Udacity’s Career Team is here to help you

January 2014 Update: Since this original post, we’ve focused our career services on helping you build the skills you need for your next career move.  Our courses — particularly the full course experience, where you’ll receive project feedback, coaching, and a verified certificate — are designed to help open up not just education opportunities but career opportunities. If you want some help making connections, we encourage you to check the blog for job searching advice from tech recruiters and industry experts!

Udacity student, Sam Romano, recently thanked Udacity for helping him land his dream job as a software engineer at Google. Everyday students are motivated to take Udacity classes because they are fun! Not to mention that participating and brainstorming with other students helps you develop skills and can even make you a more marketable job candidate. Part of Udacity’s mission is to help our students find career opportunities that allow them to utilize their skills and pursue their passions.

Already, Udacity has hired three of our students — Gundega Dekena, Adam Sherwin and Sean Bennet — as assistant instructors! Since Udacity cannot hire all of our amazing students, we are building relationships with other companies who are interested in hiring Udacity students.

So who are the employers Udacity is working with? While we have been primarily working with companies in the United States, we are pleased to announce that we have extened our employer partnerships to include Europe, Latin America, and Asia. From 12 employers last year, we have found over 412 companies interested in our students, from tech start-ups to Fortune 500s, which include GoogleBank of America, Facebook, Bu.mp and Greylock Venture Partners.

If you are already enrolled as a Udacity student and you are looking for employment, we recommend that in addition to emailing your resume, you also update your student profile. Once a Udacity Career team member has screened you, you can decide which employers you are open to sharing your resume with. Udacity will only share your resume with employers of your choice. There are already Udacity students who have started the interview process with companies they want to work for!

For students who want to polish up their resumes, here are a few simple tips for creating an attractive profile/resume:

  • save your resume as a Word or PDF document
  • check for spelling and grammar errors, perhaps ask a fresh pair of eyes to read it over
  • in addition to your job responsibilities, highlight your skills AND your achievements
  • include a link to your github
  • include a link to your social recommendations, i.e. LinkedIn
  • if you really want to hype it up, make a 50 second video clip of your projects and put the link on your resume!

Udacity’s Career Placement Program is looking forward to hearing from you. Let us help you find a job today!

 



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04291890326458397020 Ringo66

    Due to my inexperience, and due to the fact that I am in my nascent stages with python and programming in itself, I thought that it is best for me to wait until I take at least about four more classes at Udacity such as CS253, CS212, CS258, and such. I don't think it is wise for me to attempt to find a job after I get my CS101 certificate. Am I right?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09185622421563563502 jvalleroy

      Besides classes, you may also need some experience. Here's what I recommend:1. Yes, take as many classes as you can.2. Read through some programming books and do the exercises to get more practice.3. Start working on a small, personal project, such as a utility program or simple game.4. Look into contributing to open source projects.5. Start building a portfolio

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16142527497723703333 Moon Limb

    I have the same question as @Ringo66 =)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03163087838440248986 Nguyễn Thàn

    A bachelor's degree in computer science after completing a few courses of Udacity? Have you planned it?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08324513281473868688 Liban Shire

    This looks so exciting, my goal is to be on here for one year straight learning everything i can before i really get ready for a job.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17948469809195316816 Munai Das Udasin

    Really Excited….taking multiple courses and will be finishing off with all by a month or two!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16468952426380292901 Grays

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07369548822755631533 Cristina Sirbu

    I will start my senior year of high school this fall so I don't want a real job. I want just an internship to feel how is to work as a programmer. Can Udacity Career team help me to get one?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09622356346148601043 Aosx

      This is a good point. I am a undergrad in college. I also want a internship as a programmer.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09622356346148601043 Aosx

      Or it.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18299821222976957571 Mary@Udacity

      Yes! Our team can help you find a job or internship. However, we are a small team and receive requests from many students. We give priority to students who have completed an exam in one of our testing centers and/or who have completed several of our classes and done well.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02983002170123749209 admin

      Where can we find information on testing centers?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09622356346148601043 Aosx

    I am working as a clark and bookkeeper this summer at a non profit. Working with databases.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03226192923385093579 Silvana Machado

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03226192923385093579 Silvana Machado

    I'm so glad about knowing Udacity! My degree was not related to tecnology. However, I've been involved in some challenges as developing web sites and creating/managing online courses. Udacity classes help me to increase my skills… I'm an Udacity fan!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01547251985269164681 Kyria Kalokairi

    How can there be a shortage of programmers? Isn't every other kid studying this stuff?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08436753475330620503 Rajesh Pillai

      Yeah..but Studying and successfully completing are two different things.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04278824062638755780 CHINU

    i am so glad to be a part of Udacity.How many classes should one take per month so that he can complete them easily and even the learning can be maximized.Further i would like to say that it is the future of education and "Learning is actually fun".

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15084371083060129630 Zu Lo

      depends on your background and the courses you're planning to take and of course the free time you have. If you work full-time and coming with no background I wouldn't go for more than one course in each hexasemester unless you don't want to get deeply involved in the course.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18236651159476771449 Stanislav Zholnin

    "Once a Udacity Career team member has screened you, you can decide which employers you are open to sharing your resume with."What is required from students to get "screened"? Is it just about updating resume, putting tickmark in Profile screen against "Share Info?", and waiting?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18299821222976957571 Mary@Udacity

      Yes, we review all resumes that have been sent to us via the profile page with "Share" checked. We receive thousands of resumes however and it can take us quite awhile to sort through them. We give preference to candidates who have completed an exam in one of our testing centers and/or who have completed several of our classes and done well.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18236651159476771449 Stanislav Zholnin

      Thanks. Hope with my three highest and one high distinctions I won't be at the bottom of the list. But amount of work must be overwhelming. Thank you guys!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06257428830763205591 David

    What? Free classes aren't enough, now you're helping people find jobs too?You amaze me Udacity!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07051859252138864507 Siddharth Singhal

    Amazing!!Any recommendations for the people who invested in building campuses and universities(around engineering among other fields) in developing nations? How could they help in the ongoing revolution? What could/should they do? Do they even have a role to play?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18299821222976957571 Mary@Udacity

    Students may be strong job candidates at any time. However, as you take more Udacity classes and grow your skills, your ability to contribute in a job will increase as well.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03251469742200082590 RB

    I am very excited to take advantage of the career placement opportunities with Udacity! I recently earned an Information Technology bachelor's degree completely online and am using Udacity to give me some exposure to real-world development, as well as expanding on the skills I learned in school. I'm unemployed at the moment, but perhaps I won't be for long if I stick with my Udacity

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07792193085842391068 Marius

    thanks a lot!It's a good add to daily work and i got job too

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10733662127477882208 Cristeen

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  • http://maximliu.wordpress.com/ maximliu

    exciting programs. Have a PhD myself, however, learning new things and go over old stuffs are so interesting and rewarding… thank you all !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09700085189161899403 cicwealth

    do these companies required a computer science degree in additional to courses at udacity? would just complete all the courses available be enough? please advise.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02978705872222700165 Cole Rayne

    I'm very excited and already preparing my future career reel. So stoked, can't wait until I choose my internship!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02978705872222700165 Cole Rayne

    And I am not a robot…my video will have the details.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05504113809129785349 Meyelz

    Another proud Udacious Student!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11164350904253897784 Rick Thomson

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    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11234229905090625635 Con Antonakos

      Easier said than done. :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11164350904253897784 Rick Thomson

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13795634697952019761 I am a Geek

    Is it possible to that this program will provide work experience rather than a job/career?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12085355624192832617 Gazi Md Rezaul Karim

    Please,lunch a Oracle Database Management course

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17183304320263191801 Joseph Gomez

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