“I came to the realization that I didn't need to have an income that depended on the thing I loved in order to keep doing it and loving it. “
Julia de Lorimier is a software engineer for Betterment, a savings and investing app. While studying abroad in Brazil, Julia decided to switch her major from philosophy to psychobiology. When she graduated, she taught SAT and ACT prep to high schoolers, while she pursued her dancing career at a conservatory.
Julia came to the realization that she would be happy, even happier, if she danced as a hobby instead of a career and began to look for new jobs. She found a role in the customer experiences department at Betterment. Julia took a coding bootcamp after work and eventually landed a job as a software engineer at the same company.
Julia graduated from Santa Clara University in 2015.
Disclaimer: Julia is not a financial representative.
In this episode:
Julia’s personal finance tips
Why she switched from majoring in philosophy
Julia’s life-changing experience in Brazil and working at a hostel
Why she decided to pursue dance after she graduated college
Her experience tutoring students on SAT and ACT prep
Julia’s SAT and ACT prep tips
Why she decided she didn’t need to dance for a career
How a date eventually led her to her job at Betterment
Julia’s experience working in customer services
How she switched from working in customer services to engineering
What her role in software engineering is like
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