Since the first Nanodegree programs launched in 2014, Udacity has had a simple mission—to connect our highly-skilled graduates with job opportunities. This focus has produced some great successes, with talented candidates getting offers at incredible companies like Amazon, AT&T, Bosch, Facebook, Google, and IBM.
We’re pleased to announce that we are building on that success by launching an improved AI-based process for matching candidates with employers—the Udacity Talent Program. Alumni who graduated from a Udacity Nanodegree program in the last six months are eligible to share their resumes with our network of employers. And participating employers are able to browse a brand-new platform, powered by GLIDER.ai, to source their ideal candidates—even in traditionally difficult-to-source technical areas like Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Autonomous Systems.
“The quality of the job candidates is really impressive. The candidates have these totally different backgrounds, but have made all these efforts to reinvent themselves. They want to be the person that creates solutions.”
Jennifer Langston, Lead College Recruiting Manager at AT&T
With the release of the updated Talent Program,we’re streamlining access for students and employers. It’s going to be a better experience for everyone!
Here at Udacity, we love strengthening the connection between learning and jobs. This is why we love it when our world class hiring partners and our students have the opportunity to connect. Whether through our online recruiting webinars—with partners such as Google and WorldQuant—or through in-person events like Intersect, we are constantly looking for new ways to help facilitate meaningful ways for our students and graduates to land their dream jobs.
Udacity turns seven years old today. I’ve been with the company almost since its inception. I was employee #3! It was a very different company then, in so many ways. And yet, the reasons I joined then, are still the reasons I am here today.
I was already aware, from personal experience, that there were serious cracks in our higher education system. Too many people didn’t have the access they deserved. They weren’t getting the support they needed. They weren’t able to learn the skills required to advance their lives and careers. I joined Udacity because I wanted to change this. I wanted to help people transform their lives through greater access to education.
In 2011, two Stanford instructors, Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig, made what would prove to be a revolutionary decision—they decided to offer their “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course for free online, while simultaneously teaching it in-person at Stanford. Public response was incredible—online enrollment was capped at 160,000, with students enrolling from more than 190 different countries. But if that was unexpected, the results at the end of the course were even more so. 412 students from the general public performed better than the best Stanford student.
This was the beginning of what would become Udacity, and this was the company I joined.
Enroll in a career-ready Nanodegree program today, and use Udacity Career Services to ensure you make a meaningful impact on recruiters and hiring managers
We’re here to connect learning to jobs. That’s our goal. To ensure that what you learn, earns you the job you want. To reach that goal, we need to support you with the full measure of our experience, knowledge, and resources—including our hiring partnerships and industry connections.
To date, we’ve helped thousands of Udacity graduates achieve their desired career outcomes. How? By constantly learning from you, about what you need.
We ask questions, collect data, and track results. We send surveys, conduct interviews, and do polling. We pore over LinkedIn, read blog posts, and monitor Slack. We talk to prospective students, current students, and alumni. We talk to industry partners, hiring managers, and recruiters. We collect feedback signals everywhere, and we analyze those signals, and we act on all that feedback to try and create the right services for you.
Today, we’re very excited to introduce new and improved career services for students of our career-ready Nanodegree programs! Enroll today, and these services will play a key role in your journey to career success.
Developed from a successful pilot with Google, these new courses help you go from learning to landing the job.
Ever since we first launched Nanodegree programs back in 2014, my team has been helping students to achieve their career goals—to land rewarding jobs, secure valuable promotions, execute meaningful career changes, and earn higher salaries.
Connecting learning to jobs has been central to our mission from the start, and nearly 75% of our Nanodegree program students report coming to Udacity expressly to advance their careers. That is why we’re very excited to launch our new, free Udacity Career courses today, at a time of year when, all over the world, university students are graduating.
This next generation of talent will enter the job market possessing a diverse range of skills, but facing a lot of competition, and a rapidly-shifting hiring landscape. They’re going to need every resource they can get to make sure they’re able to compete successfully for available roles. They are not alone in benefitting from this kind of support. Mid-career professionals pursuing career change, older workers returning to the workforce, and anyone looking ahead to a job search, will find these courses valuable as well.
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Intersect 2018 presents conference attendees with an opportunity to experience firsthand what we like to call “The Udacity Advantage.”
The Udacity Advantage
Alongside world-class curriculum, expert instructors, a groundbreaking classroom experience, and industry-leading collaborators like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and more, Udacity offers you direct and personalized career support as part of your learning experience. This is one of the key reasons why Nanodegree program graduates succeed so consistently out in the job market.
At Intersect 2018, we’re bringing it all to you live!
At Udacity, we want to be the place where you come to get an education, to get a job. One of the key ways we pursue this objective is through candidate profiles. Every career-ready Nanodegree program student has a unique candidate profile, which functions as an optimized showcase for your skills, your projects, and your experience. We want to see top employers consistently discovering Udacity talent, and student profiles help make this possible.