MOS Excel

‘A Blessing I Want to Share’

By Freda Beamon, Byte Back Student My name is Freda Beamon. I have been attending Byte Back since January 2017. It was the best decision I’ve made in a long time. I heard about the program from friends that had nothing but rave reviews. Byte Back is a good fit for me, because I have been […]

Five Students Attend Their First Tech Conference

Five Byte Back students attended their first ever tech conference. ASAE sponsored the students, featured them, and paired them with mentors at the recent ASAE Technology Conference & Expo. ASAE also gave Byte Back the opportunity to showcase our services and work in the community by donating a booth to us. This was an amazing […]

Quizlet: 6 Steps to Accessing Free Tools for Learning

By Ellen Bredt, Certification Tutor With this free tool, you can use the resources provided by your instructor or you can make an account and begin creating your own self-study aids. Quizlet is one of the handiest sites available for learning things like the commands of the Microsoft Excel Ribbon or the many different types of […]

An Intern Made of Resilience

Meet the Excel Intern: Tahir Ravini By Iyana Turner, Program Associate Tahir Ravini is the picture of resilience. He has struggled, but he has achieved. He will soon add yet another accomplishment – completion of the Byte Back Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Excel course and internship. Tahir was one of just two Excel interns this […]

Climbing High: A Day as a Byte Back Student

Guest blogger and student Adebayo describes his day’s journey, which starts with challenges and ends with motivation. By Adebayo Olusada, Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel Student & Intern “One of the best opportunities to restart or polish your career in IT is right here in DC, and we as students embrace this great chance.” These […]

Meet the Excel Intern: Adebayo

By Iyana Turner, Program Associate Philadelphia native, Adebayo “Ade” Olusada, is part of our newly implemented Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Excel internship program. Ade was just driving to Chipotle in Brookland one day and noticed the Byte Back headquarters on Monroe Street. That’s when he decided to call and take advantage of an opportunity. “In this […]

Grateful Giving

A Student’s Gift of Access to Others By Yvette Scorse, Communications Associate Like many of our students, Martha Byers found herself unable to work after decades in a stable career. Two years ago, she had to leave her position as a registered nurse after having medical problems. Before looking for a new job in medical records, Martha needed […]

Empowered by Education

Empowered by Computer Education, Lisa Shines By Yvette Scorse, Communications Associate Confidence, joy, empowerment. Those are the qualities that shine when you speak to Lisa Brown and the themes that come up when she talks about Byte Back. After completing Office Track last year at Shaw Library, Lisa applied for jobs she would never have […]

A Recipe for Success

You Will Not Fall through the Cracks By Yvette Scorse, Communications Associate  Ellen Bredt describes being recently unemployed as being tossed around a system, from one job training to another, being given handouts to improve her resume but without personal attention or real help in landing a job or launching a career. These programs never […]

The End of Unemployment

Bouncing Back from Unemployment: Youthful Spirit Helped Student Find Success By Erin Jayes, AmeriCorps Public Ally Community Engagement Assistant “Losing a job crushes your ego,” said DC native Betty Gentry. “It’s an emotional roller coaster.” When Betty was laid off from National Geographic last year, she felt outperformed by a younger, more tech-savvy staff. As […]