Meet Luke Schunk, our new front-end apprentice. Luke was born and raised in SLC and studied neuroscience at the USC in Los Angeles. After graduation he worked for an ad agency in Downtown LA doing graphic design. He recently moved back to Utah after deciding to pursue development which is what led him to MX. We are excited to have him on the MX team!
I can't remember the last time I wanted something this badly. A company that I had my eye on for a long time, MX, was offering a brand-new program geared towards newer engineers: an apprenticeship. I currently working as a developer for another company, but I knew that working with MX would help me take my skills to another level. I had to apply.
For the past year, Andrew Lewin worked on MX’s technical support team. But Lewin wanted more career opportunities, so he taught himself how to code via online training courses. To make the switch and gain on-the-job training, he gave up his full-time support job and joined MX’s first developer apprenticeship program.
With dates planned it was time to get some applications for the apprenticeship. How should someone apply to the apprenticeship? How would we know which candidates best fit our criteria of being self-motivated to learn new things and tackle hard problems? Who would bother applying in the first place?