Our belief is that 80% of your learning will be done on the job, and your first year working as software developer can be seen as paid high-intensity training. Our Career Services team is here to guide you. They will work with you to identify your career goals and help you jump from classroom into real world ASAP to continue honing your skills.
In week five, you’ll meet with the Career Services team to lay out your goals and plan of attack. We will work closely with you to sharpen your resumé and hone your interview skills, and send you off to battle. We’ll put you face to face with potential employers at events like Speed-Dating and Employer Demo Day. You’ll learn to network like a pro at the copious meetups hosted in our space.
We’ll help you cultivate your career goals and lay out a plan of attack.
You will have endless opportunities to practice your elevator pitch and we’ll show you how to highlight your assets.
Our monthly events will connect you with our ever-expanding networking of employers and their amazing opportunities.
The career services team is always reaching out to new employers, curating resumés and arranging interviews.
We hit the ground running, and we expect you to do the same.
You need to be dedicated to creating your own opportunities. Finding a job is no easy task, and even with Career Services to guide your way we expect you to be on your game. Be a kick-ass programmer, focus on building your portfolio and keep your (rubber) ducks in a row (resumé, LinkedIn, GitHub). Do. Or do not. There is no try.
We have a near perfect track record for helping our students achieve their career goals.
Exhibit A: Our student outcomes report.
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With years of human resources and career counseling experience under their belts, our Career Services team are motivated by connecting our graduates with amazing opportunities.
You will also be supported by our awesome staff.
What are your graduate employment rates?
93% of our job-seeking graduates have been hired within 120 days! You can view the complete breakdown of our employment statistics in our Student Outcomes Report.
How does Career Services at Lighthouse Labs work?
At Lighthouse Labs our guiding belief is that over 80% of training will be learned on the job, and the first year of working as a software developer can be seen as paid high-intensity training. Our dedicated Career Services team is here to guide our students into their new roles. They work with all students to identify their career goals, and help them jump from classroom into the real world ASAP to continue honing their skills.
You can learn more by reading our blog post: Getting Hired After Bootcamp.
How does Career Services work for International students?
Your employability in Canada is completely dependent on you being able to independently obtain a work visa or find an employer who is willing to sponsor you. Unfortunately, we are legally unable to help you obtain a work visa and in our experience, it can be very challenging for employers to successfully sponsor students right out of bootcamp. Obtaining a work visa independently is completely dependent on your unique situation, including your educational or professional background, the type of job you want, as well as the country you are coming from.
We encourage you to become an expert in your own immigration by contacting Canadian Citizenship and Immigration or an immigration lawyer as early as possible.
Our Career Services team will speak to you about your individual situation and come up with a plan on how we can best support your job hunt, be it in Canada or elsewhere. If you are unable to work in Canada, we are not able to directly connect you with employers, but we are still happy to support you through resume workshops, technical interviewing coaching, and networking tips.
For more info on coming to Canada for bootcamp, check out this handy Newcomer's Neighbourhood Guide that we've put together!
I need a Developer! Can I hire a Lighthouse Labs graduate?
Absolutely! Our Career Services team will work with you to find the perfect fit your organization's needs. Our grads are sought-after, challenge hungry developers. A combination of our rigorous admissions process, tests and mentorship, guarantees our graduates are setup for success and are eager to contribute to your team from day one.
Who has hired Lighthouse Labs graduates?
Over 160 organizations have hired our grads! You can learn more about our hiring partners on our employers page.