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LJ Nicole Maske

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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.

Crossing the Finish Line: Meet the People Behind General Assembly’s Student Success

Since its inception in 2011, General Assembly has been one of the leading training grounds for tech professionals, with the coding bootcamp boasting job placement rates that consistently cross the 90-percent mark. Behind these numbers lies the constant collaborative effort…

Be Data Literate with Dataquest: Why Data Skills Matter and How to Build Yours

If you’re a working professional, it’s safe to assume that you know how to write, read, and comprehend written words as well as communicate your thoughts. You might even be good with numbers. But here’s a question to consider: can…

GetSmarter Career Navigator: How to Plan Your Career the Smart Way

The onset of the pandemic in 2020 and the disruptions that followed thereafter revealed how dissatisfied most are with their jobs. Now that the economy is regaining its footing, people have begun to reassess and reinvent their careers. The question…

How General Assembly’s Career Services Help Students Find a Job During COVID-19

Higher education is failing to meet one of its top promises to its students: employment. A recent report by job site Monster reveals that among the Class of 2020 college graduates, 45 percent remain unemployed. While a significant part of…

Why Galvanize Data Analytics Online Immersive? Learn to Analyze Data Like a Pro

Data has been baked into nearly every industry, as companies continue to place big bets on data initiatives. But here’s the paradox: one in five companies are failing to maximize the opportunities that data presents.  A report from commercial data…

A User-Friendly Guide to the Flatiron School Product Design Course: What Can You Expect?

What is design worth? A lot, apparently, as it’s become a critical component to business success. According to the Design Management Institute, design-led companies have “outperformed the S&P 500 by 219 percent” over 10 years. A sit-down interview in 2013…

Why App Academy Students Succeed: Get to Know the Coding Bootcamp’s Learning Network

There’s a fine line between good and bad software, and that could be a single line of code.  To an aspiring software engineer, this might seem like a welcome invitation to simply pick a language, watch countless YouTube tutorials on…

Is Dataquest Worth It? See What It’s Like to Be a Dataquest Student

When Vik Paruchuri decided to move from Boston to the Bay Area, he knew the apartment hunt was going to be brutal. “[I] figured out that a lot of finding an apartment comes down to timing,” he said. A minute…

Is Level Effect Cyber Security Bootcamp Worth It? Their Alumni Say Yes.

Picture 20 chessboards set up next to each other. A single player stands on one side of them. On the other side, 20 players stand ready to attack. Put simply, it’s one versus 20. In chess, this is called the…

Income Share Agreements: Do I Have to Make ISA Payments If I Don’t Find a Job?

In April 2020, Kevin Williams signed an income share agreement (ISA) to finance his full stack web development training at a coding bootcamp. A year later, Kevin has yet to secure a job in the tech field. Despite the setback,…

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