Junior Data Scientist Danny Snyder had just finished teaching English in Brazil as a Fulbright Scholar when he realized he wanted to develop his technical skills. His background was in economics and Latin American studies. He had a clearance. He just didn’t have the right experience to do the work that interested him the most.
Enter Booz Allen. A recruiter invited Danny to join our Technical Excellence program in data science. It’s an intensive, 2-month, cohort-based development program that would help Danny jumpstart his career in the field. “Being given this opportunity was career-changing for me,” says Danny. “It helped me break into the tech field.” Now contributing his data science expertise on diverse projects from family relocation to suicide prevention, Danny is applying his skills to influence the well-being of airmen and National Guard members across the country.
Our Technical Excellence programs in cyber, data science, modern software development, and cloud engineering play a key role in supporting people at all phases of their careers. Take Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst Ashlee Harper-Johnson. She joined our Technical Excellence program in cyber to bridge two careers. “I was in the intelligence community before joining Booz Allen, and I thought I learned all I could learn,” she says. “Opening up the world of cyber through this program means endless learning opportunities for me from now on. I have so many avenues to go down. The program gave me a whole new career while still in my career.”