CommunityA Treehouse Student Gets a Job at CBS and We Get All Santa Claus

Gill Carson
writes on October 25, 2012

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We’re ridiculously excited about a story that a Treehouse member, Brian Stettenbenz, sent us:

After college, going through the interview process was daunting. My college degree did not do much, in separating me from the possible list of applicants. I started with Treehouse for two reasons. Many employers are asking for the direct skills that Treehouse teaches. Secondly, my brother-in-law who works in Database Programming heard about Treehouse, and thought I should give you a try. Once, I started going through the tutorials, and learning about coding, I realized that I wanted to do this for a career. Treehouse made learning a difficult subject, like programming fun and rewarding by earning badges.

Brian’s taking the skills he learned in HTML and CSS and applying them to a new job as an Editor with CBS College Sports:

The first technical aspects of the job requirement posted were HTML, CSS, and Adobe Photoshop. I would have never had the confidence to apply, for the job without Treehouse. I was able to tell them about my experience at Treehouse, and how I had work through the tutorials, and realized that I loved to program, and work in Photoshop. I talked about the badges, and my understanding of the importance in responsive web design, because of Nick. That I felt comfortable hand coding in HTML and CSS. They stated this was particularly important, and relieved that I had not learned in Adobe Dreamweaver.

Brian closed his message to us with a sentence that perfectly summarizes what got us into teaching at Treehouse in the first place:

For the first time in my life, I am starting a career that I chose.

Congrats on the new job, Brian! We’re super excited for you and the opportunity that your new HTML and CSS knowledge brought about.

Woot! Free T-Shirts!

We wake up excited to do what we do every day, and want to share it with more of you, so ¬†we’ll give the next 20 people to sign up for Treehouse with the link below a free t-shirt and 25% off of their first month of Treehouse!

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