When Danielle Wegman started looking into coding schools last December, she didn’t know exactly what she was looking for, but she knew one thing for certain.
“It was clear that I needed to make a big change in my life and have a more financially stable future,” said Wegman.
Wegman was new to Omaha and a friend in Seattle suggested she learn how to code.
Although the idea of a new career was appealing, Wegman wasn’t sure about commiting to a traditional college or university.
“I didn’t want to go back to school for a two or four year degree; I didn’t want to go into debt for more education,” said Wegman.
That’s when she came across Interface Web School online and discovered it was an efficient path to improving her career outlook. Additionally, she also qualified for financial aide to assist in tuition costs.
Wegman started with the Foundations of Web Development class in February of 2018, then took the Java-focused class for four months. She completed her program of study in October 2018 and took a position at AIM Institute as the Operations Assistant for Interface.
“It was a foot in the door to a parallel field to coding,” said Wegman. “It presented the opportunity to network and meet people in Omaha.”
Now, Wegman is moving up in her career by taking a developer position at a large, Omaha-based software development company.
She said she found a job through the Interface placement program that connects program graduates with companies that have a specific interest in hiring Interface students.
“Ellen [Myer, Director of Interface,] does a great job of making connections with local companies that are hiring,” said Wegman.
Wegman said she frequently tells her friends about Interface and has gotten a few on-boarded with the program.
“I’m a super advocate,” said Wegman. “It is a short, fast, efficient way to change your life.”