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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

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    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

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    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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  • ALEJANDRO GINES MARTINEZ • Student
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    I started the web development course in the beginning of April and finished it by the second half of September. I thought I could finish the course in less time. But for someone with no previous experience in coding, I felt that I needed all that time to assimilate and practice all the concepts and the information contained in the course, which is a lot in a very short period of time.

     

    To someone starting a course online like this, I would recommend self-discipline and consistency. It is really easy to get detracted and you do need to spend time on it everyday.

     

    Getting all available support was really important and necessary for me. In this sense, mentoring and tutoring were an underpinning aspect of my experience. As clear and concise as the materials are, I don’t think I would have succeeded without the constant support and feedback from both tutor and mentor. Your tutor is available for you on slack a set of hours every day and I cannot highlight enough how important this is. My mentor was key in my learning process and he also gave the support I needed when I thought that the course wasn’t working for me.

     

    I got very detailed and professional video feedback from my mentor as well, and the mentor calls really helped me keep track and stick to my goals throughout the process.

     

    Course materials and learning resources are comprehensive and constantly updated. The course is structured in such a way that you acquire the core skills that are needed to become a web developer. When I mention skills, I don’t mean the coding languages you learn (you’re trained both in frontend and backend) but a certain attitude and predisposition that all web developers need to have to be successful: being resourceful, resilient, analytic, cooperate with others whilst still being independent enough to find solutions to problems. They train you on how to develop the ability to grasp how code works in general so that every time you learn a new language it’s just easier because you can relate to the languages you already know and establish parallelisms. After all, code is code and all languages follow a certain pattern of syntax with many common aspects. Concerning the languages they teach, I did find necessary to have a few lessons on PHP. Although it’s not the best of backend languages, it’s still broadly demanded by employers and the course doesn’t cover it.

     

     Once you enrol in your course and after your finish your course, you have full access to all those resources online and the great thing about this is that you can still keep learning and studying the updated course materials. This makes easy for you to be always ahead and up to date with changes in web development.

     

    The career advisor team accompanied me all the way through my job searching process even before I had completed the course. They gave me all professional support I needed to have a new CV as a web developer and update my linkedin profile accordingly to fit into the industry standards. And they helped me to find a paid internship as a frontend developer when I finished the course.

     

     

    In all, as someone without any previous knowledge in coding, I feel the Career Foundry Web development course prepared me to become a junior web developer in every single aspect and they provided me with the skills to take my knowledge further once I finished the course.

    However, I don’t want to give a misleading message. No one learns coding in 6 months, and this is not what they promise –in case there’s any confusion. You need to be mentally ready and willing to dot whatever it takes for this to work  for you.  The course is highly demanding in terms of time and energy and you are expected to be really focused, positive, motivated and driven by the desire of experimenting a real career change.

    And by the way, they don’t hide this, as they make this very clear before you enrol so that you’re not led to confusion on what the course requires from you. 

  • Work hard
    - 9/13/2016
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    I did some research before choosing Careerfoundry, and i liked how they were very helpfull, telling me about the course and how it worked. I then decided to start the web developer course, i had some experience from before so the front end went really fast. The ruby on rails part there was some ups and down, i wasnt so lucky to get a good mentor, was almost never online and i had to rely on myself to find all the answers.

    I managed to finish this course in 3 months even though choosing the 6 month, never giving up is the answer and as a web developer you need to be independent alot, which i learned. Once though when i got replies it was very vague and didnt really show me where to go.

    If i would improve something is having the mentors more active and talking with you.

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    After much research, I decided the length of the course and the affordability of the CareerFoundry Web Developer course fit well for me. The course is a great guided framework of the tools, language and methodology of the development world. If you're looking for a fully-guided fully immersed course, this is not the one for you. I found that it required quite a bit of outisde learning with all the other great web developmer courses suchs Ruby the Hard Way, Ruby Koans, etc. to supplement this course.

    Much work and effort will need to be put in on your end, but that's ok!, you're learning a new skill.

    You should allow sufficient time for your tutors and mentors to get back to you, but they are a huge resource to get you set in the right direction. Having both a tutor for the technical help and the mentor for job assistance was really great!

    Thanks CareerFoundry for helping me to make the jump to a new job!

     

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    I didn't have a good opinion of CareerFoundry at first (my mentor in the course went AWOL for weeks) and things had been going well until then. The site is very easy to use, the way it's set up motivates you to get work done. So when the mentor issue came up (I think he had some major life event) I was actually really upset, because I was enjoying the course!

    I brought it to CF and they took a few days and very sincerely apologized and returned my tuition. I'm planning on retaking the course in the near future-- the mentor thing seemed to be a fluke, and it's actually a great course. And, after my interactions with CF, I get the feeling that they really take an interest in their students, and making sure they get what they need.

  • Ana Afonso • Graduate
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    I found Careerfoundry while searching for online programming related courses and decided to apply for the Web Development course and give it a try. It was one of the cheapest and most interesting courses I found online and besides that I would be able to work with a tutor and a mentor. It was the best decision I could have ever made.

    I started with little knowledge of programming but after 6 months of the course I am now able to do anything from static websites to consumer web apps. It also helped me to think further and learn more and more everyday. Everyone is really nice and helpful and the mentor skype calls are a must. My mentor Andre was motivating me a lot by sharing his experience in the industry and telling me how I should do everything during and after the course. He was also always very interested in my projects and helped me achieve what I wanted. Korina, the student advisor, is the most sympathetic person ever, she is always there to help you with course related questions.

    Careerfoundry is really all about their students happiness and success and it's very refreshing to see and experience companies that still do that. I am very happy with the course and very motivated to find my first job!

  • UI Design
    - 8/4/2016
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    I find Careerfoundry a great place to start if you want to change your career. They introduse you to everything you need to know in one place, so you don't have to jump from one website to another. It guides you through and introduces to numerous great tools that make your life as a designer easier. I have a design background but I still took the UI course to systematize the knowledge necessary to work in Tech Industry where I want to be now (I was in Advertising before). It did the job. 

    And the fact that you have a mentor and a student advisor is almost a guarantee that you will finish it. Unless in many other online courses that just provide the materials and where nobody helps you to go through them. 

    I recommend! :)

  • UX Design
    - 8/3/2016
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    The course is good, you learn the stuff you need to know and the best thing is that you end up with something to show in your portfolio. The match with the right mentor is really important and I got the support I needed from the school to make it happen. I agree that the the first modules are far easier than the last ones so make sure you manage your time well. 

  • UX Design Course
    - 7/19/2016
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    I recently graduated from CareerFoundry's UX Design course. The course was well crafted and my mentor was of great support. CareerFoundry also provides a power team behind the course and establishes a framework to make sure you stay in touch, on track with your goals. They ensure continuity and quality along your journey—it's a distant learning experience that feels very personal and thorough. 

  • Julie • Art Director • Student
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    I love this course so much and have convinced 3 other people to take it. It is one of the lowest prices out there for one, and you still get an amazing course. The lessons teach you so much and personally my mentor I think is the best one out there. She was always pushing me (which aside from offering up more information then what was even in the course through books or confernece suggestions, she also had me fix almost every homework assignment). I do think your mentor makes the course. I also have a full time job that is usally pretty easy and I still found even doing the 6 month course I was behind 6 weeks. That said I did change my project 3 weeks in from the one CF has you do which is currently a Project Managment app to a charity site I was already working on and had to go back and redo a bunch of projects which tooke me about a week and a half. It made the site so much stronger and I am so proud of how far it has come because of this course. They even have a job offer guarentee now and really do focus at the end in making sure you have a portfolio to find that new job opportunity. Cannot wait to finish and see what happens next. 

  • William Webb • Student
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    CareerFoundry is exactly the type of online coding school I was looking for to learn Web development. Firstly, the total cost of the course and the flexible payment option were a plus and suited my financial situation. Secondly, the way the course is written and broken down into a front-end course and back-end course enhanced my ability to learn the material in a thorough and timely manner. The course really focuses on self-learning, but you are never alone. As a CF student you have a dedicated mentor and a slack community to turn to for those times that are a little more difficult.

    Overall the CF Web Development course is a great course that has enabled me to create a second career for myself doing something that I really enjoy. 

  • Philip Tuan • Web Developer • Graduate
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    When I first signed up for CareerFoundry Full Stack Web Developer Course, I was expecting the course to be like other online courses I had taken before. I will watch a lot of videos which will be follow by small exercises that help me learn the concepts in the videos. What I didn't expect from taking this course, was exercises that actually teach you and give you a hands-on approach to learning web development. Not only do you get a wonderful mentor that can help you when you get stuck on an exercise, but you also get a student advisor for help during the course and a career success manager for when you finish the course who will make sure your career is successful.

    What I really liked about CareerFoundry is right at the beginning you have to build your own web portfolio which is basically your "web resume" that you show to potential employers. The other thing I liked was the projects we had to make, full projects where I can actually show to employers. My Mentor Ryan, was a great mentor. When I had a bug in my code, he will spent his time endlessly looking for a solution. No matter how dumb my question was, Ryan will happily answer them. Korina, my student advisor, was extremely helpful when I was taking the course. Anais, my career success manager, is currently assisting me in finding a job and jump starting my career.

     Overall, if you are looking for a way to start learning web development, I recommend CareerFoundry, you will get a great mentor who can help you solve your coding problems, a student advisor who will answer all your questions during the course so you won't get lost and a career success manager to assist you in your job search. Of course, the curriculum is top-notch too.

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    I took the web developer course with CF.  Well written material overall, and it directs you to start building a profile page a small portfolio that you can leverage when you're finished the course.  I finished the course material in 3 months, and spent the next 2 and half months rebuilding my own project.  Course material is good and understandable.

    The mentorship piece is where everything falls apart.  Obviously your mentor's will not know everything and part of code is learning how to Google many of your problems -but the mentors seemed disengaged, often just told me to Google my problem (like I hadn't been doing that for 2-3 days already) and many times are not easy to get a hold of even during their scheduled hours to help.  

    I signed up with CF for the mentorship and cost, and I can't say I regret using their program, but just be cautious if you are looking at the mentorship piece as a key deciding factor on using CF.

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    I enrolled in CF for two reasons: it was cheap, and it allowed me to still work. I was assigned to a mentor, who was alright, to be fair. The lessons felt like they were made by a good front-end developer who worked as (or maybe related to a teacher) a teaching assistant, and a back-end developer who really sucked at teaching. The Web Development course is designed that you make an app but the overall impression I had was that it is not something you showcase in a portfolio--- it lacks the wow factor to get you hired that you might have better chances if you say you have not built anything but you are very trainable. I learned things--- but boy, it was not worth the money. I get the frustration when your program fails to work, but the reason it fails is that it you were not taught properly how to do it right in the first place.

    Response From: Rosie Allabarton of CareerFoundry
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    Dear Anonymous

    Many thanks for writing a review of your time studying CareerFoundry’s Web Development Course. We really value the feedback of our students, it helps us to learn and grow as a company, understand what went right or wrong and see what we can do now so you leave us with a positive experience.  

    In your review you mention two essential parts of the CareerFoundry learning experience: first that it was an opportunity for you to study flexibly, around your job. Secondly, you mention your mentor. 

    Our mentors are fundamental to everything we do here at CareerFoundry. Chosen for their sharply-honed skills, industry experience, passion for technology and teaching expertise, we couldn’t be prouder of the work they do here, shaping the new careers of so many of our students. We’re pleased to read that your interactions with your mentor were satisfying. We were also happy to read that you found the front-end course material actionable and easy to understand. 

    You wrote in your review: 

     “The lessons felt like they were made by a good front-end developer who worked as (or maybe related to a teacher) a teaching assistant, and a back-end developer who really sucked at teaching.”

    We were sorry to read you that you were disappointed with the course materials for the back-end part of the course.  

    We work on our course materials not just with technical experts, but also with in-house curriculum and educational specialists who spend a great deal of their time working on making both the copy and exercises digestible and relevant to our students. We also offer students the opportunity to give feedback on the course materials after every single lesson so that we can continue to learn and improve on what we can offer. Did you take the opportunity to leave us your feedback at the time? 

    If you chose not to leave feedback on the course, did you bring up your frustrations with either your mentor, or our Student Advisors? When we are alerted to these problems both our Student Advisors and our mentors work quickly to get students back on track as soon as possible. Web development does not come naturally to everybody, but it is something that anybody can learn. Our mentors are there to help our students through the tougher parts of the course, so they can move on to their next task and stay on track with as little disruption as possible; learning and growing all the time. 

    You wrote in your review: “The Web Development course is designed that you make an app but the overall impression I had was that it is not something you showcase in a portfolio--- it lacks the wow factor to get you hired that you might have better chances if you say you have not built anything but you are very trainable.” 

    As you have chosen to remain anonymous in your review, it is hard for us to comment directly on your personal portfolio. However, we would love to hear more details on exactly what it was that gave you “the impression” the app you developed wasn’t right for a portfolio. We can vouch for hundreds of students who have gone through the very same course and have built show-stopping portfolios using the skills they have learned with us, many of whom have gone on to land their first junior positions in the field shortly after graduation. In fact, we’re so confident in the quality of our students’ work that if a student doesn’t find a job they love within six months of completing their course with us we give them all of their tuition fees back, guaranteed.   

    This point also leads into the next part of your review: “I learned things--- but boy, it was not worth the money.”

    As I said, we offer a full money back guarantee to anyone who does not get a job they love (not just any job!) within six months of graduating from any of our courses. And we don’t expect you to do it alone, either. Our Placement Team work tirelessly to get all of our graduates interview-ready and connected to employers in their area, to increase their chances of getting that job they always wanted. And if they don’t? Yep, they get their money back. 

    You wrote in your review: “I get the frustration when your program fails to work, but the reason it fails is that it you were not taught properly how to do it right in the first place.”

    From your report of your mentor, you appear to have been satisfied with his or her interactions with you on the course, so I am unclear exactly what you mean when you say you were “not taught properly”. However I have left my personal email address at the end of this response so if you would like to tell us more about your experience with us I would strongly encourage you to do so. 

    What I can say is that if you had reported your frustrations to us sooner - as we encourage our students to do - we would have done everything within our power to ensure your mentor was guiding you in your learning and aiding you with any obstacles. 

    I hope that my response has helped to clarify a few things, and if you would like to write to me personally to discuss your experience further I would welcome that decision.

    Best,

    Rosie Allabarton

    rosie@careerfoundry.com
  • Corey • Graduate
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    This course presents a highly-detailed, well-structured and comprehensive introduction to web development. I've completed a range of free web development tutorials online in the past, but always felt that there was a lack of structure in what I was learning, and I never felt like I was truly understanding the mechanics of what I was doing as a I followed along those other tutorials. By contrast, the CareerFoundry materials are exceptionally well written and organised. The course provides great breadth in covering all the core components of front-end and back-end web development, and the mentorship element of the program added depth to that learning through clear responses to any questions I had. I started to really understand concepts that I'd seen previously but only ever grasped on a superficial level. I highly recommend this course.

  • Highly Recommend!
    - 3/28/2016
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    I've been using Online learning platforms for many years, and can honestly say it is my main source of continued education. I'm a Lynda.com subscriber and I myself am a course developer and author for Video2brain in Spanish. For many years I struggled to learn coding from the said resources, mainly because they lacked the needed structure that "makes you" finish assignments on a timely basis. But I think that the worse part of typical online learning is that when you get stuck, there's no one that comes to your help and pushes you forward.

    Well, this is where CF really shines. I was assigned a mentor who had my back 100% of the way. He checked on me weekly and made sure that no questions went unanswered. He also gave me "real world" advise on the job market and where to take my skills. It's my believe that this is the key to succeeding with Online learning.

    I must also say that the curriculum is top notch. The pace is fast, but not so fast as to make your head spin. The resources provided in the course alone are worth the price of admission. So, if you're looking for a course that will set you moving in the right direction, and you're willling to put in the time and effort, I think this is the one for you.

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    Career Foundry has been the perfect fit for me.  I wanted to learn web development, but I have a full-time day job and need the flexibility that online education provides.  Prior to enrolling in Career Foundry, I tried to learn web development on my own with online resources such as Codecademy.  Unfortunately, without someone to bounce questions or guidance off of, I found myself hitting the wall too many times. Career Foundry was the answer as I have as my mentor who has been a excellent resource for questions and for reviewing my work to be sure I'm grasping the concepts and coding correctly.  

    Career Foundry is 100% on your own schedule.  When I researched other programs, many of the other online programs had set dates/times when they expected students to be online for lectures of demos.  The convienence of being able to study and practice coding whenever I want has allowed me to maintain a balance with all areas of my busy life. 

    Lastly, the cost cannot be beat!!! Most of the other programs I researched charged $5000-$15000 and did not offer any more instruction.  Career Foundry fits my schedule, budget, and lifestyle.  I recommend it to anyone looking to learn web development on their own schedule without breaking the

    My only critique is that Career Foundry does not offer job placement.  I'm currently finishing up the program and am hopeful I'll get an entry-level web developer job upon graduation with a job search, but wish Career Foundry could help place me into a good first developer job. 

  • UX design Course
    - 3/14/2016
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    Studying online was suitable for me, turned out easier than I thought!! all it takes is some time managment! having a mentor was really helpful to explain and clarify any misunderstood concepts. I'm so glad I did the course, I hope I can find a UX design job soon!

     

  • Marco • Web Developer • Graduate
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    After trying several free and paid courses on HTML and CSS I stumbled upon CareerFoundry's course offer. The curriculum and the fact that you get your own mentor to guide you throughout the entire course got me to give it a go. I didn't regret it for a second. 

    I was happy to have done some HTML and CSS before twhich helped me a lot to get through those tasks. When I started with Ruby things got more tricky for mr initially. Luckily I had a great and very responsive mentor who helped me to reach my goals step by step. Additionally you'll get referred to plenty of additional material to go deeper into the different topics.

    Overall I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to start their web development career as it's fun, challenging and teaching you plenty of useful skills to get your feet off the ground.

     

  • Hunter • QA Engineer / Tech Support • Student
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    A very close friend of mine has been teaching me to code and program, he had suggested we take a course together and that is how we sumbled upon CareerFoundry. It has been single handedly the best thing I have ever payed for.

    The curriculum is on point and and broken down very well.

    My Instructor (Ryan Smith) has been excellent and very helpful, with fast responses and very productive crticism and help.

    At no point during this course did I feel alone or unable to complete it with very little to limited knowledge of anything computer related coming into this.

     

    5/5 would reccomend

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    I am finishing up the UX course now and overall I think it was a decent experience. I am the type of person who can easily commit to self-learning, but I like the structure of a lesson plan, so CareerFoundry was perfect for me. You do a series of lessons online over the course of 3-6 months that eventually compile into a portfolio. A portfolio is key to landing a UX job, so I thought CF would be a good fit for my goals.

    The curriculum was generally good but not without its flaws. I am transitioning into UX from a related role, and I think certain parts of the course would have been a huge struggle without my previous experience to fall back on. Some lessons were pretty hit or miss at times or seemed vague in their instruction or strangely ordered. For those reasons, I would probably recommend this class to someone either with at least some previous tech experience or a little self study under their belt. I think someone completely new to tech might struggle a little bit. That being said, CF does seem to do a good job of giving you an overview of the various responsibilities a UX designer may have, which allows you to get your feet wet and figure out what type of role you want out of your next job. 

    My mentor was very nice and was somewhat available. I can't speak for all the CF mentors, but I know my mentor was very new to the UX field (less than 6 months). If you're expecting to have direct access to a senior UXer as your mentor, you might be pretty disappointed. I haven't checked back on this, but I could have sworn that CF promised their mentors had at least 2-3 years of field experience, which is clearly false. However, it is a self-learning class, so as long as your mentor is knowledgable enough to help you where you need it and you don't have tons of deep industry questions, the mentorship should be sufficient.

    CF doesn't offer any job placement, which you might not really expect for the price anyway. It is much much more affordable than something like General Assembly, which at press time is charging $11.5k for their UX class. Even with all the flaws of CF, I can't imagine General Assembly being over 6x better. For what its worth, I know many people who have gone through the GA courses only to seriously struggle to find work... CF certainly won't make you immune to those obstacles, what with so many industry newbies flooding the market with only bootcamp experience, but if you are resolved to take this route, you might be pretty happy to have that extra $10k in your pocket while you look for work...

    Overall if you're looking for a way into UX, CareerFoundry is a decent option that doesn't require you to quit your job or take out a second mortgage against your house. Obviously or not so obviously to some people, tech bootcamps are not some magic way into a perfect, high salaried tech job, but CF is a less risky option due to its pricing and flexibility. I would say its a good investment for the money and would be especially useful for current tech workers looking to expand their skillset or transition their career if UX is a lateral move.

  • Frank • Web Design and Development • Graduate
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    The title speaks for itself. I researched many diffrent schools and bootcamps, but having a wife and a baby on the way, I needed somthing I could do from the comfort of my own home. I also wanted someone to keep me accountable, and then I found Career Foundry. With their online course and mentorship program (and don't forget the awesome price!) I decided that it was the program for me. I started my journey into Web Development in July 2015 and completing the course within 6 months, I applied to a company and after 45 mintues of sending out my resume, I got a call to come in for an interview and was hired on the spot! I now work for an amazing company, building fully responsive websites and enjoying every moment of it.
    I definitely would recommend Career Foundry.

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    I chose the Web Development track for CareerFoundry on the reccomendation of my friend, who took the UX design course (and got an internship, and then 70k a year job shortly after). It's a 6 month track and it took me just over 4 months to do it, even with a full time job. I had been wanting to switch into the Web Dev field for a while and primarily chose CareerFoundry because of its affordability and the fact that I could do it on my time. There aren't a lot of comparable options. Overall, I was satisfied by my experience. I learned a LOT- CareerFoundry gives you all the foundations you need to build a static website and Ruby on Rails application, which in turn gives you the foundation for other frameworks.

    My mentor was available from 7pm-11pm every day, and was incredibly helpful. He gave me a lot of help on his own, sometimes stayed a little later than his shift to help me, and he taught me a lot. However, he also taught me the importance of being resourceful and looking stuff up on my own.

    I'm not sure that "just taking the course" will get you a job- but nonetheless, neither will "going to college." However, without the structure of the course to help me, I don't think I would have been as sucessful with my learning. You essentially build two websites for the course, both of which can be used as "portfolio projects" to apply for a job. The course doesn't focus on javascript and algorithms and things like that as much as it could have, so that's really what my next step has to be.

    Another important aspect to CareerFoundry is the Slack community and the networking opportunity it presents. And when your mentor isn't available and StackOverflow doesn't seem to be able to answer your question, you can likely get an answer on there. Their customer service and staff are incredibly friendly and helpful and genuinely want you to succeed. While they don't seem to have the resources to be able to do direct job placement, they do provide other advice to students. Personally, I feel like I could maybe apply for jobs now and be successful, but want to learn a bit more. If I didn't take this course and just tried to learn unguided and compiling other resources together, I'm not sure I would have been as motivated in successful in my endeavors.

    While I have yet to land a job, I believe that this was a great investment of $1,500 and the boost I need- I couldn't quit my job and go do a $15,000 bootcamp. This is affordable, you learn a lot and I would reccomend it to anyone.

    Suggestions: They have a few "optional projects" like a calculator in JavaScript that you can make or a rails "to-do" app and give you suggesions on how to make them. In my opinion, they could add a few more of these, as it wouldn't require much staffing on their part but really help their students.
     

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    I'm taking the developer course and I've just about finished the exercises and achievements.

    Pros: The curriculum is setup well and it's easy to track your progress and see where you are going. Having a mentor is a great resource and the Slack community is pretty knowledgeable and accessable. Compared to other bootcamps the price is reasonable too.  

    Cons: This is still self-based learning and if you get stuck on a problem you are encouraged to try and figure out the issue yourself by looking online. Yes, you can ask the community or your mentor, but you will not always get quick responses. Part of being a developer is learning how to google your issues and how to fix things on your own so in a way this is a good thing. I don't believe there is much in the way of job assistance, but if you ask your mentor or the community you can be pointed in the right direction. 

    Overall, I liked my experience and feel I learned a lot about web development, but I've only scratched the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more to learn and this course is just the beginning. I think it is possible to get a job after this course, but you must be disciplined and continue building and learning on your own. 

    Response From: Rosie Allabarton of CareerFoundry
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    Dear Anonymous

    Many thanks for taking the time to review the Web Development Course with CareerFoundry. It’s great to read that the curriculum, community, mentor and price of the course exceeded your expectations and that you felt you learned a lot about web development with us. 

    You wrote in your review: 
    “This is still self-based learning and if you get stuck on a problem you are encouraged to try and figure out the issue yourself by looking online. Yes, you can ask the community or your mentor, but you will not always get quick responses.”

    We were sorry to read you did not get quick responses from your mentor while you were studying with us. Did you report this problem to our Student Advisors? Whenever we are alerted to a problem one of our students is having with their mentor we work hard to resolve that issue as quickly as possible, and in the few instances where we are unable to resolve a problem we are able to assign that student to a new mentor right away. 

    On a related note, a large part of learning to become a web developer is learning how to find solutions to problems independently. Our philosophy focuses on how over what: mentors aim to teach students how to find out answers on their own, rather than simply handing out the answers to exercises when it gets a little more difficult. 

    The reason for this is that even the most experienced web developers still need to know how to Google for solutions to new problems. The key is knowing how to search for solutions and how to use the results. These are things that all of our students learn on our Web Development Course, with fantastic portfolios and jobs to show for it upon graduation.

    You wrote in your review: “I don't believe there is much in the way of job assistance, but if you ask your mentor or the community you can be pointed in the right direction.”

    We were sorry to read you did not  feel aided in your search to find a job. A huge part of what we do is centered around job placement. Our Placement Team work tirelessly to place graduates into jobs which utilize their new skills upon completion of their courses. And not just any jobs either, but jobs they’ll love. In fact, we’re so confident of what our students can achieve we now offer a money back guarantee to anyone who is not in a job they love within six months of finishing their course with us. 

    Our Job You Love Guarantee is proof of the following:

    1. Our graduates have the skills, knowledge and portfolios to land a fantastic job once they leave us.
    2. Our Placement Team are dedicated to finding jobs for our graduates the world over. 
    3. The technology industry is crying out for skilled individuals right now. 

    As you have chosen to remain anonymous it’s hard for me to comment on your specific situation, but I have included my email address at the end of this response and would love to hear more about your experience with CareerFoundry and where you’re at in your job search. We would love to help in any way we can. 

    Thanks again for taking the time to review CareerFoundry and do reach out to me personally if you’d like to discuss your experience further.

    Best,

    Rosie 

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  • Web Development
    - 1/27/2016
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    The content was decent, although there were plenty of errors in the lessons, some that would completely throw off your learning until you inquired to your mentor or the community only to find out it's an error in the lesson. I'm not clear on why these things weren't corrected immediately, even after they'd been brought to the attention of CF multiple times.

    My mentor was very little help. This is the worst part since it was the EXACT reason I signed up...for mentor access. He was often not available when he said he would be and often took a week or more to respond to questions or lessons. Also, we are promised 12 skype sessions, I got exactly 0 (it appears they no longer provide that, lol). My guess is this is more mentor specific, as many other students have raved about how responsive and helpful their mentors were. So, you'll want to make sure you get a good mentor and if you don't, ask for a new one.

    Also, there isn't any job assistance whatsoever. The "student success manager" never checked in, although I received a few automated broadcast emails with general advice. I was surprised that after six months, there wasn't one personal check in.

    Because of these issues, I can hardly recommend the course, not for $1900! Maybe $300. I have used Treehouse for more than a year and the content and overall quality is outstanding (unfortunately, there just aren't any mentors...for now).

    Response From: Rosie Allabarton of CareerFoundry
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    Dear Eileen

    Many thanks for taking the time to review your CareerFoundry experience. We take every review extremely seriously and very much appreciate you reporting back on what went well and what didn’t during your course. We can then learn and improve as both a company and a team to ensure we are doing everything we can to maintain a consistently high level of service, not just meeting the expectations of our students but exceeding them. 

    You wrote in your review:
    “The content was decent, although there were plenty of errors in the lessons, some that would completely throw off your learning until you inquired to your mentor or the community only to find out it's an error in the lesson. I'm not clear on why these things weren't corrected immediately, even after they'd been brought to the attention of CF multiple times.” 

    We were naturally concerned to read you were unhappy with your lessons. Our curriculum is written and reviewed by technical and educational experts, who work to continually improve our course content. But we are human, which means occasionally mistakes happen. Thank you for bringing to our attention the error/s you found - this feedback loop is crucial for us to maintain high standards across our platform, for all of courses, which is why we ask our students to leave feedback after every lesson. This feedback goes directly to our Curriculum Team who edit, update and improve our content every single day. 

    Your wrote in your review:
    “My mentor was very little help. This is the worst part since it was the EXACT reason I signed up...for mentor access.”

    Again, we are very sorry to read you had a bad experience with your CareerFoundry mentor. Our mentors are hired for their high levels of technical knowledge, strong desire to teach and vast industry experience. If a student of ours alerts us to a problem with their mentor we act quickly to resolve it as soon as possible. 

    Without your full name, I can’t comment on your specific case, but I can say that when we are informed of a situation between a student and a mentor we do everything within our power to find a solution, and when a solution is not possible, we assign our student to a new mentor straight away so they lose no time on their course. 

    If you would like to contact me personally about what happened with your mentor, I have included my personal email at the end of this response and would very much like to hear from you.

    You wrote in your review:
    “Also, there isn't any job assistance whatsoever. The "student success manager" never checked in, although I received a few automated broadcast emails with general advice. I was surprised that after six months, there wasn't one personal check in.”

    We are surprised and sorry that this was your experience with us when it came to looking for a job. Without your details I can’t say what happened in your case. However, our Placement Team works tirelessly with each of our graduates to place them in a job as quickly as possible, with fantastic results to show for it. 

    We don’t promise our students any job either, but a job they’ll love. Our Job You Love Guarantee ensures that if a student isn’t in a job they love within six months of finishing their course with us then they’ll get all of their money back, no questions asked. 

    This guarantee demonstrates three things:

    1. The quality of CareerFoundry graduates and our confidence in their skills 
    2. The work of our Placement Team
    3. The need for skilled individuals in the tech industry right now

     
    Again, I’d love to hear more about your time studying with us, so that we can do everything we can to leave you with a more positive impression of the company and our team. Our students’ career success is at the centre of everything we do, and we are grateful to you for sharing your experience with us, so that we have the chance to respond to your feedback and see what might have been done better.

    Best wishes,

    Rosie Allabarton

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    I started the Web Developer course as a complete newbie and in the beginning felt the learning was well supported. As time went on, my mentor was little help, the course materials were lacking in places and my experience hasn't been enough to get an internship, let alone an actual job. When I got stuck in places, it was up to Google and Stack Overflow to save me. The feedback I received was minimal and if not for the online community, I never would have finished.

    I do think they provide a lot of great resources and teach you the basics. It just isn't enough to get a job as advertised. 

Thanks!