I'm thinking about becoming a full stack developer, but I'd like to know what kind of jobs (AND what industries) people are getting with this route.
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Job seeking Launch Academy graduates are accepting positions as full stack, backend, and frontend developers. It really depends on what interests the student. Our students have varying, diverse backgrounds and we encourage them to pursue their passions on a daily basis. Regardless of the stack or job type, when students gradudate from Launch Academy, they feel ready to contribute in meaningful ways their first day on the job.
We have a full time Director of Talent whose sole responsibility is to find our graduates their dream jobs. Our students have accepted developer positions with prominent Boston area financial institutions, educational tech startups, and local development consultancies, among many other industries.
Ultimately, when tech companies are searching for new talent, they are looking for technical competency, resiliency, and passion. Exposure to our diverse group of hiring partners provides students with opportunities to figure what types of companies they would want to work for.
In our most recent cohort, which had 10 students who graduated 3 days ago on Friday (2/12), 3 of the 10 received 4 job offers before graduation. One was with Verizon working on their marketing team as a front-end developer. One was with Emory, helping to transition some of their legacy code to more modern solutions. One was a software engineering role with a company in Palo Alto called Live Action. The last one was with a company in Atlanta called Riskalyze, which needed a developer to help with their financial product.
Other graduates are pursuing front-end, full-stack, and iOS developer positions.
Hope that helps!
Max McChesney, DigitalCrafts.com