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CareerFoundry

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CareerFoundry

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CareerFoundry is an online bootcamp that offers flexibly paced programs for career changers in web development, UX design, UI design, and data analytics. Headquartered in Berlin but with a global student base, CareerFoundry has provided tech education since 2013. CareerFoundry combines the flexibility of online learning with the guidance of mentors and tutors through their dual mentorship model, training students to become job-ready in four to 12 month or their money back.

All programs cover the in-demand job skills required as well as real-world tools employed by professionals in the field. The 7-month Web Development Program explores HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API building, server-side development, test-driven development, progressive web apps, native app development, and more and covers how and when to use industry-standard tools including Atom, GitHub, Node, React, Angular, Vue, and Bootstrap and more. The 10-month UX Design Course explores the entire UX design process including ​user​ ​research​ ​and​ ​testing,​ ​rapid​ ​prototyping,​ ​iterative design,​ ​interaction​ ​design,​ ​responsive​ ​design,​ ​and visual​ ​design​, and covers the tools ​​Balsamiq,​ ​Sketch, Figma, ​InVision and more. The 6-month UI Design Program explores responsive design, visual design principles, designing for different platforms, wireframing, mockups, prototyping, testing, and UX design. It covers the tools Sketch, Adobe XD, InVision, Balsamiq, Figma and more. The 9-month Data Analytics Program explores statistical analysis and testing, data visualisation, data querying, predictive analysis and covers the programming language Python and tools Excel, TableauTableu, PostgreSQL and more.
 

All students will graduate with projects they can show to potential employers to ensure they land their first job. Web development students will create a simple portfolio website and a variety of apps, including a native app as well as a NoSQL database-driven React app complete with its own API. UX Design students work on three complete apps for their portfolio, choosing from various project options. UI Design students build a marketable portfolio that includes the UI for eight projects. Data analytics students work on six projects, covering designing and producing visualizations, dashboards, reports, presentations, and more.

Students have access to a dedicated Career Specialist who provides tailored coaching for job hunting and interviewing. Graduates of the program who do not land a job within six months of graduating are eligible for a full refund.

No previous experience is required to apply for the programs. Students should have access to a computer and an internet connection, and an interest in the topic they are planning to study. Students apply via the CareerFoundry website by connecting with an advisor who can talk through their options. Students will need to pay a deposit to secure their place, then complete the required pre-work before the program commences.

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  • Data Analytics Program

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    Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL, Python
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week32 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program, you'll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a data analyst—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two data professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into three parts: Intro to Data Analytics, Data Immersion, and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in data analytics with a professional portfolio with real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified data analyst.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Full tuition available through our partner Skills Fund
    Tuition PlansContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for tuition plans and pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to learn about scholarships offered.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Frontend Development for Designers Course

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    HTML, CSS, Front End
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    This course covers the most important frontend development skills in a no-nonsense, streamlined approach and ​will​ ​walk​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​development​ ​process​ ​for​ ​creating​ ​a​ ​simple​ ​yet​ ​functional portfolio​ ​site​ ​to​ ​showcase​ ​your​ ​creative​ ​work.​ By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ ​you’ll​ ​not​ ​only​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​code​ ​with​ ​HTML​ ​and​ ​CSS,​ ​but​ ​how​ ​to​ ​debug​ ​and​ ​use​ ​JavaScript​ ​to​ ​add interactivity​ ​to​ ​a​ ​website,​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​Perhaps​ ​most​ ​importantly,​ ​you’ll​ ​also​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​the​ ​language​ ​of “code,”​ ​endowing​ ​you​ ​with​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​communicate​ ​any​ ​technical​ ​issues​ ​you​ ​notice​ ​within​ ​the​ ​designs of​ ​a​ ​website​ ​or​ ​application.​ ​This​ ​will​ ​enable​ ​you​ ​to​ ​effectively​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​developers​ ​and​ ​coordinate cross-team​ ​projects​ ​throughout​ ​your​ ​career—an​ ​essential​ ​part​ ​of​ ​any​ ​design​ ​role. We’ll pair you with a web development professional to support, advise, and give individualized feedback and mentoring from day one. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *This course is appropriate for qualified designers, or can be selected as a third-module specialization of our UX or UI Design Programs.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have basic UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Data Analytics Course

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    Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this course, you’ll learn everything you need to gain a solid understanding of key data analysis skills, processes, and principles. It’s the perfect solution for those brand-new to the subject and a great way to see whether data analysis is the right career for you. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two data professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the course. Work on a real-world project and learn about the essential deliverables employers and teams need as you build an end-to-end analysis for your course project. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level, and how to use and analyze data to make better decisions. *The Intro to Data Course constitutes the first module of the full Data Analytics Program. You can choose to continue to the full program on completion of the course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in EUR, GBP, CAD and AUD.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Frontend Development Course

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    HTML, CSS
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this course, you’ll learn the fundamental frontend development languages (HTML and CSS); and apply core web development skills. It’s the perfect solution for those brand-new to the subject and a great way to see whether web development is the right career for you. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two data professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the course. Work on a real-world project and learn about the essential deliverables employers and teams need as you build a portfolio site coded from scratch using HTML and CSS, (uploaded to GitHub) for your course project. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *The Intro to Frontend Development Course constitutes the first module of the full Full Stack Web Development Program. You can choose to continue to the full program on completion of the Intro to Frontend Development course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in EUR, GBP, CAD and AUD.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to UI Design Course

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this course, you’ll learn how to build a design from the ground up, exploring the basics of design tools as you progress through the course. It’s the perfect solution for those brand-new to the subject and a great way to see whether UI design is the right career for you. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two data professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the course. Work on a real-world project and learn about the essential deliverables employers and teams need as you recreate screens for an app for your course project to ensure that you’ve mastered an industry-standard design tool and have experience designing an app from the ground up. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *The Intro to UI Design Course constitutes the first module of the full UI Design Program. You can choose to continue to the full program on completion of the Intro to UI Design course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in EUR, GBP, CAD and AUD.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to UX Design Course

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$690
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this course, you’ll learn about every phase of the UX design process, gain an understanding of the industry as a whole, and discover how UXers think. It’s the perfect solution for those brand-new to the subject and a great way to see whether UX design is the right career for you. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two UX design professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the course. Work on a real-world project and learn about the essential deliverables employers and teams need as you build an app for your course project. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level, and how to use UX design to make better decisions. *The Intro to UX Design Course constitutes the first module of the full UX Design Program. You can choose to continue to the full program on completion of the Intro to UX Design course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansUpfront payments only. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in EUR, GBP, CAD and AUD.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI Design Program

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    HTML, JavaScript, Design, Mobile, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week36 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program, you’ll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a UI designer—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two UI professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into four parts: Intro to UI Design, UI Immersion, your choice of one specialization (Frontend Development for Designers, or Voice User Interface Design), and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in UI Design with specialized knowledge and a professional portfolio with real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified UI designer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via Skills Fund
    Tuition PlansContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for tuition plans and pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to learn about scholarships offered.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone required
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI for UX Designers Course

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Built in collaboration with design leader, InVision, this fast-track course ​takes​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​the​ ​user​ ​interface​ ​of​ ​a​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​from scratch to include in your design portfolio.​ By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​course,​ you’ll have mastered​ ​the​ ​theory​ ​behind​ ​beautiful​ ​UI​ ​design,​ ​and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​hands-on, technical​ ​skills​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​apply​ ​it​ ​to​ ​your​ ​own​ ​projects.​ ​With​ ​your​ ​combined​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​UX​ ​and​ ​UI, you’ll​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​please​ ​and​ ​effectively​ ​communicate​ ​to​ ​your​ ​users​ ​through​ ​every​ ​screen​ ​you​ ​design, and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​polished​ ​UI​ ​for​ ​a​ ​fully​ ​responsive​ ​app​ ​to​ ​prove​ ​it! We’ll pair you with a UI professional to support, advise, and give individualized feedback and mentoring from day one. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *This course is appropriate for qualified designers, or can be selected as a third-module specialization of our UX Design Program.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must basic have UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UX Design Program

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    HTML, JavaScript, Design, User Experience Design, Front End
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week43 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program you’ll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a UX designer—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two UX professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into four parts: Intro to UX Design, UX Immersion, your choice of one specialization (User Interface Design for UX Designers, Frontend Development for Designers, or Voice User Interface Design), and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in UX with specialized knowledge and a professional portfolio of real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified UX designer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via Skills Fund
    Tuition Plans10 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Voice User Interface Design Course

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,000
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Built in collaboration with the pioneer in voice design, Amazon Alexa, our comprehensive course in Voice User Interface Design walks​ ​you​ ​through​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​designing​ ​for​ ​voice​ ​user​ ​interfaces​ ​and​ ​shows​ ​you​ ​where and​ ​how​ ​it​ ​differs​ ​from​ ​designing​ ​for​ ​visual​ ​interfaces.​ You’ll​ ​use​ ​what​ ​you​ ​already​ ​know​ ​about​ ​topics​ ​like creating​ ​user​ ​personas,​ ​prototyping,​ ​and​ ​usability​ ​testing​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​three​ ​skills​ ​for​ ​Amazon’s​ ​Alexa​ ​voice assistant.​ We’ll pair you with a VUI professional to support, advise, and give individualized feedback and mentoring from day one. The course is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house. The learning experience this provides is rigorous, project-based, and adaptive—designed to empower you to acquire all the skills you’ll need to take your current job to the next level. *This course is appropriate for qualified designers, or can be selected as a third-module specialization of our UX or UI Design Programs.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition Plans2 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents must have basic UX design experience.
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Web Development Program

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    AngularJS, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End, Scrum, MVC, Agile, REST, SQL
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week28 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program, you’ll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to break into your new career as a web developer—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two web development professionals to support, advise, and give feedback throughout the program. The program is 100% online and flexibly-paced, and our curriculum is expert-authored and built entirely in-house, providing a rigorous, project-based, and adaptive learning experience. The full journey is split into three four parts: Intro to Frontend Development, Full-Stack Immersion, and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics, and finish as an expert in web development with specialized knowledge and a professional portfolio with real-world projects to set you apart in the job market. You’ll also have a solid approach to your job search, and the ongoing support of our Career Services Team as you apply for jobs and prepare for interviews as a qualified web developer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing available via SkillsFund
    Tuition Plans7 monthly instalments or an upfront fee. Contact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com for pricing in Euros and Pounds.
    Refund / GuaranteeTwo week trial period—cancel and receive a full refund. Job guarantee available for eligible applicants.
    ScholarshipContact us at olivia@careerfoundry.com to get a $500 scholarship.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNone—suitable for complete beginners
    Prep WorkNone required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Certified UX Design
    - 10/24/2018
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    Anja Lena • UX Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Certified UX Design: As a career changer with a degree in Graphic Design, I am very happy to have taken this course to become a Certified UX Designer. I thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience with Careerfoundry.

    During the course, I designed a Task Management app, by conducting a case study to define users and pain points. I learned tools such as sketch (and others) from scratch and greatly enjoyed this learning process. At times the course was a test in perseverance, but the step by step approach to the material really helped me to stay on track, together with the advice from my very helpful and positive tutor and mentor. Both of them readily gave me feedback and support, whenever I needed it, material to read up on, work with or in order to understand certain concepts in more depth. It was a pleasure and an honour to work with both.

    Furthermore, it was valuable to have such an enthusiastic student community, that provides useful advice and support.

    Job Prep: This course I took after the completion of my UXD course and I can really recommend it.

    The course not only gives you valuable advice on writing the essential application material such as your CV and cover letter. It also helps you introspect on your transferable skills and the broader picture of a job-hunt process, as well as encouraging you to design a professional portfolio website. That way it structures your 'job-hunt phase', which is naturally not always easy. I continue to stick to the structure in this course throughout my current job search and have had several interviews already.

    I would like to add, that the calls with my career specialist were really valuable, as she gave me great advice, adding the perspective of an HR specialist. This experience I wouldn't normally have had the chance of gaining.

    Also, I would like to mention that all CF career specialists are very helpful (and continue to be, even after course completion) and always get back to me with advice and feedback on my interview material, great links and video sessions.

    In total, my experience with CF has been a very positive one. I took my UXD course from Jan-Aug 2018, Job Prep from August to September 2018. 

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    It is great enthusiasm that I recommend Danielle Sander as a Career Services Specialist for any Career Foundry course. I worked with Danielle for a few months while completing the Web Development course. I thoroughly enjoyed my time learning from her and valued her feedback and assistance throughout the course. She is dependable and hard-working. Beyond that, she is tactful in finding the right jobs for people upon completion of a course.

    Her knowledge and expertise surpassed my expectations; if it wasn’t for her, I would not have been placed in the job I love now. I feel challenged but confident in my current position.

    Without a doubt, I confidently recommend Danielle to be anyone’s mentor in this program and an aid in searching for the next move in a person’s career. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

     

    Sincerely, Kevin Meldau

    Software Engineer
    Polar Notion Atlanta, GA

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    Tamara • Student Verified via LinkedIn
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    I signed up for the CareerFoundry's course to become a UX professional after my bachelor degree. Now, I am almost done with my specialization 'UI for UX Designers' and will start my first job next week! :) I can really recommend CF for someone you want to deepen his/her skills as well as for career changer who start at zero.  
    The course is very well structured and since it is an online course you are completely free when and where to do it. You will have a mentor and tutor who prepare you with helpful feedback, answer any questions and discuss problems and solutions with you. You will have a project which you build step by step through the course. This practical orientation is the reason why I have chosen CF. In the end of your course, you will have a great portfolio which demonstrates your skills and is often required when applying for jobs. Moreover, you will be able to take a Job Preparation course for free which I can recommend as well. It helped me through the whole application process.

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    Changing careers is not easy and it would have been very hard if it wasn't for CareerFoundry's course. I did the Certified UX course and it actually took me forever to finish because of my job (12 months instead of 10) so it was great that they gave me a 2-month extension for free. The course is well structured and the platform is very easy to use. I'll suggest for you to talk to your mentor and do a project of your own instead of the projects suggested by CareerFoundry, because it will not only look better on your portfolio, but you will also enjoy the process a bit more. My tutor and my mentor were pretty good. ​

    Job preparation: I started looking for a job before I finished the course, and I landed my new job as a UX designer after a couple of months of seeking. In terms of the job preparation course, I think it's a good start but needs to be more way more tailored to the specific needs of UX designers i.e.: whiteboard challenge preparation, portfolio walkthroughs etc.

    Overall, I'm very happy with the course, I don't regret the investment. Speaking of, if you want to get a 5% discount (from 200€ to 500€ depending on the course) I have an ex-student discount code, just use this link to buy it: https://careerfoundry.com?referral=V7W58x0g

  • UI Design Course
    - 8/24/2018
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    I could not be happier with my time at Career Foundry. I have just finished my UI Design Course and I am currently  finishing up my job preparation course. It took me longer than 6 months to complete my course but thankfully they offer 2 free extensions. It was a lot of work completing the course while working full-time but totally worth it! I would definitely recommend this course to anyone trying to change careers or looking to advance their knowledge of UI design. The reading material and tools were extremely helpful. I still use them for reference. 

    I really lucked out with my tutor and mentor. They were very responsive (would usually get back to me within a day). My mentor sent me helpful feedback for each one of my projects and also helped me out with any questions I had about future employment. My tutor always sent great notes on my achievements and provided additional helpful resources. 

    Although I'm not finished, the job prep course has been very helpful as well. I am looking forward to applying for jobs and starting my new career in UI design! Hoping I land a job in the near future!

  • Best Investment
    - 7/26/2018
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    Hiba Sultan • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I want to start by thanking CareerFoundry for helping improve my career and putting me on the first step in my new path, all ready and equipped with an impressive portfolio and new skills set.

    I took the best decision when I enrolled in this program and made the best investment.

    The course provided the essential information that I need, to understand deeply the user experience and user interface differences, process, research, best practices, designing, handing off files, and much more.

    I appreciate all the help and guidance that I got from my tutor Francis and my mentor Dana. They were there for all the questions and issues I had and provided constructive feedback and critique that pushed me to give more and polish my work when I thought I am done with a task and I can't improve it.

    The CareerFoundry team was very supportive throughout this journey, the advisors were helpful and provided assistance whenever I had a question regarding the course.

    I recommend CareerFoundry to anyone who wants to improve or change his career. The well structured courses put us on the right path and arm us with outstanding set of skills and get us ready for our next journey.

    You can check the apps I worked on at hibasultan.myportfolio.com

    Thank you so much again!

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

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

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

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

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

    Kind regards,

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

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

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

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

     

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

     

    Career foundry helps me in multiple aspects.

     

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Response From: Jakub of CareerFoundry
    Title: Community Manager
    Thursday, May 17 2018
    Hi Andrada, thank you for your review! It's really great that you landed your job so quickly – even before finishing the course! Warm regards from the CareerFoundry team in Berlin.

Thanks!