October 19, 2017

It’s Been Five Weeks

Another key point I want to highlight of my time here is that Steinbok and Rashied have touched upon the concept of degree vs. experience. Rashied said one day, “Degree does not necessarily equate to wealth.” It does not invalidate a college education and I do believe everyone should go to university, as many doors open. But as with everything else in life, very rarely anything is handed to you unless you're privileged, so you are going to have to work and sacrifice for it.
October 19, 2017

Doing Better

This time around, however, I plan on overcoming my shortcoming academia standard by becoming more organized allowing myself to manage my time better.
October 9, 2017

The Most Challenging Part

Rashied and Julia have been awesome in preparing me for my IT Career. I was given training in self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem. I went on field trips and toured IT and Financial businesses located in Madison, WI. I got a first-hand view of the life of a software developer. YWEB has given me the drive to succeed as a software developer.
October 9, 2017

A Serious and New Experience

However, I just consider that as a reminder of the challenge that I have to fight and the must of getting out my comfort zone.
October 9, 2017

These First Three Weeks

I have officially completed the third week of the YWeb Career Academy. These first three weeks have been exhausting in the best way possible. I’ve had an unbelievable experience so far and am so excited for the course to continue.
October 9, 2017

Finding My Future

Starting my last semester in college means I have lots of important and life-changing decisions looming over my head. Where am I going next? What do I really want to do with my life?
September 28, 2017
sarah - a YWeb CA intern

Serving Something Outside of Myself

I came in as a transfer student at UW Madison about a year ago. I was a standing Junior, and I was struggling with a sense of purposelessness. I know my purpose should have been scholastic success, but with very few friends in the area I spent a lot of my free time alone in my dorm room.
September 6, 2017

Speak Truth to Power

As a researcher of digital literacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I’m interested in finding stories about how marginalized people use digital technology to better their lives and speak truth to power, so to speak.
July 14, 2017

The Preparation

A group of interns from American Family Insurance sat down with instructors from YWeb to learn more about the program and how it has helped dozens of people jumpstart their careers. As students getting ready to enter the workforce, we asked Rasheid and Julia what YWeb does to prepare its students for success.