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CareerFoundry

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CareerFoundry

Avg Rating:4.54 ( 354 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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  • Data Analytics

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    Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL, Python
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week35 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    The Data Analytics Program is geared towards maximizing successful career outcomes through an immersive two-part journey: Introduction to Data Analytics and Data Immersion. Dedicate 15 hours per week and you'll complete the entire program in 8 months. From the second you start the program, you’ll be assigned an expert Mentor and Tutor who’ll support you through every step of your journey. Your Tutor is a program specialist, providing feedback on your daily submissions and answering any questions that come up about individual tasks or instructions. Your mentor has at least 5 years’ experience in the field and is your window into the analytics world. They offer detailed video reviews of each project you complete throughout the program. You’ll also be able to talk with them directly via regular video calls. You'll also be covered by the CareerFoundry Job Guarantee: If you don’t get a job within 180 days of graduating, you get your money back—it's as simple as that.
    Financing
    Deposit1400
    Tuition PlansContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for tuition plans and pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of program start date. Job Guarantee included.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to learn about scholarships offered.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone required
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Frontend Development for Designers

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    HTML, CSS, Front End
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    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
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Full Stack Web Development

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    AngularJS, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End, Scrum, MVC, Agile, REST, SQL
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week30 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$5,500
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    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
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via SkillsFund
    Tuition Plans7 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic Computer Knowledge
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Data Analytics

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    Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    If you’re curious how you can work with data to take your current job to the next level, or you’re interested in the practical details of using and analyzing data to make better decisions, we’ve got you covered! Our Intro to Data Analytics course provides a thorough yet manageable introduction to all things data. It’s the perfect solution for those brand-new to the subject and a great way to see whether data analysis is the right career for you. Our Intro to Data Analytics course provides you with everything you need to gain a solid understanding of key data analysis skills, processes, and principles. If you don’t already have Excel, you’ll need to purchase it to take part in the course. Aside from that, all you’ll need to bring to the table is a computer, an Internet connection, and a healthy dose of enthusiasm—we provide the rest! The course takes 1 month to complete at 10-15 hours of coursework per week. Full-time students who are able to put in 30-40 hours of work per week can expect to finish within 2-3 weeks. We work with you to find your optimal pace! From the second you start your course, you’ll be assigned an expert Mentor and Tutor, who’ll support you through every step of your journey. Work on a real-world project and learn about the essential deliverables employers and teams need as you build an end-to-end analysis for your course project: a video games data set.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone required
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to UX Design

    Apply
    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Are you keen to get to grips with user experience, but not quite ready to jump in at the deep end? Our Intro to UX Design Course provides a thorough yet manageable introduction to all things UX. In one month, you’ll learn about each aspect of the UX design process, gain insight into the industry, and learn the key methods and approaches used by UX professionals.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone required
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI Design

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    Design, Mobile, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week39 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    The UI Design Program is geared towards maximizing successful career outcomes through an immersive three-part journey: Introduction to UI Design, UI Immersion, and your choice of Specialization (either the Frontend Developers for Designers Course, or the Voice User Interface Design Course). Dedicate 15 hours per week and you'll complete the entire program in 9 months—or, if you have more time on your hands, you could be finished in just 4-5 months at a pace of 40 hours per week. From the second you start the program, you’ll be assigned an expert Mentor and Tutor who’ll support you through every step of your journey. Your Tutor is a program specialist, grading your daily submissions and answering any general questions you may have. Your Mentor is your window into the design world (with over 8 years of industry experience!); offering career advice, and helping you polish your portfolio. We have a 96.4% success rate when it comes to getting our UI graduates hired, and you'll be covered by the CareerFoundry Job Guarantee: If you don’t get a job within 180 days of graduating, you get your money back—it's as simple as that. We also have deals with many of the industry’s top software providers, meaning you’ll have access to discounts and free trials for industry-standard tools such as Sketch, InVision, Balsamiq, and more!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for tuition plans and pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of program start date. Job Guarantee included.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to learn about scholarships offered.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone required
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI for UX Designers

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    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    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
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UX Design

    Apply
    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week43 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    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
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via SkillsFund
    Tuition Plans10 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSuitable for beginners or students with basic knowledge of UX.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Voice Design for Designers

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    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    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
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo

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

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

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  • UX design course
    - 10/18/2017
    Kaya • UI/UX designer • Graduate
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    I enrolled the UX design course in December 2016 and finished in August 2017.
    I had a basic knowledge of design and psychology from my previous jobs, but I was totally new to a tech field.
    At the beginning, I easily and often got overwhelmed because there were so many things to learn. I wasn't sure if I could finish the course. It was not easy and very challenging. But more I learned, more I enjoyed, and eventually my anxiety disappeared.
    I am sure I couldn't have completed the course without the help of my very passionate and encouraging tutor, and very precise and perceptive mentors.
    There are still lots of things that the course doesn't cover and I have to learn on my own. But I felt I was quite ready to start my career as a UX designer after completing the course.
    Following the advice from the awesome career specialists, I updated my resume and LinkedIn, and a few days later a design director from a digital healthcare company got in touch with me asking if I'm interested in a UI/UX designer role, and eventually I got the job!
    Even though it's an online course, I got to know very inspiring people such as my tutor, mentors, career specialists, other students etc... and I will be in touch with them for sure!
    Taking the UX course was definitely one of the best choices I made in my life :)

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    I wanted to do a UX course for a while and tried to study UX on my own. Because there are some many websites, blogs and free courses out there, I didn't know where to begin. That's why I choose to follow a UX course at Careerfoundry. I hated going to university: studying books and writing papers was very boring to me. However, I love the UX Fundamentals course in Careerfoundry because you can start building up your portfolio right away. The exercises are hands-on, very practical and exciting! I really appreciate the help from my tutor and mentor, as they always gives me helpful and motivating feedback. What I like the most is that I can immediately start using my new skills in my current job. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is interested in UX!

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    Very dissatisfied with the Student Advisory team. More of that later.

    The course is tough! Taking up more time than expected but I'm progressing and on track to finish on time. If you're a beginner like me, treat this as a full-time course. You may find it difficult to stay on track if you devote only 20 hours/week.

    One thing I do not like is the excessive amount of links the lessons throw at me. Ruins my flow. I'd spend a bunch of time finally understanding a section, go on to the next section and get links to read up on other stuff. This happens a lot and pretty much in every lesson. It's overwhelming. Hard to determine which links are important and which ones I can save for later. If I were to go through each link, it would take forever to complete the course. Not ideal for a beginner programmer. Intermediate or Advanced, okay. But I'm not gonna read through all this stuff. I would have liked something more streamlined.

    My tutor is okay. He responds to my lesson submissions within 24-48 hours. Maybe on 1-2 occasions, past 48 hours. If I'm stuck and send him a direct message, he'll respond in a couple of hours. 24 hours the latest. Good luck if you have a PC. It's hard to progress once you get on Achievement 3, Ruby. Easier if you have a Mac or Dual boot Ubuntu. Tutor wasn't able to help me with my PC problems so I ended up having to take my Mac out of storage to continue on with the course.

    Not a lot of activity on the CF message boards. A lot of questions go unanswered. I might get better success on Slack but I don't see a lot of students posting lesson specific questions so I never bothered. From what I've seen, most of the posts on Slack are for career placement.

    My mentor knows his stuff well. Hesitant to reach out to him, however, as he's very busy. He's a contractor for Career Foundry and I was encouraged to reach out to him on Slack only when it is urgent or if I'm really stuck on something. He also didn't sound too confident when I asked if he can help me get up and running on Achievement 3 using a PC. He said he'd try his best. I opted to just get my Mac out of storage. Our communication, for the most part, is via webchat. I have about 8 sessions(up to an hour) total. I need to have a list of questions prior to each session to make the most out of them. Outside of these webchats, it's tough to send quick questions.

    I'm basically on my own. They highly encourage Google and Stack Overflow to solve your own problems and only reach out to your tutor/mentor when you absolutely need it. Since they take up to 24 hours to respond to you and not much activity on the message boards, it's hard to get a quick answer.

    The course is ideal for intermediate/advanced programmers but for a beginner who needs a little extra hand holding, I feel the human element is strongly lacking. This brings me to the Student Advisory team. These are the guys you reach out to if you have general questions, concerns, requests for tutor/mentor replacement, etc. I'd like to compare the student advisor I was paired up with to that of a robot. This person felt that copying/pasting blocks of text to answer my questions was sufficient correspondence. Questions were only partially answered. I complained about it and another advisor volunteered to replace her when I considered dropping out of the course for a full refund. I believe you have a week or two to back out before you are financially committed. The thing is, once I agreed to stick with CF and knew I wouldn't get a refund on what I currently paid, the replacement advisor stopped answering my emails. It's funny, the only genuine conversations I've had with anyone throughout this experience were with the sales rep when she was selling it to me and the replacement student advisor who assured me I wouldn't have to go through the same frustrations I've experienced with the first advisor when I was thinking of getting a refund. When money is involved, I know they would put in their best effort to address your concerns. After that, you better be lucky you're paired with a good advisor, tutor, and mentor. In my personal experience, I've observed that CareerFoundry is driven most by revenue and will put in a minimal effort into my growth and development and a web programmer.

    I haven't started on the job placement portion of the course yet. I'm only halfway done. Don't need to wait, however, to complete the course to write this review. I've already formed my opinion of CareerFoundry. They get 1 star for the overall experience, but I'll add an extra star because I am learning(ever so slowly) and for the job guarantee.

  • UX Design course
    - 8/23/2017
    Ewa • Student
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    This course is really worth your time and investment. I was a COMPLETE beginner with a small tech anxiety too, so it was a challenge for me even see myself as a competent member of the tech industry. Of course, the imposter syndrome is still there and will stay for a while, but I cannot deny myself the huge progress I've made since the beginning of the course.
    It is all down to my tutor/mentor team, honestly. They were so patient, helpful and knowledgeable, that I learned a huge deal from them. No task was ever approved just, so I get pushed along - NO, even if one took me weeks, it had to be on a great level for them to accept it. That's what I wanted, I don't want to finish a course and still have no idea what I'm doing - I put in the work, they gave me their attention and perfection seeking attitude. I genuinely felt like I'm seeing online products with completely different eyes, notice things that I've always taken for granted and seeing the difference between the good and not-so-good UX design.
    The curriculum is great, easy to understand and presented in a non-techy language, so I was not confused at all, yet learned everything I needed to know (including the properly explained tech lingo).
    You get to use industry standard software that makes you feel confident about entering a workplace.
    Staff is super helpful, friendly and positive.
    Even though I haven't yet finished the course, I can see that the career team is very active and full of energy to help me find a job as much as they possibly can. I talked to a career advisor once already and had a great session, I can do that as much as I want with CF, whenever I need some advice or say an interview prep session. They are like energy volcanos with a passion for getting things done.
    There is simply nothing I can think of that I was not very impressed with and you can trust me, I'm not easy to please ;)
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • UI Design Course
    - 7/29/2017
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    I'm coming to the end of my UI Design course and I must say I'm a little sad that's it's going to be over soon. I have learned SO much & my confidence as a designer has excelled exponentially. As much as I'm excited to start applying my newly found skills to the real world, I am going to miss Career Foundry. I will especially miss the indepth, encouraging, timely and constructive feedback I've been receiving from my tutor, Henrietta Creedy. I recommend this course to all - especially those who think they have no business meddling in the world of tech. I was nearly computer illiterate before I started. Now I consider myself a Sketch master and a UI Designer on my way to the top!

  • Marta Monelli • Ux designer • Graduate
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    I never did an online course before and I was a bit worry...Instead CF was absolutely great! It is very serious, I learned fast and well. My tutor and my mentor help me a lot, always available and super friendly. I can only recommend CF to everyone.

  • Francis Pujols • UI/UX Designer at Flying Saucer Studio • Student
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    CareerFoundry was the best decision I could have ever made. I make a transition from Graphic Designer to UI Designer and it was really easy because of the Curriculum and Mentors The school has. My mentor was always open to give me advice, critic my work so I can enhance my skills and also there were 12 calls available which was awesome. After finishing my course I got my first job as a UI Designer in just 1 month and about 2 weeks. They have some career specialist you can contact so they help you on your job hunting. 

    Honestly CareerFoundry is growing and for now, I think is the best online tech school. Before enrolling I look for others courses and curriculums and the most completed and interesting was that one. Every chapter was well developed with enough information to understand each topic, examples and of course the orientation of your mentor. 

  • UI Designer
    - 6/15/2017
    David • Graduate
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    I'm very happy to have made the decision to go with CareerFoundry in my career change from the dead-end, unfulfilling role of audio/visual engineer to UI/UX designer. Being very creatively-minded since young, I think I had a strong advantage when it came to studying this course and finishing it in 4 months. 

    It covers the fundamentals of (UI) design as well as UX in order to start working in this field. You'll finish with a solid portfolio, however, after I completed the course I still created a few more projects to add a bit more diversity to mine.

    The Career Change Achievement helps in refining your CV, cover letter template and in general prepares you for entering the job market, but I think this is where you have to do most of the legwork. I haven't seen many job opportunities come directly from the career placement team, but I've been busy applying for jobs myself over the past two weeks or so since finishing. I've had two promising interviews so far with another tomorrow, and I'm confident that I will have a full-time job shortly. 

  • Web Developer
    - 6/9/2017
    Nidhi Kapoor • Web Developer • Student
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    I am 26 years old Indian women who's marriage stayed only for 4 months and struggling to get justice. In such a terrible phase of my life I could not think of anything. I was completely shattered but CareerFoundry platform is the Only ray of sunshine into my life. For a girl like me who is been dominated by society and family became confident about herself. Careerfoundry helped me to envision , plan , take actions to redesign my life again. My tutors and mentors are always supportive. Whenever I get stuck whether in code or in some personal problem by tutor is always there to guide me and help to resolve issues. Slowly and gradually with the course I am becoming confident in my skills and knowledge . Slack community is always active and provides huge resources. Its career specialist team is there to help to get the job that we love and offers 100% full refund if we don't get job we love. Also helps in grooming our interpersonal skills , building resume and making us a better version of ourself. Everything is transparent and this build a confidence between me and CareerFoundry. Today I will say joining CareerFoundry was the best decison of my life. I will always be obliged to the entire Team of CareerFoundry and proud to be a part of its family.

  • Lisa • Student
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    I started with my Certified UX Designer Program in February. I was a bit concerned since I work full-time and the program requires aprx. 15 hours per week. But so far, it works perfectly. I managed to have two dedicated days per week to study in the evening and a half day at the weekend. So far, I am in time and had not to skip a social event.

    The class itself is super much fun although it is very challening. I am working as a customer relationship manager, so I know a bit of the topic, but there is so much to learn that I would have never expected before. It is interesting because of very good written texts, links and great examples to get further information, but no videos. When I was at University, I studied history, so I am used to dealing with a lot of text. Therefore for me the style of learning is perfect. Content-wise I do learn a lot about design theories, flows, how to sort and structure thoughts and insights, as well as to present my findings. 

    The programm is sheduled in doable lessons. One takes me an evening or sometimes more, when I have to shedule interviews or other appointments.

    My tutor gives me extremely detailed feedback, much more then I expected. This helps me a lot, especially when I think I did well and than get so many new perspectives from my tutor how to improve.

    I am happy to learn so much more until my graduation in December 2017!

  • The UX School!
    - 4/28/2017
    Michael Gentile • Student
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    I felt it was necessary to put this up here as CareerFoundry has done a whole lot in the last four months that needs to be recognized so future students can get an inside look at how well the school is progressing.

    I started just a few months ago and prior I was extremely skeptical being within the UX community for quite a few month prior to that. I got the chance to give CF's completely new curriculum and school a go as one of the first students to hit the ground running when they released it. So far I am extremely happy with everything and couldnt have made a better choice looking back at the anxiety I had choosing a school.

    I have a wonderful Mentor and Tutor who support me the entire way and have different jobs when it comes to making sure I succeed. The community on Slack is wonderful and you always feel like you have other students by your side as if you were going to normal college. The course is well laid out and definitely not easy, you need to put your head down and dig right in to make sure you are getting 120% out of all the material they provide as there is an abundance of information you get on every topic along with assignments, direct feedback and skype calls from your tutor and mentor. The layout is well planned and visually beautiful as well as they just updated the look and feel again of the course which has made it easier to navigate and see your progress.

    The biggest skeptiscism I had with all the UX and UI bootcamps was job placement. This is something that I know for many people feels like a safety net almost if your coming from a unrelated field and making a leap of faith. CF has a full blown team dedicated to not only working with you on job placement at the end, but from day one you'll see specialist hanging out in Slack getting involved in the community with different events like portfolio challenges or local meetups and special holiday events. This really intrigued me when I first saw it because not once in the past have I EVER seen involvement like this from a career team. I could talk to any of them about anything from accountability meetups to improving my resume. Super useful!

    I could go on for hours about other things that have pleasently surprised me with CF but I dont want to waste anyones time here. All in all 5/5 for CF. The experience has been wonderful and I look forward to continuing and finishing my journey as a student with them!

  • Hannah • UI Tutor at CF • Graduate
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    I’m a Tutor at CareerFoundry and I can tell you In my opinion as an experienced UI-Designer the course is solid, the staff is so friendly, we have a very responsive community of designer and students, the mentors are so talented! I'm really happy to be part of such a talented community of designers. If someone out there is interested to give it a try here is a promo link that discounts $200 usd from any of the programs CF have: http://mbsy.co/careerfoundry/28708517

     

  • UX Design Course
    - 2/28/2017
    Ben Mills • Graduate
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    I loved this course. It's pretty thorough and a lot of work, but I had a great mentor - Angelo - who was very helpful and gave great feedback. They won't let you slide by if it's not good enough.

    There were definitely a lot of late nights and it's a grind to stay on top of things if you work full time. It's manageable though if you use your time wisely.

    I definitely reccomend this for anyone interested in UX. There is also a lot of UI learning in the course, as well.

  • UI Designer
    - 2/21/2017
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    I was a student here of the UI Design Course some time ago, (around 6-7 months) ,and I loved it !! Just wanna share some quick story, on how the UI Design course, created a change for me.

    I never intended to join a company, but instead I had some marketing and product creation experience, I intended to merge 'em together and create my own stuff...

    So, I don't have any experiences to share that relate directly to UI Design as such, but overall this course, helped me in amazing ways. Some examples:

    1) I was contacted by a company to prepare their sales funnel. Now, the audience research bits in the UI Design course, helped me do a solid research of their audience, their paying capacity, which in turn helped me create the perfect Sales Funnel for my clients. Result? Well, a company that was making $20k in revenue, made close to $82k in revenue after the researched and Deep Sales Funnel I made for them, using the concepts I learned in this course.

    2) I tried launching my own product (Won't share the link here, because I don't wanna be a self promoting jerk) and the wireframing, prototyping and the complete design process I learnt here, helped me amazingly to close more clients, because now I was able to successfully use what I learnt to find my perfect client base, do some good user research, and create the perfect desirable product.

    3) Even on my Social Media Advertising Campaigns, I had a better understanding of A/B Split Tests, the campaigns I made, and whom I had to target, and even make better designs, with appropriate colors to give the best emotional effect.

    So, if you are still not sure, what I am rambling about here. Its that, you don't ONLY need to follow a design path, or a development path using the courses. If you are more focused and interested on something totally different, the courses you take here can still benefit you 10 times fold, because the course material here at CF, not only covers the immediate subject, but also covers a wider aspect, which you can use for creating your own products, creating better experiences for your clients and overall using the skills on any business that you can possibly want to expand to..

  • UX Design Course
    - 2/15/2017
    Dimitris • Graduate
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    I started the UX Design course that CareerFoundry offers back in August. My background is BA & Marketing and I was kind of scared if I would be able to finish on time and follow the material. 

    Six months later I have to say that I'm absolutely happy with the course, the tasks you had to do and most importantly the mentor I had. She was great! She poitned me out in the right direction, giving me feedback on time and answering all of my questions timely and fully.

    If you work at the same time (like I did), you have to be ready to give up most of your spare time and be dedicated and willing to work as it's a new career path and there are many new things to learn. Other than that CF provides all the tools someone needs to excel! 

    After the course they also provide further help to assist you with landing your first job.

    :)

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    Just finished my 6 month program for UX Design and it was really a great experience. The achievements throughout the course are helpful and explained well. If you're dedicated and follow through step-by-step, you'll easily be on your way to a UX career after you're done.

    Leah (mentor) and Abhi (tutor) were an amazing combination and I could not have asked for a better team. Abhi was there for my day to day needs and responded to every question I had in less than 24hrs. When I was stuck, he walked me through it. Anything I needed, he was my go-to. Leah was very thoughtful in her guidance and was extremely thorough whenever I asked her a question. She went above and beyond in her explanations and our "mentor calls" really prepared me for all of the next steps, both for the achievements within the course and for starting a career after graduating.

    If you're on the fence (like I was before starting), you should definitely take a chance and go for it. It's an investment in yourself and this is definitely the most efficient way of doing it. And if you decide to move forward, I highly recommend you asking for Leah and Abhi by name. You can't go wrong!

  • UI Design
    - 2/12/2017
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    Great course! I really have learned a lot so far and have a great mentor!

  • Thibault • UX Designer • Graduate
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    I wanted to switch my career from Civil Engineer to UX Designer (yea, pretty big gap) but the course was perfectly crafted to allow me to study while working. And after 6 month, I've acquired all the skills I need to start looking for a UX job.

    The lessons were really good but the best part was the mentor; mine was great and gave me precious feedback almost everyday.

  • Constantinos Tsangaris • UX/UI Designer • Graduate
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    I have just completed my course on UX Design with CF and i feel really happy for my choice.

    It’s a great kickstart for a career change as you learn the whole process of UX while designing an web application and not only reading.

    As a complete beginner coming from Graphic Design i really had to put some effort but it worth it all the way.

    Having a full time job and a family while studying was hard sometimes but i never felt alone there. Support team did a fantastic job and they even offered to me 3 weeks for free to complete my course after having some issues with a few assignments.

    And finally i had a great mentor, Gökcen Keskin, whose feedback really helped me to design the app better and motivated me for taking the right decisions.

  • Tatiana • Interaction Designer • Graduate
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    I passed the UX design course several months earlier than the deadline. I must say, I was looking for a course that would outline design phases and decisions, clear up and  bring into structure all that enourmous overwhelming information I saw in the web.  Lucky for me, I had a great mentor Allison Yaeger. Her critical thinking, down-to-earth attitude together with positive personality both challeneged me and encouraged me to revisit my decisions, iterate on my designs. 

    Moreover I received great feedback on my portfolio, and recommendations on how to handle interviews and market myself. It helped me to land an Interaction Designer job in IceMobile, one of the best employers in the Netherlands.

    I higly recommend the course with such a professional mentor to anyone, who wants to start UX career. 

  • UX Design Course
    - 1/9/2017
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    I'm really happy and satisfied with my achievement. Very well set course, with very useful materials and resources. Very helpful tutor.

  • UI Design
    - 1/7/2017
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    CareerFoundry definitely helped me to grow in my technical skills as a designer.  Their course helped me to familiarize myself with common design tools that are used in the industry.  The various projects and student community was helpful to expand my skills and to gain feedback.  I enjoyed the mentorship CareerFoundry offered as well.  My mentor was always open and willing to talk and flexible with times.  She gave me great and helpful feedback and helped to challenge me in learning other tools and thinking about different ways to design. 

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    I'm almost finished with the UI design course and I can't emphasize enough how glad I am I took the leap and committed to a bootcamp. Here are some pros and cons: Pros: -The course is self paced. -The readings and assignments focus on real world application. Each task builds on the last and suddenly, viola, you've designed an app (actually several)! -My mentor was great. We connected through Skype and email and she was okay with it when at one point, life happened and I had to take several weeks off. I even asked her to be more critical of my work and she was! (That may sound silly but I really really want a design job and I thrive under a healthy amount of feedback!!) -My mentor also had me tailor my assignments to my larger projects. The result was that I often had to do a little more work but it also meant that I got a glimpse of real problems that come up in the design process and as a result, I feel more confident applying for jobs. -The job placement team! I've never had someone help me apply for jobs. So that's neat. Cons: -Now that I'm job hunting I see that most UI jobs require you to have some basic HTML/CSS/ or JavaScript knowledge. I wish this was covered in the course. I know that there are a lot of free resources out there for this but having a project to focus on and a mentor to call on would be helpful. -The job placement team can be a little hard to get ahold of. I have several working with me so I can usually get ahold of someone but getting ahold of the same one can take time.
  • Timothy Antonov • Lead UX Designer • Graduate
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    Coming to CareerFoundry with prior UX design experience I thought it would help me take my UX skills to the next level.  

    I feel my CareerFoundry tutor (Abhishek Bhattacharya) and mentor (Leah Simmons) did a fantastic job showing me where I excelled and what areas I could improve in. 

    As most of the class material was not necessarily new to me, I really appreciated the enthusiasm demonstrated by Leah engaging me in critical discussions on how to realign my methods to better meet user needs.  She was high energy and generous with her time.  

     I found the class very easy and was able to complete it in a 3 month period while working a 50+ hour job.  

    I would simply state that this program is not only great for newbies but individuals who might have been working in the field for a while and want to enhance their skills.   

    I feel the CareerFoundry course was an excellent investment of my time and money!

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