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CareerFoundry

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CareerFoundry

Avg Rating:4.52 ( 317 reviews )

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

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

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

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  • Frontend Development for Designers

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    HTML, CSS, Front End
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,000
    Class 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, SQL, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End, Scrum, MVC, Agile, REST
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week30 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$5,500
    Class 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
    Skills Fund
    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
  • Introduction to UX Design

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationBerlin, Online
    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
    Financing
    Skills Fund
    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 course start date.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    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 None scheduled
    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 None scheduled
    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
    Skills Fund
    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 None scheduled
    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

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  • $500 CareerFoundry Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    I've just completed my UX Design course and I'm now doing the Specialization course. 

    Although I had a hard time towards the middle of the course due to several reasons, I was able to get the help I needed. More specifically, the co-founder Martin reached out to me personally and offered to help me solve my issue. I really appreciate the nice gesture and the fact that he is really trying to help students achieve their goals. Thanks, Martin!

    My tutor- Carlo and my mentor- Margarida are amazing too! They are both highly experienced in the industry and they are always there to help. I requested for Carlo to be my mentor in my Specialization course too and it was certainly the right decision! He's been really helpful; not only that he makes sure I am on the right track, he also gives advice based on real-life experience and examples. I truly believe I'm in good hands! 

    The course itself is great too! It's not all theory, but we actually design something and build something! It definitlly bring up my passion and excitement throughout the study. Oh, and that sense of achievement when I see my "masterpiece" :D 

    I'm work at a Saas company but I'm totally new in this area. Doing this course ceratinly helps improve my work process, e.g. understand the product and customers better in terms of the product design and functionality. 

    I'm really glad I chose CareerFoundry and this course that brings me to a whole new Tech world! :) 

    Just one thing though, although I enjoy doing the course, it does take a lot more time than expected in my case (work full-time + family). However, as mentioned, Martin was nice enough to help me sort out my situation. 

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

     

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

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

     

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    When I first started looking at viable schools for UX/UI, I was a little sketched on the price and data that most were presenting. I learned about CareerFoundry through a Medium blog post and went down the rabbit hole from there. I signed up for a short free course to get a sense of how the information would be presented, then chatted with one of the school's advisors. Within a month I was enrolled.

     

    Here is what I love: 

    - Career Foundry partners with SkillsFund to provide loan options. This was a selling factor for me. I applied, was approved, and now a pay a decently low rate to learn not only UX/UI but Front End Development as well. 

    - You get a mentor. My mentor is Maria and she's amazing. She is patient with me and blows my mind every time we meet. You have the ability to meet with your mentor however frequently you desire. What is great about this, is that they work in the industry that you will be transitioning into. 

    - You get a Tutor. My tutor is Johnny and well, he is a lot in all of the good ways. Johnny will ensure you fully comprehended the lesson and will provide all the feedback your heart desires. He has high expectations and does his due diligence to ensure your work is up to par with where it needs to be in order to be successful within this industry.

    - You get access to an advisor and the CF slack community.

    - The material is presented exceptionally well. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to keep up but it is self-paced.

    - I haven't even finished the course yet and I already landed a job doing exactly what I want to be doing.

    I really can't speak highly enough. I am still completing my way through the course but I learn so much that is applicable to my current career. I am able to apply the methods in real time. 

    This school is worth the investment 100%. 

     

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    If you're a professional that's contantly being chased by the financial reality of life, it's hard to make long-term investments in yourself. I became sold on CareerFoundry because they made me less anxious about the investment I was making. I knew going in that it requires my own efforts and dedication to the courses, but their comprehensive payment plans, as well as the job guarantee removed all anxieties regarding how successful of an investment this would be. I could then focus on the courses, and realised that the course is designed with ample time to work on the tasks. Even before finishing the courses, as a UX Design student, I noticed a huge increase in responses I was getting from employers. Tying it with my background, experiences, and skillsets made me a much more attractive candidate, and it's completely changed my life. Take their free course to see if this is something you're interested in studying, and make the investment in yourself. You honestly have nothing to lose.

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    I started the User Experience Designer course at CareerFoundry in February 2018, completed the course in October and got my first UX job in December. The course gave me the knowledge, experience and portfolio I needed to confidently apply for UX jobs. 

    I thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience with Careerfoundry, I chose the course as I needed a flexible part-time course to complete alongside my full-time job. The content and the structure of the course is excellent, broken down into manageable chunks to gain an in-depth knowledge of the UX process, the best part of the course is the support provided by the tutors, mentors and the course advisors. The course also provides support at every step of the job application process, I felt fully confident and ready when I started applying for jobs. 

    I would like to specifically mention my tutor Matt Kollat, my mentor Pia Klancar and my career specialist Richard Learthart for being three of the most supportive and inspirational people I’ve met.

    If you are considering a career change into the world of UX I highly recommend CareerFoundry.

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    I have a Bachelor in Communication Studies and English is still a big obstacle in my career. So when I realized that I can not become a journalist in my new residence country, I start looking around for other options.

    I did my research and I start thinking about programming and web development. I had no idea what is what and what do I have to do, so Google became my best friend for the first weeks.

    I started several free tutorials but without having someone to show me and a real path to follow, it was pretty hard to do it. This is how I decided to register for the Career Foundry Web Development course.

    I was amazed by the structure of the course: you have around 10 assignments for each unit. At the end of each assignment, your personal tutor is going to review your work and give his feedback. At the end of each unit, you will have a video feedback from your mentor, reviewing your entire work and suggesting you any improvements.

    In the beginning, it was hard as I knew nothing about web development but slowly-slowly, with a lot of work from my side and a lot of patience from my tutor and mentor, I went through the entire course in less than 6 months, meanwhile working a fulltime job.

    I knew nothing about websites, how are they made or how they work, but the course thought me everything: a bit of front-end, a bit of back-end and hocus-pocus: at the end of the course, I had an entire portfolio that I used at my interviews.

    At the end of the web development course, I had a job preparation course where I learned a lot of tips and tricks specific for this field but also practice for job interviews. My career advisor was amazing and she helped me to overtake my fears and to be confident with my new skills.

    Less than 6 months after I finished my course, I've got not one, but two job offers. One of which was an internship from a company where I was dreaming to work at, but with a year before I wasn't able to pass their coding interview. Now, not only that I got the internship, but at the end of the internship period (4 months) I received a permanent, full-time job offer from them.

    Web development is a competitive field and the learning never really stops. I am so proud of myself to say that I am a developer and I suggest to anyone who wants to change their career to follow their dreams and to start learning. Career Foundry is definitely a very good start and teaches you not only the basics but also some advanced techniques. Plus, you have their full-time support both for assignments and job preparation.

    So what are you waiting for?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Certified UX Design
    - 10/24/2018
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    Certified UX Design: As a career changer with a degree in Graphic Design, I am very happy to have taken this course to become a Certified UX Designer. I thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience with Careerfoundry.

    During the course, I designed a Task Management app, by conducting a case study to define users and pain points. I learned tools such as sketch (and others) from scratch and greatly enjoyed this learning process. At times the course was a test in perseverance, but the step by step approach to the material really helped me to stay on track, together with the advice from my very helpful and positive tutor and mentor. Both of them readily gave me feedback and support, whenever I needed it, material to read up on, work with or in order to understand certain concepts in more depth. It was a pleasure and an honour to work with both.

    Furthermore, it was valuable to have such an enthusiastic student community, that provides useful advice and support.

    Job Prep: This course I took after the completion of my UXD course and I can really recommend it.

    The course not only gives you valuable advice on writing the essential application material such as your CV and cover letter. It also helps you introspect on your transferable skills and the broader picture of a job-hunt process, as well as encouraging you to design a professional portfolio website. That way it structures your 'job-hunt phase', which is naturally not always easy. I continue to stick to the structure in this course throughout my current job search and have had several interviews already.

    I would like to add, that the calls with my career specialist were really valuable, as she gave me great advice, adding the perspective of an HR specialist. This experience I wouldn't normally have had the chance of gaining.

    Also, I would like to mention that all CF career specialists are very helpful (and continue to be, even after course completion) and always get back to me with advice and feedback on my interview material, great links and video sessions.

    In total, my experience with CF has been a very positive one. I took my UXD course from Jan-Aug 2018, Job Prep from August to September 2018. 

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    It is great enthusiasm that I recommend Danielle Sander as a Career Services Specialist for any Career Foundry course. I worked with Danielle for a few months while completing the Web Development course. I thoroughly enjoyed my time learning from her and valued her feedback and assistance throughout the course. She is dependable and hard-working. Beyond that, she is tactful in finding the right jobs for people upon completion of a course.

    Her knowledge and expertise surpassed my expectations; if it wasn’t for her, I would not have been placed in the job I love now. I feel challenged but confident in my current position.

    Without a doubt, I confidently recommend Danielle to be anyone’s mentor in this program and an aid in searching for the next move in a person’s career. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

     

    Sincerely, Kevin Meldau

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    I signed up for the CareerFoundry's course to become a UX professional after my bachelor degree. Now, I am almost done with my specialization 'UI for UX Designers' and will start my first job next week! :) I can really recommend CF for someone you want to deepen his/her skills as well as for career changer who start at zero.  
    The course is very well structured and since it is an online course you are completely free when and where to do it. You will have a mentor and tutor who prepare you with helpful feedback, answer any questions and discuss problems and solutions with you. You will have a project which you build step by step through the course. This practical orientation is the reason why I have chosen CF. In the end of your course, you will have a great portfolio which demonstrates your skills and is often required when applying for jobs. Moreover, you will be able to take a Job Preparation course for free which I can recommend as well. It helped me through the whole application process.

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    Changing careers is not easy and it would have been very hard if it wasn't for CareerFoundry's course. I did the Certified UX course and it actually took me forever to finish because of my job (12 months instead of 10) so it was great that they gave me a 2-month extension for free. The course is well structured and the platform is very easy to use. I'll suggest for you to talk to your mentor and do a project of your own instead of the projects suggested by CareerFoundry, because it will not only look better on your portfolio, but you will also enjoy the process a bit more. My tutor and my mentor were pretty good. ​

    Job preparation: I started looking for a job before I finished the course, and I landed my new job as a UX designer after a couple of months of seeking. In terms of the job preparation course, I think it's a good start but needs to be more way more tailored to the specific needs of UX designers i.e.: whiteboard challenge preparation, portfolio walkthroughs etc.

    Overall, I'm very happy with the course, I don't regret the investment. Speaking of, if you want to get a 5% discount (from 200€ to 500€ depending on the course) I have an ex-student discount code, just use this link to buy it: https://careerfoundry.com?referral=V7W58x0g

  • UI Design Course
    - 8/24/2018
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    I could not be happier with my time at Career Foundry. I have just finished my UI Design Course and I am currently  finishing up my job preparation course. It took me longer than 6 months to complete my course but thankfully they offer 2 free extensions. It was a lot of work completing the course while working full-time but totally worth it! I would definitely recommend this course to anyone trying to change careers or looking to advance their knowledge of UI design. The reading material and tools were extremely helpful. I still use them for reference. 

    I really lucked out with my tutor and mentor. They were very responsive (would usually get back to me within a day). My mentor sent me helpful feedback for each one of my projects and also helped me out with any questions I had about future employment. My tutor always sent great notes on my achievements and provided additional helpful resources. 

    Although I'm not finished, the job prep course has been very helpful as well. I am looking forward to applying for jobs and starting my new career in UI design! Hoping I land a job in the near future!

  • Best Investment
    - 7/26/2018
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    I want to start by thanking CareerFoundry for helping improve my career and putting me on the first step in my new path, all ready and equipped with an impressive portfolio and new skills set.

    I took the best decision when I enrolled in this program and made the best investment.

    The course provided the essential information that I need, to understand deeply the user experience and user interface differences, process, research, best practices, designing, handing off files, and much more.

    I appreciate all the help and guidance that I got from my tutor Francis and my mentor Dana. They were there for all the questions and issues I had and provided constructive feedback and critique that pushed me to give more and polish my work when I thought I am done with a task and I can't improve it.

    The CareerFoundry team was very supportive throughout this journey, the advisors were helpful and provided assistance whenever I had a question regarding the course.

    I recommend CareerFoundry to anyone who wants to improve or change his career. The well structured courses put us on the right path and arm us with outstanding set of skills and get us ready for our next journey.

    You can check the apps I worked on at hibasultan.myportfolio.com

    Thank you so much again!

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