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NexGenT Welcomes Christian Ryan, Career Success Coach

NexGenT Welcomes Christian Ryan, Career Success Coach

Christian Ryan, Career Success Coach

Dr. Christian Ryan is a Career Success Coach obsessed with student success. She joins NexGenT with more than 15 years of experience in educational programming and student advising. Her expertise lies in areas of sustainability, environmental science, public problem solving, and social justice. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership. Christian served as the Sustainability Coordinator at Western Kentucky University where she developed a nationally recognized sustainability program. More recently, she coordinated a Corporate Sustainability Roundtable of 34 Nashville businesses, working with them to develop sustainability practices and policies and coaching employee “green teams.”

Christian believes that education should be accessible to every person who seeks to learn and gain the skills and knowledge not just to live, but to thrive. Her mission is to make sure that all types of learners are empowered with the tools, resources, and support that they need to succeed. She wants to make sure that every student’s educational experience leads them to grow and flourish, personally and professionally.

Some of her favorite things include running, hiking, yoga, food, farmers, music, and dogs. She calls both North Carolina and New Orleans home because she cannot choose, and spends time in both places.


About NexGenT Career Service

Our NexGenT Career Service team works with you to develop your job attainment skills. We do this by first analyzing your individual strengths and weaknesses to build a custom career development plan. Your job success is so important that we dedicate a Career Success Coach to meet with you 1:1 to ensure you’re on track to reach your personal goals. Your Career Success Coach works with you to master each career milestone of a professional resume, cover letter, IT or cybersecurity interview preparation, a professional LinkedIn profile, and ultimately, a job and career success plan.

We look forward to helping you level up and achieve your career goals!

If you aren’t already a student, apply for NexGenT’s Full Stack Network Engineer program here or NexGenT’s Cyber Security Specialist program here!

NexGenT Welcomes Rob Coble, Career Success Coach

NexGenT Welcomes Rob Coble, Career Success Coach

Rob Coble Career Success Coach

Rob Coble loves creating and facilitating community and helping students manage their careers.

Rob has been working within Career Coaching since 2004. Working in higher education in the fields of video games and technology he has had the pleasure to work with thousands of students and many recruiters and hiring managers responsible for hiring them. Working as a conduit between them has given him the opportunity to make introductions that benefit both. Rob remains active in the Central Florida Tech community and continues to host presentations on what it takes to manage your career.

Prior to his work in Education, Rob spent 20 years in the Music Industry. After many years in music retail, he went on to work with the I.R.S. Record Label as a Regional Marketing Manager, Valley Media as a Senior Product Manager, and finally five years with the Universal Music Group as Regional Director for Florida and then Los Angeles. He worked closely with the many label groups they served and artists as diverse as U2, Eminem, Reba McEntire, and Andrea Bocelli amongst many others. There, he had the opportunity to lead a fantastic staff that was recognized for their incredible marketing efforts while spearheading many corporate partnerships including the Florida Marlins, Florida Panthers, Shell Oil, Walgreens, and Seagram Americas.

Rob loves what he does – connecting people. Nothing makes him happier than watching people conquer their fears and realize their dreams. He loves meeting people because meeting people presents opportunities. He strongly believes that networking is not something that should be feared. You don’t have to be an extrovert. You can stay true to who you are and still successfully network, communicate, and find opportunities with other professionals who share your same passions forging the path you choose to lead.

Rob lives by the philosophy to ‘Dream Big – Have A Plan – Work Hard – Make Friends – Bring The Passion’!

After hours you will most likely find Rob hanging with his wife Brenda doing one of the following – Listening to music (all genres, go ahead, challenge me) smoking a cigar, sitting fireside in his backyard, enjoying spending time with family, and friend. Usually, these things are accomplished simultaneously. Oh, and travel, lots of travel whenever possible!

 


About NexGenT Career Service

Our NexGenT Career Service team works with you to develop your job attainment skills. We do this by first analyzing your individual strengths and weaknesses to build a custom career development plan. Your job success is so important that we dedicate a Career Success Coach to meet with you 1:1 to ensure you’re on track to reach your personal goals. Your Career Success Coach works with you to master each career milestone of a professional resume, cover letter, IT or cybersecurity interview preparation, a professional LinkedIn profile, and ultimately, a job and career success plan.

We look forward to helping you level up and achieve your career goals!

If you aren’t already a student, apply for NexGenT’s Full Stack Network Engineer program here or NexGenT’s Cyber Security Specialist program here!

NGT Hosts First Ever Virtual Conference + Career Forum and You’re Invited!

NGT Hosts First Ever Virtual Conference + Career Forum and You’re Invited!

NGT LIVE 2020 Is Just Around The Corner

You know when the Marvel Cinematic Universe came together in Endgame for one of the most epic collaborations of all time? Heroes fighting alongside one another for the good of the world, big purple evil dude, portals—it was an event to remember. How would you have liked to be a part of it? Well, we don’t have an evil purple guy to defeat, nor is this the end of half of the civilization as we know it (although this COVID thing sometimes feels like it). However we do have an awesome virtual event we are launching this year, NGT LIVE! It is chock-full of insight from tech industry leaders, inspiring career stories, powerful sessions designed to level up our mindset. Avengers? Yeah, they’re cool, but with presentations from senior leaders from Amazon, Microsoft, Comcast, the U.S Airforce, our very own Terry Kim, and many more — we assure you you’re in good company. 

NexGenT is dedicated to placing 1 million people in tech jobs by 2030 and you get a front-row seat to the epic show, plus the tools and community to support and guide you! Whether you’re just getting started in IT or are ready to level up this event was designed for YOU!

Join us on December 10th & 11th for Next Generation Technologies Virtual Conference + Career Forum. Tell your friends, tell your colleagues, your classmates, heck tell your Mom—she may not be interested but I’m sure she’d be proud.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW

 

Day 1 Of The Conference

Day 1 is stacked high with virtual stages — one main stage for product showcases and keynotes, and four subject matter tracks. Cybersecurity: This track showcases real-life case studies and frameworks on keeping your company safe, arms IT leaders with the latest strategies, cyber expert insights, and best practices to govern and mitigate cybersecurity risks. NGT LIVE virtual conference Full Stack Network Engineering: A critical evolution in today’s IT landscape to address the entire stack we see in enterprise infrastructures. Tune in to learn how to upskill your team (or yourself) to embody this holistic skill set. It’s like earning the infinity gauntlet of NetWork Engineering.  Cloud Engineering: As more enterprises migrate to the cloud, a unique set of opportunities and challenges has arisen. We will explore the latest tools and trends that will help accelerate the enterprise adoption of the cloud. Embody the innovation of Iron Man by honing this skill. Leadership: This track is dedicated to leadership topics and will feature lessons and advice from distinguished thought leaders across the private and public sectors. Become the Captain America of the IT world!

Day 2 – The Career Forum 

Day 2 is an exclusive talk from a special guest, industry professionals, inspiring career stories, and panel discussions, all emceed by Zach Hill — creator of IT Career Questions on YouTube. This will include topics focused on building your career, learning how to train like a champion, opportunities to connect with recruiters and potentially submit a resume (so have that ready if you’re attending and looking for opportunities!), and personal development strategies. This day is all about leveling up and becoming a rockstar engineer whether you are moving into a senior role or looking to launch your career!

Get Tickets

Ready to skip out on FOMO?

FREE TICKET

Tickets are FREE for the first 2500 registrants This grants access to day 1 of the event, a full day of industry leaders speaking across all four subject matter stages. Attendees can access virtual lounges and interact with other attendees, select speakers, and representatives from some of our conference partners and sponsors, plus the potential to submit a resume!

PREMIUM REGISTRATION

We’ve also added some sweet deals to the premium ticket.  What’s included in Premium?

  • Access to Day 2 of the event, the Career Forum
  • $250 credit toward NGT training programs.
  • 50% Discount for NGT LIVE 2021 (Prices will go up next year)
  • Access to the recorded 2020 NGT LIVE Talks after the event (So if you aren’t available on December 10-11, you can still get access to all presentations from day 1 and day 2 afterward)

… AND for all these benefits included, a premium ticket is still ONLY $39! It’s almost a no brainer!

VETERANS, NGT STUDENTS, AND ALUMNI

As a company co-founded by veterans and built around helping veterans transition into the civilian sector through IT, we have made registration for both days 1 and 2 free to all veterans. This special ticket is available on the Eventbrite registration page and can be secured with verification of your military id number.  NexGenT students and alumni also receive free access to both days 1 and 2 as well. Students and alumni can check their inbox for an email from NexGenT with the special link to purchase tickets. If you search and do not see this in your inbox, you can reach out to support@nexgent.com for registration assistance.

Mark Your Calendar 

We encourage you to join in as one of the first 2500 registrants and reserve your free spot now before spaces run out!   Join us and come together with like-minded people and industry leaders who are ready to guide and launch you into the career of your dreams–made real. We can’t wait to see you.

REGISTER NOW
Meet Kassy Scarcia, NexGenT’s Career Success Coach

Meet Kassy Scarcia, NexGenT’s Career Success Coach

NexGenT Career Coach Kassy Scarcia

Kassy Scarcia is passionate about helping others believe in their potential and never settle for less than an amazing life. During her time at UNC-Chapel Hill as an undergrad, she fell in love with helping young adults chart their path for life and be successful in moving their goals forward. She went on to complete her Master’s in College Student Advising online, while working full-time and spent the last 8+ years working in different higher education settings as an academic advisor, career counselor, and success coach. Kassy has supported students at top universities such as Harvard, Boston University, and the University of Maryland.

In addition to her time in education, Kassy is also a professionally certified life coach with 3 certifications in life and leadership coaching and 5+ years running her own life coaching business. Having worked with students for many years, she realized that choosing a plan for your future is about more than just your strengths or what you think you should do. She became passionate about helping people, of all ages, discover the path they truly want to take in life and develop the confidence and mindset fortitude to bring that dream to reality. This passion led Kassy to create her own life coaching business so that she could help adults make life and career transitions, even after college. She is on a mission to create a generation never looking back on life with regret or wondering what if.

When Kassy isn’t coaching or mentoring (which she truly finds fun), she is usually spending as much time as she can with her niece and nephew (very proud auntie!) or planning her next travel adventure. She has two furbabies (cats) who she enjoys spoiling as well.

 

About NexGenT Career Service

Our NexGenT Career Service team works with you to develop your job attainment skills. We do this by first analyzing your individual strengths and weaknesses to build a custom career development plan. Your job success is so important that we dedicate a Career Success Coach to meet with you 1:1 to ensure you’re on track to reach your personal goals. Your Career Success Coach works with you to master each career milestone of a professional resume, cover letter, IT or cybersecurity interview preparation, a professional LinkedIn profile, and ultimately, a job and career success plan.

We look forward to helping you level up and achieve your career goals!

If you aren’t already a student, apply for NexGenT’s Full Stack Network Engineer program here or NexGenT’s Cyber Security Specialist program here!

 

Meet Sara Hutchison, NexGenT’s Career Success Coach

Meet Sara Hutchison, NexGenT’s Career Success Coach

Sara Hutchison NexGenT Career Coach

Sara’s career is rooted in corporate social responsibility and sustainability. After completing her Bachelor of Science she oversaw the IT waste reduction and surplus program for a university. In this role she discovered her passion for mentoring those who are making professional transitions, including from college to career. She received her Master’s in Career Counseling in 2015. Prior to working at NexGenT Sara owned a successful resume writing business where she assisted over 1200+ clients in writing stellar job application materials. She has been featured on The Muse and quoted in an NYTimes Bestseller Becoming the Boss on recognizing talent in others.

Sara’s background in both Career Services and IT Operations has uniquely positioned her to help the students of NexGenT. She has spent the last 6 years dedicated to helping her clients feel confident in their job applications and career transitions. Examples of her favorite success stories include moms returning to work and mid-career professionals making an industry change. 

When she is not working, she is making “vroom vroom” sounds with her son’s toy cars or watching Hamilton on repeat with her daughter. She also enjoys trolling her husband on Twitter and loving on their two rescue pups.

 

About NexGenT Career Service

Our NexGenT Career Service team works with you to develop your job attainment skills. We do this by first analyzing your individual strengths and weaknesses to build a custom career development plan. Your job success is so important that we dedicate a Career Success Coach to meet with you 1:1 to ensure you’re on track to reach your personal goals. Your Career Success Coach works with you to master each career milestone of a professional resume, cover letter, IT or cybersecurity interview preparation, a professional LinkedIn profile, and ultimately, a job and career success plan.

We look forward to helping you level up and achieve your career goals!

If you aren’t already a student, apply for NexGenT’s Full Stack Network Engineer program here or NexGenT’s Cyber Security Specialist program here!

 

NexGenT Celebrates The FSNE 4-24 Cohort Graduation

NexGenT Celebrates The FSNE 4-24 Cohort Graduation

On the evening of October 8th, we gathered for our virtual graduation ceremony to celebrate the recent success of our Full Stack Network Engineer 4-24-2020 cohort. This was truly an exciting moment for everyone as the cohort members completed the Full Stack Network Engineer (FSNE) program having put in their passion and hard work over 22 weeks to achieve success. The cohort began on April 24th 2020, and completed with 41 graduates.

Through the program, students learned exactly what it takes to be an effective and successful Network Engineer in today’s workforce. Having most students starting out with no prior experience, their knowledge was built from ground zero where they learned the fundamentals of networking and progressed all the way to planning, designing, and deploying their own multi-site, enterprise-grade networks by the end of the program. The students from this cohort are now in the job hunting phase. Three graduates have already landed new IT jobs and one earned a promotion from within his company!

 

What’s the program like?

The FSNE program prepares students for the real-world by rigorously vetting their skills and knowledge over 22 weeks and across multiple checkpoints and milestones which include multiple certifications. The first certification that students must achieve is the Full Stack Network Associate (FSNA) certification from NexGenT. To achieve this students must pass a written exam and also deploy a real network on their own which supports routing, switching, wireless networking, voice over IP, and network security. After achieving the FSNA, students then work on obtaining their Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification from Cisco Systems. The goal is for the students to knock out this certification by the 90-day mark before moving into the advanced training aspect of the program. Upon entering advanced training, students immediately begin learning project management skills and working to design and build their first project. Their first project is a very robust 3-site network deployment with a headquarters and two remote offices. Two more projects are then deployed where a Cisco ASA with remote access SSL VPN solution is deployed, followed by a Colo Data Center deployment for redundancy and additional network services.

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After planning, designing, implementing, supporting, and finally closing all three of these projects, the student must pass their final skills qualification and troubleshooting check, in order to achieve their Full Stack Network Professional (FSNP) certification from NexGenT. Throughout the program students also receive career help and have many career-related milestones to accomplish relating to their career plan, resume, and personal branding. After completing all program milestones and capstone projects, the students then move to the job hunting phase where they focus strictly on landing their new job or promotion.

There are currently three other cohorts running who will soon be graduating and celebrating similar success, and our next FSNE cohort launches in October 2020, only a few days from now! To learn more about getting on the path to become a network or systems engineer with robust training, project-based learning, career planning, and real-world skills certification with zero upfront costs, then click here.

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Please congratulate our recent graduates!

  1. Aaron Bey, FSNA-0176, FSNP-0049, CCNA
  2. Aaron Tulluch, FSNA-0137, FSNP-0030
  3. Alan Koska, FSNA-0050
  4. Amir Sayani, FSNA-0080, FSNP-0043, CCNA
  5. Anna Mensah, FSNA-0126, FSNP-0052, CCNA
  6. Banyan Wilson, FSNA-0125, FSNP-0061, CCNA
  7. Bryant Mejia, FSNA-0082, FSNP-0054
  8. Chris Breen, FSNA-0114, FSNP-0032
  9. Christian Exume, FSNA-0111, FSNP-0047
  10. David Alaga, FSNA-0129, FSNP-0031
  11. Dominique Higgins, FSNA-0100, FSNP-0033
  12. Hadassah Israel, FSNA-0077, FSNP-0038
  13. Harrison Warren, FSNA-0088
  14. Jacorey Williams, FSNA-0130
  15. Jan-Michael Madrid, FSNA-0124, FSNP-0044
  16. Jasmine Dobbs, FSNA-0133, FSNP-0034
  17. Jeremy Harris, FSNA-0085, FSNP-0053
  18. Josh Champion, FSNA-0084
  19. Komo Davis, FSNA-0109, FSNP-0035
  20. Kyle Palinkas, FSNA-0101
  21. Laurynn Buchanan, FSNA-0128, FSNP-0055
  22. Lexus Mendez, FSNA-0104, FSNP-0058
  23. Lourdes Cuello, FSNA-0083, FSNP-0039
  24. Merrie Mcfadden, FSNA-0074, FSNP-0037
  25. Michael Goldman, FSNA-0099, FSNP-0036, CCNA
  26. Michelle Lantigua, FSNA-0090, CCNA
  27. Mouandjo Louison, FSNA-0079, FSNP-0041
  28. Patrick Gales, FSNA-0135, FSNP-0056
  29. Patrick Stewart, FSNA-0121, FSNP-0051
  30. Peter Burston, FSNA-0081, FSNP-0040
  31. Philip Thompson, FSNA-0110
  32. Raenard Reid, FSNA-0115, FSNP-0042
  33. Rahn Rose, FSNA-0094
  34. Rajesh Kadim, FSNA-0151, FSNP-0045
  35. Robert Sheehan, FSNA-0089, FSNP-0050
  36. Russell Stewart, FSNA-0093
  37. Ryan Baldwin, FSNA-0112, FSNP-0060
  38. Sergio Huerta, FSNA-0116, FSNP-0057
  39. Terrence Johnson, FSNA-0103, FSNP-0059
  40. Travis Harrison, FSNA-0120, FSNP-0046
  41. Troy Lemire, FSNA-0078, FSNP-0048