How Maria Gave Up Burnout for Balance

Maria is outspoken and loves to give all she can. She’s a friend to all, a passionate advocate for others, and loves to serve those close to her and community.  However, she hit a point this past year when she realized she was giving so much of herself, that there wasn’t anything left for her [

From Finance to Flambé: How Eva Made a Savory Career Switch

After 10 years of routine days at work, Eva’s paycheck was no longer providing her the happiness she needed to be sustainably successful. Eva knew she needed a change, and ended up spending years preparing her pivot. While holding down her day job in finance, she went to culinary school, graduated

How Maggie Handled A Big Career Curveball

Life after college can be tricky. Especially when you are in a new city, at your first job, and have no support system. Then, of course, life brings it’s inevitable bumps in the road. Maggie was thrilled to step into the role of  Special Assistant to the CEO at the American Security Project. Empo

How Nikki Powered Through Her Performance Review #LikeABoss

Annual review time at work can be scary. The days leading up to it has your stomach in knots. Did I meet their expectations? How do I compare to my peers? Did I earn a raise? Bottom line: these meetings can drive you downright crazy. Nikki felt that anxiety, too.  She wanted to make the […]

How Stephanie Found Career Bliss

Stephanie came to Bootcamp hungry for a change. She loved the mission she was working towards, but her position left little room for advancement and she wasn’t sure where her career was heading anymore. A Texas native, Stephanie had been in D.C. for nearly a decade, and the constant hustle left he

From Paralegal to Programmer: How Nina Made the Leap

Sometimes we all can get too comfortable. Know what I mean? Last year, Nina was living a comfortable life. She couldn’t complain. She had a decent job and a great apartment in a hip neighborhood. But something was missing. Nina craved growth. She missed the challenge of new and interesting experie

How I Learned to Trust Myself

Accepting a new position and taking on new responsibilities is rewarding, but can also be scary. Gabbi knows this all too well, as she recently accepted a promotion that presented some unique opportunities and challenges. I had the chance to catch up with Gabbi to find out how she’s navigating her

Mastering my Masters #LikeABoss

It’s that time of year: graduation caps flying through the air, congratulations banners flapping in the breeze, books closing and new beginnings beginning. After Lindsey chose to leave the education job she loved to transition into another field altogether, she spent the last two years getting he

Daring to Reframe my Disability

It’s my pleasure to sit down again with Tiffany Yu, a Bootcamp alum I just can’t get enough of! Last year, Tiffany was featured as one of our incredible Boss of the Year nominees and most recently was front and center in the Wall Street Journal as part of her incredible achievements. Read on to