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Your Personal Path to Tech Excellence

Your path to a successful career in technology doesn’t need to be abstract. Our courses, career services, and industry events are designed to help you learn the way you’ll work in your future career. By building your unique path, you’ll know exactly what you need to accomplish to give yourself an edge in the industry: level up your tech skills, deeply understand the companies you want to work for, and get hired as a top-notch software engineer.

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Skills

Build your engineering expertise and set your career on a path to success through technical courses and in-depth, semester-long, real-world projects developed by industry leaders.

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Career

Win the hiring process with resume prep, mock interviews, and career readiness opportunities at technical industry events and Virtual Career Fairs.

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Network

Expand your knowledge and open doors through networking and meaningful mentorships.

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The Path Ahead

CodePath brings together hands-on courses, impactful career services, and topical industry events to put you on the best path to achieving tech excellence. View our recommended sequence of experiences for each year in the section below.

First Year

Develop a baseline understanding of the career development resources available to you.

Skill
  • Apply to Intro to Mobile App Development or Intro to Software Engineering
  • Apply to internships for first-year students, like Meta University
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Sophomore Year

Begin to build your professional network and make connections with mentors and companies to support you as you achieve your career goals.

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Career
Network

Junior Year

Engage in a technical internship, practice your interviewing skills, and continue to build connections to set yourself up to land a full-time role.

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Career
Network

Senior Year

Ensure that your job application materials are ready, you feel confident in your interview skills, and you’re utilizing CodePath events and resources to connect with companies.

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Career

Customize Your Path

Want to be a leading engineer for Google, Meta, or [enter the next up-and-coming startup here]? Let’s get you there. Use our pathbuilder tool below to choose the courses, workshops, networking events, and career prep sessions that will help you reach your tech goals.

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Apply for CodePath’s Technical Interview Prep Course

Research leadership opportunities on and off-campus that align with your values
Apply to be a CodePath Tech Fellow

Review the interview prep resources in the CodePath Career Center Student Handbook

Answer common interview questions utilizing CodePath’s Behavioral Interview Worksheet

Build your resume using CodePath’s Student Resume Guide
Explore software tracks in tech and build a list of topics you’re interested in
Get feedback on your resume from a CodePath Career Coach or at Resume Review Week 
Get feedback on your resume with a CodePath Career Coach or at Resume Review Week
Create a master cover letter you can tailor for opportunities
Create a LinkedIn profile
Connect with a mentor through CodePath’s Technical Mentorship Program
Starting building connections with founders and startup employees via LinkedIn
Get involved in relevant organizations and professional associations for entrepreneurs
Get involved in relevant organizations and associations in your community or university
Activate your student mentee profile with the CodePath Technical Mentorship Program

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Reflect on past projects and experiences that you can highlight during an interview

Answer the common interview question “tell me about yourself”

Apply for CodePath’s Technical Interview Prep Course

Research online communities on Slack, Discord, etc. that offer resources specific to your interests
Work with a CodePath career coach to help you prepare for your job search
Participate in hackathons or entrepreneurship pitch challenges
Apply for leadership positions in the organizations and activities where you are a member
Apply to be a CodePath Tech Fellow
Practice your interview skills at CodePath Behavioral and Technical Interview week
Create a list of target opportunities
Develop a list of target companies and timelines for their new grad hiring season
Attend recruiting events and career fairs to start to connect with your target companies
Volunteer or mentor for a local non-profit or tech organization
Connect with recruiters and engineering professionals on LinkedIn
Connect with people from your university, CodePath, and previous experiences on LinkedIn
Build connections with recruiters and target companies on LinkedIn
Connect with peers in your CodePath courses who are also interested in startups
Start a student organization on your campus or in your community

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Meet with a CodePath Career Coach 1:1 to get feedback on your interview skills

Pursue additional marketing and business courses to build necessary skills
Apply to be a CodePath Tech Fellow
Apply to opportunities and create a system to keep track of your applications
Organize and track where you apply in a spreadsheet or project management system
Be on the lookout for entrepreneurship focused CodePath-led workshops
Create a professional Twitter account or blog where you can document your projects
Send a thank you after an interview, and follow up on your applications
Reach out to connections at companies to ask how to make your application stand out

Hear from Alumni

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AYOMIDE AJAYI

Engineering Intern, Apple 

Morgan State University

"I got a first hand view of what software engineering and app development looked like. CodePath’s iOS course gave us the tools needed to create an app, from the design, and planning stages to the actual implementation of the app. I am grateful for the learning opportunity given to me and hope to apply those skills as an engineer."

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ANTHONY PENA

Mobile Software Engineer, Square

Florida International University

"The support that CodePath is able to give students is invaluable. Through their guidance, I found the education and career path I want to pursue in computer science. During the program, I built an award-winning mobile application, secured technical internships at Meta (formerly known as Facebook), Amazon and other high growth tech companies. SXSW EDU 2022 selected me to speak. Also, in March, I will start working full-time as a software engineer, while I continue to pursue my bachelor’s degree."

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TAI SMITH

Technology Analyst Intern, AIG

North Carolina A&T State University

"I have been enrolled in three CodePath courses. This program has singlehandedly changed my programming experience for the better. I would not have gotten the experience I gained from these courses from anywhere else. Sign up for a CodePath course, you will not regret it!"

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JORGE QUIROZ

Software Engineer at MathWorks

The City College of New York

"I'd like to personally thank CodePath for being such a great organization and providing students with such wonderful opportunities. From its classes, developing my technical skills and preparing me for software engineering positions, to its events like the Virtual Career Fairs, where I was able to directly meet and interact with recruiters and managers from various top tech companies, as well as progressing deep into the interview process with several of them. I would eventually end up receiving an offer from MathWorks to be a part of their EDG program as a software engineer. Without CodePath and its Virtual Career Fair, I would not have known about these positions or had the opportunity to establish relationships with these companies. I owe CodePath a tremendous amount of gratitude for the position I am in today!"

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ROSELINE SHAPI

Software Engineer Intern, Oracle

Mississippi Valley State University

"Becoming a participant for CodePath has been the best thing that happened to me during my college so far. I learned the fundamentals of iOS mobile development. This program awakens an interest in mobile development which l hope to explore more. The course structure was challenging at the same time interesting. There were times when l would get stuck. In those times the teaching assistants were always ready to help. Being a participant for code gave me the wings I need to fly in my career."

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ERIK GALLARDO-CRUZ

Schwab Technology Services Intern, Charles Schwab

California state University, Monterey Bay

"CodePath helped me see a whole new world that I never knew existed. Today, after overcoming many challenges, I have completed the Android Development course, and I have a solid vision for my future as a Programmer."

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DIANA BALDERAS

Software Engineer Intern, Northrop Grumman

Bakersfield College

"CodePath is an awesome organization that provides a supportive community where scholars could have an opportunity to learn at a steady pace with confidence."

Hear from Employers

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VLADIMIR FEDOROV

Former Senior Vice President, Privacy Engineering & Product

Meta

“I have seen firsthand how CodePath opens doors for so many underrepresented students who have the impression that a career in tech is an unattainable goal. I am excited to play a role in helping the organization achieve its ambitious – and crucially important – mission to support a more diverse group of computer science students and software engineers.” 

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EMMANUEL MATTHEWS

Staff Product Manager, Machine Learning

Course Hero

“As someone who knows firsthand what it’s like coming up as a young Black man in tech, I believe companies in our industry should feel a profound sense of responsibility to contribute their time, talent and resources to address the inequities that persist in education and our technology-driven economy. [Course Hero and CodePath's] work is about helping companies of every size to build a more inclusive economy and tech workforce, starting with their talent supply chain.”

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LIZZIE HABERMEHL

Senior Campus Recruiter

Mathworks

“From a diversity perspective, working closely with an organization like CodePath that has a goal of increasing the number of students pursuing career paths within the technical space is great for us. We want to support CodePath in helping students from diverse backgrounds continue on into the workforce.”

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CHRISTIAN MCINTIRE

Manager, Education Initiatives

Meta

"We constantly ask, 'How can we better help our C.S. students develop job-focused skills when we're not actually authoring and teaching courses?' CodePath.org's unique approach allows us to solve this problem at scale."

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CARRIE WHISEL

Talent Acquisition Project Manager

Dick's Sporting Goods

"CodePath has been an amazing partner. The more I work with them and meet with their students, the more impressed I became at the work they've done to support underrepresented populations in tech."

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