Last week, Flatiron School alumna and New York magazine front-end developer Victoria Thevenot and The Muse’s Jody Porowski joined us for our online lecture “Making A Career Switch: How to do it and leverage your non-technical skills to be more successful.”
After graduating college with a degree in English, Victoria knew she wanted to work in publishing but struggled to find a full-time editorial job. She recalls sending out 75 job applications and not hearing a single response. After discovering an interest in programming and learning to code at Flatiron School, Victoria suddenly had another way to pursue her passion. She now works as Lead Ad Developer at New York Magazine.
Victoria shared three ways her “non-traditional” background in English actually helped prepare her for a career as a programmer:
For more on Victoria’s career journey as well as helpful tips for your career search (or switch) from The Muse, you can view the full online lecture below.