Oriol went from working in customer service and being unsatisfied to working as a software developer
I wanted to find a practical course - Ubiqum’s Learn by Doing approach was the perfect option.Oriol Ballesteros
Congratulations on your new job! Where will you be working?
Thanks, I’ll be working at Napptilus as a software developer.
What were you doing before signing up for our course?
Before signing up to the Java Web Development course at Ubiqum I was working in customer service. I’d been studying for a number of years, had two degrees and a masters in Criminology, yet I wasn’t doing anything related to what I had studied.
Why did it seem like the right moment in your life to sign up for the course?
I wanted to make a change because I wasn’t working in anything I really wanted to do; I was tired of my situation and needed to re-organise my life. I’d heard about the concept of bootcamps and Ubiqum seemed like the right choice.
What was your main concern before starting?
I was definitely sure about starting the course, but I was a little scared because it’s a very serious commitment and a big investment. However, after working intensely for one week at Ubiqum, which is like being in another world all together, I realised quickly that it was all worth it. You learn so much in such a short space of time.
Why did Ubiqum stand out as the best choice?
I wanted to find a course that was intensive but not too intensive. As a beginner, I didn’t want to do a short course of nine weeks because if I was ill for two days I would be missing out on a lot of work. Five months felt like a good amount of time as I’d have time to process the material and really master it before going out in this new sector.
I also wanted to find a course that focused on practical over theory-based learning and Ubiqum’s Learn by Doing approach seemed like the perfect option. Thankfully, Ubiqum didn’t have a rigorous screening process like other coding bootcamps.
Do you think our Learn by Doing methodology has been effective?
It took a little time to adjust to the Learn by Doing methodology - after all, I’d spent my whole life learning through the traditional education model - but once I got used to it I found it very effective. I think it’s definitely a better way to learn; it’s more efficient as instead of spending hours on theory, you jump straight into the practical stuff.
How helpful did you find the Career Placement service?
I found them very helpful, in less than a month, I had 10-12 interviews lined up, more than I’ve had in my entire life! In my particular case, they helped me build a LinkedIn profile (which I never had) and this turned out to be very beneficial.
Why would you recommend Ubiqum?
I would 100% recommend Ubiqum, especially the front-end part of the course. What’s great about learning with Ubiqum’s methodology is that it changes the way you approach a problem or tackle learning a new subject matter, skill or programming language. The mental models are universal and very helpful for problem-solving.
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