You've done it, you're in code school! You've committed time, energy and dedication toward learning how to code. We can’t wait to see what you create, and want to do everything we can to support your success. As you're beginning to understand, we feel the biggest part of that success lies in your mindset and how you approach the challenging six months that lie ahead.
Some things to remember are that this program is a marathon, not a sprint, and probably very different than any previous educational experiences you may have had. Differently from how your experience in high school, college, or your workplaces may have been - there are no shortcuts in our program. We need to have your full commitment in order to help make your own journey a success. It’s up to you to make the most of your experience!
Read the article 8 Easy Ways to $%^& Up your Code School Experience, by Perry Eising, a former Epicodus instructor that has worked with students at Portland Community College, Portland State University, and Reed College. Perry addresses the most common misconceptions and stumbling blocks we see students get caught in during their time at Epicodus that prevent or inhibit their success in class and at internships.
If this is your first week, use this information to prepare yourself with the best possible mindset before you walk in the door. If this is your 5th, 10th, or even 15th week, revisit this article to re-assess and recalibrate your perspective and approach in your remaining time here. It's never too late to make improvements!