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David had some previous experience working with data, but when COVID-19 left him unemployed, he focused full-time on making a career change into data analytics. Impressed by its flexible learning style and job guarantee, David enrolled in Springboard’s Data Analytics bootcamp. After learning Tableau and Power BI, David used the Springboard job search methodology to land a Data Analyst job at Mercedes-Benz! David shares what sets Springboard’s career services apart from other bootcamps, whether Springboard was ultimately worth it for him, and his tips for future students about how to make the most of this part-time, online program.
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The three most popular careers in data are data science, machine learning, and data engineering. But what exactly do these jobs entail? Jonathan Heyne, VP and General Manager of Data and Engineering Programs at Springboard, joins us to explain how these three jobs work together, the different tools that machine learning engineers, data scientists, and data engineers use on the job, the salaries you can expect in each role, and the education you need in order to get into these careers.
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Design thinking is a technique used by companies large and small to provide their end-users with easy experiences that satisfy and delight. You’re also likely to see it in any quality design bootcamp curriculum. But what is Design Thinking? Rylan Clark, Springboard Mentor and UX Consultant, walks us through the five phases of Design Thinking, how it is used in industry, and answers the question: can you effectively learn Design Thinking at a bootcamp?Continue Reading →
In “normal” times, 83% of bootcampers are employed after graduating from a coding bootcamp. But the question we hear most often in 2020? Will I get a job if I go to a coding bootcamp during the COVID pandemic? Should I “wait and see” or should I take advantage of this time to change careers? Companies like ServiceNow continue to hire bootcampers as developers because demand for their product has surged during the pandemic. Other companies like Progressive are shifting to online work and remote hiring and onboarding. Candor and Layoffs.fyi have kept real-time, 100% user-generated lists of companies that are hiring, freezing, furloughing, etc throughout the pandemic, and The New York Times posits that big tech could emerge from the coronavirus crisis even stronger than before. But the hiring landscape has undoubtedly changed and is impacting coding bootcampers, so we’re answering all your questions about whether you’ll get a job or not after bootcamp. Plus, advice from bootcampers who have landed jobs during COVID-19 about how they did it!Continue Reading →
Jake Vikoren took a break after college to figure out his next move. He started teaching himself machine learning in his spare time and once he realized he wanted to pursue it as a career, Jake enrolled in Springboard’s Machine Learning Career Track to structure his learning and become hireable. Jake answers our questions about getting into a machine learning bootcamp, Springboard’s mentorship program, his advice about specializing in the field, and how he’s pursuing jobs during the COVID-19 crisis.Continue Reading →
On the hunt for a remote data science job? We spoke with Springboard’s Head of Career Services Patty Kwok for her expert knowledge on the best ways to find a remote data science job today. From networking to portfolio-building, Patty shares her best practices that will make you stand out as a remote data science job applicant and also be a valuable contributor to the data science professional community. Plus, learn how Springboard gives their data science students an edge when applying to remote data science job opportunities!Continue Reading →
Springboard recently launched their new UI/UX Design Bootcamp with the option to pay after getting a job. It’s an online, mentor-led program which can be completed in about 9 months. We spoke to Stephanie who is a student in the first UI/UX cohort about why she chose Springboard, how she is juggling her job with the bootcamp, and why UX design is actually similar to video game illustration.Continue Reading →
Schools and universities may be scrambling to figure out remote learning, but coding bootcamps have essentially been preparing for this since 2013. Online coding bootcamps already use Zoom video, Slack, GitHub, and VS Code Live Share for pair programming, online lectures, and to connect mentors and instructors with students. Of course, you can learn to code online – but it doesn’t stop there! Maybe you’ve needed to learn SQL for a while, or sharpen your data science skills, or wrap your head around UX Design. All of these digital skills are being taught online (not to mention, these are jobs that can be done remotely). Online bootcamps have been perfecting the online learning experience for years – and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person bootcamps are launching remote options. If you’re dreaming of a career change while stuck indoors, working from home, or quarantined, then start here – we've rounded up all of the scholarships for anyone impacted by COVID-19, updates from bootcamps regarding classroom closures (and reopenings), and our best tips for job searching online:
At Course Report, we have been keeping tabs on how coding bootcamps are responding to and meeting the needs of their current and upcoming cohorts. We’ve seen in-person coding bootcamps transition to delivering live remote instruction, and also a lot of new hardship scholarships and initiatives to support students breaking into tech now.Continue Reading →