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Upskill
14/02/2024

UX/UI skills in action: 3 projects of Upskill graduates

Get a glimpse of what you’ll also be able to do after 3 months in Upskill UX/UI!

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Business
06/02/2024

Current state of the IT Industry in Bulgaria – Telerik Academy’s Perspective

Interview with Alexandra Mechkova – CEO of Telerik Academy for Bloomberg TV

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Alpha
21/12/2023

The moment you decided you need a change: Alpha QA stories

Discover the inspiring career change journeys of two people, paving the way to a brighter future. Dive into their stories, find inspiration, and take the leap into the IT sector as a QA engineer!

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Other stories

Alpha
16/05/2019
Coventry University graduate chose Telerik Academy to switch careers

Valentin graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Sports Therapy, eager to make a positive impact. After starting his practice, he realized, however, this was not his true calling. So, Valentin decided to make a total career change, which brought him to Telerik Academy. He successfully completed the Alpha JavaScript program and shortly after that kickstarted his IT career at Tick42.

Alpha
11/04/2019
Becoming an in-demand software developer and jumpstarting a career

Aged 21 and studying at university, Krasimir Etov decided to join Telerik Academy Alpha .NET to attain the coding and soft skills companies demand and land his first job in IT. Less than a month after graduating from the program, he jumpstarted his career as a Junior Software Developer at Fourth – a leading provider of cloud-based forecasting and cost control software for the hospitality industry and a Telerik Academy partner.

Alpha
21/01/2019
Equipped with everything needed to kickstart a career in IT

Until 5 years ago, Svetla Ivanova’s educational and professional background had been entirely in the finance sector. After deciding to switch careers, she went from a finance expert to a software developer with the help of Telerik Academy. Shortly after graduating from our professional program for master junior talent, Svetla joined Bede Gaming and has been part of their software engineering team ever since.

Alpha
16/01/2019
Harvard graduate joins Telerik Academy Alpha to jumpstart successful career in IT

An alumnus of the Harvard University and the German Film Academy in Berlin, Ivan Ivanov had a film directing career. When he decided to come back to Bulgaria, however, he realized he needed to pursue a more steady occupation. With previous experience in tech but no real-world programming skills, Ivan joined Telerik Academy Alpha to bring his personal story to a happy end.

Alpha
13/12/2018
Universal programming skills that make switching technologies easy

Georgi Georgiev was studying Informatics and Cybersecurity in Saarbrücken, Germany, when he first heard of the then brand new 6-month program for a successful career start in IT - Telerik Academy Alpha. Eager to pursue a career in Bulgaria – it didn’t take long for Georgi to put his academic studies on hold, came back to Bulgaria and apply to Telerik Academy Alpha. Immediately after graduating it, he landed his dream job at Tick42.

Alpha
13/11/2018
Making a leap from construction to the IT industry ​

Rusi Rusev graduated from Telerik Academy Alpha with JavaScript in May and shortly after that kickstarted his first IT career as Junior Front-End Developer at Gtmhub. His university education and professional experience, however, were in an entirely different field. Rusi has a master’s degree in “Structural Engineering” and worked in the construction industry for a while. When he felt the need for a change, he turned to Telerik Academy to successfully switch careers.

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Business
03/11/2022
The IT teams in Bulgaria: The technical trainers at Telerik Academy Alpha

Telerik Academy is the place where you can launch an IT career in just 6 months, regardless of your background, education or age. And the technical trainers have a crucial role in this process. Meet them in the interview with economy.bg.

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Business
03/11/2022
Leading Bulgarian technology companies presented themselves at the Web Summit in Lisbon

15 companies from our country participated in one of Europe's most significant events for the technology and digitization sector - Web Summit 2022, in Lisbon, Portugal. At the event, Minister of Innovation and Growth Alexander Pulev met with entrepreneurs, some of whom were from Telerik Academy.

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Business
01/11/2022
Why do more and more people consider an IT career

Telerik Academy reports 35% more applicants for their programs per year. The organization says that 93% of the students who completed their Alpha programs for IT career start were able to realize themselves in the IT sector within 6 months.

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Business
17/10/2022
How to make a 180-degree turn to a career in IT?

Motivated by the opportunity for better work-life balance, higher salaries, and attractive company culture, people of all ages and backgrounds are making a 180-degree career change to IT. Usually starting from scratch. Although such a career transformation seems risky, the following stories of 3 software engineers prove otherwise. All three of them are graduates of Telerik Academy Alpha.

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Business
14/10/2022
Launching an IT career: university vs private training courses

Alexandra Mechkova, our CEO shares that the courses should not be seen as a substitute but rather as a supplement to university education: "While at university one can go deep into theory, we add practice, work in a real environment, direct connection with employers, development of key personal and communication skills. We are often the transition from formal education to business."

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