Inside the Brainster Community: January 2021

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As the New Year brought new enthusiasm for the following 365 days, the Brainster Community tapped into the inexhaustible variety of career opportunities. 

Welcome to the January 2021 highlights of the Brainster Community.



Company reimbursement guide

31% of all Brainster alumni are reimbursed by their employer for graduating a Bootcamp. We compiled a guide to help you make the big ask. Doing good work for a company is a rewarding experience, and sometimes that reward comes in the form of education. If you don’t ask, the answer is always going to be no. Adjust as necessary and go for it! See full guide.

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18 Brainster graduates landed a job in January. After spending months of intensive training, they graduated job-ready and started exploring the job market. Recruitment slowly unfroze on a global scale, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what 2021 brings. Read Ivona’s story, a Data Science graduate who landed a job in the Slovak company iERP.ai.


We organized a UX/UI Design hackathon

The participants were divided, into 4 teams with 4 members. The teams started working on Friday at 18:00, after the brief given by the Learning partner. Their task was to complete the project within 48 hours. They competed with each other, saw what it is like to work under pressure, and used the knowledge gained so far from the Bootcamp. Read more.



The student of the month is Sergiu Clipei

Each month, the Brainster instructors and Student Success Managers choose the most proactive and hardworking student. Sergiu is born in Romania, lived in Portugal for the majority of his life, and now settled in Austria. He is a postgraduate physiotherapist, that constantly aims to sharpen his skills and to develop new ones, along the way to reaching his career goals. Considering the importance of constant and never-ending self-improvement, Sergiu made a career change to UX design. This turned out to be a great choice, by showing exceptional results at the Bootcamp. Meet Sergiu.

Meet Sergiu Clipei - Student of the month | Brainster


We welcomed 6 new teammates

Thanks to all Brainsters for shaping the future of education. We are proud of the team and all of the achievements we’ve had so far. Here’s to another year of building rockets!



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