Get to know ACA student Lesley Sablatura

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At Austin Coding Academy, we’re proud of our students’ enthusiasm and hard work. They often share how excited they are about their education, and about the chance to apply their new skills in the real world.

That's why we like to highlight one student’s ACA story every month and let them share their experience in their own words. This month, we talked to current ACA student Lesley Sablatura.

Lesley is a shining example of an amazing ACA student. She’s developed a strong systematic approach during her time at ACA that will aid her the rest of her life. With her new skills, she’s planning to move up in her current company and start on a path towards a new and exciting career.

Let’s see what Lesley had to say about her experience:

What class are you in at ACA?

Full Stack JavaScript 1-3

How has ACA prepared you for the job market?

ACA gave me a systematic approach to tackling problem-solving, which I think is the most important skill set when it comes to anything from debugging, modifying functionality, or writing a completely new program from scratch.

I think the second skill set I learned was persistence! ACA instructors assured me that as long as I persevered, I would learn the material, and that is the absolute truth.

Did anyone at ACA help you with your job search? 

Not specifically, since I’m planning to stay at my current company, but I would say that's a universal offer from every ACA person I encountered.  My initial career goal was to transition to the engineering team at my current company, and I received the offer last week. I wouldn't have been able to do that without ACA.

Share a fun fact about yourself.

I'm a huge genealogy nerd. I love researching my family's history. I'm currently on a mission to solve the disappearance of my maternal great-great-grandfather. It's definitely a Dateline-worthy story of the early 1800's!

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