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How Camille took her skill set to the next level

Meet Camille Villard, a Le Wagon Web Development bootcamp alumni. Looking to add more skills to her freelance resume, she joined our course in Montréal. Discover her journey!
"My goal when joining Le Wagon was to continue working as a freelancer, but to do it better and legitimize myself and my portfolio."

Hi Camille, can you please introduce yourself?

I’m Camille, I have a background in Architecture but I was looking for a change. That’s when I moved into the world of freelance graphic design. At this point, I really enjoyed the creative side of the role, but I was missing the technical aspect.

I began teaching myself some very basic code with online tutorials, but at a certain point, I was blocked and needed a course to help me move forward. I had a friend who had done Le Wagon in Paris and highly recommended it to me. The rest is history!

What inspired you to upskill in the world of web development?

As I mentioned, I was working as a freelancer with a focus on UI design, but I was blocked in terms of my technical skills. My goal when joining Le Wagon was to continue working as a freelancer, but to do it better and legitimize myself and my portfolio.

The course really taught me how to learn which is a crucial skill as a freelancer and in tech. Additionally, the course helped me to become more confident in my abilities and more independent in my learning. I now feel that I have the tools to take charge of my own education and succeed in my future positions or projects.

Can you tell us about your career since graduating from the bootcamp?

After completing the course, I wanted to continue working as a freelancer. I therefore began working as a teaching assistant (TA) at Le Wagon. A former Le Wagon teacher reached out to me as they were working at Decathlon at the time and presented me with a job opportunity. Although my original plan was to continue my freelancing career, working at Decathlon had been my dream ever since I was a kid.

I, of course, jumped on the opportunity to work there as an intern. Shortly after, I got a full time role as a Front-End Developer! And even more recently, I began my new role as an Engineering Manager.

What advice would you give to someone thinking of following a similar path?

Be curious. In life there will always be topics or notions that you know well and others that you don’t, but that’s life and you can always keep learning.

Thank you Camille!

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