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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 Engineering Career Track

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    Spark, Virtualization, Data Structures
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$7,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Data Engineering students will learn to translate business needs into data infrastructure. The curriculum is designed to teach students the framework, skills, and tools the world's top technology companies demand. Some of the topics the curriculum covers include ETL and data pipelines, big data technologies like MapReduce, Apache Hadoop and Spark, and data warehousing, data schema, and modeling.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit
    Tuition Plans$1490/month, $7500 upfront, or financing available.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull tuition refund if you don't land a job within 6 months of graduating.
    Scholarship$750 scholarships for veterans and women in tech.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level- 6+ months of work experience in any analytical role, ideally working with SQL - 6+ months of work experience as a software engineer using Python or Java or C++ - Bachelor's degree in CS or other degree that involves extensive programming skills
    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$10,000
    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$1299/month, $10,000 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$6,900
    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$1299/month, $6,900 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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  • Palash Moon  User Photo
    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!

  • Great Experience
    - 7/27/2020
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    David Godinez • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Great Experience. Great mentorship! Awesome Program! 
  • Jesse  User Photo
    Jesse • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    It sounds like a cliche, but you get out what you put in. The curriculum is robust, however there are many opportunities to do extra reading and projects, and I would highly suggest doing this.  Springboard provides you with infinite amount of resources!   
  • Melinda Liu  User Photo
    Melinda Liu • Springboard Alumni • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I have started the Data Science Career Track in October 2019. It is basically a 6-month Data Science program with 4 mock interviews and 2 Capstone Projects. Even if you can work at your own pace, you need to put the dedication of 15/24 hours per week to finish the course within 6 months. However, there are options of a break from 1 to 3 weeks and a three month extension for free if you managed to finish at least 50% of your course during the original 6-month period. You have two attempts to pass each mock interview if you want to maintain your job guarantee at the end of the course. Career coaches however are very supportive and informative, especially on how to ace your interviews and how to build your portfolio and network in finding a job.  Customer service is also excellent in answering your inquiries in an informative and timely manner. 

    Pros:
    - Offers unlimited mentor advice through the curriculum
    - Excellent on how to build your job portfolio and network as well as how to ace your interviews

    Cons:
    - Some assignment instructions are vague. Needed extra guidance from mentor and Google search to understand how to complete some assignments.
  • Samuel Ludescher  User Photo
    Samuel Ludescher • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    UX, the wild wild west of the tech world. The field carries much different weight depending on who you ask. But, I am here to tell you that UX matters, and Springboard teaches it in a manner that leaves you prepared to take the next step in your career transition. What I loved most was the support I got from Springboard instructors, career coaches, and the student advisors. They truly cared about my success. There's even a Slack group dedicated to the cohorts.

    My end date was initially in April, and COVID was wreaking havoc in the US. I was also in a bit of a pinch with my capstone project because my initial iteration was very poor and I needed to do a total redesign (my visual design skills were still amateurish). In the end, Springboard gave me a 3-month extension on the coursework, and then extended my completion date by another few weeks to give me time to complete missing assignments as I was preparing for my final mock interviews (which are effectively the final exams).

    The best way to learn something is by doing, and Springboard encourages that mentality in its students. UX bootcamps are in a controversial period because there is no clear standard for UX education. In my opinion, Springboard is high quality and one of the closest you can get to some kind of UX 'higher education.' As UX continues to evolve, Springboard will need to keep up. Some of the course materials are a few years old, but Springboard is careful to bring to light the many nuances in the industry, even if it's just briefly. The course teaches design thinking, just one of the many UX frameworks. It's hard to include everything UX has to offer and make an effort to keep students on a 6-month graduation track. There is much more to learn, but so long as you remain aware of that, I think Springboard is well worth your time if you are looking for a well structured curriculum that gives you plenty of support.

    The UX career track combined with books that have become UX staples such as The Elements of User Experience, Rocket Surgery Made Easy, and the Design of Everyday Things is a great basis for anyone with a designer's mind to feel confident in the field. 
  • Carmela Rebancos  User Photo
    Carmela Rebancos • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Overall, I think it's a great program to learn the fundamentals and basics of UX. But I especially really liked the mentorship they provided along with the course. For someone who's transitioning into the field it was nice having a mentor who, not only gave me constructive feedback on my projects, but gave me practical industry related advice as well. Their student advisors are also very helpful and offer great support!

    And yes, the curriculum consists of a lot of articles and videos that you can find yourself online. And I also wish that they offered more videos than articles because it's definitely is a lot of reading. But Springboard's UX curriculum is formatted in a way that offers the structure that I really needed. Without this structure, I wouldn't have known where to start when learning about the field of UX.

    But here's my overall review in summary:
    Pros:
    - Offers unlimited mentor advice through the curriculum
    - Complete 3 portfolio ready projects
    - Work at your own pace
    - Mini-internship experience with an actual company that you can add to your portfolio and resume
    - A cheaper option compared to other bootcamps

    Cons:
    - There's a lot of reading and not enough video instruction
    - Some assignment instructions are vague and I needed extra guidance from my mentor to understand how to complete some assignments
    (These are minor complaints tho, I really had a good experience with Springboard overall. 10/10 would recommend!!)

    Message me on Linkedin if you have more questions!
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmela-rebancos/
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    Marina Boturchuk • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I reviewed a lot of bootcamps before I ended up with a Springboard and I’m absolutely  happy with it.
    Wonderful customer service and career coaches, great curriculum, studying at your own path,  3 portfolio projects and lots of connections at the end of the course. Best decision I could make. Definitely recommend if you would like to make a career change
  • Charlotte Markward  User Photo
    Charlotte Markward • Creative Director • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Overall, this was a really good, solid program. I am a trained graphic designer but have been UX-curious for several years. I had done a few Lynda/LinkedIn courses as well as joined the Interactive Design Foundation and felt like this course would be a piece of cake. It wasn't. 
    The course plan was excellent: it covered a LOT - far more than in any of the courses I had taken until that point. My mentor was rigorous, too. I have been a designer for 20+ years and have a fantastic work ethic. But he pushed back on me and challenged my decisions (all in a good way). 
    There were only 2 negatives: you will NOT complete this course in 6 months. Even if you were a full time student, there will be interviews and other logistics that you will have to set up where you are at the mercy of external factors. And, most important, because this is a *currated* course that draws mostly from other's work, it can at times lack consistency. It can be minor, but I felt that if you pay attention, you can read 2 pieces that may contradict each other. Without recognition from Springboard and guidance, it can be a little confusing. 
  • Great School
    - 7/9/2020
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    James • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    The course material was to the point and easy to understand. I learned at an amazing pace, and took some extra time with the material I was having difficulty with, but still stayed head of schedule.
  • Jun Rong Jeffrey Neo  User Photo
    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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