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Meet Sabio's Top Earner, Julia Wells!

By Adriana - December 27, 2015 2 Comments
Two years ago Julia Wells took a gamble and joined Sabio's first cohort. This ethnomusicology graduate from UCLA had been working in event planning and had topped out at a salary of $57,000 per year. She felt like she wasn't progressing any more in event planning and wanted to get on a career path where she would see more progress.

After finishing her Sabio training, Julia took a position as a junior developer at an e-commerce business and was earning $62,000. At her initial tech job, Julia's boss realized that she was performing at a higher level than many of the other developers on that job.

"I was recognized as valuable because I knew more current technologies coming out of my Sabio training," Julia said.




From that initial position as a junior developer in an e-commerce business, Julia was hired at another company because she performed well on a code test. This employer thought that Julia had ten years of experience instead of the one year that she had working after graduating from Sabio. The second position payed substantially more at $90,000 per year.

Now Julia is in her third technology job, working as an application developer for a leading, publicly traded fashion wholesaler/retailer in Los Angeles. She was offered a salary of $96,000 per year. In two years, Julia has seen her salary grow by $39,000 since leaving her work as an event planner.

"I was in the right place at the right time to take a chance on Sabio. All of the propaganda about them is true," Julia said. "I can pick up the phone and call Liliana and Gregorio [Sabio's co-founders] at any time and ask for advice."

Congrats Julia. You are currently Sabio's top earner. Our goal is to get our fellows to $100,000 per year, and you are almost there.

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    1. May sound that way but it is not. Sabio is the real deal. I'm a recent Sabio grad. By the time our cohort ended, two already had jobs, and three more of us had jobs within two weeks of the cohort end. Of the grads from my cohort whose salary info I know, the start salaries were 67K, 75K, and 85K. There is a very high probability that one of the grads from either a cohort before us, my cohort (graduated Oct 2015), or the one immediately after us (Dec 2015) will gross at least 100K in the first year after grad as a software developer. In fact, I suspect there will be several such developers. So...no, Sabio is not too good to be true. If you want to learn full stack web dev concepts, get thyself to Sabio now!

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