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Northwestern Boot Camps

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Northwestern Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time, or 24-week, part-time web development courses, and 24-week, part-time data science, cybersecurity, UX/UI, and financial technology (FinTech) 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 UX/UI program 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.

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

Students will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through graduation 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. Upon program completion, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from Northwestern School of Professional Studies and will have a portfolio of projects or learn skills applicable to certifications demonstrating a working knowledge of web development, data science, cybersecurity, UX/UI, or financial technology.

Northwestern Boot Camps are powered by Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

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  • Cybersecurity - Part-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationChicago
    Northwestern 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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    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationChicago
    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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    DepositN/A
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Financial Technology - Part-Time

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    Algorithms, Blockchain, Excel, Machine Learning, Python
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationChicago
    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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    DepositN/A
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    Payment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time

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    jQuery, MongoDB, Node.js, CSS, HTML, Git, JavaScript, MySQL, React.js
    OnlineFull Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationChicago
    Northwestern 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.
    Financing
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    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time

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    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, MongoDB, MySQL, jQuery, Git, React.js
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationChicago
    Northwestern 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.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UX/UI - Part-Time

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    CSS, Design, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time9 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationChicago
    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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    Payment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes

1 Scholarship

  • $500 Northwestern Boot Camps Scholarship

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

    Eligibility

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

    Qualifying Courses

    • Cybersecurity - Part-Time (Chicago)
    • Financial Technology - Part-Time (Chicago)
  • Justin K • Graduate
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    I completed the part time bootcamp back in October. 

    I just want to say - you get what you put in. If you aren't going to attend or do not try to complete homework. . . indeed you are not going to understand anything and you are going to waste your time and moneny. That's your fault though - honestly if i can complete this bootcamp so can you. It doesn't take a genius to learn this. It just takes dedication and commitment.

    If you actually use the resources that they give you - like the four teaching assistants, multiple tutor(s) or success manager - you shouldn't have to drop out. But everyone has their own reason.
     

    Also some major points on why i gave the # of stars for each rating.

    1. Job Assistance
      1. I completed the bootcamp 4 months ago and I still get messages from the success manager
      2. my peers were helping each other find jobs for the first month or two after the bootcamp ended
    2. Instructors
      1. the Lead Instructors have 10+ years of experience as developers/software engineers
        1. the two lead's taught us tools outside the curriculum - like how to make a  webpack.config.js file from scratch and flexbot
      2. the TA's were either QA's, Testers or Javascript Developers - that also attended a bootcamp elsewhere(like devbootcamp)
    3. Curriculum
      1. You can't complain about curriculum. . . It's pretty much the same everywhere you go. . .
      2. It was cheaper attending here - especially with the early registration discount($500-$1000)
      3. even though curriculum is the same everywhere - our lead instructors for the most part tried teaching us new material during office hours (half a hour before class)
    4. Overall 
      1. You can not go wrong with this bootcamp.
        1. Price is a lot cheaper then other places
        2. Curriculum is the same as elsewhere
        3. Instructors are very experienced
        4. Job assistance is there to help - as long as you talk to them
    Response From: Dartaniel Bliss of Northwestern Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Feb 19 2018
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, Justin! We're thrilled to hear that you had an overall positive experience with our program, and applaud you for all of your hard work throughout the experience.

    Congratulations on completing the course, we wish you the very best of luck as you move forward in your career.
  • Vanaro
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    After sitting half way thought the course, I realized why the boot camp is only 9-grand. In comparison to other top coding boot camps that are in the 12k to 16k range, the curriculum just pushed out example codes for students and the instructor just read off what the code is doing. I think my instructor probably personally wrote about 4 lines of codes during the four months that I was in the course.  There were many times where we sat in the classroom in an awkward 30-minute of silence, while we wait for the instructor to figure out his errors. For our technical interview prep, we did nothing that would help us through a white-board test. Instead we got into groups of four and came up with strategies on how to figure out what was Walmart's best-selling item. Never will I need to know that Walmart sells the most BANANAS ever again. It was completely useless and a waste of time. I decided to drop out, as it was not worth the time and fitting into my busy schedule. You can get the same learning in this boot camp, signing up for Team Tree House for 25 bucks a month.  Do some research on your instructor’s background before signing up for any coding boot camp. I wouldn’t recommend this program for anyone who already has some technical skills. 

    Response From: Dartaniel Bliss of Northwestern Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Feb 26 2018
    Hi Vanaro,

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you felt our curriculum and course instruction did not help you acquire the skills you were looking for. Our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds in professional web development and often have varied teaching styles. That's why our classes are recorded for quality assurance. Also, weekly feedback forms allow us to hear directly from students to make sure they are on pace and receiving the assistance they need. For students who need additional help, we provide academic support in the form of free tutoring sessions, online and in-person office hours, individual support from instructors and TAs, and optional one-on-one meetings with student support or career services team members.

    This course is a boot camp, so as you mention, it does require a significant time commitment both in and outside of class in order to get the most out of the program. We're sorry that our class times and outside coursework requirements did not work with your schedule as an undergraduate student. We understand that you have chosen to become an active-non-participatory student at this time. We would like the opportunity to speak with you so that we can provide any additional assistance or support that you may require. Please contact me directly at (312) 416-9979 so that we can further address your concerns.


  • Worst Idea
    - 1/13/2018
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    I completed the first two months of this course and just dropped out.  It was the worst idea I have ever had and regret nothing more in my life than wasting 9 grand on this "course."  If you are an academic that desires deep learning do not take this; it is glossary at best. I will admit the instructor was wonderful, talented, kind, and empathetic; a truly talented educator with a great attitude. Sadly this wasn't enough to alleviate my frustration with the hyper compressed teaching method. You cannot learn Javascript in two weeks.   

    The person who initially "sold" this course to me over the phone was rude and predatory; making me feel like the course didn't need me and that i had to rush getting them the payment or else. This is just a sales technique and please don't buy into it like I did. Everyone I dealt with through the entire process, except the instructor, was amazingly rude and unprofessional.

    This program is designed to produce a robotic coding workforce with no interest in the conceptual or creative side of coding, which I naively thought wouldn't be the case.

    The mindless indoctrination of a military boot camp bodes as salient here, just saying.

     
    Response From: Dartaniel Bliss of Northwestern Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Feb 05 2018
    Hi MS,

    We know the importance of instructor selection, so we're glad that you found your instructor to be a caring and talented educator. But, we always strive for total student satisfaction, so we are sorry to hear that you did not have an overall positive experience with our program. 

    This is an immersive boot camp, and the pace is designed to be fast in order to teach students a very wide set of skills in 24 weeks. Rather than spending extended periods of time on one particular language, we pride ourselves on teaching students how to learn, by giving them key foundational skills and a high-level understanding of a variety of topics. By equipping students with the necessary coding foundation, students are prepared to continue expanding their knowledge outside of class and learn new languages more quickly on their own even after the program ends.

    Our students begin to learn JavaScript early in the program and continue to work on JavaScript for effectively the full scope of the program. Rather than simply learning JavaScript for the two weeks when the topic is initially covered, students iteratively improve their skills and understanding with each subsequent week.

    While the course is challenging, as the curriculum progresses, most students do feel more confident in the knowledge they have gained. There is also extensive support available along the way to assist students, as well as free supplemental resources and hackathons. Because we understand that this is a difficult program, we provide students with access to a free tutor network and additional support from instructors through office hours and Slack. Were you able to take advantage of these additional resources?

    We also appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our enrollment process. While we may encourage applicants to enroll early in order to receive early registration pricing and also make it clear that enrollment is a first-come, first-served basis, it is never our intention to make students feel rushed in their decision. We believe the decision to join such an intensive program is one that should not be taken lightly, and we always try to make sure that only students who are prepared for this rigorous experience enroll in the program.  

    Please allow us the opportunity to speak with you to further address your concerns and discuss any additional support that we can provide you with at this time. Please contact me directly at (312) 416-9979.

  • Gary
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    I'm currently enrolled in the program and with a couple months left to go I was able to land a job that will have me using skills I learned in this bootcamp.

    I personally would say that a statement like "you get what you put in" can be misleading, it does take a lot of hard work to get the most out of this program. The reason I feel that it can be misleading is because "you get what you put in" to me used to sound a lot like me having to learn on my own and a stack full of books trying to navigate blindly. 

    NWB has so many resources available that really do help you succeed. You just have to take advantage of them. There are two tutors per class (aside from the instructor), there is access to office hours and there is an additional out of class tutor that is available for personal 1 on 1 sessions. Additionally, each class is recorded and made available to students. Our instructor Rich is amazingly detailed and really cares about how he teaches and engages students. Dartaniel was equally helpful in communicating with me to make sure that I was well prepared. 

    Days are long and weekends are short but truly worthwhile if you want to change career paths or gain new skills. 

    Response From: Dartaniel Bliss of Northwestern Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Jan 15 2018
    Hi Gary,

    Congratulations on already securing a new position in the field of web development! We're so glad to hear that you've had such a positive experience in our program and that the class instruction, tutoring sessions, and student support services have helped to equip you for success in this course and beyond.

    We know this course can be challenging, so we applaud you for all of the hard work you've put into learning these valuable new skills. Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your experience with our program. We're cheering you on as you move forward in your career!
  • A lot of fun
    - 12/8/2017
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    As long as your willing to put in the time, this bootcamp will help you in your change of direction or if you are just looking for more skills.

    Response From: Dartaniel Bliss of Northwestern Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, Dec 19 2017
    Thank you for your review, Max. We're glad that you had such a positive experience with our program. Congratulations on completing the boot camp, we're cheering you on as you move forward in your career!
  • Victor • Graduate
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    I had a great experience with this boot camp. It was a grueling 6 months, but what I learned was worth every minute. The content was taught effectively and meticulously. Given this program is relatively new, there were of course a few aspects that could have been more organized.

    The course requires two sets of homework, coding and career. While the coding homework was incredibly beneficial and absolutely crucial in the development of truly grasping the concepts, the career assignments lacked ingenuity. I would have appreciated more interview prep, rather than repeatedly updating my resume. Aside from that, I learned more during this program than I did in my time as a full-time student at UIC.

    One of the major advantages here was the group work. We had to complete three group projects throughout the course, and those experiences were invaluable. Learning to work with others on new material forced us to learn skills that directly translate to office life.

    If you’re looking to become a qualified developer in a short period of time, this boot camp is for you.

    Response From: Dartaniel Bliss of Northwestern Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, Dec 19 2017
    Hi Victor,

    Congratulations on completing the boot camp! We know this course requires hard work and we applaud your dedication. We're glad that you enjoyed the full stack flex course curriculum and group projects. As you mention, it is important for students to develop their ability to work within a team because teamwork is often required of professional web developers in the real world. 

    We really appreciate your feedback. The student experience is our top priority and feedback like this helps us to continually improve our processes. We hope you're proud of all the hard work you put into completing this course. We wish the very best of luck in your future endeavors.
  • Maggie • Graduate
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    Participating in the Northwestern Bootcamp took my development skills to a new level. The curriculum is solid and covers a broad array of information. The real value of the program is the team environment. The student success manager and instructional team were incredible and made sure the class was professional / well run. They created a collegial atmosphere that made the experience truly enjoyable. For me, the connections I made with my cohort classmates are as valuable as the dev skills I gained. Highly recommend.

    Response From: Dartaniel Bliss of Northwestern Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, Dec 19 2017
    Thank you for leaving us your review, Maggie! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience with our program. It's terrific that you enjoyed our curriculum, and that our team as a whole provided you with the guidance and support you needed to be successful in this program. We're glad that you were able to make lasting connections with fellow students from your cohort. Congratulations on completing the boot camp, we wish you all the best as you move forward in your career.
  • PSewak • Graduate
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    First thing I want to say that what I am today is because of this "Bootcamp". I wanted to join this course to learn advance coding as I already had some experience in coding. I had no idea how this course would help me. I enrolled based on the topics they listed they are going to teach.
    When I went for my first class I saw the students are totally from different backgrounds and different experience levels. It was kind of intimidating for me as many students know a lot more than me but at the same time there were people like me who just know the very basics. But amazingly, The curriculum was design in such a way that each individual can learn.
    They started with basic excerises to explain the concepts and then they had advance activities which every student has to do in group. So I particularly like to work in group, as I was not only learning to code but also learning how to work with the team as a developer.
    No doubt its a intense course, But I signed for it. I had to work 30+ hours outside the class but its worth it. Its amazing that in 6 months we covered front-end, back-end along with 3 different databases. 
    This bootcamp is not at all about the boring theoritical lectures. They introduce a tool to you and then let you play with it. Everything is practical learning based. We had to make 3 projects during the course which was awesome!!! Because I never thought I will be able to do that in just 6 months. I feel great!
    For instructors, TA's and SSM, I would say they were the very strong pillars in my journey through out this course. They were very keen/interested to help me at any point. Apart from teaching, They are good mentors, coaches, moral boosters and good at pep talks too :-). 
    They all do anything you want to succeed but its finally up to you that how much you want it. I wanted it and I get it!
    Cheers to the Team!!!
     

    Response From: Dartaniel Bliss of Northwestern Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, Dec 19 2017
    Hi PSewak,

    We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us your review. We're glad that you enjoyed our course curriculum and structure, as well as the inclusion of group projects. We believe it is important for our students to gain experience working with a team just as they will in the real-world as professional web developers.

    As you mention, this course does require students to dedicate a significant amount of their time outside of class to studying and practicing their skills. We commend you for all of the hard work you put into this program as we know it can be challenging to learn so many new concepts and skills in only 24 weeks.

    We love hearing that our team, as a whole, provided you with the guidance and support that you needed to be successful in this program. Congratulations on completing the course, we're cheering you on as you move forward in your career!
  • Junior Dev
    - 12/6/2017
    Ryan • Graduate
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    Before I enrolled in this class I read a bunch of bootcamp reviews and looked into many programs. I rarely read reviews about anything because their inherent subjectivity, but this was a big investment for me so I thought I'd check around. I was surprised how dramatically diverse the opinions were from person to person, even those who were in the same program. 

    I think it all comes down to expectations. Those who expected this or any bootcamp program to magically make them a developer have a bad experience because they find out there is no such thing as a magic pill. There is only hard work, determination, and tenacity. This program gives you plenty of the tools, resources, instructions, direction, material, and support to turn you into a competent computer programmer, you just have to do the work to get there.

    Coding isn't easy, and becoming a full-stack developer is tough.  There are full college classes that only go over HTML and CSS alone but bootcamps try and teach you HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, JQuery, MySQL, Firebase, Node, React, NPM, Handlebars, GitHub and more in just about the same amount of time. This material didn't come naturally to me and I would spend 30+ hours a week outside of class coding. But through good direction and hard work I was able to become a competent web developer. 

    The teachers at Northwestern are amazing, the TA's are great, the material is methodical and well thought-out (maybe a little extra fluff, I'm looking at you Handlebars!), and the exercises are practical and challenging. Overall, looking at this as an investment, in terms of ROI, it was the most pragmatic educational decision I’ve made in a while. My undergrad cost four years of my life and $70k+, the only skill that I tenuously learned was econometrics.  This bootcamp cost me $10k, and six months, and I learned more tangible skills here than I can count.

    Northwestern will give you the structure and resources to be successful, but your success comes down to you. You will get out what you put in.

     

     

    Response From: Dartaniel Bliss of Northwestern Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, Dec 19 2017
    Congratulations on completing the program, Ryan! We're glad that you had such a positive experience with this course. As you mention, students will get the most out of their boot camp experience if they are willing to dedicate their time and effort to learning and practicing the skills covered in this course. We know it can be challenging to learn so much in an abbreviated time period, so we applaud you for all of the hard work you put into acquiring your new skills.

    We're thrilled to hear that your instructors and TAs provided you with the guidance and assistance you needed and that you enjoyed our the course curriculum. It makes us proud to hear that we have provided you with a valuable return on your investment. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us your review while also sharing your insights and experiences with future students. We wish you the very best of luck in all your future endeavors.
  • Brett • Student • Student
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    This boot camp has been a truly horrendous experience.  To begin with, Northwestern has absolutely nothing to do with this boot camp besides lending their name and classroom space.  The entire program is run by a company called Trilogy Education Services.  Our current classroom learning has been so underwhelming (please read other listed reviews) that Trilogy sent the regional vice president into our classroom for an audit.  That should tell you right there how bad of an experience it has been and how poor our entire class is performing.  Two days later, I received a phone call from the vice president, who informed me that they would be extending some class resources for our boot camp as well as personally offering me the opportunity to retake the boot camp at no additional charge. It was made clear that this last opportunity was not extended to the entire class.  I find it highly suspicious and poor business practices to call individual students to work out private deals.  It makes me wonder what may have been offered to other students.

     For me, retaking the course is not an option.  If the course is so fundamentally flawed that I need to be offered to take it all over again, then obviously Trilogy is readily admitting that the course does not meet their own boot camp standards.  I do not see how going through the entire 3 month program again is expected to produce different results the second time around. So I will be leaving this boot camp with a certificate in name only and no real learning as promised.

    So, if you wish to go to this boot camp, please be advised that it is Northwestern in name only, they have absolutely nothing to do with the curriculum nor career services.  The current full-time class is “graduating” with such a low level of skill and ability that they have to offer additional resources including retaking the entire course.  Finally, even when they realize they have a severe problem on their hands, their damage control business practices of calling students to work out personal side deals is in my opinion very poor way to do business.  

    Response From: Dartaniel Bliss of Northwestern Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Wednesday, Jan 03 2018
    Hi Brett,

    We are sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience with our program. Your feedback is very important to us as it helps us to improve the student experience. Our academic team, as well as our executive team regularly audit our classes and seek feedback from our students, in person and through weekly surveys.  

    As you mention, Northwestern University has partnered with Trilogy Education Services, a continuing education program manager that provides proven, innovative, and university-approved curricula that are in use across 27 top universities in North America. This partnership allows our students to learn about the latest technologies in an environment that fosters lifelong learning through a constantly evolving curriculum that is informed by employers in our network from across the country, and carefully reviewed by the university.

    As students can provide varying feedback, the support we offer our students is customized to their individual needs and will vary from person to person.  This is done to ensure that each of our students receives the support they need, whether that be tutoring, project support, or additional content reviews with our instructional team. Please contact me directly at (312) 416-9979 so that I can better understand and further address your concerns.
  • Bex • Graduate
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    I loved it! I really needed the guidance of a bootcamp program to develop my coding skills, and I got that here. I'm not sure that the class content goes far beyond what one could get at an online course or tutorial, but the way it was provided and the supportive staff were incredibly helpful. The instructors and teaching assistants were real developers, so we learned from people who knew the course material and also had practical, real-world knowledge of what they taught. 

    The career assistance during the course was great, but I particularly valued the post-graduation career advising. It was nice to know that I could still reach out to someone even after the course had ended and the job search had begun.

    It was a very welcoming environment for people of all types, and everyone I met in the program was wonderful! I'm glad I had the chance to take this course.

    Response From: Dartaniel Bliss of Northwestern Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, Nov 14 2017
    Congratulations on completing the program, Bex! We're thrilled that you had such a positive experience with this course. It's excellent to hear that your instructors, TAs, and career services team have provided you with the guidance and support you needed to be successful in this program, and carry your valuable new skills into the real world.

    We hope you're proud of all the hard work you put into completing this course, we're cheering you on as you move forward in your career.
  • Andreas • Jr. Software Engineer • Graduate
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    The reason I chose the bootcamp at Northwestern University over any other bootcamp was that the part-time schedule meant that I could still keep my full-time job and the other reason was that the professors teaching the course are full-time professionals. I highly recommend taking going through the Northwestern bootcamp. It's challenging at times and you will spend a few all-nighters working on projects but if you keep up on the weeks that are not so busy, you will be fine. If your goal is to find a job after the program, be prepared to spend a good amount of time outside of classes studying algorithms and data structures. Overall, it is what you make of it. If you are going to spend the time and money to attend then make sure to utilize all the resources from the TA's to the career advisors, it really pays off.

     

    Response From: Dartaniel Bliss of Northwestern Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, Oct 03 2017
    We really appreciate your review, Andreas! We’re glad that you chose our program for your boot camp journey. We understand that this course can be challenging for professionals who are also working full-time during the program, and we applaud all of your hard work. As you mention, it is important for students to take advantage of the many resources provided during the program in order to get the most out of their experience. Thank you for sharing this insight for future students.

    Congratulations on completing the program, we wish you nothing but the very best in your future endeavors.