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Over the past few weeks, Udacity students have been busy applying, interviewing, and landing job offers from companies around the world. Most recently, nine Udacity students received and accepted job offers from companies that include: Spotify, Cisco, Kaplan Testing, Square, TrialPay, and IDEO.
Udacity's Career Placement Program is helping students through our employer partnerships. However, students are also finding that classes alone are giving them a leg up when it comes to finding employment. Students have shared that finding jobs has been an organic result of multiple factors: an education that also links to new skills, an ability to solve challenges and build projects to showcase, and the confidence that comes from gaining new knowledge.
One student, Tejas Bubane, recently wrote, I got a job! Thanks to Udacity! on his personal blog. He shared, "My knowledge of Python (CS101) and web-applications (CS253) helped me a lot. I was asked to write down codes for a few algorithms in the technical rounds and I wrote each code in Python, which impressed the interviewers."
He also noticed that companies were more interested in his experience than his degree: "They have a midset like, 'degrees are good, but provable experience is better.' Thanks a lot Udacity for giving me that provable experience!" Bubane, who is currently completing his final year as a Computer Science Major in Pune, India, will start working as a developer at NSI Infinium Global, an e-commerce site, when he graduates.
Congratulations to all of the students who have found jobs!
How has Udacity helped you advance your skills or career? Let us know in the comments below!