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CareerFoundry

Berlin, Online

CareerFoundry

Avg Rating:4.49 ( 281 reviews )

CareerFoundry is an online coding school that offers flexible, self-paced, mentored online programs for career changers in web development, UX design, and UI design. Students learn with a 1-on-1 mentor using personalized, project-based, and adaptive curricula. Headquartered in Berlin but with a global student base, CareerFoundry has provided tech education since 2013. CareerFoundry combines the flexibility of online learning with the guidance of mentors, training students to become employable technologists in four to 12 months or their money back. The 7-month Web Development course aims to help students become employable junior full-stack JavaScript developers and covers HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, Node.js, MongoDB, React, Angular, Vue.js and more. The 10-month UX Design Course explores the concepts of user experience design, graphic user interface design, and industry best practices, as well as real-world tools employed by professionals in the field. The 6-month UI Design Course curriculum is focused on teaching practical design skills using all the latest tools in the field, including Sketch.

To apply for the programs, students should have access to a computer and an internet connection, and an interest in the topic they are planning to study. Students apply via the CareerFoundry website to create an account and connect with an advisor who can talk through their options. Students will need to pay a deposit to secure their place, then complete the required prework before the course commences.

All students will graduate with projects they can show to potential employers to get their new careers off and running. Web development students will create a simple portfolio website and code a NoSQL database-driven React app. UX Design students work on a re-design of a web-based app, which includes creating user personas and a UX Design portfolio. UI students will redesign the user interface for one site and built a marketable portfolio that includes the UI for four apps. Students have access to Career Advisors who provide tailored coaching for job hunting and interviewing. Students who do not land a job within 180 days of graduating may be eligible to get a refund.

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  • Frontend Development for Designers

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    HTML, CSS, Front End
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $2,000
    Class size
    25
    Location
    Online
    Ideal for those who are already designers, this​ ​course​ ​will​ ​walk​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​development​ ​process​ ​for​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​simple​ ​yet​ ​functional portfolio​ ​site​ ​to​ ​showcase​ ​your​ ​creative​ ​work.​ ​Staying​ ​true​ ​to​ ​your​ ​design​ ​roots,​ ​you’ll​ ​begin​ ​the​ ​course​ ​by thoroughly​ ​reviewing​ ​your​ ​previous​ ​work​ ​and​ ​selecting​ ​pieces​ ​to​ ​be​ ​included​ ​in​ ​your​ ​portfolio.​ ​After​ ​that, it’s​ ​time​ ​to​ ​throw​ ​on​ ​your​ ​(new)​ ​developer​ ​hat!​ ​You’ll​ ​first​ ​begin​ ​learning​ ​about​ ​frontend​ ​development through​ ​web​ ​inspection​ ​and​ ​basic​ ​HTML,​ ​before​ ​gradually​ ​working​ ​your​ ​way​ ​through​ ​CSS​ ​stylesheets, responsive​ ​CSS,​ ​JavaScript​ ​plugins,​ ​testing​ ​and​ ​debugging,​ ​and,​ ​finally,​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​presentation​ ​to​ ​show off​ ​your​ ​hard​ ​work. By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​you’ll​ ​have​ ​gained​ ​hands-on​ ​knowledge​ ​on​ ​how​ ​to​ ​build​ ​a​ ​website​ ​from​ ​scratch. You’ll​ ​not​ ​only​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​code​ ​with​ ​HTML​ ​and​ ​CSS,​ ​but​ ​how​ ​to​ ​debug​ ​and​ ​use​ ​JavaScript​ ​to​ ​add interactivity​ ​to​ ​a​ ​website,​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​Perhaps​ ​most​ ​importantly,​ ​you’ll​ ​also​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​the​ ​language​ ​of “code,”​ ​endowing​ ​you​ ​with​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​communicate​ ​any​ ​technical​ ​issues​ ​you​ ​notice​ ​within​ ​the​ ​designs of​ ​a​ ​website​ ​or​ ​application.​ ​This​ ​will​ ​enable​ ​you​ ​to​ ​effectively​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​developers​ ​and​ ​coordinate cross-team​ ​projects​ ​throughout​ ​your​ ​career—an​ ​essential​ ​part​ ​of​ ​any​ ​design​ ​role. The​ ​course​ ​is​ ​divided​ ​into​ ​two​ ​Achievements​ ​and​ ​contains​ ​a​ ​total​ ​of​ ​14​ ​Exercises.​ ​At​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​each Exercise,​ ​you’ll​ ​complete​ ​a​ ​Task​ ​to​ ​immediately​ ​apply​ ​what​ ​you’ve​ ​learned​ ​to​ ​your​ ​course​ ​project.​
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Tuition Plans
    2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / Guarantee
    Full refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Students must have UX design experience.
    Prep Work
    None
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Full Stack Web Development

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    AngularJS, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, SQL, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End, Scrum, MVC, Agile, REST
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week30 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $5,500
    Class size
    25
    Location
    Online
    CareerFoundry runs one of the world’s leading Web Development programs. With the mission to help people transform their careers and lives, we’re driving digital innovation through world-class courses, personal mentoring and an unrivalled graduate network. In fact, we’re so confident that our students will have the skills, portfolio and mindset to land the right role within 6 months of graduation that we refund 100% of your tuition if you don’t. We’ve built a course that has everything you need to get a job as a Full-Stack JavaScript Web Developer. From creating a simple portfolio website to coding an entire NoSQL database-driven React app complete with its own API, you’ll come out with everything you need to get your new career off and running. Work with descriptive languages such as HTML5 and CSS3 before diving straight into frontend and backend languages, tools, and frameworks such as JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, MongoDB, React, Angular, and Vue.js, among others. Along the way, you’ll build a wide variety of apps, including a native app, to showcase your new skills, all while learning how to implement essential development approaches such as test-driven development and functional programming. As a student on our Web Developer course, you’ll have TWO dedicated people guiding you towards success. You get a tutor to help with exercises and answer your day-to-day questions and a senior mentor who works you through exactly what you need to do to impress employers and get a job you love. To ensure this we’ve purpose-built a Career Change ‘Achievement’, providing a step-by-step process that first gets your profile polished and then puts it in front of the right people. We’ve also opened up the CareerFoundry library so that our students get lifetime access to all materials for ALL our courses, and we’ve built beautiful new communication features for you to ask for help from your mentors and collaborate with other students.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Skills Fund
    Tuition Plans
    7 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / Guarantee
    Full refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Scholarship
    Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Basic Computer Knowledge
    Prep Work
    None required
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Introduction to UX Design

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $690
    Class size
    25
    Location
    Berlin, Online
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Tuition Plans
    Upfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / Guarantee
    Full refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    None required
    Prep Work
    None required
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • UI Design

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    Design, Mobile, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $5,000
    Class size
    25
    Location
    Online
    CareerFoundry runs one of the world’s leading UI design programs. With the mission to help people transform their careers and lives, we’re driving digital innovation through world-class courses, personal mentoring and an unrivalled graduate network. In fact, we’re so confident that our students will have the skills, portfolio and mindset to land the right role within 6 months of graduation that we refund 100% of your tuition if you don’t. We’ve built a course that has everything you need to get a job as a UI Designer. It teaches you about key fundamentals such as user research, interfaces, design workflows and design principles. We walk you through creating an app from top to bottom, consolidating your work throughout the course into a complete portfolio and creating branding for yourself as a UI Designer. You’ll also learn how to operate on today’s most widely-used tools for testing and design, including Sketch, InVision, Optimizely and Visual Website Optimizer. As a student on our UI Designer course, you’ll have TWO dedicated people guiding you towards success. You get a tutor to help with exercises and answer your day-to-day questions and a senior mentor who works you through exactly what you need to do to impress employers and get a job you love. To ensure this we’ve purpose-built a Career Change ‘Achievement’, providing a step-by-step process that first gets your profile polished and then puts it in front of the right people. We’ve also opened up the CareerFoundry library so that our students get lifetime access to all materials for ALL our courses, and we’ve built beautiful new communication features for you to ask for help from your mentors and collaborate with other students.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Skills Fund
    Tuition Plans
    6 monthly installments or upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / Guarantee
    Full refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Scholarship
    Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $250 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    None required
    Prep Work
    None required
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • UI for UX Designers

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    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $2,000
    Class size
    25
    Location
    Online
    Ideal for those who are already designers, this​ ​course​ ​takes​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​the​ ​user​ ​interface​ ​of​ ​a​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​from scratch.​ ​Students ​begin​ ​by​ ​sketching​ ​user​ ​flows​ ​and​ ​paper​ ​prototypes​ ​for their​ ​selected​ ​project​.​ ​From​ ​there,​ ​you’ll​ ​explore​ ​grids,​ ​visual​ ​hierarchy,​ ​and​ ​UI​ ​design patterns,​ ​setting​ ​up​ ​your​ ​screens​ ​for​ ​the​ ​beautiful​ ​layers​ ​of​ ​UI​ ​you’ll​ ​be​ ​adding.​ ​Following​ ​in-depth Exercises​ ​in​ ​each​ ​of​ ​these​ ​areas,​ ​your​ ​typography,​ ​colour,​ ​imagery,​ ​and​ ​custom​ ​icons​ ​will​ ​add​ ​personality and​ ​a​ ​unique,​ ​professional​ ​feel​ ​to​ ​your​ ​app.​ ​With​ ​the​ ​visual​ ​design​ ​complete,​ ​the​ ​next​ ​step​ ​is​ ​a​ ​crash course​ ​in​ ​interaction​ ​design,​ ​after​ ​which​ ​you’ll​ ​have​ ​a​ ​go​ ​at​ ​animating​ ​a​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​your​ ​UI. With​ ​the​ ​mobile​ ​UI​ ​mocked​ ​up​ ​and​ ​polished,​ ​it’s​ ​then​ ​time​ ​to​ ​revisit​ ​responsive​ ​design​ ​and​ ​adapt​ ​your​ ​UI for​ ​brand​ ​new​ ​breakpoints.​ ​Once​ ​finished,​ ​you’ll​ ​frame​ ​your​ ​finalized​ ​UI​ ​in​ ​professional​ ​presentation mockups​ ​to​ ​wow​ ​clients​ ​and​ ​employers​ ​alike,​ ​and​ ​take​ ​a​ ​detailed​ ​look​ ​at​ ​the​ ​hand-off​ ​process​ ​to​ ​ensure you​ ​meet​ ​the​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​the​ ​rest​ ​of​ ​your​ ​project​ ​team. By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​students will​ ​master​ ​the​ ​theory​ ​behind​ ​beautiful​ ​UI​ ​design,​ ​and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​hands-on, technical​ ​skills​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​apply​ ​it​ ​to​ ​your​ ​own​ ​projects.​ ​With​ ​your​ ​combined​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​UX​ ​and​ ​UI, you’ll​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​please​ ​and​ ​effectively​ ​communicate​ ​to​ ​your​ ​users​ ​through​ ​every​ ​screen​ ​you​ ​design, and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​polished​ ​UI​ ​for​ ​a​ ​fully​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​to​ ​prove​ ​it!
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Tuition Plans
    2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / Guarantee
    Full refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Students must have UX design experience.
    Prep Work
    None
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • UX Design

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week43 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $6,900
    Class size
    25
    Location
    Online
    If you want to build a career as a UX designer, this is for you. Over the course of ten months, you’ll learn everything you need to know to break into the industry. Created by leading UX designers from tech giants including Apple and Hewlett-Packard, and structured by course designers from Harvard and Berkeley, we’re here to give you the very best learning experience there is. Beginning with UX Fundamentals, through to complete end-to-end design, we’ll fully immerse you in the industry as well as cover each area of specialization you’ll need to know as a working UX designer. At the end of the course you’ll have an impressive, personalized portfolio ready to show potential employers, giving you the confidence to ace any interview as a Certified UX Designer.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Skills Fund
    Tuition Plans
    10 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / Guarantee
    Full refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Scholarship
    Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Suitable for beginners or students with basic knowledge of UX.
    Prep Work
    None required
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Voice Design for Designers

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    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $2,000
    Class size
    25
    Location
    Online
    Ideal for those who are already designers, this​ ​course​ ​walks​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​for​ ​voice​ ​user​ ​interfaces​ ​and​ ​shows​ ​you​ ​where and​ ​how​ ​it​ ​differs​ ​from​ ​designing​ ​for​ ​visual​ ​interfaces.​ ​You’ll​ ​use​ ​what​ ​you​ ​already​ ​know​ ​about​ ​topics​ ​like creating​ ​user​ ​personas,​ ​prototyping,​ ​and​ ​usability​ ​testing​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​three​ ​skills​ ​for​ ​Amazon’s​ ​Alexa​ ​voice assistant.​ ​Skills​ ​in​ ​this​ ​context​ ​are​ ​essentially​ ​applications​ ​that​ ​users​ ​can​ ​interact​ ​with​ ​using​ ​their​ ​voice. Starting​ ​with​ ​why​ ​voice​ ​is​ ​so​ ​exciting​ ​and​ ​psychologically​ ​appealing​ ​to​ ​people,​ ​the​ ​course​ ​will​ ​take​ ​you through​ ​unique​ ​use​ ​cases​ ​for​ ​voice,​ ​discuss​ ​the​ ​differences​ ​in​ ​creating​ ​personas​ ​for​ ​voice,​ ​show​ ​you​ ​how to​ ​use​ ​Amazon’s​ ​skill​ ​builder​ ​interface,​ ​and​ ​help​ ​you​ ​get​ ​your​ ​first​ ​skill​ ​out​ ​into​ ​the​ ​world. Next,​ ​you’ll​ ​create​ ​in-depth​ ​designs​ ​for​ ​a​ ​second​ ​skill,​ ​beginning​ ​with​ ​user​ ​stories​ ​and​ ​moving​ ​through sample​ ​dialogs,​ ​user​ ​flows,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​complete​ ​script​ ​for​ ​your​ ​skill.​ ​You’ll​ ​run​ ​usability​ ​tests​ ​with​ ​your​ ​newly designed​ ​skill,​ ​iterate​ ​on​ ​it,​ ​and​ ​add​ ​it​ ​to​ ​your​ ​growing​ ​voice​ ​portfolio.​ ​Then,​ ​you’ll​ ​dig​ ​into​ ​some​ ​additional considerations​ ​for​ ​voice,​ ​including​ ​when​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​combine​ ​voice​ ​capabilities​ ​with​ ​visual​ ​interfaces,​ ​how to​ ​address​ ​accessibility​ ​issues​ ​with​ ​voice,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​voice​ ​transactions​ ​are​ ​carried​ ​out​ ​with safety​ ​in​ ​mind.​ ​You’ll​ ​design​ ​a​ ​third,​ ​multimodal​ ​skill​ ​that​ ​uses​ ​Alexa’s​ ​skill​ ​cards​ ​to​ ​combine​ ​graphic​ ​and voice​ ​considerations. The​ ​course​ ​is​ ​divided​ ​into​ ​two​ ​Achievements​ ​and​ ​contains​ ​a​ ​total​ ​of​ ​17​ ​Exercises.​ ​At​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​each Exercise,​ ​you’ll​ ​complete​ ​a​ ​Task​ ​to​ ​immediately​ ​apply​ ​what​ ​you’ve​ ​learned​ ​to​ ​a​ ​deliverable​ ​related​ ​to​ ​the design​ ​process​ ​for​ ​your​ ​Alexa​ ​skills.​ ​
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Tuition Plans
    2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Students must have UX design experience.
    Prep Work
    None
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No

1 Scholarship

  • $500 CareerFoundry Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive CareerFoundry scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • UI Design (Online)
    • Full Stack Web Development (Online)
    • UX Design (Online)

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  • Julian Perez  User Photo
    Julian Perez • Junior UX/UI Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Only one month after finishing the UI Design course, I landed a job as a Junior UX/UI Designer in Berlin. Having crossed paths with CareerFoundry (CF) was the best decision in my Professional Career.

    I have a background in Communication and Media Design. For two years I worked designing graphics for museum exhibitions. However, I was always curious about UI.

    A friend of mine was taking the UX course and he recommended me to talk with a CF Agent, to discuss my possibilities since I was unemployed and they offer collaboration with the Federal Employment Agency.

    From the first phone call, I immediately felt connected and welcomed. The information provided about the course was completely transparent and clear, so I enrolled for the in the full-time UI Design course.

    I was somehow resilient about studying online since I like to be around people and it demanded the same time as a regular job. Nevertheless, the support and advice from my tutor, my mentor, and the CF team, made me feel always accompanied.

    I was also fortunate to attend events at the headquarters in Berlin to network with other students. However, there is an active CF Slack community and no matter where you are, you can always connect and seek advice.

    The contents and exercises are very well structured. The approach of creating portfolio-ready projects helped considerably for the job search. Even if I had already design training, I believe that anyone can follow and learn fast.

    One month before finishing the UI Design course, I started with the Job Prep course, which I truly believe is the key to finding a job. My mentor gave extremely useful advice to improve my Portfolio, my Resume and prepare for interviews. 

    I consider that my experience in Communication Design helped considerably to land my current job as a Junior UX/UI Designer. Although at CF I learned the tools and practices for the current demands in the tech world environment.

    I extremely recommend enrolling in the course and discovering a new world of possibilities!

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    Casey • Freelance Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Overall the experience was fine. In the beginning I felt really positively about it — as someone with no design background, I wanted a fair amount of hand-holding, and my tutor was wonderful, very responsive and helpful. But towards the end I grew frustrated with what I perceived as lessons written by CF as being somewhat "phoned in" — I spent the vast majority of the time searching the internet for answers that should have been expanded upon in the course. Another major point of frustration for me was the estimates for time it would take to complete the tasks for each exercise — again, as someone with no design background but also a high level of perfectionism, I was averaging 3x longer than the estimates, so it made it really difficult to plan my time.

    I also wish we had the opportunity to work with real clients during the program, as I'm trying to navigate that now as a freelancer and unsure of where I might run into pitfalls.

    I do like the Slack community they've built, and have found that the people who work for the organization — tutors, mentors, career advisors, Slack channel moderators — are all really friendly and helpful, and I'm grateful to all of them for the guidance and resources they've provided me with so far. 

    Ultimately, I'm glad I did it, but if I had to do it all over, I personally would pick a program that offered an in-person program, as I think, as a career changer, I would have benefitted more from immediate feedback and asking an instructor questions during a lesson.

  • James Tanksley  User Photo
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    I went through the UX Design course.  The teachers were good and knowledgable for the most part.  Most if not all of the information in the courses you can find online for free.  I did very well on all of the courses and upon graduation, I tried to get a job.  I spent over six months applying for UX jobs and never got a single interview.   They have a career coach but they did not really help much.  They gave common-sense advice that did not help with the job search and any meaningful way.  Because I was a little late meeting with the job coach (they weren't helping me) I was denied the job guarantee.  Most of the jobs require that I found required a Masters degree at least.  They're not looking to hire anyone with an online certificate.  If you're looking for a job transition like I did keep looking elsewhere.  I ended up going back to a traditional school to get a Masters Degree.

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    I am currently a second year student in university. I took Career Foundry's UX Immersion course right after I finished high school because I believe UX was something I would truly enjoy. CF's UX Immersion course is thorough, and detailed without being repetitive. They really helped me get started on my portfolio. The assistance was also superb from them. Timely, always encouraging and helped me through the process. Definitely recommend!

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    Jenk Constantine • UI/UX designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    DISCOUNT LINK: - Use this code to save on course fees with CareerFoundry. I'm so glad I made the decision to study the UI design course. I was a freelance graphic designer with no real focus on where my creative career was heading. In terms of the course - the material is solid, but the real winner here is the access to a tutor, mentor and career advisor. My tutor was by far the best resource for me in terms of absorbing the information. I learn better from asking direct questions and having someone walk me through the answers. Also, having someone give real-world examples of how they work as a UI designer really helps to understand how you apply what you're being taught on the course to an actual job or task.  Subject areas of study: • Brief-writing • Moodboarding • Wireframing • Brand-asset design • Style guide creation and management • UI design • UX design • File-archiving and management • Design presentation and delivery • Prototyping • User-testing • Research • Data-analysis • Case study creating • Design practices and principles I landed a UI design contract within 3 months of completing the course, which led onto a full-time role because the careers advisor (Sami) helped me write cover letters, plan my CV/portfolio, and taught me how to research salaries. We covered interview techniques, and hunting in the job market, which is backed up by their job guarantee. This is where the investment in this course comes really matters. Paying for a private career advisor alone is more than the cost of this entire course. And same goes for hiring a tutor!  I can't stress enough; if you're on the fence about signing up to a course to advance your career, stop hesitating and enrol. It will change you life! Again, use this link for a discount: https://careerfoundry.com?referral=V0R5bOrd Good luck!

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    One day I told myself enough is enough and I'll start doing what I love for a living. It took me guts but I finally left my comfort zone, I had a well-paid job but I didn't feel personally accomplished.  

    After thoroughly informing me about Careerfoundry, I enrolled in the UX course. I haven't studied for the last 10 years and I have absolutely no knowledge about UX whatsoever. I was skeptical and scared that I did the biggest mistake of my life. 

    As of now, I'm about to finish my UX course and I've learned tremendously. I can do stuff, I had no idea about still a few months ago. CF gave me the fundamental knowledge to start a career in the UX field and I'm so grateful for that!

    The course is extremely well structured, perfectly adapted for people starting from scratch. Every task provides examples of what they expect from you and the whole course is based on projects, so you apply what you've learned right away after each task. Additionally, you get support from the student community, your mentor and your tutor, so it makes learning online easier since you're not alone. 

    Besides that, you get an amazing job preparation so that once you finish the course you know what to expect and how to behave and speak during interviews to land your first UX job.  

    In a nutshell, every single minute spent on this course was definitely worth it and I can only recommend it! 

    Btw: It was such a rewarding experience that I've decided to enroll in the UI course as well ;)  

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    - 6/14/2019
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    Luka • UI Designer • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    A few months ago, I was a reader as well as many of you right now searching through the best course for you. The price, other reviews, and job guarantee were my signup triggers, and I am very satisfied so far. The content is rich and structured. Student advisors are always in touch with you, the mentor and tutor are great ( means they are supportive, you will get quick feedback etc.) I started a few days ago with Job preparation, but I am sure things there are going great as well. I can recommend the CareerFoundry as you will work on real projects, and you will have a ready portfolio for job searching.

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    I am halfway through the UX Design course now. I have to say, I learned a lot already. I really feel that I am ready to go out there and use my knowledge. 

    I am doing this course full time. And it really is like a full-time job. I feel like I am not only getting prepared to be a UX Designer but also to become a freelancer. 

    The course is well structured. It starts with a fast-paced UX introduction with a quick run through all steps of Design thinking and some important methods with a practical project. Followed by a big project with 6 modules, where you dive deeper into the whole process and different methodologies. 

    I really like the CF community. In Slack, you have the possibility to help each other which sometimes is really helpful and motivating if you get stuck.

    For people living in Berlin, you even get the possibility to meet fellow students. CF invites for productivity workshops or speed networking events or offers the possibility to go to job fairs. 

    I am really happy about the regular Skype calls with my mentor. He is really knowledgable and motivating and has helped me in difficult times, and gives great advice. 

    I can absolutely recommend this course. 

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    I am loving the course so far! It offers great both theoretical and practical knowledge, you can see your own progress and feel more competent with every new achievement. Tutor and mentor feedback is also very helpful and straightforward. Looking forward to finishing the course. I would highly recommend it!
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    - 6/13/2019
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    I'm halfway through my course, and I must say that it has been really great so far. The material and tasks are very informative and well structured. And as it has a lot of small tasks (with an estimated time for completion) it's very fun and motivating to constantly complete new tasks, plus my tutor and mentor have given me great and thoughtful feedback! I couldn't be happier at the moment. Conserning my lack of rating the Job Assistance, is because I haven't started on that yet.

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    After thoroughly researching the various different courses available, I decided on this one as it was advertised as a course which would enable its students to build an e-commerce site from scratch. I work for my family business who were in need of a new website and this course appeared to offer me the means of building one.   

    The first third of the course concentrated on front end development; HTML, CSS and a little jQuery and Bootstrap were used to build a portfolio website. The remaining two thirds was the main project: an e-commerce website built using ruby on rails. 

    This course is advertised as not needing any previous coding experience but I'm afraid this just isn't the case. Thankfully I had already completed several courses on Udemy, Code Academy and Free Code Camp before starting this course because I otherwise would have been completely and utterly lost. 

    The instructions were often vague and I spent hours and hours scouring Stack Overflow and Google trying to find where I'd gone wrong only to find out a key step had been entirely omitted from the instructions, or was explained in the next lecture.

    The course promised a fully deployable e-commerce site but unfortunately all it did was scratch the surface of how to build a simple site; nowhere near a fully useable one. There was no admin interface built (although that was an optional extra project with no instructions), no shopping basket/add to order etc. 

    Now for the pros. My tutors and mentor were all lovely and very helpful, although I was assigned to two or three different tutors/mentors initially. I had two tutors leave during my time on the course but was offered extra time to make up for this. The tutors on Slack were also very helpful even though I was not assigned to them. The Slack community were also very helpful where they could (especially when it came to errors in the instructions). 

    I fell pregnant whilst doing the course, and CareerFoundry were very supportive. Not only did they give me an extra month to finish the course out (beyond the two month built in flexible time), but they also allowed me to put the job prep course and job guarantee on hold whilst I had my maternity leave. 

    On the whole, I definitely did learn a lot on this course; primarily the reality of being a developer - spending most of your time searching for code solutions and debugging your code! However I felt that for the cost of the course (£3k at the time I did it) the content was very poorly thought out and put together and often backwards in order causing hours of needless headache. After I completed this course I took a ruby on rails course on Udemy for £11.99 which was far cleaner, concise and much easier to understand. 

    From what I've read the job prep course and the support you receive after when looking for a job is superb, however I was lucky enough to land a job off my own bat based on other websites and projects I'd built prior to the course. 

    I finished with the impression that this course has been an add on/afterthought to the certified UX course. It seemed hastily thrown together, and it didn't hold much/any weight in my job interviews. 

    My advice: either do the certified UX course or spend a lot less money and get much better courses on Udemy and the like. 

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    I enrolled in the Certified UX Designer course in hopes of paving a new path for myself. I was working in the fundraising industry and was looking for a new challenge and a new career. This course with CF has not disappointed. 

    Fundamentals set me up with a holistic job preview for what lay ahead for me in UX design while creating a foundation of confidence for the successive achievements. Along the way, my tutor and the online Slack community have supported me, helping combat imposter syndrome as a newcomer to the industry.  The course continues to be engaging and informative as I try my hand at other tasks I hope to repeat as I grow in the field. 

    I strongly recommend CF for students who are ready to be immersed in a collaborative, challenging and extremely interesting and motivating educational environment and launch their career in UX! 

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    I only began my course a few weeks ago, but so far the support, resources and study plan has been excellent. It is well structured, the tutor provides support and quick responses, and together with interesting UX tasks I look forward to each new task. I've been familiarizing myself with industry terms that I'm sure will come in handy in a professional environment. I'll update my review nearer the end of the course, but so far I have nothing to criticize. The only thing I might have wished for is an app so I could more easily access course material on the go.

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    The course is well structured and the tutor and mentor -the combination is really helpful. I really wish that they develop an app or something because there is no way to be notified ( on our mobile or iPad) when there is a message form tutor or mentor.
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    I did the CareerFoundry Certified UX Design course. It's been an amazing opportunity for me to go for a career change whilst working in my current role and company. My employer has been very supportive of my choice, which was a bonus. The course provides a thorough overview of the UX design process. The clear focus on practical exercises is really what boosted my learning curve. My tutor and mentor were great: Very experienced and skilled. They provided the right balance of valuable, constructive feedback whilst staying supportive and encouraging when I got a bit lost along the way. I really recommend it if you're thinking about entering the UX area.

  • UX Design
    - 5/30/2019
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    Overall, the Certified UX Design course with CareerFoundry was a great experience! The online curriculum and platform allowed me to continue working full-time while balancing my responsibilities as a busy parent. I would not have been able to make a career transition without this type of flexibility. It definitely was not easy and there were many late nights. But looking back over the last year, I am amazed at the amount knowledge I gained and work produced into a portfolio that I am proud of. 

    The support and feedback from my mentor, James and tutor, Kim were invaluable and a key ingredient to this as well. I cannot imagine going through the course without their expertise that comes from thier real-world working experience. They also challenged me in ways that made me into a much stronger designer.

    The one piece of advice I would give to new students, is to try and read ahead on assignments and discuss them with your mentor before completing the work for each one. Sometimes your mentor will want you to complete coursework a little different than the online instructions just because it will help make a stronger portfolio piece. So, reading and discussing assignments ahead will save you time from back-tracking and making revisions after turning them in.

    If you are considering signing up for this course, I would not hesitate. But,understand it does take a lot of time, hard work, and determination. It's not easy, but well worth the investment!

     

     

     

     

  • UI Design
    - 5/29/2019
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    Chris R • Junior UI Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Wanted to say how good an experience I had with Career Foundry. I took some convincing to try something new, but after a lot of research I'm so glad I chose this particular course.

    The curriculum was laid out in logical steps, starting with learning the software, building your knowledge of design theory and UI/UX, then ended with a strong emphasis on building a professional portfolio.

    I knew the course would be tough, but any time I felt stuck or had an issue their support service was right there to help. You also have access to the Career Foundry Slack channels, to reach out for help from your peers on the course.

    Finding a job afterwards was obviously hard, but you do have access to regular calls and help from a career specialist to point you in the right direction. Luckily I got my first UI Job after 3 months (and about 60 applications...) so I'm proof this course can work for anyone interested in changing their career!

    Special thanks to my course tutor Henrietta for all the critique and advice, and also my career specialist Richard for all his help after I finished the course.

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    Overall my experience taking this course was very good. The CF dashboard is really well designed, and the content and materials are really good. After finishing the course you can really get a very good idea of what the UX Design role is about. And because most of the companies that look for Ux professionals do not really know about the discipline and role, you can really grow and make an impact in the IT world. You will finish the course having an interesting Portfolio (after submitting all your tasks) that can help you to land your first UX designer job. I strongly recommend this course to everyone working in tech, also those like me that want to go more into frontend development. The only downside of the course is that mentorship is based on Skype. My personal feeling is that the professors are overwhelmed by the amount of revisions they need to take care of. Unfortunately, the feedback was not so deep and personalized as I expected. In my opinion, this has nothing to do with the quality of the mentors/tutors. Mine were great! Is more about the whole 100% online course system.

    So to summarize: I’d recommend this UX course to everyone, including web developers and marketing people or even product managers working in It!

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    I went with CareerFoundry after looking into three (Tradecraft, Springboard, and General Assembly) back in June 2018. I went with CareerFoundry because at that point, I came with no experience (just eagerness and determination!) and wanted the job guarantee, which Springboard did not have at that time. I have to say this was the best decision for me at that time because now it is May 2019 and I am very confident I have the skills necessary to transition into a UX career.

    There are weekly Skype calls with a mentor, the ability to specialize in another skill (learn more UI, learn VUI, or a bit of front-end coding) to add an extra piece to your portfolio. The purpose of these UX programs is not the certificate of completion, per se, but more so you leave with a portfolio that you're proud of showing to the design community and for job applications. 

    For anyone who is still on the fence, I recommend talking to people who have already graduated from the courses and are either searching for a job or already have a job. I can say that CF has a great commuity of advocates and alumni!

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    I'm just finishing up the UX Fundamentals portion of my UX Design immersive and am loving it! It's super convenient and fits into my lifestyle easily, allowing flexibility in my schedule. The content and courses are written and presented in a super clear way, paired with tasks to apply the learnings taken from the readings. For my lifestyle, budget, and learning goals, this camp has been a really great fit!

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    I've just completed my UX Design course and I'm now doing the Specialization course.  Although I had a hard time towards the middle of the course due to several reasons, I was able to get the help I needed. More specifically, the co-founder Martin reached out to me personally and offered to help me solve my issue. I really appreciate the nice gesture and the fact that he is really trying to help students achieve their goals. Thanks, Martin! My tutor- Carlo and my mentor- Margarida are amazing too! They are both highly experienced in the industry and they are always there to help. I requested for Carlo to be my mentor in my Specialization course too and it was certainly the right decision! He's been really helpful; not only that he makes sure I am on the right track, he also gives advice based on real-life experience and examples. I truly believe I'm in good hands!  The course itself is great too! It's not all theory, but we actually design something and build something! It definitlly bring up my passion and excitement throughout the study. Oh, and that sense of achievement when I see my "masterpiece" :D  I'm work at a Saas company but I'm totally new in this area. Doing this course ceratinly helps improve my work process, e.g. understand the product and customers better in terms of the product design and functionality.  I'm really glad I chose CareerFoundry and this course that brings me to a whole new Tech world! :)  Just one thing though, although I enjoy doing the course, it does take a lot more time than expected in my case (work full-time + family). However, as mentioned, Martin was nice enough to help me sort out my situation. 

  • Valuable Course!
    - 4/7/2019
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    CF provides a really valuable and easy to follow UI course. The practical tips and articles at the end of each exercise are helpful as well! I really appreciate the mentor and tutor who are very supportive throughout the course and always available when I need them. I would highly recommend CF for those who are interested to take up new things to learn. 

     

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    CareerFoundry is the best decision that changed my life forever. Best student support, wonderful tutor and mentor, practical exposure to concepts through well thought out curriculum structure makes CF the best ever school online. I feel very grateful to CF team who helped me to rediscover my potential as a UX Designer and boosted my confidence level to a greater extent to survive in UX/UI industry. I would recommend anyone to CF who wants to kickstart a impeccable career. Great work team! Proud to be a part of CareerFoundry!

  • Great Content!
    - 4/5/2019
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    I'm 70% of the way through and so far am LOVING the UX Immersion course. I feel challenged yet capable to get through the course work and I have support of my peers/tutor if I get stuck. I recommend this course to anyone looking to dive into UX and want something to show for it.

     

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