Class 7 Graduates

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Specialty 
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Rose Francois

Mentor
Bianca Smith

Internship Company
Kaiser Permanente

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I was honored to receive the offer as IT Technician at Kaiser Permanente by advocating for myself by putting in hard work and determination. Year Up is truly amazing. I was able to go very far in my soft skills and hard skills which has helped me during my time at Kaiser Permanente. I’ve worked installing applications, imaging computers, connecting monitors all task I never would have imagined I would do in a corporate space. Thank you Year Up for helping see live my full potential.”

Specialty
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Dr. Marshaun Hymon

Internship Company
Kaiser Permanente

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Year Up allowed me an amazing opportunity to intern for Kaiser Permanente. I joined Year Up not fully understanding what I was getting myself into, but somehow, I believed in it. It has been quit the experience thus far, personally, academically, and career-wise. I can confidently say I am eager and prepared to continue my career path, and that is all thanks to my friends, staff, coach, and my amazing managers at Kaiser.”

Specialty
Medical Technician

Year Up Coach(es)
Patricia Hunt

Mentor
Angelita Cardenas

Internship Company
DaVita

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Year Up has helped me see that I am more than a person. I am a part of a bigger movement and an even bigger community.”

Specialty 
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Patricia Hunt

Mentor
Jason Yee

Internship Company
Snap Inc.

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I began my path into IT with Year Up and I have learned so much in just one year, I can’t believe it at times. I am so thankful for the amazing staff for caring so much about all of our futures. I will never forget the bonds I have made throughout my time at Year Up.”

Specialty
Client Services/Sales Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Dr. Marshaun Hymon

Mentor
Mike Steinmetz

Internship Company
Bank of America

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I am grateful for this opportunity that Year Up has given me to join the financial world with the skills needed to succeed. The access to guest speakers on Fridays gave me a new perspective to live that there is way more money in this world that I initially thought. I now know we can get all of that. I will continue to gain knowledge to further my career.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Dr. Tammy Hong

Internship Company
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

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As a student and intern at Year Up, I have had the pleasure of meeting exceptional individuals at my job and learning from them. My internship at Marsh & McLennan has been incredible where I work with a dedicated group of individuals. Year Up has supported me every step during my journey. A special shout out to the staff who have selflessly worked to make sure we are getting the resources we need to be successful. My class has permanently impacted my way of life. I am much more organize now, than I have ever been at any point in my life.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Elainea Goods & Heather Hutchinson

Mentor
Francesca Grater

Internship Company
SONY Pictures Entertainment 

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When I was accepted to join the Year Up program, I worked a minimum wage job, with a few friends and family to support me. Because of Year Up, I’ve recognized my strengths, I’ve worked through my growth areas, to be the IT professional I desired to become. I step away with a huge community of empowered peers, that I consider friends and an unstoppable mindset to win! Thank you Year Up and Sony Pictures!”

Specialty
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Ivan Santillan

Internship Company
Year Up

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Year Up has been a unique, unforgettable experience that has drawn a career path for me. Through them I have gained a broader knowledge of the business world and endless skills that will project my value to any company. I am eager to extend my knowledge and continue to meet amazing individuals. A special thanks to Ivan, Rachele, Monique, and Travis for always going the extra mile to assist me with a better experience.”

Specialty
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Sierra Gardner

Mentor
Brian Mattson

Internship Company
The Getty

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Being able to be a part of Year Up will always be an important milestone of my life. Thanks to Year Up I was able to train and strengthen my growth areas and strengths, setting me up to be successful and confident stepping into the business and IT fields.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Maurcus Dunson & Claudia Bloom

Internship Company
Cedars Sinai

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Specialty
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Bernadette Alonzo

Mentor
Lauren Peachey

Internship Company
AT&T, Inc.

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Year Up has given me the space to be a person of change through resilience and professionalism. In addition, it has given me numerous opportunities my internship at AT&T, which has allowed corporate America to hear my voice in a way that is eloquent. I’m so grateful that my daughter will be able to see that hard work and dedication will lead to great things through my accomplishments.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Ivan Santillan

Internship Company
Sony Pictures Entertainment 

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Year Up has been that extra push I needed to launch myself into the IT career path. The community and staff throughout the L&D phase have coached me to be successful anywhere I go. Now with my experience at Sony Pictures Entertainment I feel confident applying for helpdesk roles and earning more certifications.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Bernadette Alonzo

Internship Company
AT&T, Inc.

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Year Up has been a journey where I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone and grown as an individual. I’ve met many great people and have made wonderful new friends. I’ve gained a broader understanding of IT, obtained a skill set in both software and hardware that will benefit me in the future.”

Specialty
Cyber Security

Year Up Coach(es)
Jasmine Bass

Internship Company
Live Nation Entertainment

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Year Up not only launched my career forward, but also brought me together with some of the most talented and amazing people in the world. Thanks to them I was able to gain an invaluable internship with Live Nation, which helped expand my skill set and outshine the competition. This is just the beginning of my journey and I will strive to continuously better myself and lift while I climb.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Tamyra Gordon & Monique Perez

Internship Company
BuzzFeed

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I came to Year Up to prepare myself to go back to school; but I got so much more than what I bargained for. Practical industry knowledge and experience from my work with BuzzFeed, impactful personal and professional development, and meaningful connections that will last a lifetime. Year Up has helped me set myself up for success in every sense of the word.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Patricia Hunt

Internship Company
Sony Pictures Entertainment 

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Thanks to Year Up, I am an EPIC person! Dedication, grit, and understanding led me through my journey to understanding how I am an asset to the world. My Year Up community has given endless support for me to become tech savvy, self-aware, and a true GOAT.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Jasmine Bass

Internship Company
Scan Health Plan

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Thanks to Year Up I was able to realize that I am not as alone. It has taught me that while people may not have shared my personal experiences, they can relate to them and genuinely support me. Due to that support, I was able to break through my self limitations and reach my potential. Year Up empowered me to make a change for myself, to better those around me and to uplift my community.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Ivan Santillan

Mentor
Antonio Dangond 

Internship Company
Snap Inc.

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Year Up has enlightened me with rich knowledge that will forever stick with me and help me grow as an individual. It has provided me a sense of community with caring instructors, staff and colleagues. For that I am grateful. Thank you!”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Sierra Gardner

Mentor
Mayle Truong

Internship Company
Universal Music Group

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Year Up has helped me see myself as a professional and has instilled a new level confidence in myself. The invaluable skills that I have gained during the course of this program will not only help me in my career pursuits but also in my daily life. Year Up is a life changing program, and I am forever grateful for the staff and the community.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Rachele Zamani

Internship Company
Facebook, Inc.

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I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that Year Up has given me. They have helped me in so many ways that I can’t even imagine. Since being in the program I have gained so much knowledge and so much confidence in myself. I want to thank the staff, my coach and my classmates because without them I’m not the man I am today. I will miss everyone and I’m ready to see what the future holds!”

Specialty 
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Sierra Gardner

Internship Company
Universal Music Group

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Year Up transformed how I see my own future. Before this program, I didn’t know how to navigate a world that felt like it wasn’t always designed for me to succeed. I’ve been able to work on my business skills as well as expand my professional and personal network. I’ve met both mentors and friends that have impacted my life forever. Because of this experience, I know my future is brighter.”

Specialty
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Patricia Hunt

Mentor
Juliet Little 

Internship Company
The Getty

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Thanks to Year Up for providing me with a space I can speak my mind comfortably in and the J. Paul Getty Museum for being the platform where I showcase my skills. The exposure to different organizational patterns and business fundamentals at the Villa, has intensified my desire to pursue my higher education in Business Operations. I look forward to all of the professional opportunities and connections this experience will bring.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Tamyra Gordon & Monique Perez

Internship Company
Hulu

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Thanks to Year Up for the opportunity to begin a career in IT, and for the life long friendships that have been created. I plan to take everything I have learned from my internship at Hulu, and during the course of the program with Year Up Los Angeles with me to my next career.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Sierra Gardner

Internship Company
Hulu

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I hold a special place in my heart for all the staff and colleagues I have met. I’m grateful for the support I have received on this journey in becoming the best version of myself and will continue paying forward all the gifts I have learned at Year Up. Thank you for showing me the power of community, and the power I hold within myself. Much love to you forever, Class 7 & YULA.”

Specialty 
Cyber Security

Year Up Coach(es)
Maurcus Dunson & Claudia Bloom

Internship Company
Sony Pictures Entertainment

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During my time at Year Up I made lifelong friends, found a career I have real passion for, and got paid to do it. Going out of my comfort zone along with the rest of Class 7 made me who I am today, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. Thank you students and staff, for helping me grow as an individual and achieve success as a professional.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Rachele Zamani

Internship Company
Sony Pictures Entertainment

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I am beyond grateful to have had this opportunity through Year Up to build myself up professionally and personally. I got the chance to explore outside my comfort zone and build my confidence. The program has taught me so much about building community and lifting others while you climb. I hope to utilize the knowledge Year Up and the amazing staff have provided me to work for organizations that align with my values.”

Specialty
Project Support Management

Year Up Coach(es)
Maurcus Dunson & Claudia Bloom

Internship Company
Morgner Construction Management Corp.

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When I heard about Year Up, I thought it was too good to be true and I was very hesitant. After joining, I can say it was a very wise decision. I have gained work experience through the program and through Morgner Construction Management Corp.. I also gained new friends and skills, confidence and a passion for success.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Maurcus Dunson & Claudia Bloom

Internship Company
Cedars Sinai

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Year Up is an experience in which I have been pushed to grow beyond what I thought my capabilities were. In the process, I have made many memories and people that I will forever cherish.”

Specialty 
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Bernadette Alonzo

Internship Company
Facebook, Inc.

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Year Up has given me a chance to show the world that I can do more outside of playing sports. My journey with Year Up showed me that nothing is impossible, you just have to put your mind to it. Year Up has given me a career path I would not have found without them.The staff in this program is very inspirational and motivational.Thank you staff, colleagues, and everyone who helped us succeed.”

Specialty
Cyber Security

Year Up Coach(es)
Sierra Gardner

Internship Company
Live Nation Entertainment 

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Year Up has ignited an ember of passion that was burning within me. It’s taught me that knowledge isn’t just reading textbooks or getting good grades. It’s about enlightenment and opening your mind to all that life has to offer. Thanks to Year Up for supporting young individuals to close the Opportunity Divide, we are able to make a change and continue to do so, as a family, as a partnership, and as a movement.”

Specialty
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Maurcus Dunson & Claudia Bloom

Internship Company
Kaiser Permanente

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Before participating in Year Up Los Angeles, I faced unemployment and adversities while pursuing my college degree. Thanks to YULA and the Document Management Shared Service team at Kaiser Permanente, I have acquired the foundational skills necessary to be successful in the workplace and gained more confidence in myself. After my time at YULA, I will complete my B.S. degree and continue working in the corporate space.”

Specialty
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Elainea Goods & Heather Hutchinson

Mentor
Dr. Marshaun Hymon

Internship Company
Kaiser Permanente

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Before joining Year Up, I was going nowhere. Five days a week, I worked 12-hour shifts at a warehouse, and another six hours per day at Subway. Year Up has helped me dedicate most of that time, to further my education and pursue a successful career. My internship at Kaiser Permanente as Business Operations Coordinator has provided, the work experience to go alongside the drive I’ve always had, and Year Up guided me.”

Specialty 
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Elainea Goods & Heather Hutchinson

Internship Company
Universal Music Group

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Hello! Thank you for reading this. I am honored to be a part of this community; I have learned much from the staff and interns that will last me forever. I appreciate every effort to my success. I hope that I have impacted others as others have me. Thank you UMG for accepting me as an intern as I have also learned much about doing real work and having a real impact within a company.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Jasmine Bass

Internship Company
Universal Music Group

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Thanks to Year Up and Universal Music Group for giving me the opportunity to jump start my career in IT. This program has helped me develop great soft skills and gain a broader understanding of customer service not just externally but internally also.”

Specialty
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Dr. Tammy Hong

Internship Company
Universal Music Group

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You never know what you are truly capable of until you have done it for yourself. You never know the change you can make until you decide to be the change. In my world, my change started at Year Up and my capability has grown exponentially. Through their rigorous program and strong mentorship, I have gained insight and knowledge to succeed in the business world as well as grow as an individual.”

Specialty
Medical Technician

Year Up Coach(es)
Dr. Tammy Hong

Internship Company
DaVita

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Year up has taught me that getting out of my comfort zone will open doors and provide me with additional opportunities. I would have never met the amazing people if I stayed in my comfort zone. I’ve learned so many new things about business that I will definitely use in the future. I’ll forever be grateful for all the amazing professors, Program Managers, and people that I’ve met.”

Specialty 
Application Development & Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Jasmine Bass

Mentor
Francesca Grater

Internship Company
Universal Music Group

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There will never be enough words to express the gratitude and appreciation I have for Year Up and all its staff. I came into this program with a beginner level of interest in technology and left with an advance skill set not only through a technical lens but in a communicative setting as well. Both Year Up and Universal Music Group have help contribute to the development of my career goals. Let’s go class 7!”

Specialty
Cyber Security 

Year Up Coach(es)
Rachele Zamani

Mentor
Rob Osborn

Internship Company
Live Nation Entertainment 

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Joining Year Up was the best decision I have made for myself. What seemed to be a scam ended up being an amazing opportunity for me to improve my IT skills and embrace my talents. I thank Year Up for teaching me the necessary skills to excel in the workplace. I’m grateful to share that I just accepted a fulltime job offer and am well on my way to reaching my goals and supporting my family.”

Specialty
Client Services & Sales Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Elainea Goods & Heather Hutchinson

Internship Company
Bank of America

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Being apart of Year Up has been a unique experience, I will always be grateful. During my Year Up journey, I learned, getting out of your comfort zone, will bring opportunity and success. I gained experience and training as a Preferred Sales Specialist at Bank of America. Thank you, Year Up staff, for allowing me space, to grow and gain the confidence to face the world. Joining Year Up is the best decision I’ve made!”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Dr. Tammy Hong

Internship Company
SpaceX

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During my time at Year Up and SpaceX I was able to work outside of my comfort zone with peers interested in a similar career as myself. I was able to branch out and network with those around me and my communication skills are far beyond what they have been. These skills have greatly enhanced my quality of life and my marketability in a corporate environment. I am grateful for the connections I have made and the relationships that have grown from this experience.”

Specialty 
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Rose Francois

Internship Company
Hulu

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Year Up has helped me become a young professional and helped me build the confidence up in terms of my professional life and career next steps. This program helped me develop great soft skills, and the ability to be more confident in public speaking. The skills that I have gained from this program will forever help me in my professional life, and daily life. The network I have built and gained here is irreplaceable. Year Up is a life changing program for many and I’m grateful to be a part of it.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Rose Francois

Internship Company
Universal Music Group

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Year Up has been a journey where I’ve had to step out of my comfort zone to work through challenges and grow as an individual. I’ve learned a lot about myself and I’m still discovering more. My internship experience at Universal Music Group also taught me a lot about life in general. I’m really excited about my life now and looking forward to what the future holds.

Specialty
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Rose Francois

Mentor
Nora Rahimian

Internship Company
Universal Music Group

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When I decided to join Year Up, I made a decision to be defined by a vision of my future and not the mistakes of my past. Year Up has helped shaped my vision and allowed me to see I could always restart. Thanks to my manager and all of the staff at Universal Music Group and Year Up. I am leaving this experience with a new found confidence and hope for a bright future.”

Specialty
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Jasmine Bass

Mentor
Andrew Merki

Internship Company
The Getty

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Joining Year Up was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I wanted something new in my life that would help me grow and prosper and Year Up was definitely that. From being a full-time student to a full-time Intern, YULA has provided all the necessary skills to help me succeed not only in my professional life but personal life as well. I will forever be grateful and thankful for this program.”

Specialty 
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Maurcus Dunson & Claudia Bloom

Mentor
JP Capulong

Internship Company
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital

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Joining Year Up was the best decision I could have made and it was the right time to dedicate a year to my development. What seemed to be a scam ended up being one of the greatest opportunities offered to young adults who seek a chance to improve. I thank Year Up for teaching me the necessary skills to excel in the workplace and for showing me the endless opportunities.”

Specialty
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Bernadette Alonzo

Internship Company
Kaiser Permanente

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Year Up has helped me become a businesswoman and given me the strength and courage to step out of my comfort zone and be someone great. It has given me the opportunity to give my kids something more, and I am proud to be a part of this community. I will miss the staff and colleagues, but this is not the end because of the lifelong relationships I’ve made here. Year Up has taught to me to think big and achieve greatness.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Sierra Gardner

Internship Company
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

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I would like to thank all the staff at Year Up. Before Year Up I had attempted other career paths and programs but I always ended up quitting. I never thought I would make it this far but because of the support of the amazing staff and classmates and my own determination, I persisted. Thank you for the opportunity and experience.”

Specialty
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Elainea Goods & Heather Hutchinson

Mentor
Candy Moo

Internship Company
AT&T, Inc.

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Year Up has been a path changing program. It was an opportunity that I will never regret. It allowed me to network and really learn about the importance of diversity within corporate America. I am thankful for the experience of being a pioneer interning in marketing at AT&T. With the support I received, I know my career will only grow from here. I am extremely thankful to be part of class lucky number 7.”

Specialty 
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Jasmine Bass

Mentor
Nikta Moradi

Internship Company
Universal Music Group

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“Thanks to Year Up and
Universal Music Group, I was given the opportunity and training to tap into my full potential. Great leaders and mentors not only instilled confidence in me but acknowledged my strengths and provided the gift of feedback. This meaningful experience will forever impact the way I navigate the future both personally and professionally.”

Specialty
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Rachele Zamani

Mentor
Tony Williams

Internship Company
Universal Music Group

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Stay strong, don’t fold, don’t bend, this quote reminds me of my Year Up journey. I have been able to reach horizons I have never thought of. Being able to obtain education and training that will be valuable to any team I am apart of is a major accomplishment. I appreciate all the staff, my colleagues, and corporate partners for always being supportive and holding me accountable in the most beneficial ways.”

Specialty
Cyber Security

Year Up Coach(es)
Rachele Zamani
Travis Keene

Internship Company
Hulu

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My journey with Year Up is one I will never forget; with the help of an amazing learning community and the Year Up staff I further developed my professional brand, learned valuable skills, and connected with an amazing array of individuals. My experience at Hulu gave me the insight I needed to look forward to a career in Information Security. Special thank you to Joaquin, Rachele, and Travis forever grateful for you! #YULA #C7″

Specialty
Cyber Security

Year Up Coach(es)
Rose Francois

Mentor
Christopher Elliot

Internship Company
Hulu

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Thanks to this amazing opportunity from Year-Up, my internship at Hulu make me rethink how my future career will go. I had such an amazing time with my SOC team and I will keep them as a permanent connection, and they will assist me in the future job search. I was blessed to have my manager become my mentor. All in all, I am thankful for everything Year Up has done for me, as well as Hulu.”

Specialty 
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Dr. Tammy Hong

Internship Company
Universal Music Group

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Year Up has given me the drive, discipline and confidence to launch my career in the IT field. I was able to intern at one of the world’s most prestigious music companies and make meaningful connections with people. I am eternally grateful to the staff and program for supporting me through it all.”

Specialty
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Maurcus Dunson & Claudia Bloom

Internship Company
Universal Music Group

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Year Up didn’t just help me find a career, Year Up helped me find myself as well. The program provides the network and resources needed to ensure success and confidence while pursuing a career.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Rose Francois

Mentor
Leon Townsend

Internship Company
Snap, Inc.

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Year Up has given me a chance to show the world that I can do more outside of playing sports. My journey with Year Up showed me that nothing is impossible, you just have to put your mind to it. Year Up has given me a career path I would not have found without them. The staff in this program is very inspirational and motivational. Thank you staff, colleagues, and everyone who helped us succeed.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Ivan Santillan

Internship Company
Amazon

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This experience has given me so much more than I expected. Year Up has provided me useful skills that I incorporated into my daily life – from the way I talk to how I organize my schedule. There are too many things I want to say, so I’ll share what I loved most out of this program: it provided me the most solid community I could’ve imagined. Thank you Year Up for this journey.”

Specialty 
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Dr. Tammy Hong

Internship Company
Snap, Inc.

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Year Up and Snap, Inc. have given me a platform to show and grow as an IT professional. During my time at Snap, Inc., I was able to gain an experience that I will be forever grateful for. With the experience I have gained through many wonderful colleagues and staff, I will continue to grow and bring my willingness to learn in the next chapters of my life.”

Specialty
Helpdesk/Desktop Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Dr. Marshaun Hymon

Mentor
Bianca Smith

Internship Company
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital

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Year Up open the doors to possibility for me. It gave me an environment where I could heal and grow. That is why I thank every Year Up staff for their commitment to have lifelong impacts on students.”

Specialty
Project Management Support

Year Up Coach(es)
Jasmine Bass

Internship Company
The Getty

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Thanks to the Year Up program I had the opportunity to intern at the Getty. This provided me the ability to work in a different work setting. I was taught to do different task such as edit texts, setup meetings, and be apart of different meetings that I never thought I would contribute to. There are many outcomes in which Year up and the Getty have taught me as a professional in the business world.”

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