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CareerFoundry

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CareerFoundry

Avg Rating:4.53 ( 338 reviews )

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

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

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

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  • Frontend Development for Designers

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    HTML, CSS, Front End
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Ideal for those who are already designers, this​ ​course​ ​will​ ​walk​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​development​ ​process​ ​for​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​simple​ ​yet​ ​functional portfolio​ ​site​ ​to​ ​showcase​ ​your​ ​creative​ ​work.​ ​Staying​ ​true​ ​to​ ​your​ ​design​ ​roots,​ ​you’ll​ ​begin​ ​the​ ​course​ ​by thoroughly​ ​reviewing​ ​your​ ​previous​ ​work​ ​and​ ​selecting​ ​pieces​ ​to​ ​be​ ​included​ ​in​ ​your​ ​portfolio.​ ​After​ ​that, it’s​ ​time​ ​to​ ​throw​ ​on​ ​your​ ​(new)​ ​developer​ ​hat!​ ​You’ll​ ​first​ ​begin​ ​learning​ ​about​ ​frontend​ ​development through​ ​web​ ​inspection​ ​and​ ​basic​ ​HTML,​ ​before​ ​gradually​ ​working​ ​your​ ​way​ ​through​ ​CSS​ ​stylesheets, responsive​ ​CSS,​ ​JavaScript​ ​plugins,​ ​testing​ ​and​ ​debugging,​ ​and,​ ​finally,​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​presentation​ ​to​ ​show off​ ​your​ ​hard​ ​work. By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​you’ll​ ​have​ ​gained​ ​hands-on​ ​knowledge​ ​on​ ​how​ ​to​ ​build​ ​a​ ​website​ ​from​ ​scratch. You’ll​ ​not​ ​only​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​code​ ​with​ ​HTML​ ​and​ ​CSS,​ ​but​ ​how​ ​to​ ​debug​ ​and​ ​use​ ​JavaScript​ ​to​ ​add interactivity​ ​to​ ​a​ ​website,​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​Perhaps​ ​most​ ​importantly,​ ​you’ll​ ​also​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​the​ ​language​ ​of “code,”​ ​endowing​ ​you​ ​with​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​communicate​ ​any​ ​technical​ ​issues​ ​you​ ​notice​ ​within​ ​the​ ​designs of​ ​a​ ​website​ ​or​ ​application.​ ​This​ ​will​ ​enable​ ​you​ ​to​ ​effectively​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​developers​ ​and​ ​coordinate cross-team​ ​projects​ ​throughout​ ​your​ ​career—an​ ​essential​ ​part​ ​of​ ​any​ ​design​ ​role. The​ ​course​ ​is​ ​divided​ ​into​ ​two​ ​Achievements​ ​and​ ​contains​ ​a​ ​total​ ​of​ ​14​ ​Exercises.​ ​At​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​each Exercise,​ ​you’ll​ ​complete​ ​a​ ​Task​ ​to​ ​immediately​ ​apply​ ​what​ ​you’ve​ ​learned​ ​to​ ​your​ ​course​ ​project.​
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Full Stack Web Development

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

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationBerlin, Online
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone required
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI Design

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    Design, Mobile, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week39 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    The UI Design Program is geared towards maximizing successful career outcomes through an immersive three-part journey: Introduction to UI Design, UI Immersion, and your choice of Specialization (either the Frontend Developers for Designers Course, or the Voice User Interface Design Course). Dedicate 15 hours per week and you'll complete the entire program in 9 months—or, if you have more time on your hands, you could be finished in just 4-5 months at a pace of 40 hours per week. From the second you start the program, you’ll be assigned an expert Mentor and Tutor who’ll support you through every step of your journey. Your Tutor is a program specialist, grading your daily submissions and answering any general questions you may have. Your Mentor is your window into the design world (with over 8 years of industry experience!); offering career advice, and helping you polish your portfolio. We have a 96.4% success rate when it comes to getting our UI graduates hired, and you'll be covered by the CareerFoundry Job Guarantee: If you don’t get a job within 180 days of graduating, you get your money back—it's as simple as that. We also have deals with many of the industry’s top software providers, meaning you’ll have access to discounts and free trials for industry-standard tools such as Sketch, InVision, Balsamiq, and more!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via SkillsFund
    Tuition PlansContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for tuition plans and pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone required
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI for UX Designers

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    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Ideal for those who are already designers, this​ ​course​ ​takes​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​the​ ​user​ ​interface​ ​of​ ​a​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​from scratch.​ ​Students ​begin​ ​by​ ​sketching​ ​user​ ​flows​ ​and​ ​paper​ ​prototypes​ ​for their​ ​selected​ ​project​.​ ​From​ ​there,​ ​you’ll​ ​explore​ ​grids,​ ​visual​ ​hierarchy,​ ​and​ ​UI​ ​design patterns,​ ​setting​ ​up​ ​your​ ​screens​ ​for​ ​the​ ​beautiful​ ​layers​ ​of​ ​UI​ ​you’ll​ ​be​ ​adding.​ ​Following​ ​in-depth Exercises​ ​in​ ​each​ ​of​ ​these​ ​areas,​ ​your​ ​typography,​ ​colour,​ ​imagery,​ ​and​ ​custom​ ​icons​ ​will​ ​add​ ​personality and​ ​a​ ​unique,​ ​professional​ ​feel​ ​to​ ​your​ ​app.​ ​With​ ​the​ ​visual​ ​design​ ​complete,​ ​the​ ​next​ ​step​ ​is​ ​a​ ​crash course​ ​in​ ​interaction​ ​design,​ ​after​ ​which​ ​you’ll​ ​have​ ​a​ ​go​ ​at​ ​animating​ ​a​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​your​ ​UI. With​ ​the​ ​mobile​ ​UI​ ​mocked​ ​up​ ​and​ ​polished,​ ​it’s​ ​then​ ​time​ ​to​ ​revisit​ ​responsive​ ​design​ ​and​ ​adapt​ ​your​ ​UI for​ ​brand​ ​new​ ​breakpoints.​ ​Once​ ​finished,​ ​you’ll​ ​frame​ ​your​ ​finalized​ ​UI​ ​in​ ​professional​ ​presentation mockups​ ​to​ ​wow​ ​clients​ ​and​ ​employers​ ​alike,​ ​and​ ​take​ ​a​ ​detailed​ ​look​ ​at​ ​the​ ​hand-off​ ​process​ ​to​ ​ensure you​ ​meet​ ​the​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​the​ ​rest​ ​of​ ​your​ ​project​ ​team. By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​students will​ ​master​ ​the​ ​theory​ ​behind​ ​beautiful​ ​UI​ ​design,​ ​and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​hands-on, technical​ ​skills​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​apply​ ​it​ ​to​ ​your​ ​own​ ​projects.​ ​With​ ​your​ ​combined​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​UX​ ​and​ ​UI, you’ll​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​please​ ​and​ ​effectively​ ​communicate​ ​to​ ​your​ ​users​ ​through​ ​every​ ​screen​ ​you​ ​design, and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​polished​ ​UI​ ​for​ ​a​ ​fully​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​to​ ​prove​ ​it!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund provided for cancellations within the first 2 weeks of course start date.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UX Design

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week43 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    If you want to build a career as a UX designer, this is for you. Over the course of ten months, you’ll learn everything you need to know to break into the industry. Created by leading UX designers from tech giants including Apple and Hewlett-Packard, and structured by course designers from Harvard and Berkeley, we’re here to give you the very best learning experience there is. Beginning with UX Fundamentals, through to complete end-to-end design, we’ll fully immerse you in the industry as well as cover each area of specialization you’ll need to know as a working UX designer. At the end of the course you’ll have an impressive, personalized portfolio ready to show potential employers, giving you the confidence to ace any interview as a Certified UX Designer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    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 None scheduled
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Ideal for those who are already designers, this​ ​course​ ​walks​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​for​ ​voice​ ​user​ ​interfaces​ ​and​ ​shows​ ​you​ ​where and​ ​how​ ​it​ ​differs​ ​from​ ​designing​ ​for​ ​visual​ ​interfaces.​ ​You’ll​ ​use​ ​what​ ​you​ ​already​ ​know​ ​about​ ​topics​ ​like creating​ ​user​ ​personas,​ ​prototyping,​ ​and​ ​usability​ ​testing​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​three​ ​skills​ ​for​ ​Amazon’s​ ​Alexa​ ​voice assistant.​ ​Skills​ ​in​ ​this​ ​context​ ​are​ ​essentially​ ​applications​ ​that​ ​users​ ​can​ ​interact​ ​with​ ​using​ ​their​ ​voice. Starting​ ​with​ ​why​ ​voice​ ​is​ ​so​ ​exciting​ ​and​ ​psychologically​ ​appealing​ ​to​ ​people,​ ​the​ ​course​ ​will​ ​take​ ​you through​ ​unique​ ​use​ ​cases​ ​for​ ​voice,​ ​discuss​ ​the​ ​differences​ ​in​ ​creating​ ​personas​ ​for​ ​voice,​ ​show​ ​you​ ​how to​ ​use​ ​Amazon’s​ ​skill​ ​builder​ ​interface,​ ​and​ ​help​ ​you​ ​get​ ​your​ ​first​ ​skill​ ​out​ ​into​ ​the​ ​world. Next,​ ​you’ll​ ​create​ ​in-depth​ ​designs​ ​for​ ​a​ ​second​ ​skill,​ ​beginning​ ​with​ ​user​ ​stories​ ​and​ ​moving​ ​through sample​ ​dialogs,​ ​user​ ​flows,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​complete​ ​script​ ​for​ ​your​ ​skill.​ ​You’ll​ ​run​ ​usability​ ​tests​ ​with​ ​your​ ​newly designed​ ​skill,​ ​iterate​ ​on​ ​it,​ ​and​ ​add​ ​it​ ​to​ ​your​ ​growing​ ​voice​ ​portfolio.​ ​Then,​ ​you’ll​ ​dig​ ​into​ ​some​ ​additional considerations​ ​for​ ​voice,​ ​including​ ​when​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​combine​ ​voice​ ​capabilities​ ​with​ ​visual​ ​interfaces,​ ​how to​ ​address​ ​accessibility​ ​issues​ ​with​ ​voice,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​voice​ ​transactions​ ​are​ ​carried​ ​out​ ​with safety​ ​in​ ​mind.​ ​You’ll​ ​design​ ​a​ ​third,​ ​multimodal​ ​skill​ ​that​ ​uses​ ​Alexa’s​ ​skill​ ​cards​ ​to​ ​combine​ ​graphic​ ​and voice​ ​considerations. The​ ​course​ ​is​ ​divided​ ​into​ ​two​ ​Achievements​ ​and​ ​contains​ ​a​ ​total​ ​of​ ​17​ ​Exercises.​ ​At​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​each Exercise,​ ​you’ll​ ​complete​ ​a​ ​Task​ ​to​ ​immediately​ ​apply​ ​what​ ​you’ve​ ​learned​ ​to​ ​a​ ​deliverable​ ​related​ ​to​ ​the design​ ​process​ ​for​ ​your​ ​Alexa​ ​skills.​ ​
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo

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  • $500 CareerFoundry Scholarship

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

    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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  • Bart Weaver  User Photo
    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.

  • 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!

  • Ray
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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.

  • Careerfoundry
    - 12/22/2019
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    I currently almost at the end of the UX design immersion course, so far I found the course very valuable, the mentor, the tutor and the comunity on slack are very helpful, however, you really still need to be able to motivate yourself in order to be able to do the whole course online. I haven't been able to start the job support but I heard good things about it, and the job warranty is something that really help you to keep motivated to get till the end. 

    For anyone interested to study with Careerfoundry I have a referral which, other than giving me some rewards, will give to you a 10% discount on any of their courses. so if interested check it out and use this link to enroll using the discount: https://careerfoundry.com/en/referral_registrations/new?referral=dEY3QZrz

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    I'm on my last task for the UI Design course, and overall it was a great experience and introduction to the world of UI design! My tutor and mentor were very nice and always quick to respond, which was really helpful when I got stuck. I feel very comfortable using Sketch now, and I can't wait to come up with more designs! The material is current and well-structured. 

    The types of apps they have you choose from for each project (with the exception of one where you have total freedom) help diversify your portfolio. The course does a great job of teaching you the process of how to approach each project.

    I would definitely recommend this course if you're looking to learn UI design!

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    I’m just about finished my intro to UI Design course and so far it’s been great!  They’ve really walked through the steps of how to use the Sketch program well. The contact with everyone involved has been great and my tutor and mentor been awesome too! I’m moving quicker through the course than the target and it’s because I’m so excited about it and because they make it so easy to follow! Can’t wait to see what the next section brings!

  • All together happy!
    - 12/18/2019
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    I thought how odd its all online and with little or no contact with Mentor/Tutors. I have to do all the work on my own? No not true. It requires a different level of discipline, I did not think I had. But has been great! I  am in daily contact with my tutor (Henrietta) at the beginning they sent me little screen capture videos commenting on my work and the more, I go along they write reviews and I have a Mentor, (Olga) I can call on skype and we can discuss what I need to do. I am still in the course so the Job Assistance. Part I have not reached. it is unlocked and I really should do it. l will do it over the Christmas break. It is nearly Christmas and started on Sept 23rd. Jan 22nd, I am finished with 6 weeks just to work on. My portfolio, I am already applying to jobs a the feedback has been great. After I graduate I hope to get a job earning 35,000. In Berlin that a lot of money.

  • Geonyoung Lee • Freelance Digital Marketing Specialist
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    I'm half way finishing the UX immersion course and I am more than satisfied with the course. The course content is very structured and especially, the advice & tips that you receive from your tutor and mentor are so valuable and I'm defibitely learning a lot from that. I feel much more confident about UX field which was very blurred for me before I started the course. I would recommend this course. :) 

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    I have been extremely happy with the content and method of the ux course, and along with the direct tutor feedback and individual mentor calls, I feel like I will leave the course with the skills to allow me to obtain employment in the field that I am looking for. 

  • Kriszta • Student
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    A great course and a great organization. I'm more than halfway through my course and am enjoying the process very much so far. The structure, the material, the tutors and mentors are all great and they really help you to get the most out of your studies and stay motivated. I've never done an online course before, but I actually enjoy it very much and way more than I would previously have thought. The UX of the website is of course great and makes you feel motivated throughout the course. All excercises are very logical and explained in a way that is understandable to someone who is completely new to a topic, but also enjoyable to someone who isn't. There are always tons of links to articles or other material that helps you to immerse yourself even deeper in a topic that interests you. Overall I can only say good things about the course and CareerFoundry in general! And I am really happy that I can take this course and learn as much as I have.

  • Andrej • UI Designer, UX Writer, Content Strategist • Student
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    I am in the middle of my UI Design course and took a sneak peak into the rest of the course material. To be honest, I didn't think of much starting the course, just knew, this will probably the best online place for a course like this. And it is!

    The strucutre is loigc, well written, everything you should know and beyond is there, the support is there, exercises that keep you on point, communcation, community, etc.

    Really well done, I have a great Tutor and Mentor, both help you along the course. And then we can build a portfolio which is big in the user experience sector!

    Nice couse, well done, thanks!

  • Lisa Cho • Student
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    I was a teacher for seven years and decided for a career-change and I am so happy that I found CareerFoundry. I had no experience in design but the UI course eased me into the world of design and is equipping me for the real world. It is a 6 months course so obviously it is intense because there so much to learn. But what CareerFoundry offers is so beneficial to help you get started in a career in UI/UX. 

    First of all, the curriculum is solid in their theories and the projects are perfect to practice what was learned. And the assigned projects are for you to include in your portfolio! You don’t have to worry about building your portfolio on your own because CareerFoundry has your back! 

    Secondly, you have your tutor who checks your work each step of the way and you also have a mentor who checks the final projects. I have phone call sessions with my mentor and she is always giving me advice on my projects and teaches me extra skills and know-hows on particular topics. 

    Lastly, CareerFoundry provides a job course that equips you to get a job. They help you with you resume, portfolio, and even you confidence. They have good coaches on staff. 

    It does take a lot of time during your weeks to complete your tasks so you do need to have time management throughout the course. Especially if you are working at the same time. 

    If you are planning to start your course with CareerFoundry use this code for a 10% discount when you sign up.

    https://careerfoundry.com/en/referral_registrations/new?referral=V7WQgx0g

  • CeeCee • Student
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    I completed the UX immersion and UI course with CareerFoundry and found the overall experience intense but informative. Make sure you get along with your mentor as their guidance will be key to your development throughout the course. Having a teaching background I can say that the curriculum is well designed and easy to follow. Also, they provide a great community to share your experiences with so you feel supported. From this point of view I'm satisfied, however the marketing is deceptive and I don't think the course is worth the cost. The course was marketed for 15-20 hours per week part-time yet I found myself spending double the amount of time. Juggling this with a full time job was so intense. I felt burntout and also lost the motivation and joy of learning this new field. They fail to take into account the hours spent on learning new programmes (if you're not a designer) and time spent on research and extra reading material (which is necessary to gain a full understanding of the lessons to enable you to complete the tasks). Also, I think this course benefits those who want to apply for work in the UK or US. If you're looking for work in the resf of Europe it's difficult. They guarantee you will be able to get work as a junior UX/UI designer but I was constantly rejected for not having enough 'experience'. I was unable to get a job and as a result gave up trying. And forget about getting the refund, it's impossible. Sadly,not worth the money!

    Response From: CareerFoundry of CareerFoundry
    Title: Team
    Wednesday, Nov 13 2019

    Hi CeeCee, 

    thank you for sharing your thoughts!

    We are always open to feedback in order to improve the product we offer. We would very much like the opportunity to look into your situation, as the points that you have cited are uncommon for the majority of our students. 

    Could you please contact us at: 
    feedback@careerfoundry.com

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

    Best regards,

    Your CareerFoundry Team
  • Jia Yin Loon • Student
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    I am almost done with UX Immersion and it has been an amazing learning journey and experience thus far... I had no background in UX before starting the course and I now believe I have the required fundamentals to work in this field. It is intensive because every task requires focus and understanding within a short period of time, but I guess this is good practice to get a "feel" of the real world. I am also blessed with experienced and kind mentor and tutor who are always there for me! They have been such a great encouragement and source of guidance in this new journey of mine! 
    Can't wait to see what happens next! 
     

  • Ante • Student
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    I was sceptical about online learning, but CF did an amazing job of building the whole platform. The curriculum is very well structured and each lesson is followed by practical work. Tutors and mentors are timely, encouraging, helpful and their feedback is always constructive. Another great thing is that CareerFoundry offers 50% discount on almost every UX/UI design related software. 

    I would dearly recommend it to everyone who wants to jump into this creative field.

  • Risa • Student
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    I started the UX design course in May.

    So far I have been enjoying the course very much. It is well structured and students can learn UX design from scratch, no knowledge is needed before starting the course.

    I would like to write down some pros and cons.

    - Pros

    The course is very flexible. Students can do this course either part-time or full-time. I think it is a great advantage for people who are students or have jobs. As I am a student and have a part-time job, I do this course part-time. Usually, I just submit two tasks per week and I am supposed to finish this course by the end of January.

    My tutor is very dedicated and responds pretty quickly. Every time I submit my assignment, my tutor will decide to approve this or not and gives me detailed comments. I found this system very helpful.

    The course structure is well thought and very practical. Students are supposed to design a web app for a portfolio. I am enjoying this process and found this very useful to find a job.

    - Cons

    The first half of this course seems to be too general. The course is for people who never learned anything about UX. So, for me, the beginning of this was too theoretical and not so interesting. It was a bit shame that I could not touch design tools until the middle of this course.

    I don't know how to interact with my mentor and it is difficult to change a mentor. Aside from a tutor, students are paired with a mentor, who is supposed to support a student. But I don't know what to consult with my mentor as all I need to do is to proceed with the course...Also, although I wanted to change my mentor, it was not easy because all mentors and tutors are paired, so if you want to change a mentor, you need to change a tutor too.

  • Maria S. Manganiello • Student
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    As a full-time employee, I was pretty hesitant when looking at in-person and online bootcamps. What made me choose CareerFoundry was the flexibility of the program, the curriculum (you can tell it’s structured and written by professionals who know what they are doing) and the responsiveness of the staff. You feel like you belong to a team of people who genuinely want you to succeed, I have never seen them denying assistance to anyone, whatever the step they were in.

    Someone wrote that you can find most of the materials of the course online and for free — it’s true, but I don’t think the material should be the reason why one enrolls at CF. You choose CF because you don’t want to take all the steps by yourself, because you want to be backed by a strong community and a tutor, and a mentor, who carefully review your tasks and make it easier for you to identify your areas of improvement. I know myself and I know I struggle to keep the motivation alive (especially when I have to study after a full work day) and I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to do all this if it wasn’t for Carlo and Sophie guiding me through the course, providing precious insights based on their hands-on experience in the field. For me, the real value of CF is ultimately the “human” aspect.

    Don’t expect, though, that you won’t be doing research on your own and expand your knowledge on other resources. I strongly recommend deepening your UX knowledge on your own, based on your interests and your career plan: it’s an ever-evolving field so the sooner your start, the better, especially because some chapters are a great starting point but are not exhaustive in themselves. They give you the right direction, then it's up to you to carve your own path.

    Speaking strictly about the workload, I am pretty ahead of the milestones while working full-time, so the deadlines feel quite reasonable. I can’t say much about the job assistance because I have just started the job preparation course, but it looks up-to-date. I even started applying some of the knowledge I learned during these months in my current job and it’s very rewarding: I look forward to finishing the course and seeing what the future holds for me in this wonderful field.

  • Andrej Kandare • Communication Specialist • Student
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    It's been very intense and hard, but after each assignment I feel like I'm building upon my knowledge, which is great. I like deadlines and without them I definitely wouldn't come that far. Hope to finish the course on time. What the UX Design course (full-time) has done for me, is not to just spark a real enthusiasm about the topic, but also gave me tools to be more confident in embarking onto a completely new journey. A special shout-out to the brilliant tutor I had!

  • Lever looked back
    - 10/17/2019
    Duong Le • Graduate
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    I'm very happy that I chose to study with CF. They always have resources available to provide the support that I needed. On top of that, students get to attend networking events/workshops to expand our knowledge and contacts. I enjoyed my UX Course thoroughly and had great relationship with my mentors and tutors.
  • J.Meier • Founder/CEO • Graduate
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    I have already done the Web-developer course and currently I am working on the UX course. The insights helped me to understand a lot of aspects these two professions. Even tough I am full-time employed, the content and the tasks are manageable (if you have at least some kind of related knowledge). The Mentor and Tutors are helpful and have never turned down a question.

Thanks!