At The Software Guild, we believe in preparing our students for the workforce in every way we can, no matter where they are in their programming careers. While technical skills are obviously the foundation of that preparation, we also provide job-specific support for our students, including resume help, mock interviews and access to an employer network with more than 450 employers. Apprentices can take advantage of:
Employer Network Access
Our network of more than 450 employers is available to every Software Guild apprentice and graduate in good standing with the Guild. Through this network, apprentices can forge valuable connections, learn about upcoming roles and advance their careers at graduation and beyond.
Employers want to see a portfolio when hiring prospective developers, and The Software Guild helps apprentices build that portfolio with the capstone project. Each capstone project is a practical test of the apprentice’s skill and a finished product to show employers.
Resume and Social Media Help
Building an effective resume is a critical skill you have to learn, and it’s one that can be acquired at The Software Guild. We help apprentices create resumes that convey their expertise and value clearly and concisely, so employers notice them. But employers look at more than the resume, so we help apprentices put their best foot forward on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
We offer even more career services than these, including:
How Career Support Works
Create a Profile
We talk to students individually to create high-level profiles that help us better understand how to serve your career needs.
Revise Your Resume
We work with each student to ensure that your resume tells the right story to employers. This includes working with LinkedIn, so you’re showing your best side to the world.
Learn About Career Paths
We hold a special event designed to help you understand what paths you can take, what employers are looking for and how to be a successful junior developer.
Attend Mock Interviews
The job interview is a crucial moment in a developer’s career hunt, so we provide training specifically to that moment. Our mock interviews give you the practice you need to become comfortable in a live situation.
Connect With Employers
All of this work culminates at the Employer Connect event. This internal, invite-only event gives you an opportunity to talk directly to employers.
Start the Search
If you’re still looking for your first job as a developer after graduation, we create a personalized search plan for you based on your needs, and we do everything we can to provide you the best opportunities for success.
Hear From Our Graduates
Their program not only taught me the technical skills that the industry needs, but also the soft skills necessary for a budding software developer to scale nicely into a senior-level practitioner– skills like project management, effective team communication, prioritization, and how to work efficiently. If you’re truly interested in software development, I urge you to give Software Guild a shot. It is a positive, nurturing, and efficient learning environment.
Andrew Tang via Course Report
The classes helped round me as a developer and enabled me to write cleaner and better structured code. Eric will teach you methodologies that are current and keep you challenged throughout the length of the course. I found a job doing what I love and I would highly recommend this to people who are equally as passionate about technology.
Anthony Corso via Quora
Eric Ward, our instructor was, and continues to be, a tremendous teacher and friend. He is at the cutting edge of his discipline and can still make any and all of these concepts accessible to the neophyte. He was supportive but pushed us to get better. He taught us concepts, best practices, and helped us get a feel for the new industry and what employers were looking for.
Ari Spiegler via TechEndo
I came out of this program with several job offers, two locally, and one in Dayton, OH.... I’m no longer doing manual labor and dealing with customers every day, instead I am designing and developing web applications that are accessed billions of times a year. I’ve went from a topped out telephone company wage with no upward mobility to entry level dev with no where to go but up and I’ve still added 20k to my salary.
Dustin Biggs via Course Report
The Guild had a profound impact on my life. I didn’t know I would like programming so much, let alone be good at it. The Guild helped me discover so much about myself – personally and professionally. I really felt like I was part of a family here, and I can definitely say this was one of the best summers of my life.
Eden Full via Quora
Prior to attending The Software Guild, I had a job. But now, I have a career in a field that I love, and that wouldn’t be possible without the Guild. I took a huge risk leaving a job that paid well to pursue something that I was passionate about. Before the course was even completed, I had already received an offer and started working the very next week in a great company where I can grow as a developer.
Garrett Johnson via Course Report
As my current boss [yes, I did get a job!] has stated on numerous occasions, Eric teaches/shows his students “the right stuff.” So if you have the potential to grasp this material AND you put in some serious hard work, you will come out of this program with a solid foundation in ASP.NET C# programming.
Kevin Djordjevic via Quora
I’ve been very happy with my experience. I have accepted a job as a junior developer with a company in the Guild’s hiring network, but prior to joining the Guild, I had little experience with coding. I was familiar with HTML and CSS, and had completed several tracks on Code Academy. Online tutorials are fine for learning syntax, but could not match the in-depth education I received in the Guild.
Lindsay Parker via Course Report
Before The Software Guild, I was a dishwasher(past 4 years), had no degree, and basically no support system. If you are highly motivated, persistent, and self sufficient this program will be viable for you, regardless of your background.
Michael Moxley via Course Report
Three months ago I had no technical background outside of having used a computer in day to day modern life. The outcome speaks for itself. I am now living in a new city that I am excited to explore. I am already learning another programming language, Visual Basic, for my new job next week. Actually, I have an endless quantity of new things to learn on a road to mastery I am privileged to travel.
Naomi Hoyt via Quora
I went into The Software Guild hating and dreading Object Oriented Programming, since throughout the years I had tried and tried and tried to get my brain to wrap around the crazy concepts.... The best thing that the Guild does for you is break down big concepts/problems into simple small ones you can understand and teaches you to do so on your own too.
Urvashi Atodaria via Course Report