Rajinder Randhawa - SheCodes Success Story | SheCodes

Rajinder Randhawa
SheCodes Graduate


Job Title
Product UX/UI Designer


Location
London


Nationality
British


Written by Lexi Dillon,
Edited by Lexi Dillon, June, 2022

👩‍💻 SheCodes Success Story

Rajinder

How SheCodes helped Rajinder alter her career path to Product Design

Rajinder started her SheCodes journey in July 2020 and finished it in December 2020.

🙍‍♀️ Before SheCodes

Rajinder is a SheCoder originally from Kent, England, currently living in southeast London. She likes to spend her free time going to the planetarium with her daughter, eating out, socializing with friends, and enjoying cocktails. 🌔 🍽 🍹 She has a strong background in healthcare and healthcare management. She received a Bachelor of Science, specializing in Radiography, and went on to work in healthcare for 20 years.

She then decided that she wanted to change careers. Her role in radiotherapy was very tech-oriented and she realized that she enjoyed working with technology. Her sister is a software engineer and told her about the job possibilities associated with coding! 😄

“I worked in healthcare for 20 years. I decided that I wanted to change careers. Radiotherapy is very technology orientated. I enjoyed working with ever-evolving tech as it stops your working life from becoming stagnant. My younger sister is a software engineer and I've always enjoyed hearing about what she does, so I used her as a sounding board for different roles in tech and as the building blocks of pretty much everything, coding was one of the first things that came up.”

👩‍💻 Her SheCodes Experience

Rajinder was searching for a coding course that would easily fit into her life. Rajinder’s sister referred her to SheCodes and she found that the schedule offered was perfect for her. She decided to jump into the world of coding! We’re happy she began her coding journey with SheCodes!! 💜

“There are so many coding courses out there, it was really overwhelming. As a working single parent, money and time were not always readily available. SheCodes offered a free introductory session and the workload required in their workshops was easy to fit around work.”

Rajinder thoroughly enjoyed her SheCodes experience. 😍 She loved the mission, learning methods, help from technical assistants, flexibility, and affordability. 

“I liked the premise of SheCodes, acknowledging the fact that there are less women in tech and actively doing something about it. I feel great to be a SheCodes alumni.”

“Matt is a great teacher. The method of learning, watching lesson videos, and then doing challenges suited me as I have always learnt by doing. Whenever I needed help, I would turn to Slack and there would be other students and the ever present technical assistants on hand to helped me figure out where I was going wrong. Going on to solve problems was just an amazing feeling. I really felt a massive sense of achievement throughout the course.”

“I would watch lessons on my commute home so that I had a bit of time to think them over and then once my daughter was in bed would come back and complete the lessons. This style of learning was so flexible and fit in around everything else I had going on, even my full time job. Also, the courses are so affordable, especially considering you have access to it all afterwards.”

Check out Rajinder’s SheCodes final projects! ⭐️️


🙋 How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life

Rajinder says that SheCodes helped her get to where she is today and filled her with the confidence to make a career change. 🙌 She is now a Product UX/UI Designer and is constantly improving her UX skills and adding to her portfolio.

“I wouldn't be where I am now without SheCodes, I'm very grateful for what it's given me. At a time where I didn't have a lot of confidence in myself, it showed me not only that I can learn but also that I can create! It gave me hope. SheCodes gave me the confidence boost I needed.”

Rajinder is currently looking for a role as a Product UX Designer. She’s well-equipped with her coding knowledge and design skills - we can’t wait to see the job that she lands! 😉 She said she’s looking forward to the changes she’ll have in her new job as a Product Designer, such as the increased flexibility.

“I finished SheCodes knowing that I would like to continue studying and more importantly- that I was capable of it. So after some research in tech roles that involved more interaction, I went on to complete another course in UX Design. I'm currently looking for my first role as a Product (UX) Designer.” 

“Not working as a front-line healthcare worker will be a big change but one I am ready to embrace! There will be a lot more flexibility around working hours and location. Also, I love that tech is always evolving so there is always something more to learn and this will keep me engaged.”

👩‍💼 Advice to Future SheCodes Students

Rajinder says that you won’t regret joining SheCodes even if you decide not to become a coder. Coding opens up countless possibilities and will prove to be useful in other ways! We like the way she’s thinking. 😉  

“Even if you decide at the end that a job in coding is not for you, you won't regret taking this course. It opens up a whole world of possibilities and you achieve so much. It's very empowering.”

Rajinder’s SheCodes Basics Testimonial
“I would recommend to anyone interested in coding. Matt starts from the beginning and builds you up so that before you know it, you're doing it! And problem solving too! There was help on hand whenever I needed it (late into the evening) and I was able to do it around other commitments. As a single parent with a full time job, the flexibility was very important to me. Thanks Team SheCodes!!”

Rajinder’s SheCodes Plus Testimonial
“At the beginning I was a bit intimidated to be learning something new and different to my current job, however week by week my skills just kept on building up and my confidence just grew. I have always been a bit wary of online courses because I'm pretty old school and love face to face interaction. However the support provided is great and I have managed to do this around my full time job and kid...it also supported my already existent weather obsession!”

Rajinder’s SheCodes React Testimonial
“I have loved my SheCodes journey so much, I can't believe how far I've come! And sad that it's come to an end, I can't wait to see where this takes me... it's only the first step towards a new career!!”

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