Career Services, Employer Outreach, and Career Curriculum partner with you, so you will be successful in the second half of your Kenzie journey as you search for your first job. Working together, you will gain job-readiness skills and refine your artifacts (e.g., resume, LinkedIn, and portfolio), while learning how to navigate the job searching and hiring process like a pro. Kenzie helps to shape you into a tech professional and top candidate.
Meet the Career Services Team
Alayne BarrettDirector, Career Services
Lillian WangCareer Advisor
Danielle HuntCareer Advisor
Kirk SchusterCareer Advisor
A Career Advisor provides job searching advice and career guidance. As your champion and support system, they invest in helping you become a qualified candidate who’s equipped and prepared to get the job. Be proactive — and you and your dedicated Career Advisor will:
- Create a job search strategy tailored to you
- Finalize artifacts or application materials (e.g., resume, and Kenzie and CareerScore profiles)
- Prep for interviews and practice interviewing
- Review networking best practices
Also, make sure to maximize your job search by attending weekly Job Huddles, workshops, and advising office hours. Team up with Career Services and let’s get you hired after you cross the finish line!
Career Curriculum Course
The final course in your program is Career Curriculum. During these job-readiness training sessions, you will focus on creating your technical resume, LinkedIn profile, and GitHub. An experienced Certified Professional Resume Writer and Career Coach works directly with you to give you a competitive edge — training you on how to present these items, articulate your technical skills, and even negotiate a salary. You will also learn about today’s job market and different career tracks to determine the path you want to take. The goal of this course is to ensure you’re ready to confidently present yourself, your work, and your experience.
Meet the Career Curriculum Team
Jai CookCareer Curriculum Specialist
Derek Savick-HesserProgram Developer
Connect to employer partners hiring Kenzie grads
You get insider access to current job openings from our network of employer partners on the Kenzie Job Board. The Employer Outreach Team also works directly with employer partners to get you exposure and proactively sends recommendations on your behalf. Committed to the Kenzie mission, employer partners are interested in Kenzie grads and work closely with us to help get our grads explore employment opportunities!
Services to market you in the tech industry also include:
- CareerScore: Enter your application information into CareerScore and we’ll reach out to employers who are a great match. You can also track your job search progress.
- Kenzie Profile: Create a profile that includes a bio, your resume, top tech skills, and a link to your LinkedIn, GitHub, and online portfolio. Hiring managers actively looking to recruit review these profiles.
- Hiring Events: During career fairs, you can meet with employers who are looking to hire grads with your technical skill set. Employer Outreach also hosts info sessions and speaker series where employers come to chat with graduates and learners, as well as talk about open positions, company culture, career pathways, and hiring requirements.
Kenzie’s Career Services team works just as hard as you do to help you reach your career goals. Take advantage of the support, resources, tools, and connections to succeed in the job market throughout your career!
Keep your job goal top-of-mind
The earlier — the better.
It’s never too early to start thinking about the jobs you’ll pursue as a Kenzie learner. Career Services and the Career Curriculum Course work with you to shape you into an in-demand candidate sought after by employers. Many Kenzie learners find opportunities and connect with employers before they even graduate! Start to prepare right from the beginning, so you can go from proud grad to happily hired.
Career Services for job searching success
“One thing that stands out about Kenzie Academy is that Kenzie will have people on your corner to guide you before the program even begins, during, and ever after the program ends. The career advising aspect is what made me enroll to Kenzie and made them stand out from the rest of the programs out there. They really help students present themselves to employers after graduation and help them become successful … I am grateful for my Kenzie advisor for encouraging me throughout the extensive interview process.”
– Erika Vidal, Alum
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