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As an editor and writer at Career Karma, LJ Nicole uses her research skills to cover topics like financial advice, online bootcamps, and job training programs. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at De La Salle University, Nicole was a market researcher for Euromonitor and the editor-in-chief for a scholarly publication in philosophy. She then worked as an editor for newspapers. Currently, Nicole is co-editing a biography while writing and editing for Career Karma. She joined the team in August 2020.

Deep Dive: Why Choose Udacity?

Earlier this year, Keith Sun, career services professional from the University of Cincinnati, saw the onset of the coronavirus pandemic as a sign to future-proof his career. His decision came amid “a summer where a furlough or employment termination was…

Flatiron School’s Comprehensive Guide for Career Changers

When planning a career change, it’s only logical to opt for industries that show resilience and agility. Which industries hold the most promise? Which has remained afloat and thrived in the face of crisis? When it’s time to take a…

Student Story: How One Student Relaunched Her Career During COVID-19

In May, Kay Chan graduated from General Assembly’s Software Engineering Immersive. Shortly after, she became a Junior Software Engineer for the renowned business publication Forbes. Her speed to employment is especially impressive considering the pandemic-induced economic downturn that has mired…

How Prehired Helps You Beat the Odds in a Down Economy

On a typical day, Edward Menendez leads a sales team at Zenefits to drive the company revenue. No one would have guessed that only two years ago, he was working at a dead-end job as a call center agent. There,…

Passion or Paycheck: Rewrite Your Career with Climb Credit

As the saying goes: nothing ventured, nothing gained. Christy was in a cult that discouraged higher education. She erred on the side of faith and pursued it anyway. Elliott had an office job and an MBA. He quit and went…

Deep Dive: Why You Should Consider Springboard as Your Online Bootcamp

“In 15 years, if not much sooner, half of the roughly 4,500 colleges and universities now operating in the United States will have ceased to exist.”  In 2012, Nathaniel Harden charted a roadmap for education in an article titled “The…

Galvanize: Debugging the Diversity Gap in Tech

“I haven’t even started my first full-time job yet and I’m already so tired of feeling erased and mistreated by the tech industry… What more must students of color do to make it clear that we are qualified to be…

Warm Up Your Tech Muscles with Flatiron School

Coding bootcamps first came on the scene in the early 2010s. Their goal was simple: to increase access to fast-tracked intensive learning for less than the costs of a bachelor’s degree. Initially, bootcamps struggled to gain broad acceptance among employers. …

Setting the Record Straight on Income Share Agreements

One day in 2018, Annie Bellefleur sighed in disappointment after being turned down for a student loan. Annie, at the time, was working as a front office assistant for a healthcare company in Atlanta. It was her fourth company in…

Investment or Expense: Calculate Your Education ROI with Climb Credit

There’s a promise deeply embedded within the higher education system. It’s a promise that has withstood the test of time. It persisted during the Great Recession of ‘08 and even as the country saw the alarming rise of the student…

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