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Student Perspectives: Givon Dickerson

Student Perspectives: Givon Dickerson

At Kenzie Academy, we love hearing from our students and graduates about what drew them to the tech industry, what their goals for the future are, and how they plan to use tech to make a positive impact. 

We find their thoughts so refreshing and interesting that we wanted to create a way for others to hear from them too. Thus, we decided to let a student take over our social media accounts for a day! 

Givon Dickerson recently graduated from the UX Design program here at Kenzie. He chose a career in UX because he saw a lot of his personal values like empathy reflected in the field. He was kind enough to host our first-ever social media takeover, during which he answered questions about UX design and his Kenzie experience. The takeover was hosted live in our Twitter feed and in our Instagram stories

“I chose UX design because empathy, perspective, and being thoughtful to others is something I value as a person,” Givon shared during the takeover. “Those are pillars that you need as a UX Designer. Doing research and testing and using users’ feedback for your designs are some key practices as a UX Designer. Those are the things that help drive me and keep me motivated. Those interactions with my users…those are basically the pillars and the things that make my designs what they [are].” 

Givon also shared salary information for UX Designers and gave advice for job searching during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

You can check out the full Twitter thread here to learn more about UX and Givon’s Kenzie experience. 

Here’s one of our favorite clips where Givon shares about his favorite Kenzie memory. 

Want to hear from more students like Givon Dickerson? For more Kenzie Academy student stories, check out our Results page! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to hear more from our students. 

Ready to jumpstart your career as a UX Designer or Coder? Learn more about our Software Engineering and UX Design programs, or check out our free beginner’s coding program Kenzie Free.

Alexa Goins

Alexa Goins

Alexa Goins is the Content Marketer at Kenzie Academy. Before she joined the field of higher education marketing, she worked as a journalist and taught English in the South of France. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading non-fiction works, doing embodiment yoga, or planning her next trip to Paris. You can find more of her work at

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    October 21, 2020
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