A coding bootcamp is a powerful tool in your career building arsenal, equipping you with the knowledge, skills, and connections necessary to become successful. But like so many things in life, you will get out of it what you put into it. We’re invested in your success, so we would like to share with you some tips on how to get the most out of a coding bootcamp, and how to put our high-impact program to work for you.
1. Talk to Your Instructors
At DevMountain, we’ve brought in professional coders with real world experience to help teach and train our students. Make sure you’re utilizing them! Pick their brains for helpful tips on not only how to become a better coder, but also how to become successful in their chosen industry, how to become an entrepreneur, or even just how to start your job search.
Our amazing team is full of people that have a wealth of information to share, and are excited to share it with you. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of this plentiful resource of knowledge while you’re here!
Network with instructors or mentors, network with students, network at the events and conferences that you’ll have the opportunity to attend. You never know which connections will end up being valuable to your career going forward, and now is the time to make those connections while you’re surrounded by people that are engaging in your education.
Many students make life-long friends, business partners, and even their next employer while going through our program. At DevMountain, we will create opportunities for you to network- but it will be your job to take advantage of them!
3. Create Something You Can Be Proud Of
Here, at Devmountain, you will be part of a capstone project where you will bring together everything you have learned to create something new. If you work hard and create something useful, this project can be a valuable asset when you start looking for work. It will show companies your coding abilities, as well as other talents you have developed like creativity and a planning mindset. Take full advantage of this project by making something that you can really show off and that will impress your future employers.
4. Work Hard
This may go without saying, but nothing can replace good old-fashioned hard work. Don’t take your time in a coding bootcamp for granted. Make time for studying, attending classes, workshops, networking events, and working with other students.
DevMountain’s curriculum can only do as much as you will allow it. Make sure you are staying late, coming early (or atleast on time), finishing every code challenge, completing every project, and that you treat your coding bootcamp experience almost as a pre-job job.
All of the knowledge and experience that goes into our program won’t be much good if you don’t put in the effort to learn it!
5. Choose the Right Bootcamp
Last but not least, choose a bootcamp that will give you the most return on the time and money you’ve invested in it. At DevMountain, we do more for our students to ensure that they can have the careers they’ve dreamed of. From staffing real world professionals to employing a curriculum that focuses on creating a solid foundation for student’s careers, or establishing a reputation as one of the most accessible and impactful coding schools in the country, our coding bootcamp will equip you with everything you need to become a professional coder in your field of choice.