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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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  • A great course
    - 10/17/2017
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    Jordan • Product Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    A joined CareerFoundry's UI course at the beginning of 2017. I had looked over a lot of other courses before starting before deciding CareerFoundry was the best for what I was looking for. 

    I would say that overall, my experience was good! I really enjoyed my mentor and tutors. Occasionally throughout the course I had a few questions that I couldn't find good answers to by just perusing the web. When I reached out to my mentor, I was able to get great answers and hands on instruction until i finally understood. That alone was invaluable to me. 

    As I was approaching the end of the course, I started applying at UI jobs around the country before eventually landing a position at a startup. Occasionally in the interviews, I'd recieve a question that I wasn't sure how to answer - this was, again, where my mentors and tutors helped. Talking with them gave me the confidence to keep applying.

    I would say that much of the content found throughout the course wasn't exactly mind-blowing or game-changing; it could be found throughout the web if you knew where to look. But CareerFoundry has collected it and given good tutorial of how to get your feet wet into UI. 

    In my opinion, this course won't teach you to become a great designer - but it will help you get into UI if you already know how to design and just aren't sure how to make the transition forward. If that's you, I'd recommend this course! 

    (Btw, I'm now making double my old salary at my new job. Thanks CF!)

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    George • iOS Developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I took the iOS developer course starting in August '16 and graduated about 6 months later. I have to say that it was a good course and I am now an iOS developer having completed the course within the required 6 months. I thoroughly enjoyed the content and found the exercises to be clear and generally easy to follow. One criticism of the content is that sometimes while searching for answers I would come across almost exactly the same content in free articles. This didn't bother me too much because, for me, the key to this course was the support from a tutor and a mentor.

    I had tried many times to learn programming on my own using only free resources in the past but it never came to anything because I would get stuck and not have anyone to ask advice from and so lose motivation and interest. The difference with this course is that you do have someone to ask for help if you need it in the form of your tutor, but you also have a community of others who are going through the course and you can also ask for help from them.

    Generally my tutor and my mentor were very responsive to my questions and quite knowledgable about the exercises and potential solutions. They were both very nice, supportive and helpful however on the odd occassion it did seem like my tutor might not have been through the exercises in full detail.

    Once I had completed my course I began looking for a job and at this point I felt like maybe the course had not fully prepared me to get my first developer role because I was not getting any responses to the job applications I was making. I also felt like CareerFoundry was more geared towards finding jobs for the web dev/UI/UX graduates simply because there are substantially more people doing those courses. This may have been true however I realised that I had to be persistent and also to continue to develop my skills while I was searching for a job.

    Eventually, with the help of Sami at CF (who is brilliant) I was able to find an incredible job doing exactly what I want to at a company that does some really exciting stuff. Sami helped me to position myself in the market and to understand the value I could offer to potential employers, rather than just feeling like a novice with no skills! As part of the process for applying to the job I currently have, I was asked to build a mini app and was able to use some of the knowledge I gained doing the course so the content is definitely relevant in the real world.

    Overall it is a good course because of the tutor/mentor and community aspects. As with any course there are some weaknesses, however you will get out what you put in and if you are willing to put the time and effort in it is possible to find a job as a developer after graduating.

     

     

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    I would honestly not recommend this program. This company is a startup and has changed it's curriculum since my graduation 6 months ago. I have a formal degree in art and took the UI design course. 

    Pros

    -Affordable (the price is cheaper than most bootcamps)

    -Community (They had a strong online community)

    -Assignments (You did get good assignments that would help you learn)

    Cons

    -Little job placement help (Most of the people I met from CF haven't found jobs, It's been 6 months and I haven't found one either. Most of the job placement help was based on the HQ in Berlin. I also expected them to have relationships with companies for placement which I don't think they have)

    -Written tutorials (There were plenty of written tutorials that could have been more clear, or were lacking a short video explanation. It's 2017 I was very disappointed that there wasn't a single video tutorial.)

    -Little to no portfolio help (At my time of graduation there was little to no help to tell you how to make a portfolio that would land you a job, they would just tell you to make a portfolio...)

    All in all most of the information could be learned on Lynda, Coursera, or Treehouse I thought. If I could do it over...I don't think that I would. The idea that you can pay a few grand and spend a couple months learning to become a designer is a larger one, but have realistic expectations. Google around on medium to see what other designers say. I think that it usually takes years of training and most importantly: WORK EXPERIENCE to land a great design job.

    Response From: Jakub of CareerFoundry
    Title: Community Manager
    Tuesday, Oct 10 2017
    Hi Rachael, thank you for your response. I’m sorry you had a negative experience. To address your first point, the field of UI design is constantly evolving and we will continue updating the curriculum to reflect these changes. Along with programme updates, we are also busy updating all our courses with more video tutorials as we understand that it is an extremely useful learning tool. We appreciate the feedback. 

    We hope you’ll continue working on your portfolio and keep on applying for relevant positions. We would be happy to put you in touch with one our in-house UI designers and mentors if you’d like to receive any feedback about your portfolio. We also encourage all our students and graduates to seek support and feedback in our Slack channel and Facebook groups. 
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    Larry • Marketing Coordinator • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    A fantastic course. Quick advice is to really use the guide of how many assignments you need to finish a week and not fall behind.  With my busy life with a full-time job and young children, it was difficult not to.  However, the course made it very easy for me to catch up when I could and my mentor and the student advisors were super supportive and accomodating.  I really felt like everyone was there to help me succeed.  The Slack community was also incredibly helpful.  Being a marketing professional with not much formal education in art and design, this course was extremely educational not only with learning about the world of UI design, but also art theory and training in design, which I really enjoyed.  The adminstrators are always changing things so you can be assured that it is always up to date and they also work with feedback to improve it constantly so the course just gets better and better.  It is not an easy course, even with someone who has a bit of a design background such as myself, but it is incredibly rewarding.  Every time I would see another student's work, I would be a little discouraged and think that I would never achieve something like that.  But it also drove me to push myself harder to succeed and I ending achieving much more than I thought I could.  I learned to use others work as inspiration and I think it made me a much better designer.  If you put the work into it, you will do well.  I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is thinking about going into this field.

  • Worth Every Penny
    - 6/22/2017
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    BIll Wagner • Student Verified via LinkedIn
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    The instruction is excellent. Not only are the tutors and mentors very helpful, the Slack community supports each other so well. There is a wide range of skill sets that choose to take courses. The diversity of experience and thought leads to quick solutions. It's still incumbent upon students to take control of their destiny. The staff is responsive and flexible to student needs often changing tutors based upon schedules and needs. It's as simple as a request and following up.

     

    The career support is also wonderful with contracted career specialists that offer consistent 1 to 1 contacts, office hours for students with a simple question, and many group events students can attend. 

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    Greg • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I finished a web dev course at CareerFoundry in about 5 months with 20 hours learning a week. I had no previous experience in this field, except 2 courses at Codecademy. Before everything, here is my opinion about their mentorship: you get a tutor and a mentor, the tutor approves your excercises, so it is a daily communication, the mentor helps with bigger issues and gives you feedback (video review) after each achievement, and there are 4 of them. There are also 4 skype calls with him. My mentor was helpful and answered usually in 1 day. My first tutor probably left CF at the middle of my course, but that was a good thing as she did not do much, only approved all of my tasks without any helpful review or suggestion. My second tutor was the opposite, he was extremely helpful and always gave me extra information. Thanks Judah!

    So CF promises you could be a web developer after a course, if you follow all the instructions, learning schedule etc. I just finished a course, so I don't have a job yet, I am doing the Career Achievement, which is their help to do a career change and so far it is very helpful.

    The course content was professional, detailed and understandable, they provide a lot of external links where you can learn more. So basically they give you a really good base knowledge and if you are interested you can build on it. I would say you could be a web developer if you carry on learning and working after the 6 months. I guess it is realistic to get a job you love in 6 months after the course, if you keep working hard and creating more and more projects. 

  • UI Design
    - 1/28/2017
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    It was a great course. I feel much confident about the newly acquired design skills. The best part of the course was my learning experience with a senior designer. The job placement team offers great support in the job search process. Highly recommended.

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    Bart Weaver • UX/UI Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Great course and worth every penny! Allison was a fantastic tutor who was very informative and thorough in evaluation of my work and in catch ups. The syllabus was extensive and touched on all the key elements of User Research. Using what I learnt from the course I was able to turn an internship into a full time position, changing all the UX processes in the agency. 

    Despite the course being advertsied as a UX Design course it was great to have some exposure to some UI in the later stages of the course, which again put me in a great position for future portfolio work and interviews for my first design based job.

    Allison also had some great advice at the end of the course for trying to secure work.

    I did find it quite frustrating after the course when CareerFoundry (not Allison) offered to help and advise me with my job search and getting into a career. There was a brief exchange of emails before they stopped replying all together - I even mentioned this in my feedback to them soon after the course was over with no response.

    Other than a total breakdown in communication at a time when I had many questions I would highly recommend the course to others. In fact, I am frequently messaged on Linkedin by potential students who I highly recommend the course to.

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    I studied the UI design course online whilst looking after my son. It was a challenge to make it work, but whats great about the course (and CareerFoundry) are the resources that come with signing up to this, or any of their courses, which allow you to get through the material and absorb the content fast. You get access to a tutor to get real-world examples of working in the industry, as well as direct answers to questions related to design and the course content. The tutors are very responsive, and at the end of every project, you have an assigned mentor that provides real guidance and direction on your work. As well as this huge advantage in learning, there are career advisors available that help you with your CV, preparing for interviews, and even applying for roles - which even comes with a 6 month job guarantee! I used all of the resources and was hired straight after completing the course (and landed several interviews prior). I highly recommend the UI design course. Again, here is a link to get a discount on the course fees: https://careerfoundry.com/en/referral_registrations/new?referral=dEYOAbrz - Good luck and enjoy!
  • Review
    - 2/27/2020
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    The course is very well outlined and covers topics in depth. Exercises help us understand the practical implementation of the topics and tutors and mentors are always encouraging and go extra miles to help and give additional resources along with rectifying the gaps in understanding. Will definitely recommend.
  • Intro to UI Design
    - 2/27/2020
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    I'm near the end of the mini course Intro to UI Design. So far I'm enjoying it and looking forward to starting the UI Immersion portion! I rather enjoy this type of course where I'm working at my pace with a deadline versus a boot camp. I have tried the boot camp elsewhere and while it is a good experience for some but it was quite overwhelming for me. If you're new to UI/UX, this is a great way to go. I had difficulty learning on my own before, but this program is giving me confidence and keeping me on my toes!
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    I'm currently taking the full UX Design course from CareerFoundry and am just about to finish up my UX Fundamentals course.  I find the course content to be thorough and well-explained, so the student can easily understand and apply the concepts. I also like how they provide extra optional readings for students to learn more about the subject. Tutors are nice and welcoming but I would appreciate if they added a little more detailed feedback on the submissions.  I had one call with my mentor so far and she seems really nice with a lot of experience in the field and she answered all my questions with detail.  Looking forward to more detailed calls in the UX Immersion course.  Another bonus is the Slack community we gain access to as students, we can easily converse with other students, find study buddies, and help each other out.  So far, I'm enjoying the experience and I'm excited to learn more.  
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    I joined CF in November 2019 after experiencing doubts about my previous career path I thought.... 'what IF I could be a UI designer?? Well CF helped me make that dream a reality.. Turning my 'what if' into 'why the heck not' i have learned so much during my time at CF, the community is awesome and everyone from the tutors to slack community keep you on your toes and moving forward. At this rate I am looking to graduate a while 4 months ahead of scheduel. All I can say is so far CF and the full UI design course was one of the best decisions I have made. 
    Thanks C.F.!
     
  • Data Analytics
    - 2/7/2020
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    Quality was on a high level (regarding topics, exercise and working with all entities - mentor, tutor and support team). I am very satisfied with this approach and would recommend it to all my colleagues and friends. 
  • Jennifer Anderson • UX Researcher • Graduate
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    As someone who was changing careers after 20+ years, I was ready for a change. CareerFoundry gave me an amazing opportunity to do just that. From tutors, mentors, as well as the networking channels created for students, I always felt I received the support and guidance I needed. I was able to meet some of the most amazing and talented professionals along the way. I took UX Fundamentals, UX Immersion, UI Specialization, Frontend Development, and Voice User Interface Design - so definitely can speak on behalf of the quality of the programs! The job preparation course was extremely thorough as well. Most importantly, I landed my perfect job. Thanks CareerFoundry for changing my life and providing me the right skills to create my new career path!
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    A really comprehensive UX course with a Specialization at the end. I have my Specialization left and have thoroughly enjoyed the course so far. The mentors and tutors are terrific, offering constructive feedback while being encouraging. The one thing I must mention is that their recommended time to finish some of the tasks may be slightly off (usually takes a little longer) for students who are completely new to the field. But the advisors and tutors help keep you on track. I have not gone through Job Assistance yet, but I highly recommend Careerfoundry !
  • Great experience
    - 2/5/2020
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    I have heard about Career Foundry from my boyfriend, who took the web development course, and I decided to sign up for the UX Design course with two specializations in Front-end for designers and UI. I am currently going through the front-end specialization and I concluded the UX immersion in January this year. Overall it has been a very good experience both for me and for my boyfriend.  
    The material provided is great, you receive a general class which is not hard to go through and gives you the basics of the lesson but then also the possibility to dive more thorough articles, readings and so on or advice for textbooks. You also have a tutor and a mentor which have been very helpful for me, I had the possibility to make all the questions that I wanted and the reply and reviews were always very quick: one/two days. I am also doing the job prep course at the moment which is very well done too, even if you are not looking for a job I think it is a great way to understand yourself and how to sell you on the market. Obviously Career Foundry just give you the basics so it is up to you to deepen your knowledge through internships, meetups and further readings. I am very happy with this course and I would do it again. 
  • Review
    - 2/5/2020
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    Really serious Course. I started with no previous experience now I am almost at the end and I gained a consistent base on UX field; look forward to apply for my first employ! 
  • UX Design
    - 1/17/2020
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    CareerFoundry has been a wonderful experience! I love my tutor and my mentor, and the course challenges me each day to prepare me for my career.

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    Only study one month, now doing the UX fundamental last exercise. Everyday I am learning new things, also my tutor and mentor are very nice and helpful. So far so good. 

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    I did the UI Design bootcamp and Job Prep through CareerFoundry. It cost around 3,400, self-paced, and completely online.

    • The Course: The class itself was great. It has a great structure and communication with mentors and tutors is easy. If you have a question they are required to respond within 48 hours but usually it was just within a day. The course is up to 6 months but I was able to get it done in 4. I felt like this learning structure just really worked for me.
    • The Job Search course/guarantee: Once you finish the course, you have an option for a free job prep course which gives you the guarantee for your tuition refund if you are unable to find a job. This was the part where I was really let down with CareerFoundry. First, there are tons of requirements that you must make sure you follow. CareerFoundry doesn't just come out and say what they are. I had to specificialy ask.  There is a ton of follow up and check-ins throughout the course but once I started the job prep - contact with any leadership was really difficult. Next, The Career Specialist really didn't offer great mentoring. Their advice was really generic. I actually made a request to switch my mentor after she stopped answering my emails. I had a interview I needed to prep for and my career specialist couldn't be reached. After the 6 months, I reached out to several different people about getting my refund back. I sent all the information that they make you log. I had to follow up several times. Finally they scheduled an interview via skype. I'm in California and they are in Berlin so they were at really weird times. They tried to persuade me to stay an extra 3 months rather than get my tuition back. Then there was an additional exit interview via skype. Finally 3 weeks later - I got my tuiton back. I finished the Course in May, The Job Prep in Novemeber and I got my tuition back at the beginning of January. 
    • Overall impression: Great course. You can probably find the same info online but the structure was what made it worth it for me. However, I felt like after I finished they really didn't care about my success. 

     

     

     

     

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    I'm a former childhood educator who recently switched to UX Design.  I found CareerFoundry from a friend's recommendation, and have enjoyed the course, and found it challenging and interesting throughout.  I'm currently at the mid-way point. 

    I had no background in graphic design or any of the software, but have managed to stay on course, albeit slowly at times.  My favorite part is the support staff, who are there to answer even the most basic questions, through instant chat or email messaging.  A massive community of like-minded and supportive people around the world are at your fingertips whenever you might need inspiration or questions answered.  Mentors guide your career goals and review your portfolio pieces.  If you work near full time on it, you'll move through in under 6 months.  A truly in-depth exploration into the history and present world of UX Design.

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    CareerFoundry offers a great online UX Fundamentals course. They provide you with thorough reading material, a mentor who helps guide you along your way and a tutor who is there to help with any questions you may have throughout your course duration. On top of that, when you unlock the Job Preparation course, CareerFoundry really does care that not only are you getting a career from your learnings but they help guide you through the online learning journey. I would reccommend a section that gives their students tutorials on how to use design tools like Adobe XD instead of sending us a link to their direct tutorials. Otherwise, the material is thorough and CareerFoundry is always on your side, ensuring you get the most from their course. A question is never out of reach!

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    After deciding to change my career from a motion designer to UX designer i came across Career Foundry. It was appealing with flexible learning and not too pricey. I am half way through and so far finding it great. Incredibly insightful and well taught with reading followed by tasks. I feel like I have already learned so much. All I would say is I think it would be a little harder for people totally new to design as you would have to learn all the tools as well as learning about UX and methodologies. Highly recommend!

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    Although I only took a short-course for the UX Fundamentals, it gave me enough knowledge to have a good insight into the world of UX. It was well structured, and the tutors on hand were ready to answer any questions I had. Excercises were balanced between easy/medium difficulty and the time to complete was just about right. Would recommend for those interested into quick crash course into UX and see if it's for them or not.

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