Career Development at Turing

Your guide to transitioning to a fulfilling new career in software development.

Turing's Professional Development Curriculum

Mission Learning Goals & Competencies Structure Assessment

Mission

Turing’s mission is to unlock human potential by training a diverse, inclusive student body to succeed in high-fulfillment technical careers.

Turing’s career development curriculum is created directly out of this mission with a focus on unlocking students’ potential through cultivating self-awareness and empathy and providing strategies to empower students to succeed in high-fulfillment technical careers by creating connections within the technology industry, building competencies for industry leadership, and securing a fulfilling career — and not just another job.

Learning Goals & Competencies

In accordance with our mission, our objective is for all Turing students to have the skills and abilities to pursue full-time employment in high fulfillment technical careers upon graduation. To do this, our curriculum focuses on five specific competencies:

  • Networking: Using outreach and networking strategies to make connections in the software industry to support a student’s job search
  • Interviewing: The skills needed to thoroughly respond to behavioral interview questions, articulate technical process, and demonstrate technical knowledge through code challenges
  • Materials: A student’s branding materials that showcase their work for employers, i.e., LinkedIn, resume, portfolio, cover letter
  • Job Search Strategies: A student’s understanding of their own goals and creating a set of steps to achieve them
  • Negotiations: Understanding software industry market rates for compensation and the resources needed to negotiate for competitive rates

Structure

  • Mod 1: Create your vision for your career and establish habits to help you reach goals for you to get there
  • Mod 2: Refine your vision and implement branding and job search strategies to share your story and vision with others through networking
  • Mod 3: Execute your strategy, phase I: resume, cover letters, continued strategic networking, interview skills
  • Mod 4: Execute your strategy, phase II: continue utilizing and refining your strategy as you talk to companies and go on interviews

Assessment

Every Monday, students will have a workshop on a specific professional development topic to provide them with support in each of these areas. The workshops will provide space for whole group and small group discussion, readings, and reflection time along with resources and strategies for implementing new ideas.

Throughout the rest of the week, students will be able to put this learning into practice through reflections in their career journals. What is a career journal? It's a document where the student can create a road map for their career goals through self-reflection, prompts, and questions.

The Career Dev team will review each students' journal reflections weekly and again at the end of each module to assess their progress and provide tailored support when needed.

Your Career Development Team

Turing's Career Development team is here to support students throughout their professional development and job search.

Allison Reu Singer

Allison Reu Singer (she/her)

Allison is a Professional Certified Coach and specializes in career transition support. She provides support for Module 1 and 2 students through weekly office hours and is available for 1-on-1 professional coaching sessions on:

  • Developing your professional goals
  • How to be successful at Turing
  • How to start your job search
  • Organization & time management
  • Using your Pairin data for growth
  • Anything else you want to talk about!

Sign-up link in her Slack bio: @allison_reu_singer

Tracey Monteiro

Tracey Monteiro (she/her)

Tracey has experience as a Career Coach in higher ed and workforce development. She works with students in Modules 3 and 4 and is available for 1-on-1 professional coaching sessions on:

  • Resume and LinkedIn Review
  • Job Search & Networking Strategy
  • Interview Preparation
  • Organization & time management
  • Using your Pairin data for growth
  • Justice-Involved concerns
  • Anything else you want to talk about!

Sign-up link in her Slack bio: @Tracey Monteiro

Ryan Frank

Ryan Frank (he/him)

Ryan has a background in both recruiting and career development in the university system. He works with students in Modules 3 and 4 and is available for 1-on-1 professional coaching sessions on:

  • Networking & outreach prep/strategy
  • Cover letter & follow up messaging support
  • Negotiations
  • Personal branding & professional storytelling
  • Industry tips and tricks
  • Anything else you want to talk about!

Sign-up link in his Slack bio: @Ryan Frank