Your first week at Codecool and what comes afterward

03/03/2023

5 min read

Your first week at Codecool is jam-packed with activities that will help you get to know your classmates, mentors, and staff while immersing yourself in the Codecool culture. See how it’s going to go.

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Welcome to the exciting world of Codecool! If you’re considering applying for our Full Stack Development Course, hold onto your seats because you’re in for a treat. Get ready to discover new things, learn to code, and become part of a supportive community.

Let’s start with your first week and how we’re making sure that you have a nice takeoff in the world of IT.

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Starting your Codecool journey

You’re through the application process, and all that’s left is to start your Codecool journey. Exciting, right? 

Don’t think for a second that we’re just going to jump into wild coding sessions immediately. We’re big on community building and having a space where we all know each other and can have fun together. So the most important task in the first week is to get to know everybody and the school as a whole.

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Getting to know your peers

The first week at Codecool is packed with activities that will help you get to know the other students, mentors, and staff and familiarize yourself with Codecool culture. We live and breathe our four core values (more on these later) and want all our new joiners to get the chance to immerse themselves in them.

These values shape our culture and create an environment that fosters growth, collaboration, and learning. Our passion for programming is contagious, and it’s reflected in everything we do, from our projects to the events we organize. We’re an open and inclusive community that values diversity and respects everyone’s unique perspectives.

Teambuilding

At Codecool, we believe in the power of teamwork and diversity. We’ll have multiple activities like Codecooler Bingo, a game that forces new programmers to chat with each other, find common interests, and get to know each other’s backgrounds and aspirations.

During your first week, you’ll participate in many team-building activities and workshops like that.

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Getting in the growth mindset

At Codecool, we understand that starting a career in tech isn’t easy, but we firmly believe that a growth mindset is key to success. So we’ll help you develop one from the start.

We encourage our students to embrace challenges and view mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow. Our curriculum is designed to provide a supportive and inclusive learning environment where you can acquire new skills and build your confidence.

So, if you’re ready to take the first step towards becoming a developer, we’re here to help you develop the mindset you need to succeed. During your first week, we’ll hold a growth mindset workshop to teach you the importance of embracing challenges and learning from your mistakes.

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Meet the mentors and staff

Our experienced mentors and staff are here to support you in your learning journey. During your first week, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know them during games, icebreaker exercises, and an office tour.

During our fully online courses the situation is of course a bit different. Expect an onboarding session and introductions, but naturally in-life icebreakers won’t be a thing there. But your mentors will do everythin gin their power to make you feel at ease and welcomed just like you would be during the offline course-start.

Why mentors are essential in developer training

At Codecool, mentors are the cogs keeping the machine together that creates job-ready developers. Mentors are people with heaps of experience in the field who can guide and support you on your learning journey. Our dedicated mentors are passionate about teaching and mentoring, and they’re here to help you achieve your goals.

Whether on weeks when you’re going to be working on individual projects at home or on teamwork-oriented weeks, they’ll always be at arm’s reach to help you.

They’ll also help you learn soft skills and get into the agile way of working. This methodology focuses on continuous improvement, collaboration, and adaptability. It encourages learners to embrace challenges, experiment, and learn from mistakes, all while working closely with others in a supportive environment.

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Get to know our core values

At Codecool, we have a set of core values that guide our teaching and mentoring practices. During your first week, you’ll learn about these values and how we implement them in everyday life.

We live by four values that keep us at the top of our game:

  • First up, Courage! We trust our students, colleagues, clients, and partners to bring their A-game daily. We explore new things and push limits together all the time.
  • Next, Quality! We’re all about taking our work seriously and delivering top-notch results. No cutting corners here!
  • Thirdly, Transparency! We’re big on being our most authentic selves and love to express things transparently. Join our supportive community and watch yourself skyrocket.
  • Finally, Fun! We love to have fun and believe in building a tight-knit community that supports and encourages one another. Because let’s be real, learning to code is way more fun when you’ve got friends to share it with.

What next?

After your first week, our experienced mentors will guide you through every step of the process.

You’ll learn by doing, working on real-life projects from day one, and you’ll have access to our learning platform to help you stay on track. You’ll begin the first of four modules and dive into the exciting world of software development.

With the alternating-week structure of the Full Stack Development Course, you’ll get to work on your own projects and also learn how to work in teams effectively. Just like you would at any workplace. So you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network and collaborate with your peers, but you’ll also become a self-sufficient learner and coder on your own.

Plus, with our career services, kickstart your dream career in tech. So what are you waiting for? Join us at Codecool, and let’s get coding!

Can’t wait to welcome you to the fam

The first week at Codecool is an exciting and fun-filled experience.

If you have any other questions about the course, payments, or another topic, contact us via mail or chat.

What’s even better is to join one of our events where you can ask questions directly from mentors, students, and staff.

Hope to see you soon!

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