‘I Keep Coming Back to Udacity So I Can Give Back’: Ryan Waite | Student Success

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Ryan Waite — a motivated, dedicated Udacity student — is inspirational for many reasons. Not only is Ryan intelligent and driven, but he’s constantly challenging himself to learn something new.

Ryan has already graduated from seven Nanodegree programs and is currently working on his eighth. 

Since completing his first Nanodegree program, Ryan has had incredible success. After his stint at NASA, Ryan worked with the US Department of Labor, Cloudistics and is currently working as a Full Stack Developer at FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).



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Udacity Learning Lab Podcast: Never Stop Learning with Linda Chen

Thanks for joining us for the latest episode of the Udacity Learning Lab Podcast. Today, we’ll be chatting with Udacity student and software engineer Linda Chen.

While she graduated with a Master’s in Business back in 2019, Linda is now paving herself a different career path — she’s eager to put her web development skills to work.

Impressed by the fact that people in the industry actually use Udacity to transition into technical fields, Linda took both the Data Science and Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegrees. Currently, she’s working on crossing the C++ and Data Streaming Nanodegree programs off her list as well.



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Celebrating Women’s History Month with Jasmine Lawrence | Student Success

Jasmine Lawrence has success written all over her. From being a teenage CEO (13 years to be precise) to working at Softbank, Facebook and now Moonshot X Factory; Jasmine has done it all. She has been on the Forbes’ 30 under 30 list, got interviewed by Oprah, and won several accolades that speak volumes about her success.

But this success didn’t come easy to her. She worked hard for it, got the right skills and persevered through the journey. 



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Celebrating Women’s History Month with Ramona Saintandre | Student Success

Ramona Saintandre is a trailblazer. She’s a proud 50-year-old mother of three kids and grandmother of eight who has worked in the tech industry for two decades.

She has been in the IT field for more than 20 years now, primarily in a support role ranging from helpdesk, operations, field service work, technology business sales, and server system administrator. However, her journey through tech has not always been smooth.

Udacity came into my life after I was laid off from a company that I worked at for 10 years, due to corporate restructuring. I found that the world of IT had changed a lot in those 10 years. Hiring companies were looking for more experience in scripting, coding, web page assistance. It was then that a friend of mine sent me a link for one of the scholarships offered by Udacity and I applied,” she said.

Watch her story here:



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Udacity Learning Lab Podcast: Transitioning to Your Dream Job with Ringaile Valiaugaite

Welcome back to the Udacity Learning Lab Podcast. Today, we’re here with Udacity student and now backend blockchain developer Ringaile Valiaugaite.

Intrigued by how blockchain technology solves problems, Ringaile enrolled in Udacity’s Blockchain Developer Nanodegree program with the goal of transitioning from her role as a Java Technologies IT consultant to working in blockchain development.

Post completing the Blockchain Nanodegree, not only has Ringaile launched a career as a backend developer for blockchain applications, she’s also taken home awards from multiple blockchain hackathons.



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One Udacity Student’s Journey From an Uber Driver to an SEO Specialist

You never know when your guardian angel will show up. But more often than not, they show up at the right place at the right time.  Amaury Gonzalez — a Udacity student hoping to break into digital marketing —  encountered his while driving his Uber.

Amaury had been driving Uber, when one of his passengers turned out to be his future boss. He had often received the “great conversation” badge from his passengers, but little did he know that one of those conversations could get him a job as a SEO specialist at BOLD.



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