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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)
  • Joshua Alan Zermeno  User Photo
    Joshua Alan Zermeno • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I'm the kind of person that needs structure and deadlines to get my self into gear. Carreer Foundry was a great platform for me to learn UX Design and I don't think I would have stayed focused trying to learn on my own. The Course material is extremely informative and the project based learning helps build your portfolio. The Mentors and Tutors are very helpful in guiding you on the right track to getting your design skills where they need to be.
  • Future Learning
    - 9/12/2019
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    Josi • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I have just started with my student career, but am already impressed by the care they give you as a student. A big community of students from all over the world to help each other! Great!

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    AtI'm currently enrolled in the UI Design course at CareerFoundry, and I'm almost halfway through. So far, it's been a very positive experience. Student advisors, tutors, mentors and fellow students respect each other and are very supportive and helpful. The lessons are interesting and suitable for people with or without previous knowledge or experience in, for example, graphic design. Instructions for tasks are clear and there is a step by step increase of complexity as the course continues. Fast feedback from my tutor and mentor lets me work on the course at my very own pace. There is only one real deadline, and that's the 6 month mark. By then, you have to be finished with every task and achievement. If you fail to do so, you can buy an extension to get more time. So it's really all about discipline and keeping yourself motivated.

    At first, it looks like quite an investment. And it sure is! I thought about starting the course for a few weeks, before I finally made the decision to go for it. You invest in your future and skill set, so in contrast to going shopping and satisfying materialistic needs, you don't immediately get something in return. You'll have to be patient and willing to learn, and then, I'm sure, it'll pay off when you start a new and exciting career.

  • Good Program!
    - 9/12/2019
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    Ellen Sturm • Designer • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    The Careerfoundry Programm is a good start into the world of UX! I really enjoy this course and that it offers the lectures in small chunks, while the work comes in small, doable tasks, but leads in the end to a good prototype that you can showcase in your portfolio. A lot of additional links are offered for more in depth reading and you'll have access to your course even when it finished, so it's always possible to come back and reread stuff. The mentors and tutors you get are super awesome, I have a very good connection with mine and they give valuable feedback on my work. The shared slack channel and the community are awesome! 

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    Carlos Fontes • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    This school understand the upcoming professions and allows anyone to swap careers with their well designed programs. I am taking the UX design certification with no background in design at all and learning from zero, I will be soon ready to join the workforce of this incredible and on the rise career. I highly recommend CareerFoundry.
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    As a current student, I am halfway through my UX design course and have already learned so much. The way CareerFoundry structures the courses and breaks everything down into bite-sized tasks really helps me plan my week while maintaining my fulltime job. I just started the bonus job preparation course and I am already excited about the self-evaluation and portfolio help I will receive from professionals around the world. I am looking forward to the next half of the course load and what a future in UX hold for me and my family. - Plus I am having so much fun creating my first app!

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    I have been learning a lot and really enjoying the course. The tutor and montor are very helpful and they give me good advice. It is really helpful to be able to talk to my mentor on Skype every week. I can ask her questions about my career, portfolio and so on. Also, it is great to have flexible hours to work on my projects.

  • UX course
    - 9/8/2019
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    What I like is how the course is built up, starting with the intro course and getting to know the overall process early on plus having an idea of what to expect later on with the immersion course. 

    I was also pleased to see that there was a short section about design strategy, I understand this itself is a whole lesson but it was good to have an introduction to this. 

    I noticed I did not use the right side menu options with mail, and help that much later on in the lesson, but asked all my help through Slack community, I would rather have quick access or an index to other lessons there.

    Thank you to my tutor Thea who shared a lot of extra links with every assignment and my mentor Javier with all his knowledge and examples of real-life work and Emir for helping me to prepare for a job his knowledge and help was more than helpful. 

    I would suggest this course to everyone interested in learning UX as it gives a good overview of the field and you finish by building your real-life project. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Response From: Madina of CareerFoundry
    Title: Course Specialist
    Friday, Sep 27 2019
    Hi Casey,

    Thank you for sharing your feedback.

    We are sorry that your experience did not match your expectations, and we are always open to feedback in order to improve the product we offer. We would very much like the opportunity to investigate your case further, as the points that you have cited are extremely uncommon for the vast majority of our students.

    Please contact us at feedback@careerfoundry.com. We would like to use this opportunity to get a deeper insight into the curriculum modules you struggled with. Our programs are improved based on student's feedback. Your input will be very appreciated.

    As for the real project work, our tasks are created based on the industry requirements. Your Mentor also provides you with a detailed guidance coming from his knowledge of the field. There are very few bootcamps offering a collaboration with real clients. Generally, e-learning platforms aim to recreate real-life challenges in their curriculum. As mentioned earlier, please let us know what exactly didn't work for you here, so we could check.

    We look forward to hearing from you and addressing the points raised.

    Best regards,

    Your CareerFoundry Team
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    I'm new to Graphic design and two months into the UI course. These are my key take aways.

    1. Your progress and time remaining is tracked together helping you judge you're workload. 

    2. The curriculum is paced very well introducing theory and technical concepts in a good order. 

    3. The human element of Career Foundry is unmatched. You always have access to your tutor, mentor, and career advisors. Your advisors will check in from time to time, and are so quick to answer your questions.

    4. I'm a new parent and my career advisors linked me to a Parent focused Slack Channel they provide. The community has been very helpful. Make sure to utilize the slack channel!

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

    Response From: Madina of CareerFoundry
    Title: Course Specialist
    Friday, Sep 27 2019
    Dear James,

    We are sorry to hear that your experience with the career coaching did not match your expectations.

    The vast majority of our students are able to land roles in UX design based on their portfolio work which demonstrates the skills they bring to the table. We’re more than happy to continue supporting you in your job search.

    If you’d like that, please contact us at feedback@careerfoundry.com

    Best regards,
    Your CareerFoundry Team

Thanks!