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Rithm’s updated admissions process

Britt Lee-Still

Apr 25, 2023

We’ve recently made some exciting updates to our admissions process and in this blog post, we want to tell you what we have changed and why!

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At Rithm School, we take a very proactive and holistic approach to our students’ success:

  • We know success starts even before the bootcamp. What you do to prepare and what you need to know before starting our program will inevitably augment your chances of reaching your goals.
  • We know that while technical confidence is crucial to be successful, behavioral competence is a key component to the student experience and a graduate’s success, both as a job seeker and a software engineer. 

What is new?

Our final interview now consists of a 30-minute behavioral phone screen conducted by our Career Services team, followed by a technical interview led by one of our instructors. This is one of the most comprehensive bootcamp interviews you will experience. 

What do we ask in the behavioral interview? 

We want to know who you are and what your goals are for your personal and professional development. We will ask you a series of questions to assess your level of self-awareness and what you bring to the table that is unique to you. You can learn more about what to expect here.

Why do we do it?

Simply put, we want you to come in knowing what behavioral competence is and what part it will play in this next phase of your career. We want you to feel confident and prepared as you graduate our bootcamp and get ready for job interviews. We know that interviewers will want to move forward with candidates who sound confident in themselves and in their skills. 

We have supported hundreds of people who decided to join Rithm School to pivot in their careers and we have partnered with the companies who have hired them after graduation, so we know what it takes to succeed:

  1. Competence, commitment, and compatibility—the three Cs of career success. When talking about yourself, your skills, and your goals you will want to show that:
    1. You can do the job 
    2. You want to do the job
    3. You will get along with the rest of the team
  2. Exceptional communication skills, both during non technical and technical moments
  3. A high level of self awareness—knowing who you are and what kind of an engineer you will want to be
  4. Initiative and curiosity—showing interest in what a company does and what problems they are trying to solve

In conclusion

We’re excited to meet you and learn more about who you are and what kind of an engineer you want to become. We know that if you have clarity regarding your goals and are excited about this next phase of your career, you will be set up for success!

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