Here’s an example of a weekly report from one of our Career Services Directors reporting on students getting IT jobs. It clearly illustrates the success stories that happen for career changers when they follow the MyComputerCareer program and believe in themselves. Congratulations to those mentioned below and all students at MyComputerCareer that are working hard and achieving their career goals!
Report from Chris Mullen, Career Services Director, Raleigh campus:
As I signed off last week, I mentioned: “Career Services has high hopes for next week – it could be a big one!!!” I felt good going into the week, but had no idea just how big of a week it would really be – and it all started on Monday. Literally every day this week I had at least one student come to tell me they had landed a position.
David S. landed over at IBM just 2 months into the (MyComputer Career) program – he was formerly a bus boy for an Olive Garden. He walked into campus at around 6:10 on Monday evening smiling from ear to ear – “Thank you so much,” he said. “My Grandfather actually told me he was proud of me.” Talk about great stuff!! This is the first step of big things to come for him and I am just really excited to be a part of it.
Another big time success was that of Jess N. Jess came to me about a month ago to finalize the mock interview so he could get moving with finding a new opportunity. Two weeks into the process, he came to me frustrated, telling me he was getting calls but wasn’t moving forward with anything. His reason: lack of experience. He had come from an automotive mechanic background, and his thought was if I don’t have the experience, I won’t be considered for the position. I told him – they have your resume in hand and know what skills you bring to the table. Why would they be calling if they didn’t have interest?? The power of positive thinking goes a long way and this all made sense to Jess. The very next day, he got a call for an IT support role that didn’t pan out, but he thought he really did well explaining what skills he had that would translate.
The following Monday, I got his resume over to Joel, one of my contacts with The Select Group, for a position that they were working on. Joel immediately fell in love with Jess’s attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to be successful in IT and promptly submitted him to another client of his – Quintiles – where Jess interviewed and got the job.
He came in to discuss the new position with me and his excitement about the role. He thanked me, but I told him to thank himself – without his positive approach, he would have never even gotten an opportunity to move forward. The same can be said for most of our students. If you have a positive outlook on everything, good things will come, and in this case, everything worked out for Jess, as he sees Quintiles as a potential home for him. I am really excited for Jess!!!
Plenty of interviews are still pending and we have another student that is on the brink of getting his “fly out date” for Afghanistan – more to come…