An Attorney’s Day in the Life while Learning at an Online Coding Bootcamp

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Over the past few years, according to LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report, online learning has increasingly become more popular and continues to see demand for more flexible learning solutions. At Flatiron School, we’ve seen that need firsthand. From keeping your day job to balancing childcare, our students need flexible learning solutions fit for a wide variety of life commitments. As a result, we offer multiple pacing options with different weekly time commitments, ensuring you have a means to finally make that career change whilst having the time and the ability to stay present with life’s other responsibilities.

George, a part-time Online Software Engineering student in Detroit, balances his learning schedule with his day job as an attorney. Take a look into one of George’s typical days:

George’s Daily Schedule

6:00am - 6:30am: When I wake up, I quickly browse my email for any pressing issues that need to be done immediately and then read the news.

6:30am - 7:00am: I get some morning cardio in before starting the day. Afterwards, I shower and get ready for work. 

7:30am - 8:00am: Before heading into the office, I review items for the day’s meetings and any upcoming deadlines at work.

8:00am - 5:00pm: I spend the day at work. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I go to the gym for an hour at lunch for weight training and mid-day exercise.

5:00pm - 6:00pm: At the end of the workday, I wrap up by creating and assigning tasks and deadlines that arose from the workday, then head out.

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Once home, I prep dinner and take calls with partners on the west coast.

7:00pm - 8:30pm: After wrapping up the last of work calls, I eat dinner, catch up on reality my favorite reality TV shows, and spend quality time with my spouse and cat.

8:30pm - 11:30pm: I settle in for the evening to work on Flatiron School lessons and projects.

11:30pm - 12:00am: After working through lessons, I get ready to go to bed and read for a bit.

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