As part of his transition from education to engineering, David Sudia took a full-time, Climb-financed boot camp at Galvanize. Now, he’s a Software Engineer for Fanatics in Colorado. We were lucky to speak with David — check out our interview with him below!
Before you went to Galvanize, what were you doing?
Before I went to Galvanize I was a Special Education Teacher, and I was an Assistant Principal — I had been in education for about seven years before I decided to go into development.
So what sparked that career change?
And then, while you were at Galvanize, what were some of the most valuable skills you learned?
Being able to adapt is definitely a valuable skill set! So after you graduated from Galvanize, what did your job search look like?
Circling back to the payment of the program then, when you were applying and seeing how much tuition was, what made you decide to get a loan from Climb?
Do you think you would have been able to pursue your education at Galvanize without financing?
No, not at all. We just had a kid. We were both teachers, so that had burned through all of our savings. I mean I had to get the $2,000 down payment for Galvanized floated from my parents until the tax return came in April. So without the financing it would have been impossible.
And finally, if you could go back and give yourself any advice while applying, what would that be?
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