“You are the company you keep.”

It’s a common theme around these parts that being part of a cohort at The Iron Yard is like being part of a family. Student after student expresses the notion that there were hurdles they could not have gotten over without the support of their fellow classmates. The in-person experience is part of what makes The Iron Yard graduates so successful.

Greenville front end student Whitney offers her advice for future Iron Yard-ers:

Stop being comfortable. When it comes to learning new skills, adapting to new places, or building relationships, pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is a good thing. It gives you a chance to ask questions, and to evaluate and examine what’s working and what isn’t.

Take a step back to ask whether or not you’re being challenged; when things get stale, it’s easy to be complacent. If you’re not investing in your work and relationships, you’re probably not going to get much out. (To that end, the people and culture you surround yourself with will either push you forward or hold you back. Remember that you are the company you keep.)

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