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.
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.
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.
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.
While I was waiting for my permit, I could not work hence I had to sit at home. I was looking for opportunity to kill my time as I had no friends and family to be with. So, I started to look out for opportunities that could allow me to volunteer.