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Julia Celebrates 3rd Anniversary of Being a Software Engineer

By Adriana - February 16, 2017 No Comments
Sabio’s inaugural cohort  alumna Julia  is celebrating her third anniversary as a professional software engineer. 👏

Julia came to Sabio three years ago looking for a career change after working as an event planner at a non-profit organization. At the time, Julia’s salary had topped out at $57,000, and she wasn’t advancing in her career. Also, she was bored, super bored at her job. 🙄

After completing her Sabio training, Julia was able to find a Junior Full Stack .Net Developer position that paid her an annual salary of $62,000, plus benefits and an awesome work schedule. She then proceeded to work for three other companies, and in each new role, she was able to increase her salary, learn new technologies and command six figures. Within two years, Julia was already earning over $100,000, which is the goal that Sabio has for all of its Fellows.

Recently, Julia took a new position at a multinational law firm in downtown Los Angeles. Her title there is Financial Systems Programmer, and she’s now earning $110,000 per year.  💰

Since completing Sabio, Julia has competed in nine hackathons, won four, and continues to be an active member of the Sabio developer community. Julia takes advantage of the professional development opportunities and mentorship that Sabio provides to its fellows.

“I had no idea what to expect when I went through Sabio three years ago, and I can't believe the incredible changes that have happened in my life since then,” says Julia.  “I’ve got a recession-proof career doing something I love, and employers are competing over me. Sabio has been there with me every step of the way, encouraging me, helping me navigate professional life, and connecting me with other women in the field who are a constant source of inspiration. If anyone out there is thinking about Sabio, and you like my story, you owe it to yourself to check it out. I am so grateful I did.”

Congrats Julia for taking a chance with Sabio three years ago and for continuing to grow in your tech career.

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