For the Aspiring User Experience Pro

For the Aspiring User Experience Pro

Everything I Wish I Knew When Becoming a UX Designer
Blog Barista: Tommy Truong | Apr 17, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 9 min
Recently, I had the honor of being invited to speak at the Michigan State University Experience Architecture (XA) Club about my experiences as a User Experience (UX) professional. As I prepared for this talk, I realized there’s a lot I wish I knew…

Avoiding Resume Rejection

Avoiding Resume Rejection

15 Tips to Create an Impressive Tech Resume
Blog Barista: Jess Carnacchi | Jan 23, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 7 min
According to LinkedIn, the average recruiter spends six seconds reviewing a resume. SIX SECONDS. That’s just enough time to pour yourself a cup of coffee, let alone convey your entire work history to a complete stranger…

Going Back to School in Your 40s

Going Back to School in Your 40s

Is It Really Worth It When You Already Have a Full-Time Career?
Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | Nov 28, 2018 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min
When you think about the return on investment (ROI) of going back to school, with close to half of your working years behind you, you have to ask, is it really worth it? Will the additional income over the next 20 or 25 years…

Making the Jump into Programming

Making the Jump into Programming

Recommendations for the (Newly) Self-Taught Web Developer
Blog Barista: Tim Hollosy | Sept 10, 2018 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 7 min
My first programming mentor was Jason Kusnier, whom I still work with today. Jason is self-taught and the best programmer I had encountered, including my classmates at Michigan State University. I learned a ton

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Unpaid Internships

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Unpaid Internships

Blog Barista: Eman Hubbard | Aug 20, 2018 | Workplace | Brew time: 6 min
It’s that time again. Summer is fast-approaching, and undergraduates are plotting their next move. Part-time job? Maybe. Travel? If I had the funds. Internship? Depends, is it paid? These were some of the thoughts that ran through my mind…

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