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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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    SQL, Python, Excel, Data Visualization, Data Analytics
    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
  • Digital Marketing Program

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    Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week28 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$6,900
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    In this program, you’ll learn all the job skills, tools, and processes you need to become a digital marketer—with a job guarantee to boot. You’ll receive individualized mentorship through our dual mentorship model that pairs you with not one but two marketing 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 Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Immersion, and Job Preparation. This setup ensures you start out with the basics and finish as an expert in digital marketing 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. With 96% of our eligible graduates successfully landing jobs within six months of graduation, we’re confident about the quality and effectiveness of our process. Graduate from our Digital Marketing Program, follow our job search guidelines, and you’ll land a job in the field within 180 days of graduation—or your money back.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Climb Credit, Ascent Funding
    Refund / Guarantee14 days
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo marketing experience is required.
    Prep WorkNo prep work is required.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Full-Stack Web Development Program

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    CSS, Front End, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Agile, Algorithms, AngularJS, Git, MongoDB, MVC, Node.js, React.js, REST, Scrum, SQL
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week28 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,900
    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
  • UI Design Program

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    Design, Mobile, User Experience Design, HTML, JavaScript
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week36 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,900
    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 or Animation for UI Designers), 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
  • UX Design Program

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    User Experience Design, Design, Front End, HTML, JavaScript
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week43 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,900
    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
  • UX Design Program
    - 4/27/2022
    Anonymous • Graduate
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    On the surface Career Foundry looked great. Reasonable pricing, self-paced, walk away with 2 portfolio-ready projects. I signed up and hit the ground running. The introduction course was very good. Took a couple of weeks to complete and gave you a good sense of the UX design process. However, once you get to the main UX Immersion course, that's when things start going downhill. This is a long, drawn-out course. There are so many filler exercises that are there just to make the course feel more substantial. When you boil everything down, really you're mostly just relearning what was learned in the introduction course. There are many tasks such as describing what your ethical values are which I found to be an eye-rolling experience. It would have been better if they scraped these filler tasks that don't actually contribute anything to your final project and focused more on fleshing out your product. The course only requires you to design 3 main features within your product. Most of the products I have seen coming out of this course feel largely unfinished.

    The worst part of this program is the tutor/mentor system. Most of your exercises are reviewed by your tutor. My tutor was very helpful when needed. They were quick to mark my work and gave some snippets of valuable insight here and there. The mentor only marks the final exercise of each module of which there are 5. This is where the major problems started happening. I had a tutor who was directing me one way only to get to the mentor who disagreed with their direction and wanted me to redo a load of work that I had already completed just to please the mentor. The majority of the mentor's feedback felt conceited, rather than helpful. As though they were trying to validate their position there. I have spoken with other students who had the same frustrations. In my opinion, it would make more sense to get rid of the mentor system they have and leave it to the tutors. The mentors feel tagged on and are there as more of an obstacle than anything. Ultimately interaction with actual tutors/mentors is kept to be very minimal. Your time is spent reading the course materials and working through the exercises by yourself.

    Overall I am not quite sure if I am happy that I purchased this course. I would think twice before recommending it to a friend.
  • UX Course
    - 3/23/2022
    Anonymous • Student
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    The online school offers practical, market-ready knowledge in a fairly reasonable time. The mentors, tutors and other advisors are helpful to support students along the way.
    The overall curriculum is practical and straight-forward, although sometimes are a bit confusing, but does not block to make overall progress.
    The only drawback is that a student basically has to make progress alone, but once you learn how to do that you will find only benefits.
    The satisfaction guarantee seems reasonable and provides remedy for scepticism regarding the online format if you have any. (Imagine a university refunding a horror fee if you cannot find a job.)
  • Anonymous • Student
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    CareerFoundry has been very helpful in getting me acclimated to industry standard design practice. I do believe that what you put in is what you get out but the mentors, teachers and advisors are here to help you however they can. The slack channel is also helpful to connect with other students. I am appreciative of the help I’ve gotten throughout my course and I can’t wait to start applying and becoming a professional UX designer! 
  • Great Course!
    - 3/10/2022
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    Currently enrolled in the UX Design course and so far it's been great!  You go at your own pace, but the program will also suggest how many tasks to submit to stay on track.  The content is broken down into parts and the tasks reflect what you just learned.  (There are some tasks that require participants / user input, so completing those may take longer if you have to coordinate availability with friends/family/people on the CF Slack community.)  Sometimes I feel like there could be more examples / guides for the tasks, but your tutor (and mentor) is always there to help when you're stuck or have any questions at all. They've been super resourceful, encouraging, and communicative.

    It's definitely a lot of work, especially trying to stay on track for a self-paced course, but I do highly recommend CareerFoundry if you're determined to learn UX!
  • Anonymous • Student
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    Students sign up for the UX immersion course and are enrolled in the 4-week introduction course before they start the immersion course. The introduction course throws students into the entire UX design process so that students get an overview of the entire process before the immersion starts. The immersion program starts off very slow and picks up after going through the history of UX. The company promises a job guarantee, and there is some confusion about the details of the guarantee. The job prep course doesn't open until students are 50% of the way through the course, and students must complete the job prep course in order to be eligible for the job guarantee. Make up your own mind about this! The career services team does not help students until they get into the job prep course.
  • UX Design Course
    - 3/10/2022
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    I am attending UX Design Course at CareerFoundry. This a hands-on course based on learn-by-application approach. This course is separated in 3 parts, first is Intro, second Immersion and third is Specialisation, there is also mentorship and tutoring provided as well as vast student community. I am in Immersion part now and so far I am pretty pleased with it. 
    But, there is some room for improvement, here's what I've noticed:
    - Some parts seem a bit dated (ex. technology wise - some recommended software are not in use anymore, or resources wise - some websites are also not available anymore)
    - A lot of times, there is a short description of the task and then it feels like we are left hanging and we need to know how to do it. Mostly it requires a lot more research on our part (I don't mind researching, but it takes a lot of time)
    - Not all of us have a new or great idea about our project app, so if there is some way to help generate ideas in the beginning, that would be great
    - Some tasks are too large versus others, it sometimes creates a nice balance, but some should be separated (ex. interviews and surveys - students opt not to do the survey because it takes a lot of time along with interviews)
    - At the beginning of the course I've felt immediately overwhelmed (even though I knew some terms and phrases used in UX) as it offers a lot of information without easing into it (a way to make the students feel less overwhelmed, at least in the beginning)
    - It would be beneficial if there was more accent on what is important and what we should pay extra intention in doing the tasks (ex. on what details should we pay extra attention in competitive analysis). And maybe an explanation on why we are doing tasks in this order (sometimes the order is not logical).
    That's all folks!
  • Anonymous • Graphic Designer • Student
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    This course is 100% online and flexibly paced which has been great for my learning as I work full time as a graphic designer. My tutors and mentors have been very supportive and knowledgable which has helped with my understanding and growing confidence! I would recommend careerfoundry to anyone looking to gain new skills or a career change!
  • UX Design
    - 3/10/2022
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    I do enjoy being full time Bootcamp UX Design student.  All the materials and tasks are challenging and also fun at the same time. I learned a lot about all the things I never thought before and hands up to my favorite Mentor and Tutor who always supported me on daily basis!
  • UX Design Course
    - 3/10/2022
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    The content ist structured in a very good way and I like that you can go in your own pace. Perfect for me as I don't need much of interaction if you work on your own mainly
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    I like how the course is on your own speed and the program will advise you on how fast to be going. Additionally, I love the mentorship and the tutoring that I receive. 
  • UX Designer
    - 2/17/2022
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    I am taking UX Designer course at CareerFoundry. This is my very first experience of learning from bootcamp and UX Design. I highly recommend CareerFoundry who is looking for a new career change. All the mentors, tutors and other staffs are super kind and supportive. Whenever I have a questions, they are always there for me and provide me with very rich resources. Even though it is an online course where I can manage my own timing, the time guideline helps me to stay on track and the staff always checks on me to provide help.  
    Thank you CareerFoundry. 
  • Anonymous • Student
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    My experience at CareerFoundry has been good so far. Because this is an online course, it requires a lot of discipline, hard work from students, and can feel isolating.

    CF is very organized as course materials are easily accessible and follow. Exercises are simple, but sometimes too simple, where it doesn’t explain the subject well enough for you to fully understand.

    Not everything that you need to learn will be taught by CF, like design software, so you’ll have to learn on your own. 

    At 70% into the course, I feel that I don’t know enough and still have a lot of outside learning that I need to do in order to prepare myself for interviews. So, one thing I’ve learned is that it takes discipline and hard word to complete the CF successfully.  Therefore, start everything that you’re supposed to do early when you’re advised to do so.

    Staff members are very responsive.

    It isn’t easy, but it will be rewarding when you land the job that you wanted.

Thanks!