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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
    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 Euros and Pounds.
    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 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 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 Euros and Pounds.
    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

1 Scholarship

  • $500 CareerFoundry Scholarship

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

    Eligibility

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

    Qualifying Courses

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

     

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

    Pros

    -Affordable (the price is cheaper than most bootcamps)

    -Community (They had a strong online community)

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

    Cons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    I'm currently taking the UI Design course and I'm about 75% complete. The program is structured well, and although very self-guided, I like how the program sets tasks and shows you your progress towards course completion. Very helpful for me to stay on track and finish at the desired end date. As someone who is working full-time in another industry, this course works well for me because I can do readings and assignments all on my own time. I particularly like the Job Prep Course which is included in the program, helping me to edit my resume and craft my portfolio.
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    - 6/19/2020
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    I was very skeptical at first about the boot camp but I’ve learned a lot about UX. I have looked at multiple boot camps and I found that CareerFoundry is the best. Mentors are amazing. Curriculum is very hands on. You read a task then you instantly implement what you’ve read. Furthermore, tutors are very friendly. Also the career specialist is also going above and beyond. I don’t regret it one bit. If you get the chance. Join this one. Do your research and you’ll end up back to CareerFoundry!
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    CareerFoundry UX desgin course is capable of consistently introduce the field even to a complete newcommer. The fact that the course is project based is a hudge adventage, allowing to make a foundation of your portfolio while recieveing feedback from an industry specialist. The curriculum itself is is supreficial on some topics, therefore digging deeper into the topic with your mentor and tutor is required in order to find additional sources. 

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