🙍♀️ Before SheCodes
She likes baking and staying active in her free time. She also enjoys running an online shop called VandTAccessory. She studied Economics in University and gained some experience in asset management afterwards. She started learning how to automate some of her work using programming and thought it was really enjoyable. Hence, her interest in coding was born! 😄
“I did an Economics degree and landed a job in Asset Management. We used a lot of Excel so I learnt VBA to automate my work. I found this really enjoyable so I discovered different coding languages and did YouTube tutorials on Python etc.”
Then, she stumbled upon SheCodes on social media and decided to give it a try! We’re so glad that she did!!
👩💻 Her SheCodes Experience
🙋 How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life
“I was also able to talk about SheCodes and my projects during my interviews which was a big bonus. I could also talk to interviewers about what I enjoyed about coding, all from which I learnt when doing SheCodes. SheCodes really played a big part in me landing my job.”
Vivian is now working as a Software Engineer at J.P. Morgan in the Corporate Investment Bank sector of the firm. She mainly works in UI and handles maintaining, improving, and adding features to the platforms that their traders use. She’s currently working from home with a very international team! 💻 🌎 She also has the chance to put her SheCodes skills to good use!
Her job now is different from her previous jobs in asset management in that she is constantly learning, gets to partake in more problem-solving, receives a higher salary, and enjoys the work culture more.
“I’m constantly learning. I felt like in my old job, I had stopped learning as much and I wished for more technical tasks. The salary is great. I like the different culture of working with programmers compared to my old job. I enjoy problem-solving and Software Engineering is a lot of problem-solving.”
In the future, Vivian would like to code some personal projects - we can’t wait to see what she creates! 😄