EverUp Micro-Credential: Software Engineering
College: Queensborough Community College
Major: A.A.S Internet and Information Technology
Meet Lyneisha Dickenson, a future Software Developer motivated by the power of coding to create “something big from nothing.” This summer, she will use her skills and passion to create systems for harnessing change as a Software Engineering intern at Accenture.
“Accenture is helping to produce products to improve human lives,” she said. “I was really excited to see that.”
Lyneisha began pursuing software development last year and enrolled in the Software Engineering EverUp Micro-Credential to expand her skills. It gave her a stronger grasp of programming languages and allowed her to gain hands-on web development experience.
After successful completion, Lyneisha attended Accenture’s info session for micro-credential completers. It opened her eyes to the company for the first time and encouraged her to apply to intern there. With her micro-credential giving her a competitive boost, Lyneisha landed her first internship.
This summer, she is excited to “learn as much as [she] can from people in the industry” and grow closer to achieving her professional goals.
“I would like to work for a big company,” she said. “And I’m very into mentoring others, so I would like to be in a position where I can help mentor Black and brown girls and boys, so they can see there are people in this industry that look like them and that it is very possible for them to do it too.”
EverUp Micro-Credentials are 100-hour online intensives co-designed by CUNY faculty and Jobs Council company content experts. Successful completers receive exclusive benefits that provide a competitive career boost. Learn more.