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Metis offers data science and analytics training via Live Online and Online Flex bootcamps & courses, part-time bootcamp prep courses, and corporate training programs. The Metis Data Science & Analytics Bootcamps provide specialized curriculums with expert instruction and routine interaction with classmates in an online environment. Designed and taught by industry practitioners, the programs cover Python, algorithms, linear regression, machine learning, NLP, databases, interactive data visualization, and much more. Graduates will be comfortable designing, implementing, and communicating the results of data science or analytics projects, while grasping the fundamentals of their specific career path. The curriculum is delivered through project-based, hands-on, collaborative learning, resulting in a portfolio of projects at the end of the bootcamp that can be leveraged during the interview process. 

Career support primarily occurs during a dedicated Career Week that begins right after each bootcamp ends. This additional week, included in the tuition, provides students with laser-focused attention from Career Advisors while they immerse in career-focused workshops, employer panels, and mock technical interviews. Graduates leave qualified for data science and analytics roles. As always, Metis provides graduates access to alumni resources and career support until they’re hired. The Metis hiring network is over 200 companies strong, including Facebook, Amazon, and Capital One.

To apply for the Metis Data Science & Analytics Bootcamps, applicants need to have experience with programming and statistics. Prior to starting the program, students must complete 36 hours of academic pre-work. Metis offers a free, self-paced Admissions Prep platform for those who need to brush up on their linear algebra, calculus, probability, statistics, and Python skills, in addition to part-time, online Bootcamp Prep Courses. Metis is looking for students eager to get their hands dirty by learning new technologies and solving real-life problems, and who have the skills needed to secure entry-level jobs in the Data Science & Analytics field.

For students looking to gain in-demand data science and analytics skills on a tighter timeline, Metis also offers Short Immersive Courses. Each lasts two-to-four weeks and enables students to learn from elite instructors in a unique format that culminates in an end-to-end project they can add to their professional portfolio. If you’re curious about the bootcamp experience, these short immersive courses are a great way to experience how it all operates. Students learn in the same formats taught by the same incredible instructors who teach the bootcamps.

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  • Beginner Python and Math for Data Science

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    Data Science, Python
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date April 26, 2021
    Cost$750
    Class size20
    LocationOnline
    Considering applying to our Data Science Bootcamp but need to build or brush up on your basic skills first? Our Beginner Python & Math for Data Science course was designed for you, the beginner looking for an introduction to the building blocks essential to developing data science skills or forging a new career in the field. This course sets you on the right track, covering everything you’ll encounter during the bootcamp application process. You’ll learn: Basics of Python programming Common Python libraries: NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib Foundations of linear algebra, calculus, probability and statistics Please note, the cost of Beginner Python & Math for Data Science can be applied to the cost of the bootcamp once you apply. We welcome all students looking to brush up on data science basics, not just those looking to apply to the bootcamp. Please visit our website to learn more and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions about Beginner Python & Math for Data Science, the Data Science Bootcamp, or any other inquiries.
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    Minimum Skill LevelAbsolute Beginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
    More Start Dates
    April 26, 2021 - Online Apply by April 26, 2021
    May 24, 2021 - Online Apply by May 24, 2021
    June 21, 2021 - Online Apply by June 21, 2021
    July 26, 2021 - Online Apply by July 26, 2021
  • Data Analytics Bootcamp

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    Start Date May 17, 2021
    Cost$9,000
    Class size60
    LocationOnline
    Metis’s 6-week Data Analytics Bootcamp is a full-time, live online program designed to provide students of diverse backgrounds with a uniquely rigorous learning environment that helps each begin a new data analytics career. Our bootcamp programs are taught by Data Science instructors with deep industry experience and combine traditional instruction in theory and practice with a project-based approach. Our students apply their new knowledge throughout the program to build a three-project portfolio, using real data, that they can leverage during their job search after graduation. Each project is a start-to-finish application of the skills needed to be a well-rounded, competitive practitioner in the data analytics workforce. Projects are carefully designed to highlight the skills needed in every facet of data analytics – project design, data acquisition and storage, tool selection, analysis, interpretation, and communication – ultimately culminating in a project portfolio that students can share with potential employers and on their Graduate Directory profiles at the end of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a Data Analytics Certificate. They will have completed rigorous training in exploratory data analysis, linear regression and web scraping, project design, and communication of results for integration into a business environment. Our grads go on to work at some of the top companies in their respective markets, including but not limited to Capital One, Facebook, GrubHub, Starbucks, Spotify, NBA and more. We're proud to help our grads land their dream job in data science and our grads are proud to be #MadeAtMetis. Make sure to visit our website and testimonials page to read more.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $2,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    May 17, 2021 - Online Apply by April 19, 2021
    June 14, 2021 - Online Apply by May 17, 2021
  • Data Analytics Online Flex Bootcamp

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    Start Date July 26, 2021
    Cost$7,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    The Metis Data Analytics Online Flex Bootcamp is an online program designed to allow students to work on their own schedule with on-demand lectures. Deadlines for assignments, dedicated 1:1 instructor support, and organized modules help keep students organized and accountable throughout their 12-weeks. Students in the Online Flex format also complete a three-project portfolio and participate in a dedicated Career Week after the program where we help them build well-rounded skills and provide connections to help them land a job.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $2,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    July 26, 2021 - Online Apply by June 14, 2021
    August 23, 2021 - Online Apply by July 12, 2021
    September 20, 2021 - Online Apply by August 9, 2021
    October 18, 2021 - Online Apply by September 7, 2021
    November 15, 2021 - Online Apply by October 4, 2021
  • Data Science Bootcamp

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    Start Date May 17, 2021
    Cost$14,500
    Class size60
    LocationOnline
    Metis’s 10-week Data Science Bootcamp is a full-time, live online program designed to provide students of diverse backgrounds with a uniquely rigorous learning environment that helps each begin a new data science career. Our bootcamp programs are taught by Data Science instructors with deep industry experience and combine traditional instruction in theory and practice with a project-based approach. Our students apply their new knowledge throughout the program to build a five-project portfolio, using real data, that they can leverage during their job search after graduation. Each project is a start-to-finish application of the skills needed to be a well-rounded, competitive practitioner in the data science workforce. Projects are carefully designed to highlight the skills needed in every facet of data science – project design, data acquisition and storage, tool selection, analysis, interpretation, and communication – ultimately culminating in a project portfolio that students can share with potential employers and on their Graduate Directory profiles at the end of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a Data Science Certificate. They will have completed rigorous training in machine learning algorithms and libraries, programming in multiple languages, data modeling and evaluation, project design, and communication of results for integration into a business environment. Our grads go on to work at some of the top companies in their respective markets, including but not limited to Capital One, Facebook, GrubHub, Starbucks, Spotify, NBA and more. We're proud to help our grads land their dream job in data science and our grads are proud to be #MadeAtMetis. Make sure to visit our website and testimonials page to read more. Welcome to Metis!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $3,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    May 17, 2021 - Online Apply by April 19, 2021
    June 14, 2021 - Online Apply by May 17, 2021
  • Data Science & Engineering Bootcamp

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    Start Date May 17, 2021
    Cost$14,500
    Class size60
    LocationOnline
    Metis’s 10-week Data Science & Engineering Bootcamp is a full-time, live online program designed to provide students of diverse backgrounds with a uniquely rigorous learning environment that helps each begin a new data science career. Our bootcamp programs are taught by Data Science instructors with deep industry experience and combine traditional instruction in theory and practice with a project-based approach. Our students apply their new knowledge throughout the program to build a five-project portfolio, using real data, that they can leverage during their job search after graduation. Each project is a start-to-finish application of the skills needed to be a well-rounded, competitive practitioner in the data science and engineering workforce. Projects are carefully designed to highlight the skills needed in every facet of data science – project design, data acquisition and storage, tool selection, analysis, interpretation, and communication – ultimately culminating in a project portfolio that students can share with potential employers and on their Graduate Directory profiles at the end of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a Data Science and Engineering Certificate. They will have completed rigorous training in machine learning algorithms and libraries, programming in multiple languages, data modeling and evaluation, data engineering fundamentals, and project design. Our grads go on to work at some of the top companies in their respective markets, including but not limited to Capital One, Facebook, GrubHub, Starbucks, Spotify, NBA and more. We're proud to help our grads land their dream job in data science and our grads are proud to be #MadeAtMetis. Make sure to visit our website and testimonials page to read more.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $3,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    May 17, 2021 - Online Apply by April 19, 2021
    June 14, 2021 - Online Apply by May 17, 2021
  • Data Science & Engineering Online Flex Bootcamp

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    Start Date July 26, 2021
    Cost$11,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    The Metis Data Science & Engineering Online Flex Bootcamp is an online program where students can study on their own time with pre-recorded lectures. Structured modules, dedicated 1:1 instructor support, and assignment deadlines help keep them on track throughout their 20-weeks of coursework. The Online Flex format also requires students to complete a five-project professional portfolio and allows them to participate in a dedicated Career Week after the program where Career Advisors help students build well-rounded skills and provide connections to help them land a job.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $3,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    July 26, 2021 - Online Apply by June 14, 2021
    August 23, 2021 - Online Apply by July 12, 2021
    September 20, 2021 - Online Apply by August 9, 2021
    October 18, 2021 - Online Apply by September 7, 2021
    November 15, 2021 - Online Apply by October 4, 2021
  • Data Science & Machine Learning Bootcamp

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    Start Date May 17, 2021
    Cost$18,500
    Class size60
    LocationOnline
    Metis’s 14-week Data Science & Machine Learning Bootcamp is a full-time, live online program designed to provide students of diverse backgrounds with a uniquely rigorous learning environment that helps each begin a new data science career. Our bootcamp programs are taught by Data Science instructors with deep industry experience and combine traditional instruction in theory and practice with a project-based approach. Our students apply their new knowledge throughout the program to build a seven-project portfolio, using real data, that they can leverage during their job search after graduation. Each project is a start-to-finish application of the skills needed to be a well-rounded, competitive practitioner in the data science and machine learning workforce. Projects are carefully designed to highlight the skills needed in every facet of data science – project design, data acquisition and storage, tool selection, analysis, interpretation, and communication – ultimately culminating in a project portfolio that students can share with potential employers and on their Graduate Directory profiles at the end of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a Data Science and Machine Learning Certificate. They will have completed rigorous training in machine learning algorithms and libraries, programming in multiple languages, data modeling and evaluation, project design, data engineering fundamentals, and communication of results for integration into a business environment. Our grads go on to work at some of the top companies in their respective markets, including but not limited to Capital One, Facebook, GrubHub, Starbucks, Spotify, NBA and more. We're proud to help our grads land their dream job in data science and our grads are proud to be #MadeAtMetis. Make sure to visit our website and testimonials page to read more.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $3,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    May 17, 2021 - Online Apply by April 19, 2021
    June 14, 2021 - Online Apply by May 17, 2021
  • Data Science & Machine Learning Online Flex Bootcamp

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    Start Date July 26, 2021
    Cost$14,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    The Metis Data Science & Engineering Online Flex Bootcamp is an online program where students can study on their own time with on-demand lessons and dedicated 1:1 instructor support. Assignment deadlines also help keep them accountable throughout their 28-weeks of coursework. The Online Flex format requires students to complete a seven-project professional portfolio and allows them to participate in a dedicated Career Week after the program where Career Advisors help students build well-rounded skills and provide connections to help them land a job.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $3,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    July 26, 2021 - Online Apply by June 14, 2021
    August 23, 2021 - Online Apply by July 12, 2021
    September 20, 2021 - Online Apply by August 9, 2021
    October 18, 2021 - Online Apply by September 7, 2021
    November 15, 2021 - Online Apply by October 4, 2021
  • Data Science Online Flex Bootcamp

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    Start Date July 26, 2021
    Cost$11,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    The Metis Data Science Online Flex Bootcamp is an online program designed to allow students to fit studying into their daily life by engaging with on-demand lectures. Students will also receive dedicated 1:1 instructor support, an organized study plan, and deadlines to keep them on track throughout their 20-weeks of coursework. The Online Flex format also requires students to complete a five-project professional portfolio and allows them to participate in a dedicated Career Week after the program where Career Advisors help students build well-rounded skills and provide connections to help them land a job.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    We partner with SkillsFund and Climb Credit to offer accepted students financing options for our bootcamps. Visit our website to learn more.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $3,000 scholarship for women, members of underrepresented groups, the LGBTQ community, or veterans of U.S. military personnel. Visit thisismetis.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome experience with programming and statistics.
    Prep WorkOnce students are enrolled in the bootcamp, they are granted immediate access to our prework materials, a structured program of 36 hours of academic work is designed to get admitted students warmed up and ready to go.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    July 26, 2021 - Online Apply by June 14, 2021
    August 23, 2021 - Online Apply by July 12, 2021
    September 20, 2021 - Online Apply by August 9, 2021
    October 18, 2021 - Online Apply by September 7, 2021
    November 15, 2021 - Online Apply by October 4, 2021
  • Introduction to Data Science

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    Data Science, Git, Python, Machine Learning
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date July 19, 2021
    Cost$750
    Class size20
    LocationOnline
    This course takes you one step closer to becoming a data scientist by offering a subset of the topics covered in our Data Science Bootcamp. You’ll get a well-rounded intro to the core concepts and technologies taught within the bootcamp, including basic machine learning principles and hands-on coding experience. Plus, you’ll put it all to practice through a mini data science project of your own. We’ll cover the following: Data acquisition, cleaning, and aggregation Exploratory data analysis and visualization Feature engineering Model creation and validation Basic statistical and mathematical foundations for data science We welcome all students looking to brush up on data science basics, not just those looking to apply to the bootcamp. Please visit our website to learn more and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions about Introduction to Data Science, the Data Science Bootcamp, or any other inquiries.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents should have some familiarity with basic statistical and linear algebraic concepts. In Python, it will be helpful to know basic data structures.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
    More Start Dates
    July 19, 2021 - Online Apply by July 19, 2021
  • Short Immersive Courses

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,500
    Class size60
    LocationOnline
    Metis has also launched a new offering called short immersive courses, enabling students to learn from elite instructors in an intensive, full-time format, while also applying what they learned to an end-to-end project that can be added to their professional portfolio. In total they're launching 7 courses, ranging in topics from Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) to Deep Learning Fundamentals. Visit thisismetis.com/courses to learn more.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Short Immersive Online Flex Courses

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Metis now offers their short immersive courses via an Online Flex format, enabling students to learn from the same expert instructors, while also applying what they learned to an end-to-end project that can be added to their professional portfolio. In total there are 7 courses, ranging in topics from Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) to Deep Learning Fundamentals. Visit thisismetis.com/courses to learn more.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
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    Dan Taber • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    Doing Metis was one of the hardest decisions I ever made. The time/financial commitment is tough to swallow for anyone! That said, it’s one of the best decisions I ever made, as Metis paid off in every way you could imagine.

    Several peers have captured the benefits of Metis here, so I’ll try to avoid repeating them and focus on what stood out to me personally …

    The obvious doubt about a bootcamp was, “Why pay thousands of dollars?? I can learn all this online.” But Metis provided so many intangibles - career support, alumni network, mentorship from instructors, friendship from diverse peers - that you can’t get from an online course. Not to mention improving your chances to get a job. Prior to Metis, I tried to transition from academia to industry, but with zero success; I couldn’t get a single tech company to even consider me. Within 2 months after finishing Metis, though, I received multiple job offers and accepted one with a company that I’m thrilled to be at.

    The project-based curriculum, with the guidance of experienced instructors, is the ideal way to learn. Aside from giving you a strong portfolio of material to use on the job market, the projects teach you to learn and apply new material quickly. In my first job after Metis, I was much more confident learning new tools because Metis had prepared me for the fast-paced learning you need to be a data scientist.

    I can’t emphasize enough how committed the Metis instructors and staff are to students. They go above and beyond to not only teach you data science but provide mentorship, career support, and emotional support. The bootcamp and subsequent job search can be an emotional roller-coaster, so their support is instrumental.

    Finally, one of my favorite things about Metis is that they don’t sugarcoat the challenges of the bootcamp or make grandiose, inflated claims about what the outcome will be. Getting a job in data science is very, very hard. Metis acknowledges it’s hard, doesn’t make any wild promises, but gives you every resource to succeed and remains committed to their alumni long after you graduate. They treat you like you’re part of their family.

    My biggest piece of advice - think carefully about how you need to personalize the Metis experience to suit your needs. Everybody comes in with different backgrounds and life circumstances. There’s no single formula that works for everyone; when making decisions like picking projects, deciding when to start your job search, etc., you need to consider that what’s best for you. Whatever you choose, Metis staff are going to be there to help you through it.

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    Jannie Chang • Data Scientist • Student Verified via LinkedIn
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    About a year ago, I was in your position. I was reading reviews about data science bootcamps and weighing my options.  At the time, I was a full-time lawyer (no formal STEM background), watching MOOCs in the evenings and teaching myself python on the weekends.  I attended Metis in Chicago during the spring of 2017.  Within a month of graduating, I was recruited by a growing startup. Since then, I have been prototyping new tools, working with engineers, and enjoying the tech industry. This transition would have been impossible without Metis, its encouraging staff, its supportive instructors, and the genuine connections I made through Metis.

    Having worked in my new profession for the past 6 months, I have a different perspective and new appreciation for my experience at Metis. The curriculum is rigorous, but well-structured and current. Our dedicated instructors, senior data scientists Zach & Seth, updated our lessons to tailor them to the needs of our cohort. With this foundation, I have had no problems learning other algorithms and tackling new projects at work.

    Not only did Metis teach me to think like a data scientist, but more importantly, it also taught me to be a data scientist. Specifically, my transition from the bootcamp to my job was almost seamless. The bootcamp is full time 9 to 6, emulating the work day of a data scientist.  We did standups, pair problems, completed projects in short deadlines, and presented our findings. Although, I wish we had dedicated more time to unit-testing and other “best practices” for collaboration with engineers, the instructors appropriately incorporated practices inspired by their own experiences and those common in the industry.

    While the instructors well-prepared me for my new career, it’s the dedicated staff, program manager Nathan and career advisor Ashley, who got me this career. Metis regularly held events, hosted speakers, and organized the all-important Career Day to expose the cohort to all of Metis’ corporate and employer contacts. (I met my boss at an open house!)  All the career workshops, including the essential mock interviews, were so well organized and thorough I was in fighting shape to apply, interview, and negotiate for my job.  

    Metis is the “marathon” of career transitions—intense, exhausting, longer than I thought I could handle, but when it’s over, so rewarding.  After a quick but demanding 3 months, I left Metis with friends, a taste for junk food (so much free pizza & cake), mentors, an impressive portfolio of 5 projects, skills that I will be able to leverage for the rest of my life, and entrance into the most exciting industry. 

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    Susan Fung Verified via LinkedIn
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    I was part of the first cohort on the Seattle campus and came from a neuroscience background with bench science experience. To echo other reviews here, Do The Prework and do not procrastinate on that! My programming skills weren't as strong as the rest of my cohort and I likely spent more time on the prework as well as weekly HWs. The curriculum is standardized across campuses and the instructors prepare quite a bit to bring the material to life. I didn't even mind when we ran into technical difficulties when code failed or during installation days because it's a peek into real-life debugging a stack trace and troubleshooting.

    With the bootcamp being project-focused, you are allowed to be as creative as you want. You will learn to fail fast and to love (or accept) the MVP. Between lectures, HW, and projects, this is a very intense, immersive program with regard to your time, and mental and emotional energy. During these 12 weeks, I'd say I spent an average of 12 hours a day on activities relating to the bootcamp, which includes attending Metis-sponsored speaker talks and regional networking events, so the access to resources is awesome. And in the end, it does make the payoff feel incredible.

    My classmates were and are a valuable source of support. The staff is responsive and quite supportive and it's not that campus staff only interacts with their "home campus"; it's nice that you can learn from different career advisors and instructors if necessary. The alumni network is also a great source to bounce off ideas, learn about resources, keep up to date on job postings, and be silly!

    What I also really appreciated about my Metis experience is that they help you not only learn new skills and how to apply them, but they helped me (re)discover skills that I enjoy and am good at, helping me polish those skills.

    I am giving the curriculum less than 5 stars is that while there was great coverage to ML, there wasn't much time devoted to (advanced) SQL. A lot of data will already be housed in databases (at big, established companies) and relies on accessing it, rather than scraping it from outside sources. Talking to the next cohort, I think they remedied that, so 5 stars to listening to feedback!

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    Before: I had a bachelors in engineering and a law degree. I had worked in a number of different fields and didn't find a job that was fulfilling. I wanted to work on machine learning and NLP, and a bootcamp seemed like the fastest way to get there. From my research Metis seemed to be at exactly the right level for me. I didn't have an applied math Phd, but had a good amount of technical experience and math abilities that I wanted to take further.

    Application: I had plenty of background in calculus, stats, and linear algebra, and some python experience. The application was challenging and multi-faceted, requiring math, coding skills, and some product sense/presentation skills as well. Looking back, it was important to have a competitive admissions process, as it allowed us to establish a baseline level of knowledge and hit the ground running on the first day.

    Prework: Definitely do the prework. Unless you have been working as a data scientist before the bootcamp (unlikely if you are in the bootcamp), you will need to do the prework. I used it as a reference during the bootcamp as well. The more deeply you get the prework, the more time you can spend during the bootcamp on your project and more complex concepts.

    Bootcamp: Full-time for three months. Days start with a coding challenge, followed by lectures, followed by project time. 5 projects in the bootcamp and a presentation to go along with each. Blogs were also encouraged, but not required for each of the projects. Classmates were diverse, thoughtful and supportive - in the 14 students we had, we had students straight out of school, and Phds who had worked in research for several years.  The instructors were knowledgeable and made themselves available after class hours to answer any questions. There is definitely a lot to learn, but I found that there was a good balance between the theoretical, the practical, and practicing communicating using data with a business person/colleague/potential employer. Beyond the assigned work, nobody will be pushing you to go above and beyond, though, so you definitely get more out of it the more you put in.

     

    Career support: Great career support that led to lots of positive effects (more interviews, more positive feedback from employers) as I am going through the job search process. The alumni network is very helpful in the job search as well.

    Job: It's only been a few weeks since the bootcamp finished, but I have a good number of leads at companies that I would have been ecstatic to work at before the bootcamp started. When I interviewed, I felt technically prepared even when it was with teams staffed entirely of Phds. I'm confident I'll find a fit in a position I'll be very happy with. I don't think it's reasonable to expect any three month bootcamp to be a silver bullet that will get you a job at Google, but Metis definitely made a huge difference in focusing me towards an exciting data science career.

     

     

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    Zoe • Data Engineer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Before: Psychology major with eclectic work experience for the six years since I'd graduated. Decided I didn't have enough concrete skills/experience to land a job that would be challenging and interesting enough, and I didn't trust myself to learn on my own. Decided on a bootcamp because of the structure and network it would provide, and considered data science because it seemed more niche than coding.

    Application: I wasn't set on attending Metis, but when the application was harder than I expected, I was determined to get in. With virtually zero coding experience, I had to learn everything on the spot, and honestly that application was the most empowering weekend of my life. And I got in. Whoo!

    Prework: I worked right up until the bootcamp started, so it was challenging to finish up there while completing the prework (I enrolled three weeks before the start date). However, the application plus the prework meant that I was prepared for the bootcamp. Would have been really hard to do the bootcamp without the prework.

    Bootcamp: Full-time for three months. My boyfriend was annoyed that I was always working on projects, and I probably would have done better on my projects if I'd been single, but alas. Classmates were very supportive (I didn't experience any competitiveness between people). My cohort was unusually small (19 people), which was nice, and the small size of Metis overall meant it felt very personal, but the WeWork environment provided more people to chat with, ping pong, and coffee. Class material was great, and A LOT. Every day we "learned" something that I could have spent at least a week playing around with. There's really too much to learn, and the hardest part of the bootcamp was figuring out how to prioritize between projects, challenges, reviewing lectures, doing the extra readings, and experimenting on my own. The projects were challenging but essential for learning and also provided good presentation experience. Although both of my instructors were very knowledgeable and eager to help, the quality of instruction varied; I think Metis needs to spend more time preparing instructors (because intelligent people don't always teach well, especially not on such a wide variety of tools). Daily pair coding was awesome for the learning and the social aspect, and occasional cohort+staff activities were nice too. Definitely not an easy program! But like most things, you get what you put in, and of course YMMV.

    Career support: Awesome career support throughout the bootcamp and beyond. Headshots, resume help, mock technical and non-technical interviews, speakers from the field, etc. Luckily I got a job pretty quickly and didn't need that much help after the bootcamp, because I think supporting the current cohort and the one that just graduated is too much for one person and she was sometimes hard to connect with once the new cohort started.

    Job: I got a job! It's a data/backend engineer for an advertising/marketing agency. I don't use any data science per se, but I LOVE my job and I definitely could not have gotten it without the coding I learned at Metis and the opportunity of Metis Career Day, where I met my current manager.

    Feel free to call/text me to hear more! 917-583-5942

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    Aaron Wiegel • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    Before attending Metis, I was a postdoctoral researcher in chemistry who was not feeling academic research anymore. I took some online classes in data science and thought it seemed like a cool and interesting field, but online courses can only take you so far. Also, I lacked enough connections to actual data scientists to really get a job in the field. I got into and applied to several different boot camps to help me bridge this gap, but I really appreciated that Metis did not try to oversell me on my prospects afterwards. Some of the other boot camps could really learn from this no nonsense approach.

    Metis helped me bridge that gap between academia and the tech industry through both the data science cirriculum and career workshops. The cirriculum starts out much more lecture focused, but quickly turns to applying that knowledge to actual projects. Lectures include both descriptions of the math behind various algorithms and programming demonstrations showing practical programming/computing skills like web scraping, SQL, and using AWS. Career-wise, weekly workshops helped you to get started on improving your resume, LinkedIn profile, and networking strategies. I felt it was extremely focused and helpful, if a bit intense! (they don't call it a boot camp for no reason.)

    By the end of the program, you have a portfolio of projects covering the major areas of data science (Supervised Learning: regression and classification, Unsupervised Learning/Natural Language Processing) and your final passion project. These let you start networking with other data scientists in the field and give you something to talk about! 

    The other people in my cohort were also wonderful. It was a pleasure to interact with people of such diverse professional and personal backgrounds. I felt like I not only met a bunch of professional contacts but also some great new friends.

    The boot camp just ended last week, but I have met so many new contacts that I don't think it will be too long to find the right position. The boot camp also offers indefnite career support and lets you return to the office as much as you need. Even a lot of the alumni who already found jobs come back on a regular basis and offer career/interview advice if you ask.

    The only thing I think could be better about the curriculum is that there could have been more feedback about projects/challenges. It seemed like it came a bit late or inconsistently. Also, we went over the basics of Big Data tools like Hadoop/Spark, but it felt a little out of place since we never used it.

    The one last thing I would add is that this is called a boot camp for a reason. Be sure that you are mentally and emotionally prepared, because while it was a wonderful experience, it was a very intense one. I'm glad that my cohort was such an amazing, positive, and passionate group of people to help me (and everyone else) get through this experience.

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    Tim Martin • Data Scientist • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Prior to attending Metis I was a data analyst for a market research company. At the time, I was ready to leave my company for a new position, and so I conducted a search for new analyst or data scientist roles. I had trouble finding a good opportunity, and I found that I wasn't competitive for the data scientist positions to which I applied.

    Metis helped me change that. After 3 months of bootcamp and a couple more of job searching, I got a GREAT data scientist position.

    Metis is valuable because you learn a lot, and you apply that knowledge to concrete projects that show organizations what you can do. You should end the bootcamp with presentations, github repositories, and blog posts that form a portfolio to help you get hired as a data scientist.

    The Metis network of alumni, staff, and companies that often hire Metis grads is also indispensable in hooking you into the data science scene and making opportunities known to you.

    To comment on the day-to-day aspects of the bootcamp, the curriculum is full of useful material, and each morning's pair programming assignments really complement the material that we learn in the lectures. My one complaint here is that some of the algorithms and code examples were not explained very clearly in the lectures; I think specific lectures could have been a lot better. That said, lectures are where the learning starts, but then you continue by using the material and asking follow-up questions, so there's always opportunity to understand what you didn't before.

    The instructors were great. They're very knowledgeable and always willing to help. During my job search, one of the instructors volunteered to help me prepare for a presentation that I had to give in an interview. Another instructor agreed to drill me on algorithm questions for an hour in preparation for another interview. I'm super grateful for their help.

    Lastly, the individual career coaching was incredibly helpful. It's just great to have an experienced person giving you advice and helping you practice for interviews and whatnot. My only gripe here is that the career coach seems like she's got a few too many balls in the air at one time, so I had to be more aggressive about following up on certain things. On the upside, Metis seems to be very interested in feedback and making improvements, so I expect that issues will be ameliorated over time.

    All in all, Metis was well worth the cost. I was able to make the career leap into data science that I wanted to make, as well as meet a great group of friends and colleagues!

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    Ana Gentle • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I finished the Data Science Bootcamp in April of 2017 and it was a great experience! Making a career change is difficult and Metis did an excellent job of preparing me to enter the field. The technical skills and network I built have been invaluable and certainly worth the time and effort the program demands.

    If you're interested in reading a more in-depth review, check out my blog post.

  • Lisa • Associate Data Scientist • Graduate
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    I attended Metis in the summer of 2020 after spending a decade in education as a math teacher and administrator. Simply put, Metis was the best decision I ever made. The experience changed my life and gave me the skills and confidence to pivot to a completely different industry. As an educator, I was consistently impressed with the quality of the curriculum and  support and expertise of the instructors. While it can feel a little like information overload at times (it is a bootcamp after all), the projects are where your learning really comes together! The experiences I gained with the projects prepared me to hit the ground running in my new job.  The career support was truly the best career information I've received in my professional experience. Throughout the experience, they plan workshops, alumni sessions, and one-on-one support that prepare you for the job search process. After the bootcamp, careers is there for you as much or as little as you want. Additionally, the Metis alumni community is AMAZING! With the support of careers and the alumni network, I was able to land a job as an Associate Data Scientist just a few weeks after graduating!  I highly recommend Metis to anyone looking to transition into Data Science!
  • Han • Director / Adjunct Professor • Graduate
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    Hi,

    I am currently a Director of a proprietary trading company as well as an adjunct professor at the Business School at DePaul University in Chicago.

    I took the 12 week Metis data science program between April and June 2020 between the job transition.
    I wanted a full-time, in-person data science/coding boot camp.  I had a commitment issue with pre-recorded videos. Also, I wanted a real time interaction with instructors to resolve any issues that I would face as opposed to getting into a rabbit hole trying to find the answer myself, since I sometimes do not even know what the issue is.

    While the Metis program was offered through zoom link due to pandemic, I am truly grateful that I chose Metis program to improve my quantitative and coding skills. I had such a high quality and efficient coursework and met amazing instructors, TAs and cohorts.

    I am very satisfied with the quality of the program as it covered a wide range of topics covering not just python coding skills but theoretical mathematical and statistical background necessary to become a good data scientist. I have advanced degrees in mathematics from MIT and financial economics from Stanford Graduate School of Business. While I had already learned many of the mathematics and statistics topics such as regression, classification, etc at school, Metis instructors taught the courses much more intuitive and in an engaging way that there were a lot of ‘ah ha’ moments that I realized how intuitive these concepts were, which I did not have back at these top schools.

    The instructors were also so good at presentation that it was such a pleasure to learn the way they taught. I learned a lot about not just the course material, but about the way they do presentations. Also, their attitude towards data science and learning set such a high standard that I was very impressed. I could truly see that they did this teaching not just as a daily job, but as their passion.

    Finally, I felt so lucky to be with such supportive and friendly cohorts that I would like to keep in touch with them even after graduation. I felt that I was always welcome in the group and wanted to work with them in the future.

    I loved the program so much that when my son (currently in elementary school) goes to college and if he decides to pursue a science and engineering major, I will enroll him in the Metis program as a gift for his college entrance. I think all the materials and skill sets that I learned from Metis are so fundamental and critical for any person with a quantitative major or a career path, that I want my son to learn these concepts and skill sets as fundamental building blocks no matter what his major/interest would be.

    Overall, there are many data science/coding boot camps or degree programs, and I am afraid that some of them focus on teaching students various technical skills without really emphasizing the fundamental understanding of when and why we use these techniques. I sometimes interview students out of master's programs in data analytics. While they claim they did many projects using many fancy machine learning projects, the majority of them do not have 'true' understanding of why they used the specific methods and why some approaches would work or not work. Some of them do not even understand basic concepts such as 'over-fitting' vs 'under-fitting', or 'R-squared' in regression. When solving real world problems, one has to have a solid understanding of the problem as well as the methodology that they want to apply, so that when a method is not working, they would understand why and what to do next. Just blindly repeating 10 different machine learning technologies without any idea of why they are working or not working is not acceptable. In that sense, I learned a great intuition on topics from Metis class, and am very happy with the quality of the program. It was totally worth the tuition.

     
  • Darien Mitchell-Tontar • Data Scientist • Graduate
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    I attended Metis in the Spring of 2020, and as a high school math teacher for the previous 8 years, I entered the program with minimal coding and data science skills. In my 12 weeks there, Metis transformed me from an apprehensive career-changer, to a confident and competent data scientist. Post graduation the career services team supported my job search, and after 3 months I received two excellent job offers. I ultimately ended up at an extremely successful start-up where I am able to leverage my skills as a data scientist and educator. 

    There are many positives to share from my experience, but I will highlight some of the major ones below:

    1. Upon graduating you will have a robust data science portfolio: 
    Throughout the bootcamp you will complete 5 projects (1 group, 4 individual). Other than a few basic requirements for which tools and algorithms to use, you are in complete control over your project. You come up with a problem, find data, complete an analysis and present your results. Some people may prefer more structure, but if you are uncomfortable with this fluidity then maybe reconsider trying to become a data scientist. The hands on work prepares you for the "real world." 

    In addition to the projects, you'll write a minimum of two blog posts and maintain a Github page. Both are instrumental in your job search.  

    2. The instructors are excellent and truly care about their students:
    The instructors are experts in data science, programming and presenting results. They are always willing to help you scope and debug your projects, but they definitely do not hold your hand. They are also open about some of the personal struggles you may face as a data scientist, such as imposter syndrome and battling perfectionism, and will help you grapple these issues as well.

    3. Your python programming skills will improve dramatically 
    You will write a lot of python code throughout the bootcamp, which is essential because Python is overwhelming the most common language used by data scientists. By the time you graduate, as long as you put the work in, you will have the python programming skills necessary to perform in the workforce.

    4. The career services team is excellent and supports you during and after the bootcamp
    They will tell you everything you need to do in order to make you a strong candidate, and they will also help you get there. This includes: updating your resume, encouraging you to write a blog, encouraging you to maintain a Github page, apply to 7-10 jobs per week (or whatever you feel comfortable with), recommending resources to study post-graduation, etc. Again, they can't force you to do all of these things, but if you follow their guidance you will put yourself in a much better position.

    They will also coach you through practice interviews (both during and after graduating) and will provide guidance throughout the application process.

    I have plenty more to say about Metis, so please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions.

  • Nick Wilders • Student
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    In February 2020, I was a full-time career musician who didn't even know what Python was, let alone how to create neural networks and algorithms using it. On year later, I received a full-time job offer as a Data Analyst (while in the interview process for a separate Data Scientist job) , and that simply would not have been possible without Metis. My case is not typical (I had a pre-existing relationship with the company, but had previously been rejected from the position) but I still credit Metis for giving me the qualifications and confidence to snag this role.

    Metis was recommended to me by an alum after my own self study in Python and data science; I could tell from quick research that it was intense, challenging, and well-fit for motivated, self-starting students. The admission process was straightforward, including a technical screening and personal interview. I was  prepared for the technical screening after approximately four months of self-guided study in Python (using Coursera and Udemy), and a bit of linear algebra review. i would suggest doing some Python challenge problems before undertaking the admission exam, especially if you're not very comfortable solving basic to intermediate problems on the fly.

    I was accepted to the program and found out that Metis offers a $3,000 diversity scholarship that was a substantial factor in my decision to attend. Basically every protected minority is covered by this scholarship. It was clear on my first day of class that Metis walked the walk on valuing diversity. We were a decently ethnically diverse cohort (starting with about 30 students), coming from many backgrounds and skillsets. My background in the arts and the non-profit sector gave me confident presentation skills, but I was far less skilled than many of my classmates at programming. It became clear who was good at what, and my experience was a cohort of data scientists eager to help each other with our own individual expertises.

    Metis utilizes a project-based curriculum, with one group project and four individual projects. The "final project" is emphasized in the promotional materials and talked about a lot, but in my experience so far, all four individual projects have come up in  interviews and are equally weighted. The units are (basically) Exploratory Data Analysis (group project), Linear Regression, Classification, NLP, and a final project that probably (but not necessarily) integrates a neural network or some other sort of deep learning. Although you learn a lot in there, the class felt like it was divided up into these five specific units.

    There was a West Coast and East Coast cohort, but we had our lectures and various speaker events together. There were separate instructors and TA's for both, but the lines were blurry and I felt comfortable chatting with both TA's and teacher sets. I found the teachers to be very qualified and mostly very adept - some instructors are more willing to hold your hand through the learning process, and some will basically present you the material and leave it up to you to facilitate your own understanding.  All lectures are recorded and made available. The teachers are responsive to your needs; if someone asked for a lecturer to go a bit slower, they always did.

    Career Services post graduation are excellent if you take advantage of them. My Career Advisor, Jen, was such a knowledgeable and confident expert in the hiring process and was helpful whenever I had questions. You are provided resources on Salary Negotiation, Networking, and admission into the alumni Slack channel where jobs are frequently posted. Our program manager, Jesel, was also very personable and excellent at keeping us informed through every step of the process.

    I have no complains about my experience, but If you decide to go to Metis (or any bootcamp), your potential success is hinged on your own initiative. Instructors and alumni of the program told me that writing Medium articles and creating public-facing articles for your projects go a long way, and they were 100% correct. My articles came up in every interview I had, and I believe that my Classification project article was what locked in interest for the position I was ultimately offered! Rewatch lectures, find extra resources for things you don't understand, and utilize the brain power of your cohort members. Metis certainly provides all of the tools you need to succeed as a data scientist, but you have to take the initiative to take them.

    Good luck! 

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