April 18, 2023
You Belong in UX/UI Scholarship
V School is thrilled to introduce the You Belong in UX/UI Full-Ride Scholarship, a fantastic opportunity for anyone residing in the US.
May 10, 2023
How Veterans Can Transition into a Cybersecurity Career
. In this article, we’ll explain why veterans are well-suited for cybersecurity careers, provide an overview of the industry, discuss education and certification options, and offer tips for making a successful transition to a cybersecurity career.
May 05, 2023
Top skills needed for a successful cybersecurity professional
In this blog post, we will explore the top skills needed for a successful cybersecurity professional. By developing these skills, you can position yourself for a successful career in this exciting and growing field.
April 28, 2023
Upcoming cybersecurity program
V School is excited to announce the upcoming Cybersecurity program designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this high-demand field.
April 26, 2023
How to start a career in cybersecurity
The demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to grow, making it a rewarding and challenging career path. This article will demonstrate the importance of cybersecurity in today's digital age, and answer how to start a career in cybersecurity.
April 25, 2023
Web design vs Web development: which should you choose?
Creating a website involves a complex process that focuses on two main areas: web design and web development. Web design and web development are separate career paths, with different tools, skills, and approaches.
April 20, 2023
The benefits of V School full-stack web development program
Full-stack web developers have incredible career opportunities. explore the benefits of learning full-stack web development at V School.
April 13, 2023
Do you need a degree to become a web developer?
Can you work in the technology industry without enrolling in a university program? Do you need a degree to become a web developer? This article will answer these questions while providing several alternatives for those pursuing a career as a web developer.
January 09, 2023
You Belong in Web Development Full Ride Scholarship
Apply now for the Full-Ride You Belong in Web Development Scholarship to launch your dream career in tech. Open to everyone in the US.
September 14, 2022
Vets2Industry Virtual Networking Circuit Event!
Vets 2 Industry and V School are excited to invite all veterans and current military members to a special virtual event this September 17, 2022!
August 19, 2022
Demystifying Technology: A Pathway to a Career You’ll Love
Join V School, Meta, and Sustainable Startups for part II of a III event series highlighting some of the exciting educational opportunities, scholarships, and meetups designed to accelerate your career in tech!
August 09, 2022
"The Intersection of Art and Tech" by V School at Craft Lake City
Have you ever wondered how art and tech interact with each other? We're excited to invite you to come visit us at the Craft Lake City to a mind-blowing panel: "The Intersection of Art and Tech" by V School.
July 27, 2022
Opportunity Network Intro-to-Tech
Opportunity Network and V School launch Free Intro to Tech Course for underrepresented groups
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July 21, 2022
Kiln Scholarship Winner announcement
We're thrilled to announce Pedro Gonzalez Becerra as our Kiln Scholarship winner! Congratulations!
June 14, 2022
Women in Tech Scholarship winner
Meet Brandie Huffman the winner of the Women in Tech Full Ride Scholarship to V School!
May 26, 2022
You Belong In Tech Scholarship
V School has teamed up with Sustainable Startups and META to offer scholarships to under-represented groups interested in pursuing careers in technology.
May 21, 2022
SheTech Scholarship Winner
SheTech and V school are excited to announce the Full Ride Scholarship Winner
April 22, 2022
The Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) and V School, are excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity for underrepresented workers.
March 21, 2022
Interview with Becky Edwards: Tech Space, Entrepreneurship and Education
Becky Edwards, US Senate Candidate, discusses her views on education, technology, entrepreneurship, and startups.
March 16, 2022
Special talk with Becky Edwards, Candidate for US Senate.
Tune in March 21st 1:00-1:30pm MST For a very special chat with Becky Edwards, Candidate for US Senate.
March 13, 2022
How to start and finish a new project (even if you have failed before)
Did you ever start a new project only to find yourself quitting halfway through it? Find out 3 tips to finish what you start
March 01, 2022
Tech-Moms Full-Ride Scholarship
Tech-Moms and V School announce their partnership to launch a Full-Ride Scholarship, we aim to provide the opportunity to build the skills and professional network to help people transition into tech careers.
February 28, 2022
SheTech Full-Ride Scholarship
SheTech and V School are happy to announce a new partnership to encourage young women to break into tech.
February 24, 2022
Alumni Interview with Bradley A. Duffy
Learn more about landing a job in the tech space through the story of Bradley, a former V School Alumni.
February 23, 2022
How Can Mastery-Based Education Help You?
Traditional education fails at training professionals to acquire the skills needed to land a job. Learn more about a system around your needs
February 15, 2022
Kiln Full-Ride Scholarship
Kiln and V School are excited to announce a strategic partnership that will bring together Kiln’s community of innovators and forward-thinkers with the life-changing experience of V School training programs.
January 31, 2022
How to successfully pivot your career with confidence
Pivoting careers can be really daunting, but it doesn't have to be. There's one key element that will build your confidence enough to successfully pivot.
January 13, 2022
Life after V School and Advice on landing the Interview Process w/ Front End Developer- Kaydon Duvall
One of the questions we like to ask our students is how their previous employment experiences led them to V School and how they are doing now that they have completed the program. In an interview with Kaydon, a V School alumnus, he told us about his experiences working in the restaurant and sales industries before deciding to join V School. He went on to explain how the redundancy of his past jobs left him feeling unfulfilled, and how he felt compelled to use his skills and do something he enjoy
January 11, 2022
Blue Star Families Full-Ride Scholarship
Blue Star Families is excited to announce a brand new partnership with V School to promote military and veteran upskilling and job training for those who wish to pursue a career in tech and are interested in learning design or web development.
December 02, 2021
Final Call: Get ready for 2022
Are you ready for the future? The tech industry is a great choice to develop the top skills of the upcoming years
November 22, 2021
Guest Speaker: Chinedu Echeruo
Chinedu, a serial entrepreneur, believes that individuals, empowered by imagination and information, can solve virtually any problem. He founded the pioneering travel app HopStop (Apple acquired HopStop) that helped millions of users navigate public transportation in major metropolitan areas around the world. Chinedu was also a core member of the investment team at AM Investment Partners, a $500 million volatility-driven convertible bond arbitrage hedge fund. Prior to completing his M.B.A., h
November 09, 2021
Job Searching Doesn't Have to Be Stressful
Do this one thing to remove stress from your job search.
October 14, 2021
Professional Development For Developers & UX/UI Designers Series 1 + 2
Professional Development For Developers & UX/UI Designers Series 1 + 2 Are you a Web Developer or UX/UI Designer who is looking for a job in tech?Register today to join the Professional Development For Developers & UX/UI Designers 2-part Workshop Series.You’ll learn: * The 3 main things to add to your LinkedIn profile * How to Network and get connected with the right people and the right places * The proven resume framework that will help get you noticed Don’t miss out on the opportunity
September 24, 2021
Alumni Interview: TaxBit Co-Founder Bobby Clayson
We had the opportunity to catch up with Bobby Clayson, V School graduate and co-founder of TaxBit — a cryptocurrency tax software company based here in Utah. We talked about his journey into the tech industry and what it’s been like co-founding a tech company after completing V School. VS: What career path did you think you’d follow when you got out of high school? Bobby: Honestly, I had absolutely no idea. And frankly that terrified me. I knew that I hated school, but I loved learning and tha
September 08, 2021
How to Write a Proposal to Get Your Project Picked Up Every Time w/ Megan Graham
Join us Tuesday, September 28th at 12pm MST via zoom to learn first-hand how Megan Graham write's a proposal that will get picked up every time! RSVP HERE. Megan (Burtenshaw) Graham Sr. Director Business Insights & Technology at Infor Megan has contributed to some of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in Utah, including InsideSales.com, Qualtrics, and Lucid Software. As a technical leader, she’s held roles in writing code, building API integrations, designing and building websites and interna
September 07, 2021
Code Talk #024: 024 CSS Box Model - Recap
The Box Model Understanding the CSS box model is crucial to achieving desired layouts and stylings throughout your application. The CSS box model represents the anatomy of a DOM element, which is a fundamental building block of a website's content. Each DOM element, whether a <h1>, <div>, etc. is comprise of four parts, starting from the innermost: Content, Padding, Border, and Margin. Each has a role in how the element is positioned and displayed relative to others around it. The analogy I li
August 31, 2021
Don’t Overthink Your LinkedIn Profile Photo
A lot of people freeze at updating the rest of their LinkedIn profiles because they overthink their profile photo. We get it. Thinking about ourselves in a certain way can seem strange but there are some simple ways around it. Here are 4 tips for getting a great LinkedIn profile photo in place so you it can help land you an interview. HINT: You can do these with your smartphone right now! Let that nice smile of yours shine on LinkedIn and help you land great work opportunities! View t
August 23, 2021
Career Karma Alumni Spotlight: Mario Mitchell
Mario Mitchell | Web Development Alumni & UX/UI Design Student Mario Mitchell is an eight-year military veteran who first discovered V School when looking for an option to venture into tech. Due to his injuries from the military, he had a difficult time transitioning and tried his hands at an array of things before enrolling in this bootcamp. “I was looking for a military-friendly option which during that time, there were not many. I actually was looking for ways to learn in person without bre
August 10, 2021
LinkedIn Tips and Tricks
LinkedIn is something you now have to have for job hunt! There are over 675 million users on LinkedIn and recruiters and hiring practically live on LinkedIn.
July 23, 2021
Meritorious Veteran Scholarship and IG Live Event
We are very excited to speak with Katherine Kostreva of Meritorious about the full-ride veteran scholarship and other opportunities for the community. Mark your calendars for August 3rd at 12pm MST and follow us on Instagram. Katherine has supported the military connected community for over a decade, working with veteran impact organizations to improve growth strategies, operational capacity, and brand awareness. She is expert at fundraising and development, previously overseeing the expansio
July 06, 2021
Code Talk #023: Expressions, Values, Operators, and Statements - Recap
June 23, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Bobby Clayson
Pragmatic problem solving is what Bobby does. First as a wild land firefighter, then a professional salesman, and finally a software engineer and entrepreneur. Walking a unique path has given him unique experiences that contribute to to his success.
June 07, 2021
Professional Performance Coaching Series with Courtney Seard
The customized series is designed for V-School, leading dynamic and crucial conversations to impart knowledge and teach practical tools and techniques developing strategies to improve personal and professional development. This will create a shift in mindset and mindfulness, reducing stress, increasing skills and overall performance and happiness. These sessions will create a shift in mindset, mindfulness, and leadership, reducing stress, increasing skills, overall performance and happiness. Se
June 01, 2021
Code Talk June Events
We have three exciting Code Talk events this month and we want you to join us! Code Talk is a weekly web development Zoom meetup open to the public. Learn the basics of web development with Ben Turner, software engineer at Fidelity Investments. Check out June's schedule below and make sure to RSVP to each event. Monday, June 14th at 4pm MST #039: Redux and useReducer Redux is a popular state management library that bootcamp students should be aware of. Join us for a primer on how it works an
May 24, 2021
IG Live Recap: Austin Bisnow, Magic Giant
A dynamic blend of alt-rock meets pop wrapped in a festive, down to earth package, MAGIC GIANT have shown their progressive layers with their captivating new single “Disaster Party.”
May 22, 2021
Why Is Community so Important?
Most bootcamps push you through a ton of curriculum really quickly so you can get a certificate. You're still left with the burden of having to find a job on your own. That's a lonely and overwhelming process. We don't want that for you. At V School, you get a dedicated Student Success Mentor who guides you through your entire journey, from day one until the day you land your job in industry (and beyond). You need community along the way to get there and V School provides just that. You won't
May 21, 2021
Getting Things Done: Task Management System
Are you having a hard time keeping track of tasks and feeling overwhelmed at work and/or school? Try out the Getting Things Done - GTD Task Management System created by consultant David Allen who wrote the book (check it out below!) Your brain is better at processing rather than storing information. The more you have in your head the harder it is to decide what is important. This can lead to feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, and stressed. Also, it can lead to not completing tasks Here are the
May 15, 2021
Apartment Housing and Rentals Foundation Full-Ride Scholarship to V School
The Apartment Housing and Rentals Foundation (AHRF) is delighted to announce that the Foundation has partnered with V School to provide job retraining to our members who wish to learn to code. V School has just announced that it is offering a full-ride scholarship to one of the AHRF members for job retraining in Programming and front-end design. It's Your Turn to Join Today’s Fastest Growing Career Path The demand for web developers and UX/UI designers continues to grow across industries and co
April 27, 2021
Where to Start in the Career Prep Process
This is so simple it's almost always overlooked.
April 26, 2021
Code Talk May Events
April 13, 2021
Why Are Nerves a Good Thing?
Do you ever get nervous before you're about to do something big?
April 12, 2021
Career Karma Alumni Spotlight: Jessie James
Jessie James | Web Development Jessie James is a History major from the BYU with a life-long passion to end human trafficking. This has led her to conduct extensive research on what she can do to make a real difference and the answer was to gain all the necessary skills to do well-rounded anti-trafficking work. “What I found was there is not a great tech presence in the anti-trafficking side of things. In order for me to make a real difference, I made a 5-10-15 year plan to upskill myself so I
April 03, 2021
IG Live April Guest Speakers
Follow us on Instagram and join the conversations every Wednesday at 12pm MST all throughout the month of March! Mercedes Bent | Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners “As a former operator, my favorite part of working with founders is when it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get the job done” Mercedes’ path to VC is a true convergence of her life experiences — a childhood surrounded by inventors, studies at Harvard and Stanford, finance roles at the Federal Reserve and Goldman, and man
April 02, 2021
Code Talk April Events
We have four exciting Code Talk events this month every Monday at 4pm MST and we want you to join us! Code Talk is a weekly web development Zoom meetup open to the public! Learn the basics of web development with Ben Turner, software engineer at Fidelity Investments. Check out February's schedule below and make sure to RSVP to each event. April 5th #031: React Testing Library Testing is a really important aspect of being a developer. Join us for a intro dive into the react testing library
March 15, 2021
Overcoming Analysis Paralysis
Have you ever felt overwhelmed with too many tasks in your personal or work life where you feel you can’t proceed and aren’t sure where to start? If you have, this is totally normal and I have good news there are few tips to help you overcome being stuck. Let’s start out by the definition: “Analysis paralysis or paralysis by analysis is an anti-pattern, the state of over-analyzing (or overthinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome.“
March 03, 2021
Successful Job Hunt Recipe
Are you in the job hunt process? If so, here are 10 key ingredients to a successful job search! 1. Know your career goals 2. Take time to plan your job-hunt strategy 3. Create a solid resume! 4. Customize each resume to the job you are applying to 5. Network 6. Prepare for interviews 7. Follow up 8. Continue to learn and practice 9. Stay positive! 10. Don’t give up!!! You got this! View this post on Instagram A post shared by V School (@vschool_) V School is always here to help! Contact
March 01, 2021
IG Live March Guest Speakers
Follow us on Instagram and join the conversations every Wednesday at 12pm MST all throughout the month of March! Wednesday, March 3 Rilee Buttars - CEO of Donde I'm a first-time founder of a fintech/travel startup. My background is in advertising, sociology, film, events, and product management, so naturally, building this startup makes complete sense. I'm an ENFJ (and proud of that F) and Gallup declared my 5 strengths as Achiever, Activator, Futuristic, Competition, and Communication. Th
February 24, 2021
Code Talk March Events
We have five Code Talk events this month every Monday at 4pm MST and we want you to join us! Code Talk is a weekly web development Zoom meetup open to the public! Learn the basics of web development with Ben Turner, software engineer at Fidelity Investments. Check out February's schedule below and make sure to RSVP to each event. March 1st #026: Functions Revisited Since functions are so important, we’re gonna look at them again! If you have ever wondered about the difference between defi
February 23, 2021
Building Women Up - Virtual Women’s Conference Series
We are beyond excited to spend every Tuesday afternoon in March learning from some of the most influential and inspiring women in the industry. RSVP to the events below and join the conversation. Tuesday, March 2 - 12:00 PM Sara Jones - CEO InclusionPro How Women Rise Reserve your spot here. As CEO of InclusionPro, Sara Jones creates global diversity and inclusion strategies to elevate inclusive work cultures. She has advocated throughout her career for the benefits of greater diver
February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021
You Belong in Tech Scholarship Winner
We are very excited to announce Del Yarisantos as the winner of the You Belong in Tech full-ride scholarship! We are inspired by your journey so far and can't wait to see all the new things you accomplish after V School. Del's story: "I grew up as a first-generation Asian immigrant and fortunately my family was naturalized as US citizens when my dad was recruited to join the Navy. With that being said, we moved around a lot until I was 15. I was able to live in Guam, Philippines, all over C
February 01, 2021
Code Talk February Events
Join us every Monday at 4pm MST for Code Talk – a weekly web development Zoom meetup open to the public! Learn the basics of web development with Ben Turner, software engineer at Fidelity Investments. Check out February's schedule below and make sure to RSVP to each event. Code Talk #022: VS Code Debugger Tired of using 'console.log()'? Learn the proper way to troubleshoot and debug node applications with the built-in VS code debugger RSVP here. Code Talk #023: Expressions, Values, Oper
January 20, 2021
Interview Preparation: Confidence & Body Language
Preparing for an interview can be nerve-racking. In addition to preparing for interview questions and understanding technical jargon, we're here to share some simple exercises you can do to help with confidence. Focus on Body Language Smile :) When we smile, our body releases endorphins that elevate our mood, makes us approachable and confident. Practice Power Posing Many studies have shown that power posing for 2 mins a day can increase testosterone (linked to confidence) while also lowering
January 13, 2021
Full-Ride Military + Veteran Scholarship Now Available
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 2ND, 2021 WINNER ANNOUNCED: MARCH 9TH, 2021 After serving in the Armed Forces, beginning a rewarding career is one of the most important steps a veteran can take. Sadly, the expense of attending college or enrolling in a vocational training program can be a major obstacle. We are proud to announce our partnership with We Are The Mighty to provide one full-ride scholarship available to the military + veteran community. Veteran-Backed Tech Education One-third
January 11, 2021
IG Live with Miki Reynolds + Spotify Playlist
Follow us on Instagram and join the conversation. Miki Reynolds is the Executive Director of Grid110, an early stage startup accelerator and community development non-profit she co-founded in 2014. She has 15 years of experience working in tech, ranging from digital marketing and creative services to software development and e-commerce. After managing digital projects at global entertainment corporations like MGM Studios and 20th Century Fox, and heading up operations/product for a software d
January 07, 2021
Principles of Problem Solving - Code Talk Advice
Web development Advice by Ben Turner Code Talk #007 - Problem Solving recap Software developers are problem solvers first, programmers second. Software is simply the tool we use to craft solutions. When faced with a daunting or unfamiliar problem, it is helpful to take a step back, survey the scene, and work from a basic set of principles. * Understand the problem. Be able to summarize it as succinctly as possible. Try explaining it to someone who doesn't have any background in what you're
January 04, 2021
IG Live with Rocky Anderson
Before being elected Mayor of Salt Lake City in 1999, Rocky Anderson practiced law for twenty-one years, focusing on the protection of people from governmental and corporate abuses of power, as well as the representation of people injured through the negligence of others or defrauded. He was lead counsel in major lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs in cases involving securities fraud, professional malpractice, civil rights abuses (especially police abuse, civil rights violations by prison and jail
January 01, 2021
Code Talk January Events
December 01, 2020
Code Talk December Events
Join us every Monday at 4pm MST for Code Talk – a weekly web development Zoom meetup open to the public! Learn the basics of web development with Ben Turner, software engineer at Fidelity Investments. December 7, 2020 #014: Typescript Series (2 of 6): Basic Types and Syntax This episode will focus on the most simple aspects of writing in Typescript. Get familiar with the syntax as well as how to think in terms of types such as numbers, booleans, strings, and arrays. RSVP here. December 14, 2
November 02, 2020
Your Job Search Plan of Action
Job searching can be overwhelming. One method that can really help overcome the stress and anxiety is breaking the process down into smaller actions or baby steps. Step 1 - Get organized. Before applying to any position, take a week and get your application packet pulled together. This should include: * A LinkedIn profile that is polished and on point. * A cover letter template. * Your portfolio of work. * 2 Versions of your resume: 1 for humans and 1 for applicant tracking systems. Onc
October 25, 2020
#GetHired Live with V School
Introducing #GetHired, a unique virtual career fair happening THURSDAY, OCT. 29 @ 11 AM - 2 PM MST. V School is teaming up with Mentorli to connect you to worldclass job opportunities. Get excited to learn about technical roles from the recruiters at a diverse array of employers - from hot startups through to fortune 500's! With the event hosted on Mentorli, you can link straight to open opportunities, talk to recruiters, and apply for jobs fast. We can't wait to see you there! * Connect
October 22, 2020
Stand Out to Hiring Managers & Recruiters
Are you not getting called back after submitting your resume for a job? Here are a few tips and tricks to stand out to a recruiter and get a callback. 1. Add a summary to your resume to showcase your skills and what value you bring to the company you're applying to. Be sure to look at the job req to find out what the company is looking for. 2. Apply directly to the company website. After submitting your application reach out to a human to get past Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and st
October 19, 2020
CEO at Teachable Learnable Solutions Joining us on IG Live
Charmin N. Rickards is a retired Lieutenant Commander who served over 22 years in the United States Navy. As a Medical Service Corp Officer, Charmin built her sterling reputation as a fair and influential Naval Officer and Leader while serving in a myriad of positions.
October 12, 2020
Alumni Stories: Daniel Ruales - Product Manager at Soar.com
"My biggest piece of advice for those wanting to build a career in tech is to have passion. Find something that lights a fire in you and go after it. Also, network your butt off, it's incredibly helpful in tech." - Daniel Ruales | VS Alumni Daniel Ruales, V School Alumni / Product Manager at Soar.com My journey began in 1999 when my parents decided to flee Ecuador in order to allow me and any future children a better life. I grew up in a typical Latino household family, excelling in school a
October 08, 2020
IG Live: Inclusion Officer at Zions Bank - Neelam Chand
Neelam Chand is an accomplished diversity, equity, and inclusion expert with a decade of experience of embedding multiculturalism into a business strategy and facilitating critical dialogue on systemic change within a workplace environment. She currently works at Zions Bank as an SVP, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, where she provides workshops on topics that include social justice, tokenism, micro-aggressions, implicit bias, intersectionality, and women of color in the workplace. When it com
October 01, 2020
Executive Director at Gray Area Joining Us on IG Live
Join us on IG Live Wednesday, October 14th at 12pm MST! Follow us on Instagram here and join the conversation. Barry Threw cultivates forward-looking, impactful, boundary-blurring projects integrating culture and technology. He drifts fluidly between roles, collaborating as an executive, curator, technologist, designer, community organizer, cultural producer, and strategist. His previous leadership positions have generated innovative & influential platforms, products, teams, and businesses s
September 28, 2020
Code Talk October Events
September 23, 2020
What To Cover In Your Elevator Pitch
An elevator pitch is a short 30-90 second pitch of telling someone who you are and why they should hire you.
September 14, 2020
MyBaseGuide + AHRN Full-Ride Scholarship Winner
We are very excited to announce Sergeant Major Taamir Ransome as the winner of the MyBaseGuide + AHRN military full-ride scholarship! We are inspired by your journey so far and can't wait to see all the new things you accomplish after V School. Sergeant Major Taamir Ransome's journey into tech "I joined the army in 2001 right after 9/11 as radar repair and deployed a couple of times. I really liked radars and technology, but I started to realize that hardware wasn’t my main focus. After my se
September 07, 2020
Code Talk #003: Intro to Chrome dev tools
Learn how to navigate the Chrome development tools and improve your problem solving efficiency.
September 07, 2020
Code Talk #004: Visual Studio Code Basics
Visual Studio Code can be daunting at first. In this episode, you will learn how to use it as more than just a fancy editor. If you are new to developing in VS Code, this is for you.
August 17, 2020
Setting up a React app with Parcel
For a long time Webpack was one of the biggest barriers-to-entry for someone wanting to learn React. There's a lot of boilerplate configuration that can be confusing, especially if you're new to React. (Even in a talk trying to show how easy React is to set up it can be very difficult to try and learn each and every step in the setup process.) “Trying to Frankenstein everything together from other places will leave you with something less desirable: an ineffective (but very organized!) design s
August 03, 2020
IG Live: Diversity + Inclusion Manager at Intercom - Alexandria Ray
We are honored that Alexandria sat down with us to have a very important conversation about equality in tech and society in general, and what we can do individually to bring about a better world. Alexandria is the Diversity + Inclusion Manager at Intercom. View this post on Instagram Diversity and Inclusion Manager A post shared by V School (@vschool_) on Jul 16, 2020 at 11:44am PDT If you have questions on how to enter the tech industry, schedule a time to talk with us. We are here to
July 13, 2020
Student Interview With Sadie O'Neill
Sadie is a V School student, coder, singer and songwriter. We had the recent pleasure of chatting with Sadie O’ Neil recent V School graduate, coder and front woman for alternative powerhouse City Ghost VS: Where are you from? Sadie: LA, CA VS: How long have you played music? Sadie: I tried to sing as soon as I could talk, and have been working on finessing it ever since. Piano was my first instrument when I was 8. I attempted to play classical guitar when I was 15 but only lasted a few mo
July 01, 2020
Learning to Code? Here's Some Advice
Learning to code isn't always an easy task, but it's something worth persisting through. Here's some advice on when you're feeling stuck and need a fresh start. * Try your best to have a positive attitude while learning. It greatly enhances your ability to maintain information and work through difficult pieces of the curriculum. Take a break if you are getting really frustrated. * Look for opportunities to help and teach other people going through this process. You'll maintain what you'r
June 15, 2020
Alumni Stories: Ani Turner - Software Engineer at Workfront
Ani had a unique path into a career in tech. Originally earning a Bachelor's degree in psychology in Idaho, she soon moved to Salt Lake City where she unknowingly found her passion for tech while working as a billing clerk. I already felt very frustrated, maybe I wasn't in the right place. After a while, things started clicking and I was like, "okay, maybe I can do this." With programming, I was able to build things every single day. It was two weeks before I finished the program at V School t
June 01, 2020
How to Prepare for a Successful Video Call
With COVID-19 many companies have transitioned into going remote. Which means having meetings and interviews over video. Here are a few tips on how to prepare and have a successful video call. * Dress professionally and wear a plain or neutral shirt so that it doesn’t distract or take the focus away from you. * Find a place with good lighting. * Square up your shoulders and make sure to look directly into the camera. A pro-tip is to adjust your video to have the image of the person you are s
April 06, 2020
Who We Are. What We Do.
V School’s core philosophies are centered around our students’ successes. Everything we do is intended to help you get closer to your goals of finding fulfillment, prosperity, and stability in your career. In fact, V School originated out of a dev shop. This dev shop (called Verisage) was looking for developer talent to work on projects, but was unable to find enough people to meet demand. So they took matters into their own hands and trained some interested people to become developers, and the
February 03, 2020
Student Interview With Taylor Cecil
We sat down with V School student Taylor Cecil – a photographer, yoga instructor, massage therapist, and now a web developer to discuss her journey into tech. Check out our conversation below. VS — Hey Taylor, thanks for sitting down with us. Let’s jump right into it. You are a photographer, a yoga instructor, a massage therapist, and web developer. Which one comes first? Taylor — I wouldn’t really say one takes priority over the other, they all are kind of a part of me now. I give the same re
January 15, 2020
Top Remote Tech Jobs of 2020
The ability to work from home is becoming a necessity during these uncertain times. The tech industry provides more opportunities to work from home than any other field. Check out the leading careers of 2020 that offer remote work opportunities. Software Engineer / Software Developer Average Salary: $106,816 Software engineers have a hand in all of our lives daily. Every time you pull up the internet or open an app on your phone, software engineers are behind the scenes for all of that. There