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CareerFoundry

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CareerFoundry

Avg Rating:4.52 ( 317 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
    Skills Fund
    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
    Skills Fund
    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
    Skills Fund
    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!

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    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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  • 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.

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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
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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.
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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.

  • Angela Kabasobokwe • Customer Experience to UX Designer • Student
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    I am just over half way through my course and throughly enjoying it! The support from both my tutor and mentor is amazing, they provide clear, constructive and timely feedback enabling me to swiftly improve my work and continue with the assignments. I found that they are also incredibly emotionally supportive in times where I may have felt overwhelmed or stressed! It took me a long time to choose the establishment I would study UX with, and no doubt believe that I made the best decision! Thanks guys 😃

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    I did more than half of Career Foundry UX immersion course and I should say it is one of the best decisions i made in my life.

    Course is well structured and opportunity to work with real tutor and mentor gives me both flexibility and good level of feedback.

     

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    I am currently studying UI design course at Career Foundry and i am really liking the course material, there is a lot of information , and is really well structured. I am glad i found this course!

     

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    CareerFoundry is an awesome investment for people who want to learn a new skill, change careers, or just improve on the skills they already have. I took the UI Design course and am so happy I chose this particular program. It is self-paced but they give clear milestones to keep you on track, which is exactly what I needed. Pluse, the mentor + tutor I got matched with helped me so much throughout the course. Highly recommend!

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    I am only a month into CareerFoundry's UX program but it has far already provided a great beginning to my studies. I already feel like I have a solid understanding of the UX design process. The tasks have been very practical and the support from my tutor, mentor and student advisors has been great and very encouraging. I'm excited to continue on in the course and delve deeper into topics. I highly recommend this program for those who are wanting to begin in the field!

     

  • Great course
    - 10/16/2019
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    I'm very glad I found this course. I'm in the middle of a career transition and the support they provide at careerfoundry is tremendous! Definitely recommend!

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    I'm halfway through the UX design course and I must say that so far I've been loving it! I knew very little of UX before starting the course so I found the UX Fundamentals really helpful to gain a better understanding of the subject. I was worried that the material in the UX Immersion would be repetitive but it was not the case: the module is well structured and very focused on the course project. I am a big fan of the learning by doing approach and I am truly having fun while doing the course.

    Also, my mentor and tutor are simply exceptional: they always provide me with timely and encouraging feedback, not to mention the great insight into the UX world I can have chatting with my mentor. I hope to have the same support while looking for a job. So far, I can only say good things about CareerFoundry.

  • UI Design
    - 10/16/2019
    Katarzyna Hasnik • Graphic Designer • Student
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    Excellent course, Worth every penny/cent :) Amazing people on the board helping you to get what you always wanted to have, a new creative career in the digital design tech world. Very well organized, structured. Lots of interesting content and massive support 24/7. Thank you, I really appreciate that you are there and that I found you. 

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    To take the UX Design course was the best decision I made. I studied cultural science and was a writer before, but not happy, so I decided to make a career change. I began to read the books of Steve Krug last year and read all about UX Design. I began with the course in April and studied 40 hours/week. It was for me, without any experience in UX Design, a lot of work, I had to study on the weekend, too. The course material and the links to important websites were very good, I learned so much, and I’m able to create wireframes and screens with Balsamiq and Sketch, prototypes with InVision, I learned a lot about UX Research, agile UX, scrum, information architecture and concepts. I began the job preparation course (guarantee for getting hired) and found a job as a Trainee UX Designer while applying for jobs. I recommend the course to everyone who wants to become a UX Designer!

     

     

  • Review
    - 9/12/2019
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    To be honest I don't feel like your exercises are designed for people who are completely new to this industry. You constantly mislead students by posting absurd estimated times of completion when in actuality the task takes several days to complete. I am behind because it took 6 f**** days to complete high fidelity wireframes and my mentor was not satisfied because of them. Then the current usability tests are obviously heavy and require WAY MORE TIME! Then the 5 hours est. complete time it states (so fake and misleading) and I receive an email saying that I'm behind. Seriously? I work day in and day out 8 plus hours and still can't catch up. 

    Response From: Victoria of CareerFoundry
    Title: Course Specialist
    Friday, Sep 20 2019
    Hi Alex,

    Thank you so much for your feedback! It is important for us to make sure that you as a student are getting a smooth learning experience and if that is not the case - we want to know what can be improved on our side.

    Please note that there are two time estimates on each task page. One represents the time needed to read the materials and the other represents the time it takes to complete the task itself. Both of the estimates put together should show you an approximate time it would take to complete the whole task (reading + the actual task).

    The completion estimations stated on the task pages are created from the feedback we received from our students on how long it takes them to complete the tasks (an average of all responses). This varies from one student to another and if you believe the estimates are not accurate, we are happy to pass this feedback to our Curriculum Team so they can make adjustments.

    We would be happy to check in with you on the specific assignments that took you longer to complete than expected. Please reach out to us at feedback@careerfoundry.com.

    If there's anything else you'd like to share with us, feel free to do so. We will be glad to assist in any way possible.

    Best regards,
    Your CareerFoundry Team
  • Daniel Williams • Student
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    I was in need of a career change and randomly came across an advert for the UX design course from CF, I looked into it and spoke with an advisor and never looked back! I have about 1 month left to go before graduation and can't wait to get my portfolio sorted and start a career in design.

    Coming from a non design background, I was a bit apprehensive, but right from the beginning the course everything has been tailored to my needs. I can set my own goals + schedules and everything I have learnt so far is helping me for the future.

    Highly recommended!

  • Hans Möller • Student
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    As a formal UI Design Course Student, I´m in the middle of my education and so far It has been great. The provided material is very clear and I really like the fact that includes some extra information for those moments where you want to read more about a specific topic. 

    The support that I got from my Tutor has been crucial for me to keep my motivation high and also the feedback from my Mentor helped me a lot to see the things with a different point of view and improve my skills. 

    Sometimes It can be challenging to do all of this by yourself at home, but so far I haven't felt completely alone because they kept encouraging me to communicate with other students via Slack and provide the opportunity to reach out the student advisor in case of any question or support. 

    I can just recommend this course and I´m very happy with my desition. 

    Coming from a totally different background, this experience makes me believe that changing my career will open very interesting opportunities. 

  • Gregory • Military • Student
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    Overall, I'm having a great experience at careerfoundry. My tutor, and mentor are very helpful and I'm excited to see what is going to happen in the next year after graduating from the course!
  • Michelle
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    This is my 5th month in on CareerFoundry and so far, I'm really pleased with my experience here! Because of my current job, it's hard to balance time one week from the next so I love how flexible the curriculum is- you go at your own pace. The lessons are all applicable and I'm learning soo much right now. Not only am I learning concepts of UX designing, I'm also learning software programs that would be useful for the future. Lastly, I really like how even though this is an online program, you still have the opportunity to speak with a mentor about anything design related. So far, I think it's a great investment! 

  • UX/UI Designer
    - 9/11/2019
    JACK E TAYLOR • Designer • Student
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    I've been a visual designer for more than 10 years, in both print and digital spaces. However, I've never before had formalized training in UX. The CareerFoundry program is amazing. The immersive program includes the theoretical foundations for a hands-on initiation into executing with industry best practices. While a fraction of exercises covered material I'd learned in art school or learned on the job, the majority of the work was new, and challenging. And the tutors and mentors encourage students to plunge ever more deeply. They are always knowledgable and supportive. And I'm finding that really necessary with Voice Design, since it's a whole new world for me.

  • Pia Stein • Product Designer • Graduate
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    I spent 2 months looking for a compelling UX course, one that went deep enough to be relevant but didn't cost so much or was part of a larger university degree. CF offers a delightful experience with a top tier course and great mentoring/tutoring. One can feel confident about the learned skills right after finishing it and can easily transition to a UX position without much challenge. Recommended 200%
  • Ewen Gur • Artist and Future UX Designer! • Student
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    I'm very happy with the course! It's accessible for non-english native speaker, the team is also vers supportive and responsive :) Changing career is not easy, but everything is made to motivate the students. The community out there is also very supportive! Great experience, I'll highly recommend the course! Kind regards, Ewen

     

  • So far so good
    - 8/13/2019
    Michelle Walker • Art Director • Student
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    I am enjoying the course so far and am learning a lot! I don’t know why, but I cannot stand using Sketch! It’s not intuitive at all. They should switch o Adobe XD so that they can offer the course cross-platform.

  • Christopher • UX Designer • Graduate
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    I had focused on digital marketing before but it didnt really fire me up. So I was looking round for a new direction that I could be passionate about. Having decided that UX sounded like something that I could get behind and focus on, I started searching for UX courses. There are so many courses available that I relied on reviews to seal the final decision, so I thought I should add my review as well.

    After reading reviews I went with CareerFoundry : UX Designer course. The main reason for choosing this was the reviews, and the job guarantee. Also their interface looked clear and the content really focused on the career changer. and that resonated with me. 

    Decision made, I started the course in the summer of 2018 and managed to complete it by June/July 2019. The course is tough, it is time consuming and to keep up with deadlines certain other time sacrifices must be made. But  I found the course fascinating and I felt really driven to finish the course so I managed to keep up with the progress indicators. The mentors are great (mine for UX was, Carlo Van Der Pluijim) , they challenge, support and keep you on the right track as you go along, tough but fair is how I would describe them. It's good that they pull you up on certain aspects of your work, as the whole point is to get you into a UX job, so you might as well do it right. 

    As the course progresses you start working with a career advisor ( the one assigned to me was Richard Learthart). Richard helps you craft your previous skills into a great looking CV. His attention to detail and my work, definitely got me my first interview (and then job).These sessions and submissions are invaulable, probably best to start this half way through your UX course, it's more work but it gets you prepared for the next stage.  

    Perhaps it was with luck, but also hard work and good support from the mentors and career advisors, I landed a great job (UX desginer) within the first month of finishing the course.  I think location is key, be prepared to move if you are in a remote area. 

    This course is very good, and it will equip you well for the career change. It's not easy, and it does fill your time, but it is well worth it. If UX interests you, then I recommend this course, highly. 

    Thanks, Chris

     

     

     

     

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