Career Development Curriculum

Career Development Curriculum

Scope & Sequence

Turing’s mission is to unlock human potential by training a diverse, inclusive student body to succeed in high-fulfillment technical careers.

Turing’s career development curriculum is created directly out of this mission with a focus on unlocking students’ potential in modules one and two through cultivating self-awareness and empathy. In modules three and four, curriculum focuses on providing strategies to empower students to succeed in high-fulfillment technical careers by creating connections within the technology industry, building competencies for industry leadership, and securing a fulfilling career – and not just another job.

The touchstones of this curriculum include these mindsets:

  • Agency: Taking initiative and ownership over your learning and work
  • Empathy: Understanding and sharing others’ emotions in order to relate to them
  • Engagement: Active participation in community
  • Grit: A combination of perseverance and passion
  • Growth: A belief that your abilities can be developed through dedication, hard work, and resiliency

Through this development, upon graduation, students will be able to communicate who they are and what they know, collaborate with teams, adapt to changing situations, execute their ideas, and solve problems as junior software developers.

In this repo, you’ll find all of the curriculum for career development, including that for Gear Up sessions and information on how each session fits into the end goals for students. Click on the links below to see more information as well as links to sessions within each module folder:


Career development deliverables will be reviewed by either Allison, Meg, or both of us. Students should submit their deliverables via Pull Request to the submissions file here.

Who Does What

Your career development team consists of:

Allison Reu Singer, Community Affairs Manager, PD Curriculum Lead

Allison is the lead on all career development sessions outside of Gear Up. If you have any questions on sessions or on deliverables, reach out to her. She checks on and provides any necessary feedback on PD deliverables for Modules 1 and 2, including feedback submissions. She is also available for 1-on-1 professional coaching or support throughout your time at Turing but especially in Modules 1 and 2.

Meg Stewart, Employment Coordinator

Meg conducts 1-on-1 meetings with students in Modules 3, 4, and after graduation to provide support on the job search. She checks on and provides any necessary feedback on PD deliverables for Modules 3 and 4.

Ellen Mary Hickmann, Director of Professional Learning

Ellen Mary creates curriculum and facilitates sessions for Gear Up sessions. Any questions about those sessions or their deliverables can go to her.