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Partner Spotlight

How Career Services and Real-World Learning Helped This Boot Camp Grad Pivot from Recruiting to Data on the Cutting Edge at PepsiCo

Discover how former executive recruiter Akibo Watson, after being laid off at the start of the pandemic, leveraged the skills he learned from the Columbia Engineering Data Analytics Boot Camp to launch a new career that’s now taken him to a senior analyst role at PepsiCo.

May 26, 2022·David Sutphen

Partner Spotlight

From Bartender to Ops Engineer: How One Boot Camp Graduate Bounced Back from the Pandemic to Land a Career in the Cloud

Meet Matthew Caspento, whose layoff from cocktail-slinging compelled him to enroll in the Coding Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte. Soon after graduating, his portfolio presentation caught the eye of a VP of engineering through 2U’s Career Services.

May 24, 2022·David Sutphen

Culture

Celebrating “representASIAN”: Meet Christine McEachern, a Senior Category Manager Who Found Resilience Through Community

In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month, we chatted with Senior Category Manager Christine McEachern to learn how joining edX/2U helped her grow in her career and build community.

Culture

How My Korean-American Upbringing Helped Me Realize: The Right Time for Finding a Mentor Is Right Now

Finding a mentor can be pretty daunting—it’s challenging to know where to start. Here are some tips and tricks to get you started on your mentorship journey.

May 19, 2022·Jeenie Yoon

Culture

How 4 Veterans from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines Bring Their Passion for Service to 2U

Get to know how Software Engineer John Ford, Vice President and General Manager John Ruzicka, Marketing Strategy Manager Chris Hubby, and Admissions Counselor JD Lader infuse their unique brand of passion and dedication into making a difference for students, educators, and our partners every day.

May 18, 2022·Mosaic

News & Press

2U and edX University Advisory Councils

2U and edX today announced the creation of two university councils to guide the organization in its mission to unlock human potential through high-quality, affordable online higher education.

May 18, 2022·2U

Culture

Celebrating “representASIAN”: Meet Sakahdi Cebrun, Enterprise Operations Specialist and Co-Chair of 2U’s Asian Pacific Islander Network

For Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month, learn how Sakahdi—who identifies as both Black and Japanese—is bridging and honoring her multicultural identities to inspire others.

Culture

Celebrating “representASIAN”: Meet 2U Cape Town’s Saaliha Jaffer, the Course Iterations Officer Who Stays True to Herself

In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month, we caught up with Course Iterations Officer Saaliha Jaffer. Learn about her experience at 2U and how she honors her heritage by bringing her authentic self to work.

Partner Spotlight

Learning at the Right Size and Right Time at Any Stage: 5 Organizations Successfully Embracing a Learner-Centric Approach

Learn how Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science, Spain’s Universitat Politècnica de València, Israel’s Campus-IL, and U.S.-based LabXchange and Starbucks Global Academy are leveraging Open edX—the open source platform that powers edX.org—to deliver great outcomes for learners across the globe.

May 12, 2022·Anant Agarwal

Insights

Tech Boot Camps Linked to Higher Pay, STEM Jobs for All Grads

A new Gallup-2U study shows all boot camp graduates surveyed reported making more money shortly after graduation than they were earning before–regardless of their race or ethnicity, gender, age, and whether they live in urban or rural areas.

May 10, 2022·Gallup

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