Ben Cook has always enjoyed bringing ideas to life. It’s that passion that led him to being a numbers guy. As an Assistant Financial, Investment, and Trust Officer, Ben dove deep into reports, ledgers, and contributed to a team’s higher bond portfolio performance ranking. He was able to analyze data to more effectively schedule teller shifts, improve portfolio performance, and create full-year budgets. But, Ben also recognized that the financial sector was quickly becoming overcrowded and he wanted more out of his job and current living situation. He wanted a career that had the potential to take him places. He started exploring his options and discovered that coding is an in-demand skill.
From financial industry to coding academy
When it comes to Ben’s journey into the technology field, he worked towards a sales career during college. As a software sales intern, Ben realized, through feedback, self-reflection, and personality assessments, that he’d be a better fit for the types of roles his customers were working in. So, he started looking into the possibilities of a career in technology. That’s when he really discovered coding. He then began teaching himself how to code through online tutorials and decided he needed to take the next step: enroll in a coding academy.
Ben discovered Eleven Fifty and it was a great fit for him and his future goals. He knew that the coding industry and job market were booming, but more than that, he knew that he would love the work, “I enjoy bringing ideas to life.”
What’s next for Ben?
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