Successful careers no longer have to be a straight line. Many of Telerik Academy‘s alumni come from various academic and professional backgrounds with little to no previous programming experience and manage to seamlessly switch careers, landing an exciting job in IT.
Iliyan Gogov’s professional journey is one of many such stories. After graduating from the Technical University in Sofia with a major in Mechanical Engineering, he decided to pursue a different career path and dived into the business world and sales. Realizing his work was no longer a positive and challenging experience and driven by his passion for technology, Iliyan decided to make a change. He joined Telerik Academy Alpha to become a sought-after software developer.
Launching a new career
Iliyan shares the success of our alumni attracted him most to the program and however high his expectations were at the start, they were met and surpassed by the end of the training.
“Telerik Academy helped me tremendously to kick-start my IT career. We had a solid technical and soft skills training, the latter focused on the development of our interpersonal skills such as teamwork, how to apply for a job and approach an interview. The Academy also helped me start working right after my graduation at a partner company.”
During his training, Iliyan learned to quickly adopt to new technologies and programming languages and build fully functional applications. He expanded his skill set with a sound knowledge of both backend and frontend technologies, databases, creating high quality code, proprietary design, and unit testing.
Finding your dream workplace
“My life after graduation definitely changed in a positive direction. My work is valuable and gives me a lot of satisfaction.”
After graduating from Telerik Academy Alpha, Iliyan Gogov joined Paysafe Group as a Junior Software Engineer and finally began to find value and satisfaction in his job. Currently, he works on the development of the public-facing part of an application for financial transfers.
“The app is used by thousands of people every day and this inspires me greatly. Another reason I love working at Paysafe is my friendly colleagues and the great work environment. I can always count on the team and they can always count on me as well!
“Paysafe’s culture and the values, make the company a perfect place to work. There is an individual focus on each employee and an additional technical training is provided. The onboarding of new employees is perfect and work processes are clearly defined. To top it off, the company does not stop developing and is in line with the most current customers’ needs of the, which is one of the reasons it’s continuously ranks in the top 3 biggest tech companies in Bulgaria according to renown rankings.“
Advice to our new Telerik Academy students
“Success requires your complete dedication, as well as additional training and giving your best! Also, don’t hesitate to ask when in doubt - you have great trainers who are always ready to help.”
Ready to start creating your own success? Join the next Telerik Academy Alpha program.
After graduating from the Technical University in Sofia with a major in Mechanical Engineering, Iliyan Gogov decided to pursue a different career path – diving into the business world and sales. Realizing his work was no longer a positive and challenging experience and driven by his passion for technology, Iliyan decided to make a change. He applied to Telerik Academy Alpha to become a sought-after software developer.Read the story
Alexander Georgiev is a passionate gamer who used to work in the gaming industry, coaching others and commenting on tournaments. At the age of 23 and with no previous programming experience, Alexander joined Telerik Academy Alpha in order to pursue a new career - this time in IT. Just a month after successfully completing the program, he joined Experian as a Junior Software Developer.Read the story