Announcing 100,000 Udacity Scholarships for America’s Workers

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Udacity signs the White House Pledge to America’s Workers, funding 100,000 tech and analytics scholarships for workers in the United States.

Today, Udacity is announcing our Pledge to America’s Workers. Over the next five years, we will fund 100,000 Udacity tech and analytics scholarships for workers in the United States, collaborating with local leaders and private sector businesses to support workforce development and build local learning communities. Udacity’s scholarships will equip America’s workers with the skills they need to succeed in high-paying, future-proof careers in fields such as front-end web development, mobile app development, and data analytics. 



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Career Coaching at Udacity

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Close your eyes and think back to a coach you’ve had on a sports team (or P.E. Teacher if you weren’t into playing sports). They gave you tips on how to improve, helped you be the best you could be, and cheered you on. Having a Career Coach is just like having a sports coach. Career Coaches can point you towards resources to aid in your job search, help you identify your strengths, and encourage you to pursue opportunities until you land the perfect job.



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Designing a New Path – Melissa Hui, Udacity Instructor

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Some people have such an innate understanding of a subject that being in their very presence makes you feel like you’re learning something, almost through osmosis. Udacity Instructor, Melissa Hui, is one of those people. Talking to her is a revelation. Melissa is the founder and principal of Context Leap, an agency specializing in employing human-centered design to help organizations manage culture transformation, empower leadership, and discover how to work in more productive, creative, and innovative ways.



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Meet the youngest Self-Driving Car Engineer – Aaron Ma | Student Story

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Sometime back we highlighted the student story of Kush Singh, a 9 year old programmer who wants to found companies that can create technology. This week we have another young genius to blow your minds. The 11-year-old Self-Driving Car Engineer, Aaron Ma!

To say that he is anything less than the future of technology is an understatement. Aaron is already a graduate from Udacity’s Self Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program, Deep Reinforcement Learning Nanodegree program, and AI for Trading Nanodegree program as the youngest Udacity Nanodegree graduate. Apart from these, he has successfully graduated from more than 50 certificates from various online learning platforms.

Here’s what Aaron has to say:



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Announcing our newest client: Global consulting leader Accenture

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Since we launched Udacity’s Enterprise business in 2017, a growing number of companies have enrolled their employees in Udacity’s Nanodegree programs, indicating that leading organizations are increasingly investing in Udacity’s Nanodegree programs to upskill their own employees while helping to close the talent gap in the labor market. We’re proud to have partnered with Fortune 500 companies to help them transform their workforces. Today, we’re thrilled to announce our latest partnership with the worldwide consulting leader Accenture. 

Learning with Udacity supports Accenture’s mission to help solve their clients’ toughest challenges. Through this pilot program, selected Accenture employees will have the opportunity to enroll in one of five Udacity Nanodegree programs in pioneering technology subjects such as Self-Driving Cars, Deep Learning, Deep Reinforcement Learning, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision.

When I met with Udacity graduates at Accenture last month, we spoke about the changing nature of industries worldwide. Transportation, for instance, is undergoing multiple parallel changes with the advent of electric and self-driving cars, as well as new ridesharing models. Lifelong learning is a crucial tool that enables students to catch up to the latest in these fields. By becoming expert learners in subjects such as self-driving cars and machine learning, students will be able to move in tandem with these innovations, remaining on the pulse, and transition into new capabilities as experts in their fields.

Andrew Smith, Managing Director and Head of Industry X.0 at Accenture, completed Udacity’s Deep Learning Nanodegree program earlier this year. “Continuous learning is important in every job. But in consulting it is vital to stay ahead, especially as the speed of technological advancement accelerates every day,” he said. “Udacity’s programs teach the exact tech skills we need at Accenture. They offer a great learning experience that can be flexibly integrated into your schedule regardless of location and course hours.”

By launching this pilot program with Accenture, Udacity is taking another step towards our mission to power careers through tech education. A warm welcome to all the new learners at Accenture. We look forward to watching your continued progress and seeing what you will build. Thank you for learning with Udacity!

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Career transition from a Mechanical Engineer to a Data Scientist – Jesse Fredrickson | Student Story

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Story of career transition of Jesse Fredrickson from a Mechanical Engineer to a Data Analyst

Career transition has been a challenge for many. We come across numerous working professionals who want to change their career paths. But, they are not able to do so because of either lack of opportunities or lack of required skills. 

But not for Jesse Fredrickson. When he wanted to transition his career from Mechanical Engineering to Data Science, he ensured to take the right steps. He enrolled for Udacity’s Data Analyst Nanodegree Program first and then for the Data Scientist Nanodegree Program.

Here’s how Jesse became a Data Scientist in just a little over a year:



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Little steps by this young programmer to create the future of tech – Kush Singh | Student Story

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This week we have student story which will force you to rethink all the excuses that you ever gave yourself for not completing your Udacity Nanodegree program. What were you doing as a 9-year-old? May be, playing hide and seek or video games? Well, times have changed and so have the guilty pleasures of the 9-year-olds. So when Kush wanted to do something more than reading, playing on his iPad and completing his homework (which, he loves doing), he thought of enrolling for Udacity’s Introduction to Programming Nanodegree program.

9 year old, Kush Singh, Udacity Introduction to Programming Nanodegree Program Student


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Time Series Forecasting | Tech Tips

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Many of you have faced challenges when it comes to time series forecasting and have been requesting our mentors to help you with the topic. Hence, here we are trying to debug some of the most common doubts that you face.



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