Alumni Story: Focusing in on a Coding Career

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Molly Kraus

Molly Kraus (Web Development ImmersiveNew York City), then a Seattle hairstylist who sold paintings of pet portraits on Etsy, was unhappy with her career path and craving a change. So she moved to New York and enrolled in GA’s full-time Web Development Immersive course. Her previous coding experience? Updating a few lines of HTML on her MySpace page in high school. “Writing code seemed unattainable to me because the logic seemed so complicated and the code looked so foreign, but GA taught me otherwise,” she says. “Coding has reignited my passion for learning and problem-solving.”

In 12 weeks, Kraus learned essential coding skills — like HTML, JavaScript, and APIs — that web developers use to create functional websites and apps. Since graduating, she’s landed a front-end web developer role at the ticket aggregator and search engine TicketIQ, and continues to leverage her talent at local hackathons and GA events. “I tell everyone how GA changed my life,” she says. “I successfully made the career change I wanted. I am a web developer!”

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