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Learning new skills by bootcamp

Episode Summary

We catch Alexandra in the middle of her career change from actress to user experience researcher (UX). Listen to this if you’re curious about bootcamps for your career change.

Episode Notes

This episode is a bit different because we’re catching Alexandra in the middle of her career change. She is in the process of building new skills for her career change at an online bootcamp with Career Foundry. Alexandra shares why she is ready to move on from the freelance life, how a career path in user experience pairs well with her prior experience, and her love for always learning.

In this episode Alexandra takes us through how she selected her bootcamp, what it’s like to go through a bootcamp, and how she stays motivated to keep learning online. This is an ideal episode for anyone who has considered learning new skills through an online bootcamp or want to know how to make a career change without going back to school. Also if you’re ever doubted your ability to change at any age, you’ll want to listen to this episode.

*Note: This episode had a bit of a mishap with recording, so part of it is recorded by phone, which doesn't make a great sound experience. But stick with us through the medicore sound on this episode because it's worth it. *

Quotes from the show that make us shout with joy:

"It’s insane to think that we should know what we want to do forever or that it's somehow a better life or we're a more successful person if we've done one thing. I mean, it's really just outdated. It doesn't make any sense. You know, that's not true."

"I realized that going back to school and getting $50,000 in debt was not for me."