re: I Joined A Coding Bootcamp (And Here's Why) VIEW POST

re: I am currently enrolled in Lambda School (lambdaschool.com). It is an online program (with full-time and part-time options) similar to other bootca...

Oh, thank you so much! I'm actually already enrolled to Rutgers, however. No turning back now. Also, I'm fortunate enough to be able to already pay for Rutgers fully with 0% interest--and Lambda School is still a loan. I've actually looked into them too. They seem good!

Hey Jamie,

I posted that message for Rachel since she mentioned being concerned about job guarantees.

Historically Rutgers' CS department has a good reputation so I'm glad to hear they have a bootcamp program (I'm originally from NJ).

Good luck with your journey. As someone who is currently in a bootcamp I can honestly say it will be one of the best investments you've made for yourself.

A few tips that will help you:

  • Ask for help as much as you need to. If you're stuck on a problem more than 20 minutes ask for help. (Trust me this works)

  • Take regular breaks (Pomodoro Technique) is effective

  • Get good sleep

  • Please do NOT be hard on yourself. Programming is hard and everyone makes mistakes, you could be stuck on something for a long time and it was due to a typo. So allow yourself to make mistakes.

Best of luck on your new journey.

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