Allen School has turned my life around completely. When I first started the program I really did not know what to expect. As I completed my first courses, and moved on to the next set of courses I started to shine. There was a point in my training that somebody told me that life happens, we should not ever let the circumstances in our life stop us from accomplishing our goals. I took that to heart and it changed the direction of my personal life and professional life from that point on. The online classroom was perfect for me. As long as I had internet connection, I could go to class. One thing that was particularly helpful was attending the extra practice sessions. If I was unsure about something, whether it was coding or something else, the extra practice really helped to boost my confidence. During the classes, I formed real relationships with my classmates as well. People started as names on the screen and turned into faces with those names, stories of their lives, and true friends. For the new students coming in, I would suggest to you to make friends with your classmates and also try to find somebody further along in the program to mentor you. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. The key is to make friends with somebody whose strength is your weakness.