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Columbia Engineering Boot Camps

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Columbia Engineering Boot Camps

Avg Rating:4.8 ( 44 reviews )

Columbia Engineering Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time courses in web development, and 24-week, part-time data analytics, cybersecurity, financial technology (FinTech), and UX/UI courses, and 18-week, part-time digital marketing, technology project management, and product management courses. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, databases, MongoDB, MySQL, and Git.

The data curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, R programming, JavaScript charting, HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, and more. Enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.

The cybersecurity curriculum offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.

The fintech curriculum covers Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, blockchain, and more.

The digital marketing curriculum covers highly relevant skills, training students in marketing strategy fundamentals, optimizing campaigns and websites, digital advertising and automation strategy, and more. Students will get hands-on experience with tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, and Wordpress.

The UX/UI course provides hands-on training in user-centric design research, design thinking, visual prototyping and wireframing, interface design, storyboarding, visual design theory, web prototyping with HTML5 and CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more.

The technology project management boot camp takes a multidisciplinary approach to developing in-demand technical, leadership, and business management skills. The curriculum covers requirements documentation, test plans, traditional, agile and hybrid methodologies, scrum frameworks, resource planning, and more.

The product management curriculum teaches in-demand product management skills, starting with the essentials. Learners will master the tools to set themselves apart and deliver great products via roadmap development, backlog management, product life cycle management, A/B testing, and data analysis.

Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll, but once admitted, all learners will complete a pre-course tutorial. Columbia Engineering Boot Camps are designed for working professionals and learners who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skill set.

Learners will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through course completion and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, and one-on-one career coaching. Successful learners will receive an Award of Completion from Columbia Engineering and will have a portfolio of projects or a variety of training applicable to professional certifications to demonstrate their mastery of the topics covered throughout their boot camp.

Columbia Engineering Boot Camps are offered in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

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  • Cybersecurity - Part-Time

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    Cost$14,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City
    Columbia Engineering Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security. Throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks, you will get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
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  • Data Analytics - Part-Time

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    Cost$12,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City
    This boot camp is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python and R programming, JavaScript charting, SQL databases, Tableau, machine learning, and more. Throughout the boot camp, you will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more — allowing you to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
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  • Digital Marketing - Part-Time

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    Cost$8,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City
    Columbia Engineering Digital Marketing Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time digital marketing boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in marketing strategy, campaign development, digital advertising, and modern tools in site analytics and reporting. Gain experience with in-demand tools and technologies such as Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, Wordpress, and more, while also advancing campaign analysis technical skills.
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  • Financial Technology - Part-Time

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    Algorithms, Blockchain, Excel, Machine Learning, Python
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$13,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City
    Get hands-on training and instruction in financial technology and analysis using popular tools and methods including Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, and blockchain. Maintain your current schedule by studying the competitive curriculum part-time, and gain access to career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching.
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  • Full Stack Web Development - Full-Time

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    CSS, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Node.js, React.js
    OnlineFull Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City
    Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp is a 12-week, full-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
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    Placement TestNo
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  • Full Stack Web Development - Part-Time

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    HTML, Node.js, MongoDB, JavaScript, CSS, Git, jQuery, MySQL, React.js
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$13,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City
    Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
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    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Product Management - Part-Time

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$10,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City
    Gain in-demand product management skills like market analysis, value proposition creation, roadmap development, rapid prototyping, SQL, and data visualization. Through hands-on training, learn how to define a target audience, communicate with stakeholders, write effective user stories, build wireframes, and more.
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  • Technology Project Management - Part-Time

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    Agile, Scrum
    OnlinePart Time9 Hours/week18 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$10,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City
    Columbia Engineering Technology Project Management Boot Camp prepares you to effectively lead technology projects across a variety of industries. Gain hands-on training in requirements documentation, test plans, traditional, agile and hybrid methodologies, scrum frameworks, resource planning, and more. Obtain the skills necessary to sit for the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master™ Level I Certification.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
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  • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time

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    User Experience Design, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, Design, CSS
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$13,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City
    Get hands-on training and instruction in UX/UI design methodology, design software skills, front end web prototyping technologies and frameworks including HTML/CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more. Maintain your current schedule by studying part-time, and apply what you’ve learned toward building a comprehensive portfolio of projects ranging from AI sketches to mobile-responsive web layouts.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
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1 Scholarship

  • $500 Columbia Engineering Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Columbia Engineering Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

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

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    • Cybersecurity - Part-Time (New York City)
    • Data Analytics - Part-Time (New York City)
    • All courses in New York City
    • Digital Marketing - Part-Time (New York City)
    • Full Stack Web Development - Part-Time (New York City)
    • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time (New York City)
    • Financial Technology - Part-Time (New York City)
    • Full Stack Web Development - Part-Time (New York City)
    • All courses in New York City
    • Full Stack Web Development - Full-Time (New York City)
    • All courses in New York City
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    Nick • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I will say, I was a bit skeptical knowing the entry requirements for this course but I was definitely not disappointed. The course itself is a little tough if you’re totally new to coding as a whole. It’s very fast paced and the constant new concepts will keep you on your toes. Everyone part of the administration and instructing team is there to help you and communicate with you whenever you need it. I would say you should join this boot camp to dip your toes within the web/software development industry. It was a blast and looking forward to my new future.

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    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
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    Thursday, Apr 21 2022
    We appreciate your review, Nick! Like you noted, this is a fast-paced and challenging course that will require extensive time and hard work. We're glad to hear you benefited from the support of our boot camp team. Congratulations on successfully completing the course! All the best moving forward. 
  • Cybersecurity
    - 3/27/2022
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    Overall, this was an absolutely amazing program. It was fast paced since we had to cover a huge amount of material in the span of 6 months but the support from the TA's, teachers, and peers were unmatched. The focus of these classes were on key concepts and the "how" on cybersecurity and it's tools. Now that I am actually in the field I realized that some of the tools, protocols and conversations were a little bit behind the times. Tools like metasploit, wireshark, Splunk and Autopsy are still used today but what we learned for Splunk just scratched the surface compared to what was asked of me for entry level positions at different organizations during interviews. I also wished we could have utilized different cloud modules like AWS or GCP or gain more exposure to coding with Python but I understand that this bootcamp was focused on getting a student started on the cybersecurity path. It gave enough exposure to each of the core cybersecurity modules and students are highly encouraged to pick a module to pursue further education on after classes are completed. I recommend utilizing all the resources you can get from the class, connect with your peers or teams on linkedin and find a module that peaks your interest to later sign up for additional classes through udemy, pluralsite or cybery, etc. It is not enough to just complete the class if you are pursuing a career in cybersecurity but it was great start to becoming a well rounded, educated, cybersecurity professional.
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
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    Friday, Apr 01 2022
    Amazing, Shaun! We're thrilled you benefited from the support of our entire instructional team. We're always working to optimize our curriculum offerings with the most in-demand technologies, so we appreciate your feedback. Great advice for prospective learners — utilizing all the available resources as well as continuing your education will definitely help you succeed. Congratulations on completing the boot camp and thank you for your review! Best of luck in all that you do.  
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    This bootcamp has been an amazing journey for me! I have been so excited about learning and understanding more about financial programming, quantitative analysis and of course cryptos and blockchain. The instructors were always helpful and went into details in a lot of areas. Now, I am 10x more knowledgeable from when I started and very much motivated to work for a Fintech company one day or build my own :) Anyone who is interested in Fintech, I highly recommend this bootcamp as it is very much worth it and you'll learn a ton! 
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
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    Friday, Mar 04 2022
    Thank you for sharing your boot camp experience, Johann! It's great to hear you're learning a wide range of new technologies and benefiting from the support of our entire instructional team. We look forward to helping you successfully complete the course and appreciate your recommendation! All the best moving forward.
  • Cybersecurity
    - 2/11/2022
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    There were times I felt overwhelmed from the coursework, but the overall experience was phenomenal. The instructors and the TA's were very helpful with explaining and assisting when there were struggles. The lab environments helped with better understanding the material and familiarizing the technical aspect of the work. I learned a lot in a condensed timeframe, but the journey was very inspirational and aspiring with my developing passion in cybersecurity. 
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Feb 11 2022
    We appreciate your review, Yuna! We're thrilled you had a positive boot camp experience and enjoyed the classroom structure. Congratulations on completing the course! We are rooting you on in all your future cybersecurity endeavors. 
  • Cybersecurity
    - 2/8/2022
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    Coming from a general background in computer science, I spent 10 years working in database management systems. The evolution of the industry leads me to move towards Big Data and the Cloud. Looking for which university to acquire this training, I read on a Columbia University spot: "BIG DATA NEEDS BIG PROTECTION". Why not focus on security? 

    We are all threatened, from the individual to the government. How to invest in tools that protect personal information, economic costs, reputational costs, and other sensitives information of organizations that are now stored in cloud.
    Getting out of my comfort and attending Columbia Engineering Cybersecurity Bootcamp was one of the best decisions I ever made. The Boot Camp was online and the class times matched with my availability. I learned about an area of the industry that I was unaware of, data security. The teachers and assistants have the relevant knowledge. This boot camp requires the availability of the student to get the best out of himself. The program is rich and the activities include practical and real case studies. The professors and advisors listen to the students and push them in their learning to be employer-ready then employer-competitive.
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
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    Friday, Feb 11 2022
    Incredible, Aly! Thank you for choosing our course to learn a new technical skillset. It's great to hear you're benefiting from the virtual classroom setting and the support of our entire instructional team. We commend all the hard work you've dedicated thus far and look forward to helping you successfully complete the boot camp. Happy studying!
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     Columbia Engineering Data Analytics Boot Camp is committed to preparing online data analytics learners for success. With the rise of data in today’s economy, our course focuses on teaching individuals the practical and technical skills needed to analyze and solve complex data problems through an innovative online learning format. 

    With a professional background in people, not data, joining this program was quite the commitment for me.  Thus, more than halfway through the ride, it is quite rewarding to share my peaks on this academic roller coaster. Getting to know my classmates, all of whom have varying levels of data experience, is one the many highlights. Although entirely virtual, the prompt feedback on challenge assignments and access to student support 24/7 are factors that have contributed to my personal successes thus far.  At this time, I am excitedly optimistic towards the opportunities awaiting us all.
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
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    Thursday, Jul 29 2021
    Way to go, Ricardo! Thank you for choosing our boot camp to learn a new skill set. We're glad to hear you're forming close connections with other learners in your cohort and benefiting from our entire team's support. Congratulations on reaching the halfway point, we're rooting you on as you work hard to successfully finish out the course! 
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    After struggling with unemployment, during the 2020 pandemic, I realized that I desperately needed to learn a new skill. It wasn't long until I made the decision to do a career pivot into web development. I spent months researching the avenues into becoming a web developer. I weighed the pros and cons between pursuing a Computer Science degree vs being self-taught vs attending a Coding Bootcamp until finally deciding that a Bootcamp would make the most sense for my family's needs. To make a long story short...I enrolled in the Fulltime Coding Bootcamp through Columbia University and 2U (formerly Trilogy) and I am glad that I did!

    I went into the course with zero experience and found it to be VERY demanding and unbelievably fast-paced. There were times that I wanted to throw my hands in the air and give up. Fortunately, for me, I had the opportunity to speak with previous graduates before going in...and they all recommended the same thing: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE RESOURCES THAT THEY GIVE YOU! 

    So, I struggled along through my course. I allowed myself to be upset with the complexities of the concepts and the pace of the course load...but I also leaned into the resources that were available to me:
    • Instructors- I am told that Columbia Bootcamp instructors are highly vetted, and I am convinced this is true. My instructor, Ben, was absolutely amazing!  Not only was he extremely knowledgeable and very experienced as a web developer...but he also exercised the highest level of patience and understanding. I attended office hours every morning before class,  and he always went above and beyond in helping me work through the concepts that I was struggling with.
    • Student Success Managers- Every student is assigned a Student Success Manager who will be there to provide support along the way. I can honestly say that I was able to complete the course, largely due to the support that I received from my manager, Danny. Danny remained in constant communication with the class, provided essential resources for upcoming lessons, and made himself available for one-on-one meetings. I took FULL advantage of his willingness to help and met with him regularly throughout the course (via Zoom). In our meetings, he provided the feedback and reassurance that I needed to keep going. I was simply amazed by his eagerness to help.
    • Learning Assistants- Along with the Bootcamp, you are given access to the online teaching assistants, or BCS. They are available to "guide" you through finding solutions to problems. While I have mixed reviews on some of my experiences with BCS...for the most part, they were very helpful in pointing me in the right direction. And the hours that they were available to provide assistance were very convenient.
    • Tutors- For more one on one guidance outside of class, the Bootcamp offers access to tutors. As a full-time student, the course offered 2 tutor sessions per week. I highly recommend taking full advantage of this resource. You will need to invest 20+ hours/wk in studying, outside of class, in order to make it through the course. While BCS is available to provide support with a specific question (and point you in the right direction to find an answer)...your tutor is there to provide more in-depth assistance.
    • Career Services- For those who may be looking to find a job after Bootcamp, Career Services is a great resource. They have tons of webinars on various topics (ie Interview Prep, Networking Tips, Resume/Cover Letter Tips). While you do have access to career services resources throughout your course, you will not interact with your career advisor until you get closer to your graduation date. This is so you have the opportunity to focus on your coursework. HOWEVER...as difficult as it may be to find the time, I highly suggest getting involved with career services workshops and completing the milestones as soon as possible. I am working with my Career Advisor now, and I am glad that I got an early start.

    All in all...if you have done any research on Bootcamps, you may have seen that Trilogy has a lot of mixed reviews. Take it with a grain of salt. Most of the criticism is old (before they became 2U)...and simply unfair. In my experience, this Bootcamp is exactly what you make of it. Columbia goes above and beyond to give you everything you need to succeed...but they are not going to do the work for you. Apply yourself...and TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE RESOURCES THAT THEY GIVE YOU! If you do that...this course will be worth every dollar you spend.
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
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    Monday, Jul 19 2021
    Amazing, Mandell! We're thrilled you decided to pursue web development and chose our boot camp to learn a new skill set. It's great to hear you felt supported by our entire team and couldn't agree more that Ben and Danny are pretty fantastic. Like you mentioned, taking advantage of all the available resources, including tutoring and reaching out to your learning assistants, will truly help you succeed. Congratulations on completing the boot camp, we appreciate your review! We wish you all the best in your future coding endeavors. 
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    Every week, you're introduced to new topics and expected to gain competence by the end of the week. With no experience in coding (besides Excel) or databases, I struggled to keep up. I wish I'd taken advantage of the tutors & Office Hours earlier - once I did, the homework became manageable and I was able to gain confidence and keep up with others in class who were already familiar with the material. The lead instructor & the TAs are very knowledgeable and were reliable resources throughout the course. 1000% worth it if you have the time and are willing to push yourself. 
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
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    Wednesday, Apr 07 2021
    Thank you for sharing your boot camp experience, Emily! Like you noted, we begin by covering the basics, starting slow but ramping up to advanced topics very quickly. Great advice on taking advantage of the available resources, including tutoring and office hours. Congratulations on successfully completing the boot camp and best of luck moving forward! 
  • UX/UI Designer
    - 2/24/2021
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    Tamara Starr • UX/UI Designer • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    This bootcamp was amazing!!!  I absolutely loved the instructor and TAs. There were also a ton of resources available and there was always someone available to help.  What drew me to picking this bootcamp...was the fact that they covered BOTH UX and UI. It is such a competitive market and it was clear to me that I needed to learn both. But if you work full-time...I highly recommend NOT taking on any part-time gigs (or at least use caution). It is a huge workload but every task really does have a purpose. When it comes to the job search- just use the name and sell yourself!  Don't just rely on Career Services, be confident and reach out to companies and show them what you can do for them. It may surprise you, and you may even be able to use the work for an assignment (win-win). So definitely I would recommend using as many career resources as possible. And always be open to learning (especially code).
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
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    Friday, Feb 26 2021
    We appreciate your review, Tamara! We're glad to hear you found our instructional team to be supportive and responsive. Like you noted, this is a challenging boot camp one that requires extensive time commitment but using the available resources, like career services, can help you stay ahead and better position you to enter the job market. Congratulations on completing the boot camp, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
  • Digital Marketing
    - 1/25/2021
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    Sarah Calaman • Freelance SEO Copywriter • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    An 18-week part-time digital marketing boot camp course to learn the fundamentals of online and social media marketing techniques through lectures, projects, and homework assignments to test your knowledge while also creating a portfolio of work you can use for career opportunities. This course was challenging, rigorous, and demanding of your time and energy, but it was so worth it. I learned so much in the 18 weeks about digital marketing and had never had any previous experience in a marketing or business class. I was worried that I would not understand the concepts of marketing, but the beginning of our course started with an overview of the basics of marketing and how they apply to the digital space. Learning about SEO and UI/UX design inspired me to start my own freelancing business where I help small businesses with website optimization and writing SEO content for their site. We learned all the new updates to social media advertising and were encouraged to keep learning about it as we move on from the class since that space is ever-changing. I have so many projects that I got to work on in this class, and I am excited that I have a portfolio to show future employers. Career services are helpful, knowledgeable, and encouraging, and even though they cannot guarantee they will find you a job, they will help you gather all of the materials you will need to make your job search so much easier. And not to forget the amazing instructors I had, who were all smart, engaging, and encouraging throughout the whole course. Each TA had their own specialty in digital marketing that they got to share their experiences about in class and our instructor knew so much about digital marketing and how it has changed over time. The TA's and instructor were available during office hours, always made time for a one-on-one meeting if needed, and always encouraged us to keep challenging ourselves during projects and assignments. I'm so glad I took this class. I'm sad that it's over, but I cannot wait to use all of the knowledge I have gained for my future career path as a digital marketing professional.
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Wednesday, Jan 27 2021
    Amazing, Sarah! It's great to hear you successfully learned the fundamentals of digital marketing. Like you mentioned, this boot camp is rigorous and requires extensive time and energy both inside and outside of the classroom. We're thrilled you enjoyed the curriculum and were able to pursue freelancing opportunities with your new skillset. Our entire team strives to enable learner success, so we're happy to hear this resonated with you and that you were able to utilize all of the available resources, including office hours and 1:1 coaching. Congratulations on completing the course and best of luck in all your future endeavors!
  • FinTech Boot Camp
    - 12/17/2020
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    • How you decided to pursue this career path and what led you to apply to Columbia Engineering FinTech Boot Camp

    I am a 2006 computer science graduate. I moved to the USA in 2019 with the intent to pursue a career in data science and finance, using the knowledge gained from my previous job as a junior data analyst. And to that end, I found Columbia Engineering University with its state-of-the-art boot camp. This boot camp ended up being perfect for me because they offered the opportunity to do this course part-time throughout the span of six months. I went into this course with the intent to gain practical experience and technical skills. I open my career path every Industry including Financial Industry.

    • Your experience with Columbia Engineering FinTech Boot Camp and your favorite aspect(s) of the program

    My experience with Columbia Engineering FinTech Boot Camp was absolutely phenomenal! Looking back to the past thirteen weeks, I can confidently attest that I have improved a lot in my technical and computational skills. It truly feels like a miracle! First of all, I would like to say I deeply grateful for my mentor and all the TA's, as they have all instructed us in such a professional, organized, and intuitive manner. From all the useful resources gained from each class to the file-sharing and downloading with my peers to the smooth and improved workflow during my projects: I can’t believe I learned so many things. And as part of his, the career director was generous enough to go through and help me update every detail in my resume, to make it fit with today’s job climate. 

    • Advice you would give to other prospective students to ensure success.

    From my experience, I would tell prospective students to never give up the passion for learning. If you are passionate about coding, financial technology, and many other computational subjects, Columbia Engineering Boot Camp is the perfect place. 




    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Dec 18 2020
    Thank you for your review Umme! We're so glad that the boot camp provided you with the skills and experience you were seeking. Like you mentioned, learners are supported throughout their journey with the help of instructional staff and career services teams, and we're thrilled that you were able to benefit from them to position yourself to enter the financial industry. Thank you for your advice for future participants, we agree that a passion for lifelong learning is crucial to continued success, especially so when it comes to technology. Congratulations on completing the course! We wish you all the best moving forward.
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    - 11/30/2020
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    After working in the finance industry for many years I transitioned into the alt data world as head of sales for a start up where I became interested in data and coding. After researching a lot of Bootcamps I was recommended this course by a friend who works in financial recruitment. I literally had no coding experience and truth be told very little computer knowledge other than sending emails and calendar type stuff. So the learning curve for me at the start of this course was extremely steep. For the first couple of weeks it was very stressful and a lot of work, but in the end I can honestly say it was one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. This is a serious and intense course that requires a lot of work but in the end Im shocked at how far Ive come in 6 months.  My advice to real beginners is to spend a lot of time pre-course getting familiar with your computer and doing any pre-work they recommend. Reach out to the advisor assigned to you and ask for any materials that might assist you getting started, the less time you have to spend learning basic computer skills the better.

    This course is an excellent way to start your Fintech journey and get exposure to Python, Quant/Algo Trading and the world of Crypto's. 

    I wish I would have learned to code years ago! It will open your mind to a whole new world of possibilities! 

    I would thank my instructor Garence Staraci, TA's Aaron Niu and Kyle Smyre, student success manager David Sison and my tutor Lavina Tang!       

    Thanks for all the support and patience! 
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Columbia Engineering Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Dec 04 2020
    Thank you, Ted! We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed your boot camp experience. We realize many learners such as yourself enter the boot camp without prior experience and work hard to accomplish their professional dreams. Like you mentioned, spending additional time on the pre-work and taking advantage of the available resources, like reaching out to your advisor, will definitely help you succeed. We also couldn't agree more that Garence, Aaron, Kyle, David, and Lavina are all pretty fantastic. We look forward to helping you through the completion of the boot camp and wish you all the best moving forward!