I WAS OUT OF WORK FOR TWO YEARS, AND NOW I MAKE SEVERAL THOUSAND $/MONTH
After: QA Engineer at PPI AG
Before the course: Sales Manager
"After moving abroad, I couldn't find a job for two years. I completed
a full-stack course at Starta Institute and learned programming from scratch. Now I work as a QA-engineer in the automation testing department. We write tests in Java. At the moment, I earn several thousand dollars in my new position. For someone who hasn't worked in an international company at all before, I think it's a great start!".
"Before my current role, I worked as an estimating engineer. My background is in construction. I wanted a change in my career, so I enrolled in the back-end development course. I chose Starta Institute because it's the only IT school that teaches this kind of technology in Berlin. What I liked about the classes was that the instructors were responsive and gave very structured information. Also, it was great that we studied for 9 months at a relaxed pace, which helped us to better absorb knowledge and avoid messing up our heads. I got a job a month before the course ended and increased my income by 30%".
Before the course: Engineer-Estimator
GOT A JOB AND INCREASED MY INCOME BY 30% BEFORE COMPLETING THE COURSE
"Before the course, I was a hockey player. I got injured and my career ended there. Later, I found Starta Institute and decided to take a course. At first, I mastered the basic skills of front-end and back-end, Java, Spring, etc. After I finished the course, I continued working on my final project for another month, learning new features. The career department helped me with the job search and resume. I had 4 interviews and received 2 job offers. Now I work for an IT-company, which helped me with the relocation".
Before the course: Ice hockey player
After: Java Developer at Isento
FROM HOCKEY PLAYER TO IT WITH EMPLOYER RELOCATION ASSISTANCE
"I realized that I needed something new because my old profession wasn't interesting. I heard about Starta Institute courses from my friend, who is a programmer, and I decided to try it. After the training I was looking for a job for nearly two months through Linkedin. I understood that I had more chances in European companies, because there was less competition. I had a few interviews and got one offer. I still work with this company and I'm very satisfied! Recently, I even got a raise".
Before the course: Office Manager
NOW I'M CONFIDENT ABOUT TOMORROW
"I'm a musician by trade and I'm unsettled by nature. I thought that my liberal arts knowledge was not enough to work in IT, and that I would soon get tired of sitting in front of a screen. It turned out to be quite the opposite — when I began to write my own program, improve it, and alter some parts of the code, I liked it. At times I didn't want to sleep, I just wanted to write code! A pleasant bonus is that now I get paid many times more than I could have imagined, even when I enrolled in the program. The quality of life has increased manifold, thanks to Starta Institute.
What was especially valuable about studying was the attitude and professionalism of the teachers. They're always willing to meet me and discuss anything".
Before the course: Musician
After: Java Back-End Developer
EVEN A LIBERAL ARTS STUDENT COULD DO IT
"I got tired of my old job and thought about a career change. That's how the idea of shifting to QA-engineering came about. During the training, I got all the necessary knowledge and experience to get to work. The school also helped me write my resume and held a mock job interview in English and Russian. I received support from the school's management and teachers until I found my job. Now I am working at Weavr as a QA Engineer and I can confidently say that my knowledge from the "Back-end developer" course came in handy in my work".
Before the course: Editor
TURNED MY LIFE 180° AND DISCOVERED MY PASSION
"My previous work did not meet my expectations and I decided to change my profession. I decided to move to the IT sphere and took the "Front-end-developer" course at Starta Institute. I was successfully employed within a couple of months after the training. Now I work as a Junior Front-End Web Developer and finally get the satisfaction and decent pay for what I do".
Before the course: Project Manager in Medical Tourism
After: Junior Front-End Web Developer
I'M FINALLY ENJOYING MY WORK AND RECEIVING DECENT PAY/COMPENSATION
"After moving I tried to find a job in my specialty, but it didn't work out. I decided to learn something new and chose QA-testing. I liked the program at Starta Institute and I signed up for the training! The most valuable thing for me was the experience and the teachers' responsiveness, and also the friendly atmosphere. I didn't have any problem finding a job; I found three vacancies, sent my CV, and received two invitations for the interviews. Even before I finished the course, I got an offer. The main thing is not to be afraid of anything. If you have goals and motivation, everything will work out!".
Before the course: Data Entry Specialist
After: Software Test Engineer
THE HARDEST THING IS TO CHOOSE AN OFFER, THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEM NOW
"After moving, I realized that I didn't have enough training to find a job. I made the decision to study and chose Starta Institute, because I had the opportunity to take a course in Russian. I want to say that the teachers were very responsive and tried to help in any situation. For me, it was important that even when I asked questions off-subject, I still got answers that helped me understand. After the training, I got a job as a full-stack developer. At the time of signing the official contract, I had completed the course 4 just months prior. I have been working in this company on a part-time basis and it has been very good".
Before the course: Worked at a university’s Department of Informatics
After: Full-Stack Developer
I HAVE THE SKILLS TO SECURE POSITIONS AT TOP COMPANIES WITH HIGH COMPENSATION
"Before the course, I was on maternity leave, which took too long because I had to move. I was looking for new opportunities, so I decided to study full-stack, thinking that it would be cool to understand both the front-end and the back-end of development. The thing I liked about studying at Starta Institute was that the instructors were always helpful: they stopped during the lessons and answered an avalanche of questions from students. There were a lot of practical examples, which helped a lot when I was interviewing. I found a job three months after training. I made my portfolio after being inspired by the examples of my classmates!"
Before the course: Tender Preparation Specialist
BROKE INTO IT AFTER MATERNITY LEAVE
"Before the course, I worked at an airport and at some point I thought about changing my career. I decided to learn manual and automated testing. I liked the course — it was easy for me at first since I already have an IT education. I liked that there was always help from the teachers: they helped me find my mistakes and checked my homework. I looked for a job in my small town after studying; I went for an internship at one of the companies, and after the internship, I started working for them. Now I use my new knowledge every day in my work".
Before the course: Airport Employee
After: Java Developer and QA Engineer
I USE THE SKILLS I LEARNED AT WORK EVERYDAY
"I found out about IT when I was thinking about what to do on my maternity leave, but at the time I didn't have enough time to study. Now the kids are a little older, and I want to spend my free time with them, not waste it on commuting in order to have a stable income. This is why I returned to the idea of an IT career, but I still didn't know where to start. I subscribed to a blogger who recommended the Tel-Ran IT school, so I decided to give it a try. Just two months after graduation, I found a job with an IT company! I sent several resumes through LinkedIn, had one interview, and got the job. Now my official salary is twice as high as it was before..."
Before the course: Florist
After: Back-End Developer
FROM MATERNITY LEAVE TO A DREAM JOB IN 9 MONTHS
"I worked in construction for over 10 years, but the last few years it was no fun. My shifts could last up to 12 hours. I hated it all.
My friend works as a developer in a European firm, and I wanted what he had: to work remotely, travel, earn good money and not worry that your profession will essentially become obsolete in the future due to automation. A friend recommended Tel-Ran, so I took a free career consultation and all my doubts dissipated. After 1.5 years I became a QA tester, with a good salary and in-demand specialty. The school gave me all the necessary knowledge, modern practices and support to start my career. Before the real interviews the Tel-Ran HR-recruiters helped me write a resume, prepare a portfolio, held mock interviews, and even offered me several internship options. I found a job way faster than I expected!"
Before the course: Carpenter
FROM A HARD, PHYSICAL, 12-HOUR JOB AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE TO A REMOTE JOB IN IT