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CareerFoundry

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CareerFoundry

Avg Rating:4.54 ( 354 reviews )

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

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

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

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  • Data Analytics

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

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    HTML, CSS, Front End
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Ideal for those who are already designers, this​ ​course​ ​will​ ​walk​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​development​ ​process​ ​for​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​simple​ ​yet​ ​functional portfolio​ ​site​ ​to​ ​showcase​ ​your​ ​creative​ ​work.​ ​Staying​ ​true​ ​to​ ​your​ ​design​ ​roots,​ ​you’ll​ ​begin​ ​the​ ​course​ ​by thoroughly​ ​reviewing​ ​your​ ​previous​ ​work​ ​and​ ​selecting​ ​pieces​ ​to​ ​be​ ​included​ ​in​ ​your​ ​portfolio.​ ​After​ ​that, it’s​ ​time​ ​to​ ​throw​ ​on​ ​your​ ​(new)​ ​developer​ ​hat!​ ​You’ll​ ​first​ ​begin​ ​learning​ ​about​ ​frontend​ ​development through​ ​web​ ​inspection​ ​and​ ​basic​ ​HTML,​ ​before​ ​gradually​ ​working​ ​your​ ​way​ ​through​ ​CSS​ ​stylesheets, responsive​ ​CSS,​ ​JavaScript​ ​plugins,​ ​testing​ ​and​ ​debugging,​ ​and,​ ​finally,​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​presentation​ ​to​ ​show off​ ​your​ ​hard​ ​work. By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​you’ll​ ​have​ ​gained​ ​hands-on​ ​knowledge​ ​on​ ​how​ ​to​ ​build​ ​a​ ​website​ ​from​ ​scratch. You’ll​ ​not​ ​only​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​code​ ​with​ ​HTML​ ​and​ ​CSS,​ ​but​ ​how​ ​to​ ​debug​ ​and​ ​use​ ​JavaScript​ ​to​ ​add interactivity​ ​to​ ​a​ ​website,​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​Perhaps​ ​most​ ​importantly,​ ​you’ll​ ​also​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​the​ ​language​ ​of “code,”​ ​endowing​ ​you​ ​with​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​communicate​ ​any​ ​technical​ ​issues​ ​you​ ​notice​ ​within​ ​the​ ​designs of​ ​a​ ​website​ ​or​ ​application.​ ​This​ ​will​ ​enable​ ​you​ ​to​ ​effectively​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​developers​ ​and​ ​coordinate cross-team​ ​projects​ ​throughout​ ​your​ ​career—an​ ​essential​ ​part​ ​of​ ​any​ ​design​ ​role. The​ ​course​ ​is​ ​divided​ ​into​ ​two​ ​Achievements​ ​and​ ​contains​ ​a​ ​total​ ​of​ ​14​ ​Exercises.​ ​At​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​each Exercise,​ ​you’ll​ ​complete​ ​a​ ​Task​ ​to​ ​immediately​ ​apply​ ​what​ ​you’ve​ ​learned​ ​to​ ​your​ ​course​ ​project.​
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Full Stack Web Development

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    AngularJS, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End, Scrum, MVC, Agile, REST, SQL
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week30 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$5,500
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    CareerFoundry runs one of the world’s leading Web Development programs. With the mission to help people transform their careers and lives, we’re driving digital innovation through world-class courses, personal mentoring and an unrivalled graduate network. In fact, we’re so confident that our students will have the skills, portfolio and mindset to land the right role within 6 months of graduation that we refund 100% of your tuition if you don’t. We’ve built a course that has everything you need to get a job as a Full-Stack JavaScript Web Developer. From creating a simple portfolio website to coding an entire NoSQL database-driven React app complete with its own API, you’ll come out with everything you need to get your new career off and running. Work with descriptive languages such as HTML5 and CSS3 before diving straight into frontend and backend languages, tools, and frameworks such as JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, MongoDB, React, Angular, and Vue.js, among others. Along the way, you’ll build a wide variety of apps, including a native app, to showcase your new skills, all while learning how to implement essential development approaches such as test-driven development and functional programming. As a student on our Web Developer course, you’ll have TWO dedicated people guiding you towards success. You get a tutor to help with exercises and answer your day-to-day questions and a senior mentor who works you through exactly what you need to do to impress employers and get a job you love. To ensure this we’ve purpose-built a Career Change ‘Achievement’, providing a step-by-step process that first gets your profile polished and then puts it in front of the right people. We’ve also opened up the CareerFoundry library so that our students get lifetime access to all materials for ALL our courses, and we’ve built beautiful new communication features for you to ask for help from your mentors and collaborate with other students.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via SkillsFund
    Tuition Plans7 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic Computer Knowledge
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Data Analytics

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

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

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

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    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Ideal for those who are already designers, this​ ​course​ ​takes​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​the​ ​user​ ​interface​ ​of​ ​a​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​from scratch.​ ​Students ​begin​ ​by​ ​sketching​ ​user​ ​flows​ ​and​ ​paper​ ​prototypes​ ​for their​ ​selected​ ​project​.​ ​From​ ​there,​ ​you’ll​ ​explore​ ​grids,​ ​visual​ ​hierarchy,​ ​and​ ​UI​ ​design patterns,​ ​setting​ ​up​ ​your​ ​screens​ ​for​ ​the​ ​beautiful​ ​layers​ ​of​ ​UI​ ​you’ll​ ​be​ ​adding.​ ​Following​ ​in-depth Exercises​ ​in​ ​each​ ​of​ ​these​ ​areas,​ ​your​ ​typography,​ ​colour,​ ​imagery,​ ​and​ ​custom​ ​icons​ ​will​ ​add​ ​personality and​ ​a​ ​unique,​ ​professional​ ​feel​ ​to​ ​your​ ​app.​ ​With​ ​the​ ​visual​ ​design​ ​complete,​ ​the​ ​next​ ​step​ ​is​ ​a​ ​crash course​ ​in​ ​interaction​ ​design,​ ​after​ ​which​ ​you’ll​ ​have​ ​a​ ​go​ ​at​ ​animating​ ​a​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​your​ ​UI. With​ ​the​ ​mobile​ ​UI​ ​mocked​ ​up​ ​and​ ​polished,​ ​it’s​ ​then​ ​time​ ​to​ ​revisit​ ​responsive​ ​design​ ​and​ ​adapt​ ​your​ ​UI for​ ​brand​ ​new​ ​breakpoints.​ ​Once​ ​finished,​ ​you’ll​ ​frame​ ​your​ ​finalized​ ​UI​ ​in​ ​professional​ ​presentation mockups​ ​to​ ​wow​ ​clients​ ​and​ ​employers​ ​alike,​ ​and​ ​take​ ​a​ ​detailed​ ​look​ ​at​ ​the​ ​hand-off​ ​process​ ​to​ ​ensure you​ ​meet​ ​the​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​the​ ​rest​ ​of​ ​your​ ​project​ ​team. By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​students will​ ​master​ ​the​ ​theory​ ​behind​ ​beautiful​ ​UI​ ​design,​ ​and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​hands-on, technical​ ​skills​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​apply​ ​it​ ​to​ ​your​ ​own​ ​projects.​ ​With​ ​your​ ​combined​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​UX​ ​and​ ​UI, you’ll​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​please​ ​and​ ​effectively​ ​communicate​ ​to​ ​your​ ​users​ ​through​ ​every​ ​screen​ ​you​ ​design, and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​polished​ ​UI​ ​for​ ​a​ ​fully​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​to​ ​prove​ ​it!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UX Design

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week43 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    If you want to build a career as a UX designer, this is for you. Over the course of ten months, you’ll learn everything you need to know to break into the industry. Created by leading UX designers from tech giants including Apple and Hewlett-Packard, and structured by course designers from Harvard and Berkeley, we’re here to give you the very best learning experience there is. Beginning with UX Fundamentals, through to complete end-to-end design, we’ll fully immerse you in the industry as well as cover each area of specialization you’ll need to know as a working UX designer. At the end of the course you’ll have an impressive, personalized portfolio ready to show potential employers, giving you the confidence to ace any interview as a Certified UX Designer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via SkillsFund
    Tuition Plans10 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSuitable for beginners or students with basic knowledge of UX.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Voice Design for Designers

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    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Ideal for those who are already designers, this​ ​course​ ​walks​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​for​ ​voice​ ​user​ ​interfaces​ ​and​ ​shows​ ​you​ ​where and​ ​how​ ​it​ ​differs​ ​from​ ​designing​ ​for​ ​visual​ ​interfaces.​ ​You’ll​ ​use​ ​what​ ​you​ ​already​ ​know​ ​about​ ​topics​ ​like creating​ ​user​ ​personas,​ ​prototyping,​ ​and​ ​usability​ ​testing​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​three​ ​skills​ ​for​ ​Amazon’s​ ​Alexa​ ​voice assistant.​ ​Skills​ ​in​ ​this​ ​context​ ​are​ ​essentially​ ​applications​ ​that​ ​users​ ​can​ ​interact​ ​with​ ​using​ ​their​ ​voice. Starting​ ​with​ ​why​ ​voice​ ​is​ ​so​ ​exciting​ ​and​ ​psychologically​ ​appealing​ ​to​ ​people,​ ​the​ ​course​ ​will​ ​take​ ​you through​ ​unique​ ​use​ ​cases​ ​for​ ​voice,​ ​discuss​ ​the​ ​differences​ ​in​ ​creating​ ​personas​ ​for​ ​voice,​ ​show​ ​you​ ​how to​ ​use​ ​Amazon’s​ ​skill​ ​builder​ ​interface,​ ​and​ ​help​ ​you​ ​get​ ​your​ ​first​ ​skill​ ​out​ ​into​ ​the​ ​world. Next,​ ​you’ll​ ​create​ ​in-depth​ ​designs​ ​for​ ​a​ ​second​ ​skill,​ ​beginning​ ​with​ ​user​ ​stories​ ​and​ ​moving​ ​through sample​ ​dialogs,​ ​user​ ​flows,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​complete​ ​script​ ​for​ ​your​ ​skill.​ ​You’ll​ ​run​ ​usability​ ​tests​ ​with​ ​your​ ​newly designed​ ​skill,​ ​iterate​ ​on​ ​it,​ ​and​ ​add​ ​it​ ​to​ ​your​ ​growing​ ​voice​ ​portfolio.​ ​Then,​ ​you’ll​ ​dig​ ​into​ ​some​ ​additional considerations​ ​for​ ​voice,​ ​including​ ​when​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​combine​ ​voice​ ​capabilities​ ​with​ ​visual​ ​interfaces,​ ​how to​ ​address​ ​accessibility​ ​issues​ ​with​ ​voice,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​voice​ ​transactions​ ​are​ ​carried​ ​out​ ​with safety​ ​in​ ​mind.​ ​You’ll​ ​design​ ​a​ ​third,​ ​multimodal​ ​skill​ ​that​ ​uses​ ​Alexa’s​ ​skill​ ​cards​ ​to​ ​combine​ ​graphic​ ​and voice​ ​considerations. The​ ​course​ ​is​ ​divided​ ​into​ ​two​ ​Achievements​ ​and​ ​contains​ ​a​ ​total​ ​of​ ​17​ ​Exercises.​ ​At​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​each Exercise,​ ​you’ll​ ​complete​ ​a​ ​Task​ ​to​ ​immediately​ ​apply​ ​what​ ​you’ve​ ​learned​ ​to​ ​a​ ​deliverable​ ​related​ ​to​ ​the design​ ​process​ ​for​ ​your​ ​Alexa​ ​skills.​ ​
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo

1 Scholarship

  • $500 CareerFoundry Scholarship

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

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

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

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  • Shawna  User Photo
    Shawna • Director of Experience • Student Verified via LinkedIn
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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.

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  • 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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    Polar Notion Atlanta, GA

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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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    I completed web development course on careerfoundry. The course is well structured, gives you road map into future studies and opens the gateway into understanding other frameworks and technologies you might need on the job..THe career specialists are great, wonderful tutors, mentors and most of all a great community to ask help from. You never feel alone on the course and everything is self paced. I recommend it for starters.

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    Pros: Course and teachers are good. The website is very user-friendly. By the completion of the course (if you are already an intermediate developer) you feel that you can develop a simple application and can control many important parameters related to frontend and backend and this make you happy like adding a plugin and modifying website by modern tools. Career advisor helps you in preparing your CV, LinkedIn, and other social profiles. They really help with job applications and interviews. students learn a lot about polishing resumes and importance of social contacts. job preparation exercises are excellent. 
    Cons: This course is not for beginners. Job guarantee is a trap. They have not mentioned the term and conditions for the refund on the Job Guarantee page. ( https://careerfoundry.com/en/job-guarantee ) rather this is mentioned somewhere on the website. ( Please read paragraph 15 https://admin.careerfoundry.com/en/terms ) 
    This course does not prepare you for the job market as a developer with PROGRAMMING skills. In the job market, most of the companies are looking for a candidate with sound programming skills(even for junior). You can develop web apps without being a programmer by watching Udemy courses. but in the real world, the demand is opposite because the companies are looking for more of a programmer type candidate with the knowledge of developing tools. Its like (70% programming and 30 % other tools) In my humble opinion, an average student cannot learn all skills required for a job in six months (programming and developing tools). Hence Job guarantee and the course do not meet the reality. 
    1. The course does not show the ability to prepare students for programming skill with tutor assisted exercise. 
    2. Terms and condition should be mentioned properly without moral corruption.

    Response From: Edward of CareerFoundry
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    Monday, Jul 02 2018
    Hi Tahir,

    While we regret you were unable to find a job after completing the course, our Terms and Conditions require students to complete the Job Prep course after graduating, as well as to work closely with their Career Specialist to ensure their job search remains on track.  Not only did you not complete the Job Prep course, but you did not reach out for assistance on your job search during your 6 month job guarantee period.

    That said, we are committed to finding employment for our graduates and are more than happy to continue working with you in order to achieve this. Our Career Services Team has reached out to you to this end.

    Kind regards,

    Edward
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    I came across Careerfoundry through another colleague who was also about to enroll in the course. The website really spoke to me - I was feeling stuck at my job and had no sense of where I should go. I decided to speak to  CF's Career Advisor (Sam), who helped me to set aside my anxieties / fears of changing a career. I am so so glad I made this decision. I signed up for the UX certified course (June 2017), completed the immersion course early (Feb 2017), and spent 2 months prepping my UX portfolio and interviews. I applied to a total of 15 jobs, got 7 call backs and 2 offers. It really was a dream come true for me. 

    Careerfoundry is an amazing platform to help you go through this transition - learn new skills and get into the exciting field of UX. I know CF foundry tries very hard to offer the best support and have the best mentors from the industry but it doesn't always happen in real life. My UX course mentor and tutor were both incredibly amazing. Always reachable, helpful and got back to any of my inquiries really fast. However, my experience with my UI specialization course was the complete opposite. The mentor was not very engaged with the course, didn't offer much feedback (ex. your design is perfect, on to the next) and also wouldn't read my comments properly). Though I had unlimted Skype call with him, I really didn't see much point in calling him, as he really wasn't helpful at all. This is why i only gave a 4 star under "instructors". 

    Careerfoundry would be the perfect platform for you if you are looking into changing your career and start working as a UX designer. As long as you are motivated and wiilling to dedicate the time and hard work, it's going to pay off. I was working 40 hours a week while studying UX on the side so it was extremely tough but i am glad it's all worth it in the end. 

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    I started learning web development course on Nov 15, 2017 and graduated on Mar 27, 2018. I found a job at GTA area on Apr 19, 2018. It's not web developer, but network administrator.

     

    The course is well designed and I think I'm a qualified junior web developer after completing the course. However, it's still not easy to find a job by just completing the boot camp. Most jobs require degrees or years of experience. The only opportunity is small start-up companies with low salary, but you cannot expect too much as a rookie. Right?

     

    Career foundry helps me in multiple aspects.

     

    1. Job guarantee reduces my anxiety which is the biggest headache for me. 

     

    2. The community of mentor, tutor, career coach and other alumni makes me feel that I’m not working alone.

    3. Although my job is network administrator, my skills in web development helps me to win the job.

    (1) In order to configure the Linux environment to run Ruby on Rails, I learned linux system and I was experienced with virtual machine, SSH connection etc., which is useful for a network administrator

    (2) Interviewer asked me some details of my web development skills. Basically my web development skill let them believe that I’m a fast learner and I understand how to make different software work together. 

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    I wanted to change careers from graphic design to UX design. I joined CareerFoundry and loved my experience with them. I was paired with a great mentor. He was very helpful, understanding, patient, and empathetic. He helped me learn the ins and outs of UX and prepare and practice for the interviews. They have a great team of career specialists too who help you with the interviews and give you tips on your job search.

     Almost a month after graduation, I got my first UX job in a well known company. Career Foundry makes learning UX fun and you get to work on two portfolio pieces during the course. 

    Response From: Edward of CareerFoundry
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    Thursday, May 17 2018
    Hi Priyanka, thank you for your review. It was great to have you on the course, and truly fantastic that you've landed your first UX job already – well deserved! All the team wish you all the best for the future. Stay in touch!
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    The course was pretty well structured, the exercises provide you with a pretty solid portfolio as a beginner. I got offered a job as a UX designer even before graduating, based on the portfolio that was randomly found by someone who was looking on Behance.
    Of course it will not teach you everything you need to know about UX - there's not enought tiem for that - but it will give you a great fundament to start.

    Response From: Jakub of CareerFoundry
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    Thursday, May 17 2018
    Hi Andrada, thank you for your review! It's really great that you landed your job so quickly – even before finishing the course! Warm regards from the CareerFoundry team in Berlin.
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    Preface:
    First off, I have to say that almost everyone I know these days is "thinking about learning programming" or "learning programming on the side right now". They mention weird  words like React and Node.JS, or Rainbow-Trout-Power-Language, whatever it is they try to assure you that whatever you thought is the right thing to learn is wrong, and that their flavor of the week is more important. At the end of the day, Career Foundry got me to actually learn the programming languages and also develop projects - and there is a lot to be said for action vs. talk.

    Why I liked the course:
    First off, the way the course is made, you actually have to finish it, otherwise you suffer a financial penalty. This to me is perfect, because bootcamps that say you can take as long as you want, are not really there to help you get into the industry rather than fulfill your fantasy of 'kind-of' learning a programming language. This is just my opinion of course, but I really needed a timeline where I had to complete things, as my life is too busy and without an externally motivated deadline, it would likely slip.

    The course content itself is pretty good, it gets you through the languages as you build up projects in the course. To be honest, you can learn anything on the internet for free, but why Career Foundry was nice is because they sequence the learning in a way that makes sense. When learning web dev, there are inevitable times when you require knowledge from a more advanced topic to explain a simpler one. CF gets around this quite well by giving you disclaimers like, "don't worry, we'll explain this later" and then they ACTUALLY DO explain it, unlike the last season of the TV show LOST. The best part of the course though is that someone grades every assignment (pass or fail). I once had my assignment rejected because the code wasn't formatted nicely. The code worked fine, and met all the objectives, but looked ugly. While this may sound frusterating, this is the most real world example of something that is really important which you can lose sight of just coding on your own. 

    Finally, the job prep course at the end I would say is one of the most valuable parts of the course. Learning a new skill for me is relatively easy compared to the daunting task of looking for work in a new skill, fighting against your own biases about you not being ready enough etc...The job prep course was a lot of work, and I somehow didn't know you only had a month after you are done your main course to finish it (which I think could be boldly articulated at the start of the course that you need to finish it by the date - this got confusing for me as the date was changed a few times). But those things aside, the work you put in really sets you up to look for work. It's tough, and at times gruelling, but I have never been so confident in my resume and cover letter writing skills as I am now. I had multiple reviews of my resume, with minute changes on things such as the structure of sentences and wording - which are all things I would have not caught if completely on my own. I guess it was nice to know that by the end of that, I was ready mentally to look for work.

    Things I would improve about the course:

    • There were a few times the course content had errors that caused a lot of rework. I found the best way to check if this was the case was simply by looking at the student comments on the lesson. Sometimes there were multiple of the same comment and that helped save me from falling into the same trap. I would suggest CF should go through the comments on each lesson to help find these issues. I submitted a lot of course feedback of as many errors as I could find, but sometimes you don't have the time
    • I feel at the end of each unit, there should be a mandatory project that fores you to have to apply the principles on your own (instead of optional). I really don't like the approach that you are just 'done' the unit one you get through each assignment and feel like this would be a great opportunity to weave in things like interview coding challenges etc...
    • I experienced a lot of variance with the tutors. I personally feel you should have a mini skype call where you introduce yourselves to each other at the start of the course, as at times it just feels like someone is copy pasting "Great work! You clearly met the requirements etc..." vs. actually giving you feedback. Since the whole course is online, these opportunities to make things feel a bit more connected I feel shouldn't be overlooked.

    Things I would tell myself now after finishing the course:

    • Don't get over confident at the start of the course, it is designed to be easier at the beginning. Eventually you will run into a lesson which takes an insane amount of time to get right, and you need to be okay with that. Remember, your tutor has to approve your results, and sometimes you will go back and forth for a few days on one lesson, while other days you will complete two lessons in one day.
    • Really begin with the end in mind, and don't plan to use the portfolio made in the course as your own professional one. That is just an example project and in my opinion makes a lot of design decisions that may or may not make sense for you.
    • Pick ONE (not 100) other resources like Ruby done the hard way or Object Oriented programming books, and make a goal of completing some of that content with each lesson. The course is not going to teach you everything you need to know (no course will) so you need to get used to self learning now.
    • The job prep course is a lot of work. Don't underestimate it, but also realize it is making your life 10 times easier than it would be on your own. If you put a lot of effort in that course at the end it will pay huge dividends.
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    I decided to change career from marketing to UX design and enrolled on the UX course. Although when I finished the course I felt that I still was lacking a lot of practice in the field, I got a very good knowledge of what a UX designer should do and know. In order to get more practice the course shoud be longer because some skills they just need practice and time to be developped.

    Also the course prepared me on how to present my work and my creative processes to potential employers, which I think has been very useful. I also found very useful the active student community, I have got great help from it. For example, I got to know other fellow students who have ended up helping me a lot on my portfolio and job application documents and it has been a useful source to start networking.

    And last when I finished the course I got good couching from CF team on how to do my interviews and landed up on my first UX job through the CF network only one month and a half after I finished the course.

  • Great Preparation!
    - 4/12/2018
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    Firstly, I would like to congratulate CareerFoundry for such an affordable program in getting started in web developement! Due to the U.S. market and my location, I was not able to procure a job in 6 months yet they did honour their job gaureente, as always make sure one reads the terms and abides. However, the program itself prepared me for a subsquent local in-house boot camp and now has the pleasure of calling myself not only a full-stack Ruby on Rails web developer but as an upgrade to software developer upon adding the .Net (C#) stack. With the work of the CareerFoundry team has been able to position myself for growth and future success within the tech space by providing me with a module to prepare me for the current and future job market along the main course. I am forever grateful for CareerFoundry team for allowing me to get a good start on my training as a developer and thus happily satistfied. The only thing missing is a JS framework like Angular, React, or Vue was taught which would have enhanced ability to get hired.

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    Bad experance. The course does not get you ready for interviews. You will be tested. They will not help you pass. That is hardest part of getting the job. Their terms and conditions protect their butts from ever having to give a refund and they will find every excuse in the book not to give it to you and stop replying when they run out. I recommend just buying a book like cracking the code interview and avoid this program at all costs.
    Response From: Jakub of CareerFoundry
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    Wednesday, Apr 11 2018
    Hi Albert, 

    We're sorry that you felt unprepared for interviews.  Our Career Specialists reached out to you with additional resources to help build your confidence in coding challenges, as well as offering to do interview practice sessions to assess your overall presentation in interviews.  Our Terms and Conditions are to help hold students accountable for conducting an effective job search in their chosen fields.  We're more than happy to continue working with you on your job search, as well as on identifying resources for you to prepare for coding challenges, and on additional projects to build your portfolio to help make you more attractive to recruiters. 

    If we can help you with this, please email me at jakub@careerfoundry.com.  

    Kind regards,  

    Jakub, CareerFoundry
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    I wanted to change careers to UX Design and chose CareerFoundry for my training. Although based in Berlin, the course is 100% online (I am based in Canada). What is great about the course is you get to work through some great and important information about UX Design, then send in a task to your tutor. With the UX Immersive class I did, I was assigned a tutor (to check my activities/tasks) and a mentor (to do a portfolio review at the end of each 'achievement'). This is what I loved the most about the course. I got so much great advice and encouragement from my tutor and mentor during this course, they were always around to answer my questions and offer me feedback on the tasks. I think I have grown so much now as a new junior UX Designer to the industry, then when I had first started. 

    The CF slack group was also awesome, so much great advice and help from other students and tutors/the career services team. Whats so great is that everyone at CF wants you to succeed, and do everything in their power to mak it possible. 

    They have updated the curriculum since I first started and now include extra video tutorials and quizzes, which I think is great. Even without them though, I enjoyed the course structure. I really learned so much and can't wait to start working as a UX Designer. Recommend them 10000%!

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    I took the Intro to UX Course, UX Mastery Course, and Voice UI Course. Here's why Career Foundry is your best choice for a Career Change:

    • Flexible: CF is completely flexible to your schedule since it's 100% online.
    • 6-Month Job Guarantee: The Job Preparation Course is AMAZING. It forces you to rehaul your entire online presence, deliverables, and entire interview process. I had a practice interview with my Job Mentor before interviewing with an actual company the next day.
    • Advisors: You'll have at least 3 people looking after you. An advisor, a tutor to help with day to day assignments, and a mentor who is a successful professional in the field and who can help link what you learned to everyday work (and can also help you network).
    • Staff: Friendly staff responds quickly to any curriculum questions or concerns.
    • The Work: Work is broken into digestible modules and includes lots of outside links for further research.
    • Fellow Students: Easily see fellow student work to understand what your work should look like. 
    • $$$: Best bang for your buck compared to other programs.
    • Voice: The Voice class was just created and was made in partnership with Amazon. Voice is really exploding and will look great on resumes. 
    • (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧: Everyone in this company wants you to succeed, and it shows in their interactions.

    My only wish would be the opportunity to make some projects with real companies so that your portfolio isn't just student work. However, this is easily remedied by doing freelance on your own. If you're ready to commit to the program, you will be rewarded.

    Response From: Edward of CareerFoundry
    Title: Community Manager
    Tuesday, May 15 2018
    We're delighted you got so much out of the course and landed the job you were looking for, and that you found the updated Job Prep Course and coaching so helpful. It was a joy to have you on the course and we wish you all the best for the future. Stay in touch!
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    I took the UX Designer course last year in January 2017 and graduated in June 2017. My goal was to gain as much knowledge as possible, not just certificate. Therefore I spent weekly more than 20 hours studying and preparing for the assignements. It worth it. The course itself is really well organized and you always get the sense of the progress, even after small achievements. Next to studying I practiced on one real project. It means sometimes I was running after people to get interviews and user feedback. Was an exciting and interesting time. I loved the huge community and the support from my mentor and tutor. They were fast and always there for any questions. Actually thanks to my mentor I got my current position. One Manager in my network was browsing randomly on LinkedIn when my mentor reposted my ux portfolio. The manager contacted me and after few months I got a UX position in one of Switzerland leading bank. As I look back to the course and the school, I think it was a good investment and a great experience.Careerfoundry cares a lot about their students and non stop working on improvements. They do UX as well :) 

     

     

     

     

     

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    I have been stuck in a rut for so long and was wary of taking a boot camp style course because I am easily demotivated. My CareerFoundry course was completely different from any online course I had taken previously. Although I found that my tutor sometimes was very set in their ways, in real life as a UX Designer you will have a client expecting you to create to their liking. It was so motivational to work with a mentor in the field. My mentor helped me in my interviews, I truly felt like I had a whole team rooting for me. I would definitely recommend this course if you want to change your life with something you are passionate about and do something you love. I never dreamt I could be working as a UX Designer after a 6 month course (I took 8 months due to being a mom and working freelance). CareerFoundry not only prepares you for a career but they help you in the whole process towards applying to jobs and interviewing which is extremely important. I am now starting my first job in UX design, thank you CF!!

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    To Make a Long Story Short
    The UX Designer course at CareerFoundry helped me to evolve my career and to land a job as a Junior UX Designer within three months after I finished the course. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is really interested and willing to make some serious effort. This is not a taster course and you should really be convinced of what you’re doing since you invest a lot of time and money. If you just want to learn more about the basics (so that you can decide better if this is the right thing for you) then you might be better off with the cheaper and shorter UX Fundamentals course offered by CareerFoundry, too.

    My Personal Professional Background
    I studied Interface Design as a specialization field of Industrial Design in Germany. After that, I worked as a freelancer on minor complex projects (mostly graphic design) and at a small Start-Up as an Interface Designer. When I began to feel stuck in my career I took some time off to reflect on my very own skills, needs, and motivations. I deepened my knowledge and became even more fascinated by UX. Also, I discovered that I already was (or at least wanted to be) a UX Designer but there were some parts missing. I enrolled as a student at CareerFoundry to close those gaps. My expectations were high.

    The Course
    It started quite easy and flat but after just a few lessons it became harder and really rich in content. The schedule was tough and after some time on the course, I had to realize that I wouldn’t be able to finish the course within three months. I put high standards and demands on both myself and the quality of my work. I had to extend the course timeframe which was no problem. My mentor and tutor cheered me up and encouraged me since my submissions have been excellent.
    The course content has been quite comprehensive and well curated. In real life probably no employer would hardly pay for all the steps taken in the sketched design process but it’s good to have a broad understanding of many different design methods and strategies. The topics that have been taught are not CareerFoundry exclusive. Indeed, you could manage to find and learn everything online for free. The big difference is the very good didactic conditioning and the chunking into lessons and tasks. You will apply what you’ve learned on a real project. Any submission will be reviewed by your tutor (day-to-day tasks) or your mentor (final task of the block) providing valuable feedback. They responded very quickly. I came to know my mentors and tutor to be very committed and I hope we will keep in touch. They have a great attitude of sharing their knowledge and experience. I never felt like I was bothering them and always felt encouraged.

    Feel free to watch the project showcase on my behance profile: https://www.behance.net/gallery/54800867/Project-Showcase-Taskly-Task-Management-App

    After The Course
    When you finalize your course you can optionally take the Career Change Achievement. I would highly recommend this free extension to anyone who is going on job hunt. The lessons give you some very helpful tips and kind of guide you through the first time of your job search. They help (force) you to reflect on yourself and your newly acquired skills. In the end, you will understand yourself a lot better and you will be able to articulate your goals and your strengths in a polished application package. In my personal case, this led to a job offer after three weeks of searching and applying!

     

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