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Design as Problem Solving: A Conversation With Instructor Kathy Gill

6/11/2021 Kathy Gill has been immersed in studying and teaching web design since the internet first extended its digital tendrils into our lives in the 1990s. She has been teaching the Design Principles course at Tombolo Institute for more than five years. Her background in communications and journalism gives her…

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Profiles in Project Management: Instructor Dolores Gill, Ph.D.

5/25/2021 Tombolo Institute Certificate Program Deep Dive with Dolores Gill, Ph.D. Tombolo Institute instructor Dolores Gill, Ph.D., tells her students, “To be a rock star project manager, you have to think in circles, triangles and boxes; straight lines, curvy lines.” Her career has covered a vast terrain: She has experience…

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Finding the skills and the confidence in a new country: Alicja Czajka

5/24/2021 Listen to Web Design Certificate Program Graduate Alicja Czajka share her story of moving from Poland and transitioning her career with Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College. I wanted to find something I could do everywhere. Something more creative. At the beginning I wasn't sure if I would like to…

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Taking Skillset to a Whole New Level: Will Tooker

10/9/2020 Project Management Certificate Graduate Will Tooker shares his story of advancing his career and how Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College set him up for success: I had gotten to a point in my career that I felt like I was doing okay, but occasionally I would run up against…

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Starting Over and Standing Out: Marina Silcheva

1/6/2020 Marina Silcheva knows human resources. Having worked in the field for 10 years in her native Russia and the Czech Republic, Marina was a seasoned professional before moving to Washington in 2016. When she looked for a job, however, her vast experience wasn’t enough to help her find employment.…

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Roads to the Present: Chris Leyerle

1/6/2020 At one point in time, Chris Leyerle was an entrepreneur. It was a career path in which he learned a great deal without textbooks or a classroom. When he re-entered the workforce as an employee, Chris landed at Puget Sound Energy, an organization he says pushed him to further…

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