Professional Development

Why Your Developers Are Leaving

by | Sep 09, 2021 | Exelaration

“Big Chief’s gotta move on.” This is a family saying in our house, and we don’t really know why. When it’s time to leave or switch activities, we use this phrase...

The ELITE Grant’s Impact on Region 2 Employers

by | Jun 10, 2021 | Exelaration

The Experiential Learning in Tech Employment (ELITE) Grant has launched as Virginia’s first ever work-based learning grant for mentored software developers. These two inaugural projects engage student engineers from Virginia Tech...

Does Your Team Have a Ban on Learning?

by | Feb 17, 2021 | Exelaration

The quote landed with a thud. “On our project, we don’t want anyone learning on the job.” Someone said this to me in a meeting, and I couldn’t get it out...

Bogus or Real? Top Reasons Companies Say They Don’t Have a Thriving Internship Program

by | Nov 16, 2020 | Internships

Debunking fake news is everyone’s favorite 2020 hobby. Today’s fake news? The top three reasons we hear from companies for why they don’t have a thriving, year-round IT internship program: 1)...

A Most Opportune Moment: Whose Careers Are Damaged Most by Remote Work?

by | Jul 23, 2020 | Exelaration

I was 22 years old and my stomach churned as I approached the Arthur Andersen Consulting headquarters in Washington, DC, on a steamy June morning. I was reporting for work on...

Are You Asking Your Technical Recruits the Right Questions?

by | Jun 30, 2020 | Exelaration

One of easiest missteps when recruiting a for a position like software developer is being overly focused on ensuring the “minimum required skills” parameters of the position are met and losing...

The Biggest Problem with the Tech Talent Pipeline (and How to Fix It)

by | Feb 19, 2020 | Exelaration

The biggest crisis in the tech world today has been well-documented, and it’s even larger than you think. The tech talent shortage is growing exponentially as the demand for experienced technologists...

Must-Have Skills Tech Students Need Before Graduating

by | Feb 03, 2020 | Exelaration

How do you deliver professional, high quality, easy-to-maintain code to your customers and clients if your team doesn’t even know what professional, high quality, easy-to-maintain code really means? You don’t! It’s...

Seven Tips for Getting Hired in the Tech Industry

by | Jan 22, 2020 | Exelaration

Technology is always changing, and will always be booming. That’s because it represents whatever’s new. Across all tech areas and geographies, the world needs more tech workers, so it’s a great...

Seven Things Every Internship Program Must Have

by | Jan 02, 2020 | Internships

An internship can transform an entry-level professional or student into a job-ready professional. Graduating with a diploma is great, but graduating with a diploma and a resume featuring accomplishments from a...

This is No Babysitting Job

by | Dec 12, 2018 | Professional Development

Final Post of the Series: Increase Your Stock by Investing in Your Future I’m always grateful Excella had the vision to the start the Exelaration Center (XC) in 2008, and for...

Three Things You’ll Learn as a Mentor

by | Dec 04, 2018 | Internships

Part 8 of the Series:  Increase Your Stock by Investing in Your Future Mentoring trains mentees and mentors alike. Mentoring creates an environment of growth and will challenge you as a...

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