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Making the most of AUX

All of the following is my opinion on how to get the most out of the AUX program. Any amount of it may be wrong. Tactical Software tools First, turn off desktop notifications on Slack for everything except direct messages. Get familiar…

Finding a UX design job after AUX

When I accepted the invitation to join Fresh Tilled Soil’s AUX program, my initial goal was to have a full-time job lined up immediately after the AUX end date – December 9th. Looking back, it’s safe to say that my goal was…

Apprentice reflections

Our tenth cohort of apprentices has officially completed the Apprentice in User Experience program. Brian, Trevor, and Alex had some final thoughts they wanted to share, reflecting on the past 15 weeks. Check out what they had to say: From Alex Holachek:…

Experimental tools for career design

Throughout Fresh Tilled Soil’s Apprentice in User Experience (AUX) program, each apprentice works with a mentor individually, checking in every week to present work for feedback or gain perspective on projects. In this post, Chief Product Strategist, Evan, and his apprentice mentee…

Apprenticeship program: 25% complete

For the tenth AUX class, the end of week four means we’ve completed one-quarter of the program. Although it still feels like week one for me, looking back we’ve already covered an exciting amount of ground. Here’s a little of what I’ve…

Hacking the AUX application process

Featuring input from current AUX participants: Trevor Waldorf, Brian Madrigal, Lindsay Burke, and Alex Holachek The Fresh Tilled Soil Apprenticeship in User Experience (AUX) program receives up to fifty applications each session for five or fewer open spots, and the application process…