Alumni Story: From Laid Off to Thriving Web Developer

Ruth Acosta

Starting over was not Ruth Acosta’s (Web Development ImmersiveNew York City) choice. After 17 years in publishing, she was unexpectedly laid off due to outsourcing. She decided to steer her career in an entirely new direction — toward a growing, thriving industry — and enrolled in GA’s Web Development Immersive course at our New York campus. After graduating, Acosta found a full-time position building email and newsletter templates for a global marketing team, using her new skills in coding, collaborating, and problem solving.

“It’s incredibly reassuring that learning to code has opened up so many possibilities for me,” she says. “I went from a career I enjoyed to one I LOVE — something I never thought I would experience.”