to hire you—to spend eight hours a day with you—instead of the dozens of other people they’ve considered. And when you’re on the hunt for a data […]