Date

Jan 28 2021

Time

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Category

On the Menu

*Virtual* On the Menu: Transitioning to a Career in IT

In this session of On the Menu we will cover the steps that one can take to transition to a new career in IT. 2021 could be the year for you to make the leap and this course can serve as your “how to” and your cheerleading squad. You got this!

Hungry for more information? You can expect for us to cover the following:

  1. We will identify where to start the process and “what it takes.”
  2. We will discuss impostor syndrome and how it can actually be used to propel yourself forward.
  3. We will identify how accomplishments in our previous careers can be relevant and valuable to IT employers.

Game Plan

11:30am | Virtual doors to the waiting room open

12:00pm | Event begins

1:00pm | Go on back to work!

Our Session Leader

Originally from upstate New York, Deanna Jacobs spent much of her childhood on her family’s dairy farm until high school, when her parents changed careers and moved to North Carolina. She witnessed their incredible work ethic starting at a young age on the farm, and it’s something she points to as she shapes her own drive and ambition.

“My job growing up was scraping out cow stalls,” Deanna said. “It wasn’t glamorous work, but I did get to see my parents manage a business. That really shaped me and how I approach my work.”

In 2018, Deanna graduated from Momentum, a software development immersive course located at American Underground in downtown Durham after fifteen years as an educator. While at Momentum, she learned Python, Javascript, and Django along with other development processes.

Deanna holds a Salesforce Administration Certification and is passionate about nonprofits, goal setting, and connecting people with their needs. She has encouraged many others to pursue careers in the IT field. She holds a degree in Vocal Music Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a mother of two young children who get complete credit for inspiring her career change to IT.