Last week, Aaron, the 11-year-old Self-Driving Car Engineer inspired us with his grit and determination to learn. This week we bring to you another super motivational career transition story of the 30-year-old former lawyer, Marcela Ceneviva Auslenter, who transitioned her career to become an iOS Developer.
After finishing her masters in Business Law two years ago, Marcela decided to do something in the field of technology. Back then, she didn’t know what her true calling was. Thanks to her husband, an Android Developer himself, for introducing her to Udacity and suggesting her to enroll for an iOS Developer Nanodegree Program. Today, Marcela is proudly doing what she always wanted to do.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.