Natsuki Kemsies is originally from Tokyo, Japan. Throughout the years, she has worked in positions in sales and education. A few of her latest positions were in sales at a marketing company and as an online Japanese tutor. She recently moved to Wolfsburg, a small city in Germany. Shortly after moving, she was struggling to find a job that fit her skillset in the city’s small job market.
“…Since I moved to Wolfsburg from Tokyo, I realized that it would be so much easier to find a job if I have skills in technology.”
She began searching for online coding courses and took a beginner course in HTML and CSS. In this course, there was no visual material, so Natsuki basically read the online textbook and had to try coding on her own. She had a mentor for the course, but found that she was always kept waiting to get her questions answered.
“But [learning with no visual material] was really hard for me. Because when I learn something new, I always need some visual information. Also, whenever I had a question, I usually had to wait 1-2 days to get an answer[from my mentor]. I couldn’t keep my motivation for this course and I gave up. So learning with SheCodes was perfect for me!”