Per Scholas was tough. It was 12 weeks of intensive study, but in the end it was all so worth it and it brought me to where I am today!
Corporate Operations Engineer
During the Covid pandemic, Stefany Santos was let go from her Customer Service job with Delta Airlines. She decided to view the change in a positive light, and took it as an opportunity to make a career change and start a new challenge.
Stefany received a newsletter invitation for a virtual informational call with two different NYC-based tech programs. She researched and reached out to both organizations before deciding that Per Scholas was the best fit for what she was looking for.
Stefany applied and was accepted into Per Scholas New York’s Network Support course. The course was not easy, meeting 5 days a week with additional homework to complete afterwards, but Stefany’s hard work and perseverance saw her through. “Per Scholas was tough,” Stefany recalled. “It was 12 weeks of intensive study, but in the end it was all so worth it and it brought me to where I am today!”
During the course, Stefany earned her CompTIA A+ and Google IT Support Professional Certifications, which she credits for preparing her for where she is now, and launching her tech career.
Shortly after graduating from Per Scholas, Stefany was selected for a one-year IT Apprenticeship at Google. After completing the apprenticeship, Stefany was hired full time as a Corporate Operations Engineer at Google, where she works to this day. She has since earned her CompTIA Network+ certification, and plans to keep learning and developing her IT career.
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