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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
  • Gaelan  User Photo
    Gaelan • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Preface:
    First off, I have to say that almost everyone I know these days is "thinking about learning programming" or "learning programming on the side right now". They mention weird  words like React and Node.JS, or Rainbow-Trout-Power-Language, whatever it is they try to assure you that whatever you thought is the right thing to learn is wrong, and that their flavor of the week is more important. At the end of the day, Career Foundry got me to actually learn the programming languages and also develop projects - and there is a lot to be said for action vs. talk.

    Why I liked the course:
    First off, the way the course is made, you actually have to finish it, otherwise you suffer a financial penalty. This to me is perfect, because bootcamps that say you can take as long as you want, are not really there to help you get into the industry rather than fulfill your fantasy of 'kind-of' learning a programming language. This is just my opinion of course, but I really needed a timeline where I had to complete things, as my life is too busy and without an externally motivated deadline, it would likely slip.

    The course content itself is pretty good, it gets you through the languages as you build up projects in the course. To be honest, you can learn anything on the internet for free, but why Career Foundry was nice is because they sequence the learning in a way that makes sense. When learning web dev, there are inevitable times when you require knowledge from a more advanced topic to explain a simpler one. CF gets around this quite well by giving you disclaimers like, "don't worry, we'll explain this later" and then they ACTUALLY DO explain it, unlike the last season of the TV show LOST. The best part of the course though is that someone grades every assignment (pass or fail). I once had my assignment rejected because the code wasn't formatted nicely. The code worked fine, and met all the objectives, but looked ugly. While this may sound frusterating, this is the most real world example of something that is really important which you can lose sight of just coding on your own. 

    Finally, the job prep course at the end I would say is one of the most valuable parts of the course. Learning a new skill for me is relatively easy compared to the daunting task of looking for work in a new skill, fighting against your own biases about you not being ready enough etc...The job prep course was a lot of work, and I somehow didn't know you only had a month after you are done your main course to finish it (which I think could be boldly articulated at the start of the course that you need to finish it by the date - this got confusing for me as the date was changed a few times). But those things aside, the work you put in really sets you up to look for work. It's tough, and at times gruelling, but I have never been so confident in my resume and cover letter writing skills as I am now. I had multiple reviews of my resume, with minute changes on things such as the structure of sentences and wording - which are all things I would have not caught if completely on my own. I guess it was nice to know that by the end of that, I was ready mentally to look for work.

    Things I would improve about the course:

    • There were a few times the course content had errors that caused a lot of rework. I found the best way to check if this was the case was simply by looking at the student comments on the lesson. Sometimes there were multiple of the same comment and that helped save me from falling into the same trap. I would suggest CF should go through the comments on each lesson to help find these issues. I submitted a lot of course feedback of as many errors as I could find, but sometimes you don't have the time
    • I feel at the end of each unit, there should be a mandatory project that fores you to have to apply the principles on your own (instead of optional). I really don't like the approach that you are just 'done' the unit one you get through each assignment and feel like this would be a great opportunity to weave in things like interview coding challenges etc...
    • I experienced a lot of variance with the tutors. I personally feel you should have a mini skype call where you introduce yourselves to each other at the start of the course, as at times it just feels like someone is copy pasting "Great work! You clearly met the requirements etc..." vs. actually giving you feedback. Since the whole course is online, these opportunities to make things feel a bit more connected I feel shouldn't be overlooked.

    Things I would tell myself now after finishing the course:

    • Don't get over confident at the start of the course, it is designed to be easier at the beginning. Eventually you will run into a lesson which takes an insane amount of time to get right, and you need to be okay with that. Remember, your tutor has to approve your results, and sometimes you will go back and forth for a few days on one lesson, while other days you will complete two lessons in one day.
    • Really begin with the end in mind, and don't plan to use the portfolio made in the course as your own professional one. That is just an example project and in my opinion makes a lot of design decisions that may or may not make sense for you.
    • Pick ONE (not 100) other resources like Ruby done the hard way or Object Oriented programming books, and make a goal of completing some of that content with each lesson. The course is not going to teach you everything you need to know (no course will) so you need to get used to self learning now.
    • The job prep course is a lot of work. Don't underestimate it, but also realize it is making your life 10 times easier than it would be on your own. If you put a lot of effort in that course at the end it will pay huge dividends.
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    Jesus Espuña • UX/ UI Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I decided to change career from marketing to UX design and enrolled on the UX course. Although when I finished the course I felt that I still was lacking a lot of practice in the field, I got a very good knowledge of what a UX designer should do and know. In order to get more practice the course shoud be longer because some skills they just need practice and time to be developped.

    Also the course prepared me on how to present my work and my creative processes to potential employers, which I think has been very useful. I also found very useful the active student community, I have got great help from it. For example, I got to know other fellow students who have ended up helping me a lot on my portfolio and job application documents and it has been a useful source to start networking.

    And last when I finished the course I got good couching from CF team on how to do my interviews and landed up on my first UX job through the CF network only one month and a half after I finished the course.

  • Great Preparation!
    - 4/12/2018
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    Justin Dickerson • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Firstly, I would like to congratulate CareerFoundry for such an affordable program in getting started in web developement! Due to the U.S. market and my location, I was not able to procure a job in 6 months yet they did honour their job gaureente, as always make sure one reads the terms and abides. However, the program itself prepared me for a subsquent local in-house boot camp and now has the pleasure of calling myself not only a full-stack Ruby on Rails web developer but as an upgrade to software developer upon adding the .Net (C#) stack. With the work of the CareerFoundry team has been able to position myself for growth and future success within the tech space by providing me with a module to prepare me for the current and future job market along the main course. I am forever grateful for CareerFoundry team for allowing me to get a good start on my training as a developer and thus happily satistfied. The only thing missing is a JS framework like Angular, React, or Vue was taught which would have enhanced ability to get hired.

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    Albert • Student Verified via LinkedIn
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    Bad experance. The course does not get you ready for interviews. You will be tested. They will not help you pass. That is hardest part of getting the job. Their terms and conditions protect their butts from ever having to give a refund and they will find every excuse in the book not to give it to you and stop replying when they run out. I recommend just buying a book like cracking the code interview and avoid this program at all costs.
    Response From: Jakub of CareerFoundry
    Title: Community Manager
    Wednesday, Apr 11 2018
    Hi Albert, 

    We're sorry that you felt unprepared for interviews.  Our Career Specialists reached out to you with additional resources to help build your confidence in coding challenges, as well as offering to do interview practice sessions to assess your overall presentation in interviews.  Our Terms and Conditions are to help hold students accountable for conducting an effective job search in their chosen fields.  We're more than happy to continue working with you on your job search, as well as on identifying resources for you to prepare for coding challenges, and on additional projects to build your portfolio to help make you more attractive to recruiters. 

    If we can help you with this, please email me at jakub@careerfoundry.com.  

    Kind regards,  

    Jakub, CareerFoundry
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    Annie • Student Verified via LinkedIn
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    I wanted to change careers to UX Design and chose CareerFoundry for my training. Although based in Berlin, the course is 100% online (I am based in Canada). What is great about the course is you get to work through some great and important information about UX Design, then send in a task to your tutor. With the UX Immersive class I did, I was assigned a tutor (to check my activities/tasks) and a mentor (to do a portfolio review at the end of each 'achievement'). This is what I loved the most about the course. I got so much great advice and encouragement from my tutor and mentor during this course, they were always around to answer my questions and offer me feedback on the tasks. I think I have grown so much now as a new junior UX Designer to the industry, then when I had first started. 

    The CF slack group was also awesome, so much great advice and help from other students and tutors/the career services team. Whats so great is that everyone at CF wants you to succeed, and do everything in their power to mak it possible. 

    They have updated the curriculum since I first started and now include extra video tutorials and quizzes, which I think is great. Even without them though, I enjoyed the course structure. I really learned so much and can't wait to start working as a UX Designer. Recommend them 10000%!

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    Gabrielle Moskey • Voice UX Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I took the Intro to UX Course, UX Mastery Course, and Voice UI Course. Here's why Career Foundry is your best choice for a Career Change:

    • Flexible: CF is completely flexible to your schedule since it's 100% online.
    • 6-Month Job Guarantee: The Job Preparation Course is AMAZING. It forces you to rehaul your entire online presence, deliverables, and entire interview process. I had a practice interview with my Job Mentor before interviewing with an actual company the next day.
    • Advisors: You'll have at least 3 people looking after you. An advisor, a tutor to help with day to day assignments, and a mentor who is a successful professional in the field and who can help link what you learned to everyday work (and can also help you network).
    • Staff: Friendly staff responds quickly to any curriculum questions or concerns.
    • The Work: Work is broken into digestible modules and includes lots of outside links for further research.
    • Fellow Students: Easily see fellow student work to understand what your work should look like. 
    • $$$: Best bang for your buck compared to other programs.
    • Voice: The Voice class was just created and was made in partnership with Amazon. Voice is really exploding and will look great on resumes. 
    • (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧: Everyone in this company wants you to succeed, and it shows in their interactions.

    My only wish would be the opportunity to make some projects with real companies so that your portfolio isn't just student work. However, this is easily remedied by doing freelance on your own. If you're ready to commit to the program, you will be rewarded.

    Response From: Edward of CareerFoundry
    Title: Community Manager
    Tuesday, May 15 2018
    We're delighted you got so much out of the course and landed the job you were looking for, and that you found the updated Job Prep Course and coaching so helpful. It was a joy to have you on the course and we wish you all the best for the future. Stay in touch!
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    Ladislav Szolik • CX/UX Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I took the UX Designer course last year in January 2017 and graduated in June 2017. My goal was to gain as much knowledge as possible, not just certificate. Therefore I spent weekly more than 20 hours studying and preparing for the assignements. It worth it. The course itself is really well organized and you always get the sense of the progress, even after small achievements. Next to studying I practiced on one real project. It means sometimes I was running after people to get interviews and user feedback. Was an exciting and interesting time. I loved the huge community and the support from my mentor and tutor. They were fast and always there for any questions. Actually thanks to my mentor I got my current position. One Manager in my network was browsing randomly on LinkedIn when my mentor reposted my ux portfolio. The manager contacted me and after few months I got a UX position in one of Switzerland leading bank. As I look back to the course and the school, I think it was a good investment and a great experience.Careerfoundry cares a lot about their students and non stop working on improvements. They do UX as well :) 

     

     

     

     

     

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    Shereen • UX Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I have been stuck in a rut for so long and was wary of taking a boot camp style course because I am easily demotivated. My CareerFoundry course was completely different from any online course I had taken previously. Although I found that my tutor sometimes was very set in their ways, in real life as a UX Designer you will have a client expecting you to create to their liking. It was so motivational to work with a mentor in the field. My mentor helped me in my interviews, I truly felt like I had a whole team rooting for me. I would definitely recommend this course if you want to change your life with something you are passionate about and do something you love. I never dreamt I could be working as a UX Designer after a 6 month course (I took 8 months due to being a mom and working freelance). CareerFoundry not only prepares you for a career but they help you in the whole process towards applying to jobs and interviewing which is extremely important. I am now starting my first job in UX design, thank you CF!!

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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. 

Thanks!