From fleeing Syria to finding himself – Omar Albeik | Student Story

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Omar Albeik - Udacity Student

Challenges make you push your boundaries and help you grow. So when Omar was left with no choice but to leave his country due to war in Syria, he decided to transition his career. And in this journey he chose Udacity as a partner.

Omar enrolled for iOS Developer Nanodegree program to begin with and then skilled himself with multiple Nanodegree programs including Android Basics, Front End, React and Deep Learning Foundation

We are proud to have enabled Omar change his life. Here’s his story in his own words. 



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Herlina Toler: A proud mother & a professional Data Analyst

Many young mothers quit their jobs for their families. While it is a very tough decision that they make, what is more challenging for them is to rejoin the workforce after a sabbatical. But not always! One thing that a mother never loses is determination and at Udacity we pride ourselves in enabling many such determined mothers to upskill themselves and prepare them for the future jobs.

Here’s the story of one such mother, Herlina Toler. A mother of two, Herlina was out of work for more than 7 years. Today, she is a professional Data Analyst along with being a proud mother. Here’s to her story.



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Story of Gaurav Pokharkar – Driving towards success one bit at a time

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Autonomous technologies are emerging quickly. While the industry is still gearing up to deploy the benefits of autonomous tech, many in the automobile sector have already started experimenting with the advantages of this technology. 

Gaurav Pokharkar’s first experience with autonomous vehicles was when he started working with Ford Motor Company as a contractor. He enrolled in Udacity’s Self-Driving Car Nanodegree program when he decided to apply for a full time role within the organization. Since then, he has also enrolled in the Sensor Fusion Nanodegree program. Here’s how the Nanodegree program helped  his journey from a contractor role to becoming a full-time Advanced Driver Assistance Engineer (ADAS) Test and Dev Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company.



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Mentors & Students – Charting their success path with Udacity’s School of Data Science (Part II)

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In our previous blog, we shared the story of how one of our mentors, Chrysanthi, has been instrumental in creating success for many of our students including Manal.

Manal is a mother of three and a graduate from Udacity’s Data Analyst Nanodegree program and thinks that she couldn’t have done it without her friend and mentor, Chrysanthi.



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Stories of success for Full Stack & Front End Web Developer Nanodegree Programs

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Last week, Udacity launched the newest generation of two of our longest running and most popular Nanodegree programs: the Full Stack and Front End Web Developer Nanodegree programs. The latest versions of these Nanodegree programs include new instructors, brand new projects, and a complete technology refresh to ensure students continue to learn essential web development skills with cutting-edge tools. 

Since these programs first launched almost five years ago, over 27,000 students have used Udacity’s web development curriculum and projects to power their careers. Hear directly from them how these Nanodegree programs helped our students reach their career goals: 



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Story of Michael Grandori – From a military man to a front-end developer

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It’s never the wrong time to decide to transform your career. When Michael Grandori, a military man, decided to explore a new career path in the field of programming, he trusted Udacity. A two-time Nanodegree graduate, Michael believes that he is all set to enter the job market when he exits military in 2020.



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“Thanks to Udacity, I’m a software engineer today” – Varun Joshi, Udacious Udacity Learner

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Dreams are a wonderful place. But they are better when they come true. For Varun Joshi, a 24-year-old Udacity Full-Stack Nanodegree Graduate, recently one such dream came true when he got a Software Engineering job. Here are some excerpts from our conversation with this Udacious student of ours.

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