“I got in and then I felt like my life changed” – Meet Alicia, a Calbright student

Most people who go to Calbright take classes and learn new skills before they work with our Career Services program to develop their resumes and find a new job. 

Alicia did it her own way: “I needed a job, so I found Calbright and the first thing I did was go to Career Services and work with the resume builder,” she said. “She helped me a lot, and then I used that resume to get the job I have now at a non-profit at a children’s hospital. And that has really helped.” Now she’s taking her classes while she works.

Alicia moved to the Bay Area in California when she was 18, and never looked back. She was thrilled to get a “background internship” at a major tech company. It wasn’t a technical role, but it was a job in which she got to help people whose jobs she wanted to do.  

The pandemic changed everything. “I became a hermit,” she said. She left her job and didn’t leave her house. “Calbright helped me get out of that.”

“When I complete Calbright’s IT program, I’m definitely going to continue and do the Cybersecurity program,” she said. “I’m already here and I really love it, and it’s free, so I may as well add a few more certificates and a lot of skills.”

Read Alicia’s whole story

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