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CareerFoundry

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CareerFoundry

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CareerFoundry is an online bootcamp that offers flexibly paced programs for career changers in web development, UX design, UI design, and data analytics. 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 and tutors through their dual mentorship model, training students to become job-ready in four to 12 month or their money back.

All programs cover the in-demand job skills required as well as real-world tools employed by professionals in the field. The 7-month Web Development Program explores HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API building, server-side development, test-driven development, progressive web apps, native app development, and more and covers how and when to use industry-standard tools including Atom, GitHub, Node, React, Angular, Vue, and Bootstrap and more. The 10-month UX Design Course explores the entire UX design process including ​user​ ​research​ ​and​ ​testing,​ ​rapid​ ​prototyping,​ ​iterative design,​ ​interaction​ ​design,​ ​responsive​ ​design,​ ​and visual​ ​design​, and covers the tools ​​Balsamiq,​ ​Sketch, Figma, ​InVision and more. The 6-month UI Design Program explores responsive design, visual design principles, designing for different platforms, wireframing, mockups, prototyping, testing, and UX design. It covers the tools Sketch, Adobe XD, InVision, Balsamiq, Figma and more. The 9-month Data Analytics Program explores statistical analysis and testing, data visualisation, data querying, predictive analysis and covers the programming language Python and tools Excel, TableauTableu, PostgreSQL and more.
 

All students will graduate with projects they can show to potential employers to ensure they land their first job. Web development students will create a simple portfolio website and a variety of apps, including a native app as well as a NoSQL database-driven React app complete with its own API. UX Design students work on three complete apps for their portfolio, choosing from various project options. UI Design students build a marketable portfolio that includes the UI for eight projects. Data analytics students work on six projects, covering designing and producing visualizations, dashboards, reports, presentations, and more.

Students have access to a dedicated Career Specialist who provides tailored coaching for job hunting and interviewing. Graduates of the program who do not land a job within six months of graduating are eligible for a full refund.

No previous experience is required 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 by connecting with an advisor who can talk through their options. Students will need to pay a deposit to secure their place, then complete the required pre-work before the program commences.

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  • Data Analytics Program

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    Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL, Python
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week32 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program, you'll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a data analyst—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two data professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into three parts: Intro to Data Analytics, Data Immersion, and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in data analytics with a professional portfolio with real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified data analyst.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for tuition plans and pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to learn about scholarships offered.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Frontend Development for Designers Course

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    HTML, CSS, Front End
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    This course covers the most important frontend development skills in a no-nonsense, streamlined approach and ​will​ ​walk​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​development​ ​process​ ​for​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​simple​ ​yet​ ​functional portfolio​ ​site​ ​to​ ​showcase​ ​your​ ​creative​ ​work.​ By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​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. We’ll pair you with a web development professional to support, advise, and give individualized feedback and mentoring from day one. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *This course is appropriate for qualified designers, or can be selected as a third-module specialization of our UX or UI Design Programs.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have basic UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Data Analytics Course

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    Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this course, you’ll learn everything you need to gain a solid understanding of key data analysis skills, processes, and principles. 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. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two data professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the course. 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. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level, and how to use and analyze data to make better decisions. *The Intro to Data Course constitutes the first module of the full Data Analytics Program. You can choose to continue to the full program on completion of the course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to UX Design Course

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this course, you’ll learn about every phase of the UX design process, gain an understanding of the industry as a whole, and discover how UXers think. It’s the perfect solution for those brand-new to the subject and a great way to see whether UX design is the right career for you. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two UX design professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the course. 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. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level, and how to use UX design to make better decisions. *The Intro to UX Design Course constitutes the first module of the full UX Design Program. You can choose to continue to the full program on completion of the Intro to UX Design course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI Design Program

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    HTML, JavaScript, Design, Mobile, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week36 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program, you’ll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a UI designer—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two UI professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into four parts: Intro to UI Design, UI Immersion, your choice of one specialization (Frontend Development for Designers, or Voice User Interface Design), and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in UI Design with specialized knowledge and a professional portfolio with real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified UI designer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via Skills Fund
    Tuition PlansContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for tuition plans and pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    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 Course

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Built in collaboration with design leader, InVision, this fast-track course ​takes​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​the​ ​user​ ​interface​ ​of​ ​a​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​from scratch to include in your design portfolio.​ By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ you’ll have mastered​ ​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! We’ll pair you with a UI professional to support, advise, and give individualized feedback and mentoring from day one. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *This course is appropriate for qualified designers, or can be selected as a third-module specialization of our UX Design Program.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must basic have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UX Design Program

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    HTML, JavaScript, Design, User Experience Design, Front End
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week43 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program you’ll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a UX designer—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two UX professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into four parts: Intro to UX Design, UX Immersion, your choice of one specialization (User Interface Design for UX Designers, Frontend Development for Designers, or Voice User Interface Design), and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in UX with specialized knowledge and a professional portfolio of real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified UX designer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via Skills Fund
    Tuition Plans10 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Voice User Interface Design Course

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Built in collaboration with the pioneer in voice design, Amazon Alexa, our comprehensive course in Voice User Interface Design 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.​ We’ll pair you with a VUI professional to support, advise, and give individualized feedback and mentoring from day one. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *This course is appropriate for qualified designers, or can be selected as a third-module specialization of our UX or UI Design Programs.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have basic UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Web Development Program

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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/week28 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program, you’ll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a web developer—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two web development professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into three four parts: Intro to Frontend Development, Full-Stack Immersion, and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in web development with specialized knowledge and a professional portfolio with real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified web developer.
    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 / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    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 Program (Online)
    • Web Development Program (Online)
    • UI Design Program (Online)
  • Great course!
    - 2/27/2020
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    Amanda • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    My experience with career foundry has been great! One reason I  decided to take the UX design course with them is because of the good communication and extra help from mentors. There's also a strong sense of community. 
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    Elizabeth Pace • Ux Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    The course was informative and helpful overall. I did find it overpriced for what it is, and expected a more in-depth learning experience. A big downside to me was not having any idea about how other students were doing and therefore not being able to ‘chart’ my learning in comparison to peers. Likewise, the tutor’s feedback on my work had no score so I never really found out how good I was doing and how much better it could be. Each tutor has their own opinions as well, so obviously to get tasks approved it has to meet their standards or expectations, and not necessarily those which are universal. Coming from no background in design though, I did learn a lot. Of course, further research is required if you want to learn in more depth. Lesson tasks are not repeated (you do it once and are expected to learn it) and there doesn’t seem to be much of a flow between one lesson and the next. The last two achievements of the Immersion course felt random and didn’t connect to each other properly, and the lessons themselves weren’t thorough. I felt like some lessons in the Immersion course were wasted on irrelevant content, some could have been more properly explained, and others could have been combined to one lesson instead of two or three. Each exercise does show three examples of other students’ work for that lesson, which is a good guide if you didn’t really understand firsthand what is expected. Starting my first job soon, I don’t feel confident enough in my knowledge, especially since I won’t be working within a UX team but rather alone and am going to have to figure a lot out for myself. It was hard for me to find friends or students to keep in touch with from the slack channels, because everyone seems to keep to themselves and has not much interest in maintaining friendships or acquaintances. The slack career channels are a bit discouraging and all the channels in general are heavily monitored by the school admin, which in my opinion discourages communication between students. Of course, doing the course was useful to me. I finished it 3 weeks earlier than planned, and also got a job within two and a half weeks after graduating which is a very short time. I also got a big jump in salary from what I was earning in my previous line of work. The field is much more competitive and hard to get into than is first advertised by the school though, which comes as a big shock when you are knee deep in the course versus when you begin and have a lot of high hopes. The course does what it says but beware. A lot of the job postings are looking for people with a background in tech, design or psychology. None of which I have! They also take preference with those who have some kind of degree in those areas. It’s a highly competitive field and finding a job is no easy task.
    Response From: Madina of CareerFoundry
    Title: Course Advisor
    Monday, Feb 24 2020

    Hi Elizabeth,

    thank you for sharing your thoughts!

    We are sorry that your experience did not completely match your expectations. 

    We also want to thank you for giving us a chance to make things right.
    We've taken your thoughts to heart and your feedback will be passed to our dedicated teams, as we also learn from our students.

    If you have further concerns or questions, please contact us at:
    feedback@careerfoundry.com

    Best regards,
    Your CareerFoundry Team
  • So far so good
    - 2/6/2020
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    Savanna Ducharm • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I am currently enrolled in the UX Fundamentals course and am just about to finish it up. It's been a great learning experience so far with great support from my tutor and mentor. I'm really looking forward to taking more courses through CF. 
  • Worth it!
    - 2/5/2020
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    Tamara Stampone • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I've been taking UX and UI courses with Careerfoundry for about a year now and I HIGHLY recommend it!. The curriculum is great, they cover a lot of ground and it is truly an immersive experience. It can get easy to get side tracked, so make sure you figure out a schedule as there are no due dates for course work but there is a time period which they expect you to complete the course in. The instructors were very helpful and gave me a lot of resources. I enjoy speaking to my mentors via skype and getting feedback for my portfolio and such. Worth it!! 
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    I am just finishing the UX Fundamentals Course. So far I like it very much. First I had some doubts because it is an online course and I have been prejudice but the learning system is great and I have already moved forward a lot! I also have a nice Tutor and Mentor! I would definitely recommend CF to all!
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    I am halfway through the UX design course and have to say that I've learnt so much about the industry and most importantly about myself. The course is very well structured and students are given all the support they need by tutors and mentors. I would recommend career foundry in a heartbeat.
  • career foundry
    - 12/19/2019
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    Hello,

    I'am halfway the  course and I think that the course is really good.Everday i learn something interesting.

  • Solid online course
    - 12/19/2019
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    6 months ago, I was lost in my previous job experience and was looking for a change. I discovered UX Design and the CareerFoundry course that I managed to complete. In only 4 months, I have learn so much from both theory to practical skills. This course is super strong manly due to the great content it provides. But especially thanks to this learning by doing approach link with the relationship with a mentor and a tutor. Many thanks, I am really proud of this achievement and look forward my future career in the ux world. 

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    I have finished the UX Immersion course and want to share with you about the experience. I have only heard about UX design about a year ago, by accident. When I started the course I was totally clueless about design, technology or business. I guess I just needed to learn something new as even if my work was very rewarding I was feeling kind of stuck and without growing a lot. Anyway, I am so happy I enrolled for the course. It was difficult I must say, I was always googling new words and everything was so new and hard to integrate with my previous knowledge, probably because I had no previous knowledge on the subject. However, the course has a great structure, offers basic information but also links to more advanced knowledge if you want to dig deeper. The tasks are also very much hands-on - which is the best way of learning - through doing. My tutor and mentor were incredibly supportive along the way and sort of feeling sad upon completion that there is not going to be a weekly email exchange for too long now. I will miss it. The slack community is also so great and diverse. People from all over the world and from different work backgrounds discuss there so openly and friendly. Even alumni still hang around to offer support and guidance to current students or just participate in conversations - I really liked that. I think CF very much has a "family" feeling. The only thing I have struggled with was to respect the timeframes they advised. It always took me longer, maybe twice or three times longer if not even more. However, don't say I've said it, but I even got 2 free months extension to help me finish the curse in time. ;) Shhh...! (I don't really know how this works but it was great for me as a young mum on a support worker's wage) Please get in touch if you want to know any more details. I will be happy to share. You can find me on Twitter @andreea_nesu . Best to all! 

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    I'm just over half way through the UX Design course and I am thoroughly enjoying my experience. The coursework is a great combination of readings and practical assignments, which I find very conducive to learning, and it is so rewarding to see my portfolio coming together. CareerFoundry did a great job of pairing me with a tutor and mentor that work well for me and keep me motivated and on track. The coursework is a lot but I'm learning so much - and the course is flexible enough that I'm set to graduate ahead of schedule!

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    Karen Royse • Graphic Designed turned UX Designer • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I am currently halfway through the UX Designer program, and it's been very intense, and sometimes a little hard, but after each assignment in the Achievements, I feel like I'm building upon my knowledge. Then when I finish a whole Achievement, I'm shocked when I'm pulling together my portfolio for that Achievement by what I've accomplished.

    I am just starting the Job Preparation course and that's been quite an eye opener in regards to learning how to organize my time with goals, create strategies for motivation, and even ways to stay positive while going through this career change. And that's above and beyond building my portfolio, writing my resume, learning how to articulate how to interview for UX Design positions with confidence, and even target employers and apply for positions I'm interested in.

    My Tutor has been amazing at guiding me through each Achievement. Sometimes, I need to make corrections to an assignment, whether it's missing something or just needs tweaking. I'm given a clear direction on what I need to do. In the same regards with assignments that come back approved, she still gives me resources to further my knowledge.

    I have only spoke with my Mentor once online, but she reviews my portfolio that I build at the end of each Achievement, and gives me amazing feedback. My Job Prep Career Specialist is guiding me through the whole process to prepare myself for this new career. I'm looking forward to working with her for mock interviews and having her teach me how to interview to GET that job I want.

    I look forward to applying my user-centered approach, creativity and detail-oriented work ethic to make digital products easier and more intuitive to use, and I have CareerFoundry to thank for this. If you're looking into a career change, whether it's UX Design, UI Design, or Web Development, I can tell you with great confidence, you can't go wrong going through this program with Career Foundry!

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    I really enjoyed the course and the material. I thought it the UI course was very well structured giving you a good understanding of how everything is connected. The course also includes your basic UX as you will always come across that. 

    I did the course fulltime in 4 months which is a good amount of time but it is still a tightly run ship. I worked as a designer beforehand so it was not all new stuff but I believe some prior experience is very helpful for the UI course. 

    Something that is also very helpful is the online community which you stay part of afterwards. So there are plenty possibilities to ask questions or get support which is a lifesaver when changing jobs.

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