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Pivoting Into An Engineering Career

Pivoting Into An Engineering Career

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Career pivots are becoming the norm thanks to bootcamps and a plethora of online resources. It's safe to say that pivoting into a career in engineering isn't as challenging as it once was - but still a pretty daunting task! Anjali Merchant and Hannah Barton are both career pivoters who've found a home at Polis, a company that's reinventing how people communicate. Ask Anjali and Hannah anything about becoming engineers in this live chat - and find out more about the company they call home!

You asked, they're answering:

  • What did you do before working at Polis?
  • Which route did you take to become engineers?
  • What advice do you have for other pivoters looking to start a career in Engineering?
  • Is Polis hiring?
  • & more!

MEET THE SPEAKERS:

Anjali Merchant

Anjali graduated with a B.A. from Middlebury College and M.S. from Yale University. After working as a technology consultant, Anjali studied full-stack software engineering at the Grace Hopper Program, an all women programming school. She is currently a software engineer at Polis.

Hannah Barton

Hannah received her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in Physics at Brandeis University. After working in sales at a large organic food company for several years, she attended Grace Hopper and switched careers into software development. She works as a software engineer at Polis.

Q&A

  • For someone with no Engineering experience, what interests and skills go into joining this field?

    Question by Anne on 2019-05-28
  • What are key skills or characteristics that would allow an individual to have a successful career as an engineer?

    Question by Betty on 2019-05-28
  • "Do you remember the specific moment you decided you wanted to become a software engineer?"

    Question by Leah on 2019-05-24

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