“You Will Find Support” – Meet Glo, a Calbright student

Glo’s career in entertainment at Disneyland had taken her around the world, but as she reached a transition in her life she wanted to find a new career. 

“I just found myself aligning a lot with the tech industry and how much creativity there is in tech,” she said.

She started going to tech bootcamps. In one of those bootcamps, a friend told her “you should try Calbright College.”  

“Many of my classmates at Calbright have a joke that when we first heard about it, we thought it was a scam because it just seems too good to be true,” she said. “I got to skip that step, because I knew my friends wouldn’t lead me astray. So I had a head start knowing that when they said ‘Calbright is free,’ and ‘you can study at your own pace,’ it really is true.”

Glo jumped in. “I trusted the process and took full advantage of everything Calbright College has to offer. That includes free laptops, a free wi-fi hotspot, and then engaging in the Slack communities,” she said. “If you are the type of person who doesn’t mind putting in a little extra effort, you will find support everywhere you look.” She joined the Data Analysis program, and intends to use it as a springboard to her career goal of becoming a tech worker for an entertainment company. 

She also joined Calbright’s student government, the Student Body Organization, and was elected to be its president.

Glo says one thing that distinguishes Calbright most from the tech bootcamps she’s been in is its model: Calbright is free and flexible and self-paced. Another thing is the diversity of the people who study here.

Read more about her story, and her Calbright experience, here.

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