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Springboard is an online coding school offering online, flexible, mentor-led courses including the Data Science Career Track, UX Design Career Track, and Machine Learning Career Track (all offer job guarantees). While learning cutting-edge digital skills entirely online, students receive teaching and mentorship from industry experts. Springboard offers a number of self-paced, mentor-led workshops, plus a full Data Science Career Track program. The Data Science Career Track includes a deferred tuition option, so students can enroll for a small deposit and finish paying after starting a job. In all of Springboard’s self-paced courses, students develop job-ready skills that display industry-worthy capstone and portfolio projects. Throughout the entire process, students receive support from their industry mentor, as well as Springboard's resident advisors and the larger student/alumni community. Springboard combines expert-curated curricula with one-on-one mentorship. Springboard has served thousands of students from around the world.

To apply, applicants fill out an online form, take an aptitude test, then talk with a school representative about their background and motivations. For the data science career track a background in statistics and/or programming is required. For the UX career track, students should have academic or professional background in user design or development-oriented fields.

All graduates receive 1:1 career coaching including networking tips, resume and LinkedIn assistance, interview prep, and salary negotiation. Graduates go on to considerable success: those who accepted new jobs reported an average annual salary increase of $19,919. And because of the job guarantee, students who don’t find a job within six months of graduation receive a full refund.

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  • Data Analytics Career Track

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    Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL, Python
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$5,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Become a data analyst in six months, job guaranteed! Through this course, developed in partnership with Microsoft, you’ll master the technical and business thinking skills needed to get hired. In addition to learning fundamental business statistics concepts, key tools (like Excel, SQL, Python, Power BI, and Tableau), and advanced analysis techniques, you’ll develop your problem-solving skills—something hiring managers told us most job applicants lack. Two capstone projects will allow you to bring all of your skills together, becoming the center of a powerful portfolio. And you’ll do it all with the guidance of your personal mentor and career coach, plus support from your fellow students and Springboard alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit

    Deferred tuition plan: Pay $500 and the rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$5,500 upfront or $1,100 monthly payments, or deferred tuition plan.
    Refund / GuaranteeBecome a data analyst. Job Guaranteed.
    Scholarship$500 scholarship for veterans and women in tech.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level2 years of professional work experience working regularly with office, design or programming tools. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Science Career Track

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    MySQL, Data Science, Git, Spark, SQL, Python, Machine Learning
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Get a job, or your money back, through Springboard’s mentor-guided online bootcamp. With our job guarantee, if you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition will be refunded. Students will master the data science process, from statistics and data wrangling to advanced topics like machine learning and data storytelling, by working on real projects designed by industry experts. With the guidance of your personal mentor and career coaches, you will graduate with an interview-ready portfolio and a network of data scientists. We won’t stop there. We know that career transitions are hard, and we’ll support you every step of the way—until you get hired.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit

    Deferred Tuition available: Pay $700 and the rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$1490/month or $7,500 upfront or deferred tuition plan.
    ScholarshipWomen in Tech Veterans
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelComfortable programming and comfortable with statistics.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewNo
  • Data Science Career Track Prep

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    Data Science, Data Visualization, Python
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$490
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Need more prep before you begin the Data Science Career Track? In this mentor-led course, you'll spend 4-6 weeks mastering the foundational Python and statistics skills needed to pass the admissions challenge and start your career. This course was designed specifically for go-getters who want to enroll in our Data Science Career Track, but who need an introduction to, or a refresher in, Python programming, statistics, or other core data science concepts. With guidance from your personal mentor, you’ll finish the course having learned how to use Python to complete real-world coding exercises. You’ll also be able to ace our Data Science Career Track admissions challenge and begin your data science journey.
    Financing
    DepositNone
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginnger
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Introduction to Design

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    User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$349
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    This four-week, online course allows students to experience the Springboard curriculum in a bite-sized, easily digestible format. It’s created for those who want to test if online learning is for them, and those who are simply curious to see if their interest in design could lead them towards a new career. Introduction to Design students have access to one-on-one mentorship from a design expert, a one-on-one call with a career coach, hands-on, exercise-based learning, access to a dedicated student advisor, a teaching assistant, student operations support and a community of aspiring designers and design experts.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansThere is a one time fee of $349 at the time of enrolling in the course.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo minimum skill level required.
    Prep WorkNo prep work needed for this course.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Machine Learning Engineering Career Track

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    Artificial Intelligence, Python, Machine Learning
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,940
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Fast-track your machine learning career through our mentor-guided, hands-on machine learning engineering course—the first to come with a job guarantee. Our curriculum, designed for people with software engineering experience, is rigorous and deeply technical, teaching the foundations of machine learning and deep learning. But it’s also hands-on. Of the 400 hours of work we estimate it will take to complete this course, 100 hours go toward capstone projects. You’ll build and deploy large-scale AI systems—with guidance from your mentor, an experienced machine learning engineer currently working in the industry.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit

    Deferred Tuition Plan Available: $700 refundable deposit at the time of enrollment, pay the rest after landing a role in machine learning engineering.
    Tuition Plans$7,940 upfront $1490/month Climb Credit Loan
    Refund / GuaranteeJob Guarantee. Get a job after 6 months or get your money back.
    ScholarshipWomen In Tech: $750 Veterans: $750
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Software Engineering Career Track

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    HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, React.js, Front End
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week36 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$8,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Launch your career as a software engineer with 1:1 mentorship, career coaching, and a job guarantee. If you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition is refunded. We’ve partnered with legendary coding instructor Colt Steele to develop a cutting-edge curriculum covering everything from Python and SQL to the latest JavaScript frameworks that employers are hiring for, React and Node. As part of the course, you’ll build your own production-ready web apps to showcase to employers. You’ll also be paired with a personal mentor, an experienced software engineer currently working in the industry, who will guide you throughout the course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb CreditPay $500 upfront. Then make low monthly payments of
    $61-121 during the course, and $346-380 for 33 months after.
    Tuition PlansOne-time Upfront Payment: $8500 Month-to-month: $1,150/month
    Refund / GuaranteeLand a software engineering job in 6 months of graduating or get a full tuition refund.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $750 scholarship for women in tech and veterans.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrerequisites: JavaScript fundamentals & programmatic problem solving skills. Recommended: HTML & CSS fundamentals
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Software Engineering Career Track Prep

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    HTML, JavaScript, CSS
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$490
    Class size1
    LocationOnline
    Learn HTML/CSS and JavaScript in this online self-paced course from your own senior software engineer mentor. The perfect foundation to becoming a software engineer and taking more advanced job-guaranteed bootcamps like Springboard’s Software Engineer Career Track.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI / UX Design Career Track

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    Data Visualization, Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week39 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$8,200
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Want to break into the tech and have a creative impact? Even if you have no previous design or tech experience, you can become a UI or UX designer in 9 months, equipped to own the product design process end-to-end. With our guarantee, if you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition will be refunded. The course curriculum is ideal for those looking to career transition from non-design related backgrounds. You'll learn to apply design tools and concepts in the context of real-life design problems. Receive rigorous training from user research and wireframes to high fidelity mockups and working with developers to implement them. Build your confidence and a stellar portfolio curated from hands-on projects with clients. You have the flexibility to study online whilst working full time. Plus get 1-1 expert mentor support and a dedicated career coach to ensure your success throughout your journey.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit

    Deferred Tuition: Pay $700 upfront, and the rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$1099/month, $8,200 upfront, or deferred tuition
    Refund / GuaranteeJob Guarantee
    Scholarship$750 for women and veterans
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAll backgrounds are welcome as long as you can demonstrate strong visual, creativity, and communication skills.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewNo
  • UX Career Track

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    Data Visualization, Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$5,400
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Become a UX designer in six months, job guaranteed! The UX Career Track is an intensive user experience course with a full career services component. With our guarantee, if you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition will be refunded. This self-paced, mentor-guided, online bootcamp is designed for people with adjacent skills from a few specific backgrounds: visual design, coding, marketing, and research. With the fundamentals already in place, you'll master design thinking, develop cross-functional communication skills, and create real-world projects that you can show off in a unique portfolio. After graduation, you’ll continue to enjoy the support of career coaches and access to our employer network so that you can land an entry-level UX job.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner: Climb Credit

    Deferred Tuition: Pay $500 upfront, and the rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$1199/month, $5,400 upfront, or deferred tuition
    Refund / GuaranteeJob Guarantee
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAcademic or professional experience in user design or development oriented fields.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewNo

1 Scholarship

  • $500 Springboard Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Springboard 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

    • UX Career Track (Online)
    • UI / UX Design Career Track (Online)
    • Software Engineering Career Track (Online)
    • Machine Learning Engineering Career Track (Online)
    • Data Science Career Track (Online)
    • Data Analytics Career Track (Online)

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  • UX Designer
    - 4/11/2020
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    Jessica Rude • UX Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I have been a graphic designer for the last seven years but wanted to escape the design hamster wheel. It took me 7 months to complete this course while working a full time graphic design job. If you struggle with staying motivated, this course will be very difficult to complete since no one will keep you accountable to hit milestones. It requires a lot of self discipline. Having a weekly 30 minute mentor meeting via Zoom was very beneficial to me. I learned so much from him and it greatly enhanced the course for me. I really enjoyed this class overall and has been creating many more career opportunities for me.
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    Jun Rong Jeffrey Neo • User Experience Researcher • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Overall: I will recommend if you're trying to gain an overview of the UX design process. Particularly useful if you have a graphic/visual design background.

    What worked for me: Excellent support and career services. Unlimited on-demand mentor calls. Provides support beyond the curriculum (job search strategy, networking).

    What could be better: The assigned mentor may not be proficient in every aspect of the program. Not a big deal since there's always on-demand mentor calls. The program takes more like 7-8 months to complete (instead of 6). Support services are very helpful and will likely grant you an extension when you write in.
  • Brittney Day  User Photo
    Brittney Day • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I am overall very happy with my experience at Springboard. The best part by far is the fact that they pair you with a mentor. My mentor was a UX lead at a very well known company, and was incredibly helpful throughout the course. Another reason I chose this particular bootcamp was because they offer an industry design project, where you get to gain real experience through working with a real company. I feel so much better about my resume and portfolio after completing that project. I learned a lot during my capstone project, but since I was learning, I'd probably do a lot differently looking back. I'm much more proud of my industry design portfolio project, since it was done after I had basically gone through everything else in the course, and I was really able to use all of my new skills and add value to the client's product. I definitely would recommend Springboard!
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    Gabriel Calderon • Data Analyst • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    The pros of this course outweigh the cons. I found having access to mentors a real token to my success. Some weeks I would meet with mentors upwards to 6 times, and even with my hectic schedule they were still extremely accommodating. I always received honest feedback, and it was never sugar-coated. I think this straightforward upfront approach is what led to my success throughout the course. Now that the course is over, I see the things from my mentors' feedbacks on what I need to continue to work on to make myself the ideal candidate. Now, I have started working with the career services department. Originally, this process seemed a bit shaky because of their new hires. However, I have found a few career advisors that I believe know how to make employers see that I do have what is capable of a data analyst. I overall recommend this course, and it will show you your strengths and weaknesses throughout the units.
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    jialin huang • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I love this projects based boot camp since it not only covers knowledge on advanced excel, SQL and Python programming and data visualization, but also help you make connection and prepare for interview. It is good for someone who try to switch career to data analysis. It is worth to spend time to learn here.  My mentor works in Microsoft and he provided valuable advice on my project. 
  • Jonathan Gerber  User Photo
    Jonathan Gerber • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    A great bootcamp with the four essentials I needed for transitioning back to industry:
    1. Mentoring. I had a great mentor, with broad knowledge of the industry and good attention to detail so that I was pushed in the right directions. A perfect match.
    2. Up-to-date curriculum. I learned all the industry standard tools, very good
    3. Capstone projects. I did one on recommender systems, showing my creativity, and a second related to the weaker side of my CV, software engineering.
    4. Career support. Motivated coaches with EXCELLENT plans
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    Bijay Kumar kAhar • Data Scientist • Applicant • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Do not go for this course you will end up losing your 1.65 lac rupees with zero learning.
    The structure is    =  -5/5   (negative 5 on 5 rating.)
    Tech Support for learning/coding =  0 on 5 (0/5) 
    Jobs - they will give you the LinkedIn jobs URL 
    which you can also get , simply using a LinkedIn pro.

    i can write a lot but it's a waste of my time and your time - just don't go for this course or write me a mail on google then i can explain all pro and cons 

    Response From: Springboard India Operations of Springboard
    Title: Program Management
    Tuesday, Jun 23 2020
    Hi Bijay,

    Thank you for your recent feedback. We’re sorry to hear you feel that way about your Springboard experience. Our goal is to help our students realize their full potential, and if we have failed you in this regard, we apologize.

    We’ve had the time to carefully review your feedback and speak to your mentor. We wanted to take this opportunity to go over a number of things highlighted in your recent review of Springboard and share our perspective in the hope of clearing up any misunderstandings.

    Curriculum
    Your feedback on the Springboard curriculum does not seem to match your recent review. To our knowledge, you did not raise any concerns about the curriculum at any point during the course. If we had received any feedback from you during the course, rest assured we would have done everything in our power to help get you back on track and ensure you had a positive experience.

    Career services
    Our review shows you have already begun making use of the Springboard career services and job support. However, our records show you are only at about 35% completion rate of these services. Transitioning into a new career is not easy. Trust us, we get it. This is why we do our best to help our graduates through extensive career services in our courses, which we offer for a period of up to six months after course completion. We also offer solid job training, such as mock interviews, to help our graduates better prepare for the job search ahead. 

    We believe that you will be able to make some progress if you make full use of the job support and career services available to you; we encourage you to give it another try and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns along the way. We’re to help!

    We know changing careers is a daunting time for many of our graduates. That’s why we always strive to listen to our students’ feedback and improve where we can to help make this process as smooth and painless as possible. We want to thank you again for taking the time to write this review, and we hope you’ll get in touch with us directly to discuss the specifics of your course and how we could have better managed the transition. Thanks again, Bijay!

  • Vaibhav Agarwal  User Photo
    Vaibhav Agarwal • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    After using the hype of Springboard in USA, SPRINGBOARD managed to get easy start in India. They got many applicants even at a high price point considering many other MOOCs are way cheaper here. But little did we know that we were going into a sea with no shores.
    It has been more than a year when they have started functioning in India with a new batch coming in every month. They threw every heavy word to make us see Gold everywhere when there was only rustic iron. A hope brimmed among Data Science aspirants that (as springboard was saying we were among 20% aspirants they selected) we were going to be successful. Even I was told that they will focus more on us as I was among the initial batches. (Note: They didn't even took a puzzle test that they put up on website. They even lied that my prep course will start immediately just for me to make the payment and then no response for few days. Their marketing guy says any lie he/she can to make you sign up.)
    At first the course seemed good. Many of us were blinded by the shine Springboard was manufacturing. But mist started to clear after a month. It was all curated content from the internet which was not made clear from the start. I let it go. Their main USP was weekly half hour call with the mentor. Here it comes to Luck which mentor a student get. They didn't had much mentors here to use algorithm to match with mentee, so they just matched as they hired a mentor with no particular reason that why we were matched with that expert. The mentor is someone who has Industry experience yet how can they impart such knowledge in half hour in week. Even if they can guide us, are they really prepared for it or going with the flow? Did Springboard gave any training how their course structure is or what they require from mentor to do for mentee? A Big No. It seemed every mentor was handling their mentee as they could. As feedback from many fellow students, some turned out good and some not so. Thus for many it felt like a gamble of a very large amount. Due to ambition of becoming data scientist and already taking the decision, I moved on.
    Now we cannot ask every question in half hour with the mentor. So we have Teaching Assistant. They had one who recently graduated from a prestigious engineering college in India. After some of my interaction, my concern was that he was not a good fit for this role as he doesn't have any teaching experience, smart doesn't mean you have the ability to teach or help someone. Many of my questions to him came back to me as another question. Mostly why do you wanna know or in which part of course this question refers too, when the answer could be simple. I raised my concern but in vain. I simply stopped asking questions but googling it myself thus spending more time for answers. Also, their office hours seemed more of a formality.
    Then there was student advisor who interacts with students and solve their concerns. At start she seemed good, listening to the concerns and trying to solve them. But there were very few students, as the numbers began to increase every month, her response time increased further to a point when it took a month and a half for the my certificate to rectify. But the course went on.
    There were many parts in the course which seemed very distracted from the course. The difficulty level of a part was sometimes low and then jumped high as we were doing a doctorate on that particular topic. The main part which was Machine learning felt like a game walkthrough than we actually playing the game. Few parts were rushed and few repetitive. But I did not complain, even to myself and used search engine.(Note: According to them we can find everything on the internet so learn to use it.) Their cost was not justified yet I did not squeal.
    The point where came the breaking point, is their Career services. They give 100% Job Guarantee but all I can see is throwing someone in a deep sea after showing them a video of someone swimming and then asking for the person to swim. I think they are giving this guarantee considering the demand in market and effort by an educated and employed student themselves. It worked in USA but it failed miserably in India. It was all due to lack of vision and effort by the management. The management felt immature, incompetent at first. Then at the course end the management felt even more immature and more incompetent. They did not consider the feedback regarding course being not suited for Indian Market and did not update it. They did not consider so many students who were unsatisfied with the career services. Their career calls ran in a loop and as a pre-recorded tape convincing us that they are working on helping us. This convincing started to feel like manipulation when after 5 months and multiple calls even with career services leads ( Yes lead(s), as their lead changed within a year. Might be fed up with overall management itself), I felt I was where I started from. It seemed they didn't even knew what they were doing. It was at the point when their marketing part was working very very hard to get more numbers in. 
    It was a memorable journey which I wish to forget. If anyone wants to feel the same, then please join Springboard India and I assure you it will be a bumpy ride with a big black hole at the end.
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    Palash Moon • Software Engineer • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I joined Spring board india Data science Career track in june 2019. here is my experience :

    I joined spring board india data science career track 2019. here is my experince:

    If you accept starting with Springboard be ready for
    -- No job assistance(You will have to find job yourself)
    -- 6 months job guarantee is a liar.
    -- There are lots of unemployment Spring board alumni.
    -- 30 min mentor time once a week is not sufficient and satisfying.

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    it’s not worth at all, simply i can say waste of your hard-earned money and waste of time as well. So called mentors will be not available as per the schedules and they don’t spend much time with the students in explaining their doubts or explaining the concept.

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    Next coming to so called office hours, coding support sessions it’s just for the name sake they fix up the sessions without even asking/discussing our availability time, i can they do as per their need.

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    They force you to enrol for the course by paying 1.95 Lakhs and they also provide you easy EMI/Loan by third party finance company, after your enrolment they don’t even care/bother about you concerns related to course.

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    Most imp thing is, they state you like 100%per job guarantee after the successful completion of your course in 6 months but the hard fact is you can’t complete the course within the stipulated time as they mentioned since you don’t get proper support from mentors/support team after your enrolment in any manner and course is not easy at all as they state you while enrolling.

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    Whenever you try to reach support team/student adviser to discuss your concerns they don’t pick your call many times and if they receive the call they just say will come back to you in few min/EOD or will solve within EOD but you don’t get any solutions on time or they try to convince you as per their needs.

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    whenever you try to raise your concerns regarding the course, you will get only one statement/answer like you are not attending sessions properly, not following the mentor instructions or you are not spending your time. They will never ever agree their mistakes and listen you concerns as well.

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    Most pathetic part - When you say i am not satisfied with the course or if you ask for the cancellation and your money back, they simply say we don’t have refund policy at all and they will again try to convince you to the fullest with the flashy words/statements. It’s like mental harassment.

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    My suggestions please don’t waste your hard money and time as well.

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    if you are interested to learn data science and to make career transition, we have many institute in Bangalore who offer data science course, ML, AI course with very minimum fee ranges like 15–45k with excellent course structure so please don’t get fool y enrolling Springboard.

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    All the videos/materials provided by springboard are available for free in YouTube.

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    When the entire course material is free resources why they are charging 1.95 Lakhs I don’t understand

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    Mentor ship (mentor call) is something they make as a star of the program. But you will get to interact with your mentor once in a week only for half an hour.

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    I never got a chance to discuss in detail with my mentor as there was a time constraint (mentor is be not available after 30min)

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    Springboard is not helpful at all, all they are doing now, are blaming the students.

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    Whatever the things/words which i explained above, it’s my pathetic experience and wasted money as well.

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    Now for the curriculum. This was sadly most dissappointing. The course mainly revolves around data camp courses. And then these are supplemented by youtube lectures from Harvard or other institutions that would talk about the subject with the impression that you have intermediate knowledge of the subject matter, despite it being a beginners intro video to a concept. I have had much better success with the self study resources available on the internet, such as youtube tutorials etc. There was no feel of an actual boot camp teaching you, they basically link you to external sources that aren’t theirs.

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    The whole curriculum is just stuff taken off of the internet or LinkedIn learning. Very little original content. A lot of the content can be found by just doing a basic Google search. Overall this course did not live up to its hype.

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    I was told that these things do not matter and that you can easily land a job after you get both your projects done. I had done very detailed projects and posted them on github and did everything the career coaches suggested I do. Unfortunately, not a single data science position had reached out to me.

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    The program is a complete waste of money and time, one more thing, right after I completed my course, got the certification, In certification also they made blunder mistakes they added advanced ML track concepts like time series Analysis and Recommendation systems which is not an part of my NLP track.

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    They dont know how to deal with students in a cordial way, I will not recommend this to anyone who is serious about learning Datascience, you can find their course on youtube for free

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    Frankly, I wish that I could get my money back.

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    I recommend staying away from wasting your money with them.

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    Don’t fall for false advertising. 
    Response From: Springboard India Operations of Springboard
    Title: Program Management
    Tuesday, Jun 23 2020
    Hi Palash,

    Thank you for your recent feedback. We’re sorry to hear you feel that way about your Springboard experience. Our goal is to help our students realize their full potential, and if we have failed you in this regard, we apologize.

    To our knowledge, you did not raise any concerns about this at any point during the course. If we had received any feedback from you during the course, rest assured we would have done everything in our power to help get you back on track and ensure you had a positive experience.

    We’ve had the time to carefully review your feedback and speak to your mentor. We wanted to take this opportunity to go over a number of things highlighted in your recent review of Springboard and share our perspective in the hope of clearing up any misunderstandings.

    Curriculum
    Thank you for your feedback on our curriculum. We are constantly looking for ways to improve it, and we value feedback like this from our students.

    Our curriculum comprises curated study material, hands-on exercises, and a combination of mini and capstone projects. This material is either created in-house or curated from external sources and organized to ensure clarity and coherence.

    We strongly encourage you to do as much as you can to actively participate in the curriculum and learn from the industry experts who have put it together. We believe this is the best way to get real-world experience—particularly in an industry as competitive as the one you’ve chosen.

    Mentorship
    We are sorry to hear our mentorship hours did not work for you. However, we are always happy to discuss workarounds and talk with our students to make sure they are able to speak to their course mentors at a mutually suitable time. We know how much value our students derive from these conversations, and we do everything we can to make sure both students and mentors are happy.

    In addition, we have listened to student feedback and have increased the number of teaching assistants. 

    Career services and job guarantee
    We are upfront in all our communication that our job guarantee is designed to help graduates make the career transition of their choice through personalized mentoring and career coaching that is tailored to each student’s needs. 

    We are upfront that we are not a placement provider. 

    Our records show that we provided you with a free extension of the usual six-month job guarantee period, which also includes extended access to mentoring, teaching assistance, and 
    career coaching. 

    We know changing careers is a daunting time for many of our graduates. That’s why we always strive to listen to our students’ feedback and improve where we can to help make this process as smooth and painless as possible. We want to thank you again for taking the time to write this review, and we hope you’ll get in touch with us directly to discuss the specifics of your course and how we could have better managed the transition. Thanks again, Palash!

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    Six months ago when I was researching online programs in Machine Learning, I stumbled across ML career track from Springboard and the curated curriculum and the 1:1 mentor support really stood out and made my decision to enroll. After completing the course now, I can say I am very proud of the person I have become in this six months journey and it really put me five years ahead in life. Excellent projects, curriculum and mentors who are very passionate about their subjects and helping others reach their potential makes it a very rewarding experience. 
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    I am an alum of Springboard DSC, I have gone through the course content and to be frank it was really disappointing.The course content is completely available free on YouTube and datacamp.It is not springboard's own material! 
    The 1:1 mentorship that I had was horrible.My mentor was neither assisting with the project work nor helping to understand concepts well.I dont think it was worth the money I paid.
    Onto the career coaching section: Career coaches copy job posts from linked in , put them in a PDF/word document and send us via mail and tell us to apply for it.(P.S I can do it without their help too).It was lame.i regret for choosing springboard.I only hope other aspiring data scientists don't opt for this course.This is my honest review
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    I had an awesome experience with Springboard! My mentor always gave me constructive feedback, during our meetings and also via email. The career coaches also did a good job of helping me redesign my resume and gave me important tips regarding the job search. I especially enjoyed working on the IDP (industry design project) because you get real experience working with an existing company, so to me this helped me the most in preparation for a role in UX.
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    Trapping People into Joining: I joined Springboard DSC with lot of hopes to make a transition from my current role. There were very less reviews of Springboard India when I joined, now I realized that Springboard team deletes all the negative reviews for trapping people into this horrible course. I was misguided by the multiple promises made by the admission team during my enrollment.
    Course Content: Springboard charges Rs.1, 75,000 for the course. The course content doesn’t teach fundamentals which are very important in long run. Not even a 10% of the content is of Springboard’s own content. More than 60% of the course content is from YouTube and CS lectures which are available for free in the internet. For every topic, they redirect you to either YouTube or some articles in the internet. Most of the curriculum revolves around YouTube and Datacamp courses. Even after repeated feedback on the content, they never even tried to change anything in the content. The content should be thoroughly validated by any industry expert.
    Office Hours: This is a complete waste of one hour session. There is no thinking into conducting these sessions. These are only to attract new students by taking sessions on random topics. They don’t care about the understanding level of students.
    Support team: There are only two teaching assistants assigned to help all of the Springboard DSC students in India. Whenever someone approaches them with any doubt, they just share an article link without explaining much. Nobody validates the projects/assignments which will be submitted to Springboard as part of their curriculum. There will be no feedback on the projects done.
    Finally the Springboard management team, they will be calling continuously until you pay the fee, once the fee is paid. They don’t care whether you are doing the course or not.
    If you have any plans for learning Data Science course, then don’t join Springboard course in particular. There are lots of institutes offering better content at 1/100th of the amount Springboard charges.
    I Wish, I could get my money back. This post is only to save lot of Data Science enthusiasts from falling into this trap.
    Response From: Springboard India Operations of Springboard
    Title: Program Management
    Tuesday, Jun 23 2020
    Hi Sasi,

    Thank you for your recent feedback. We’re sorry to hear you feel that way about your Springboard experience. Our goal is to help our students realize their full potential, and if we have failed you in this regard, we apologize.

    We’ve had the time to carefully review your feedback and speak to your mentor. We wanted to take this opportunity to go over a number of things highlighted in your recent review of Springboard and share our perspective in the hope of clearing up any misunderstandings.

    Curriculum
    Thank you for your feedback on our curriculum. We are constantly looking for ways to improve it, and we value feedback like this from our students.

    Our curriculum comprises curated study material, hands-on exercises, and a combination of mini and capstone projects. This material is either created in-house or curated from external sources and organized to ensure clarity and coherence.

    We strongly encourage you to do as much as you can to actively participate in the curriculum and learn from the industry experts who have put it together. We believe this is the best way to get real-world experience—particularly in an industry as competitive as the one you’ve chosen.

    Mentorship hours
    We are sorry to hear our mentorship hours did not work for you. However, we are always happy to discuss workarounds and talk with our students to make sure they are able to speak to their course mentors at a mutually suitable time. We know how much value our students derive from these conversations, and we do everything we can to make sure both students and mentors are happy.

    From our records, we see that you have consistently rated your mentor and career coaching calls highly. We have also spoken to your mentor, who said they are more than happy and willing to provide you with extra time should you need it.

    Career services
    Our teaching assistants are mapped to courses. We have listened to student feedback and have increased the number of teaching assistants. According to our records, our team helped facilitate a pause in your curriculum for personal reasons and provided you with a free extension so that your learning journey and the subsequent career transition could continue smoothly. This means you will now have a further six months of your job guarantee period after completion of the curriculum.

    We know changing careers is a daunting time for many of our graduates. That’s why we always strive to listen to our students’ feedback and improve where we can to help make this process as smooth and painless as possible. We want to thank you again for taking the time to write this review, and we hope you’ll get in touch with us directly to discuss the specifics of your course and how we could have better managed the transition. Thanks again, Sasi!

Thanks!