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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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  • Cyber Security Career Track

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    Ethical Hacking, Network Security, CompTIA Security+
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$8,900
    Class size15
    LocationOnline
    Springboard is a leading digital skills bootcamp that has empowered thousands of students to get their dream job. The Cyber Security Career Track we offer is the first online bootcamp to guarantee your first cybersecurity job or your tuition back. In this fully online Cyber Security Career Track, you will learn from the comfort of your home and at your own pace with 1:1 support from a skilled cybersecurity mentor and dedicated support from career coaches. You will get hands-on practice with 30+ labs and projects, while getting everything you need to pass the Security+ certification test. By the end of the bootcamp, you'll have all of the blue team technical and communication skills you need to start a cybersecurity analyst role (A job that helps you earn about $100,000 in average salary). Units include: - Cybersecurity Basics (optional) - Cybersecurity Fundamentals - IT Project Management - Host-based security - Network Security - Identity and Access Management - Security Assessment and Training - Security Operations - Application Security - Security+ Prep"
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit
    Deferred Tuition: Coming Soon
    Tuition Plans$1,590/month, $8,900 upfront, or financing available. Deferred tuition coming soon.
    Refund / GuaranteeYour money back if you don't land a job within 6 months after graduating from our online bootcamp and receiving your Security+ Certification.
    Scholarship$750 scholarship for veterans and women in tech.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAll backgrounds are welcome, as long as you can demonstrate strong analytical skills and a determination to work through and complete all required course activities.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • 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, Data Engineering
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    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

  • $750 Springboard Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Springboard scholarship for $750 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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    Georgia Hoegen • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I loved my time with Springboard. It's hands on learning was perfect for me because I learn best when I am doing hands on. You work on multiple projects and at the end you get an internship. I learned so much and I can't wait to get out into the real world! 
  • April Holder  User Photo
    April Holder • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I am so thrilled by my choice with this program. I have been to a lot of schools - I have a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. I used to be a secondary science teacher (middle school), so I feel I know a bit about education and educational institutions. When I first applied and enrolled in the program, I knew Springboard was the best fit for me (the price point, the time to complete the program, and the industrial design project were my selling points). I was skeptical, however, since this was the first for-profit school that I had attended. I expected the school to provide me with the resources promised and nothing more. However, I discovered that Springboard far exceeded my expectations by treating and supporting me as a holistic human. COVID was tougher on me than I expected, and I was not as motivated throughout the duration of the program as I expected (initially, I wanted to complete my program in 3 months). Springboard had systems in place to keep me (and EVERY student) from falling through the cracks. This is something I never discovered in my public schooling (high school and even my bachelor's). Springboard treated me as the student that I wanted to be (just how I treated my students). They were transparent about my job-guarantee, and even though it took me 9 months to complete the program, I am still eligible for the job guarantee. Every single Springboard I encountered was supportive and provided me with honest feedback. I highly recommend Springboard if you are trying to springboard to a new career.
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    The course provides an extensive background in varied machine learning topics. It provides you with a strong platform for an entry level data science position. I think it's definitely helpful to have a background in science or tech before beginning the course. I felt like the projects were very helpful and the mentors provided excellent guidance. 
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    Tatiana G • UX Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I attended Springboard from March till November of 2020, and it was a great alternative to live classes. 

    Pros: You get to meet with your personal design mentor once a week for 30 minutes to provide feedback on assignments, career coach for 30 min, and you can book unlimited support sessions with other UX mentors - so potentially you're looking at 3 live sessions a week which is super helpful. All professionals I encountered were knowledgeable and able to answer my questions. There is also a slack channel for students. You get to complete 3 projects altogether and walk away with a solid portfolio!

    Cons: They don't have their own pre-recorded curriculum, rather, it's a bunch of links to existing articles or videos posted on the internet that follow UX design cycle and explain all the key concepts. Some of the links are 2-3 years old and might not be as relevant. Also, the course takes more than 6 months to complete for a vast majority of students (they do provide a free extension). 
    Conclusion: the program was both useful and interesting but is probably most suitable for someone who has some prior experience in psychology, art& design, or tech. I got UX contract job shortly after graduation but I already did have several years of work experience in the arts/media.
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    Anthony Ra • UX/UI Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Applied for Springboard because I felt this program would give me the right tools needed to create a UX/UI portfolio. The curriculum provided all the internal/external resources and the 1-on-1 mentorship was a great experience. 
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    Kuda Mwakutuya • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    The instruction was excellent. The TA's were very helpful. My mentor was awesome. I feel confident in my abilities now I am job searching for an entry level position. I am on solid ground. Only drawbacks are that I feel like it was not emphasized that if you fail any of the mock interviews twice, you do not get the job guarantee. I came to this realization when I started doing the mock interviews at the end. Could be a determining factor in signing up for some people. Also, the mock interviewers need to follow the rubric for the mock interviews more strictly. The amount of variability in how Interviewers should be minimized as much as possible. 
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    1:1 Mentor Calls provide specifically catered help with anything each particular student needs, curriculum is thorough, career counseling provides resources and guidance necessary to get a foot into the industry if lacking in background
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    Overall, based on my research it was one of the best programs out there.
    Pros: great one-on-one mentor and career coach calls, which can teach you things that are not on internet. 
    Slack community is very helpful, and create a teamwork feeling throughout the course. Weekly office hours and career sessions are also helpful. Job assistance and guarantee is comprehensive.

    Cons: The curriculum can be messy or vague at times; it has the great foundation but needs more refining. They can also include more advanced options for developing skills. 

    It is better to have a background/practice in visual design going in, otherwise your work is not going to be as good.
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    To preface this review, I started this program while pursuing my Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. Now although I had 3 years of schooling in Design I felt like the projects I was given didn't provide me with the real-life experience I needed to enter the industry with confidence. After researching various bootcamps I felt that Springboard provided the best option for the best cost. I ended up signing up for the UI/UX course because it contained an emphasis in not only visual design but also in user research and user experience. I wanted to make sure that when I completed my certification that not only would it provide me with some valuable portfolio pieces but that it would help me feel comfortable applying for a job in the field post graduation. Overall, this course exceeded my expectations the mentors were amazing and provided me with some very valuable feedback whether that was related to various assignments or career advice. As some who went to a university and has a degree in Design I don't think I would have gained the same experience and knowledge I gained from Springboard at school. The experience was truly phenomenal and I would recommend it to anyone (especially females interested in Tech!). 
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    Ashish Castelino • Data Analyst • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    After researching online for almost 2 months, I finally zeroed down on Springboard. I have never had a pleasant experience with online studies, however Springboard is a game changer. Not only do they support you completely during the course, an extended 6 months support, post competition is provided which is an USP to Springboard. Moreover weekly one to one mentor calls, truly motivate you complete the weeks curriculum in order to present/ discuss with your mentor. Springboard also offers a Job Guarantee program to all eligible students, with the best of the best career coaches to guide you find you dream job. What I liked most was the flow of curriculum. Straight to the point. I can confidently say I learnt and enjoyed the last 6 months at Springboard and will definitely recommend SB to family and friends. 
  • Janessa Poole  User Photo
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    I am so thankful for my time at Springboard! The course is well laid out and designed to prepare students for a design role. I felt as though the projects contributed to my understanding of Sketch and made me more confident in my abilities to use new programs for design. By far, the best part of the course was my mentor. I struggled initially due to some personal issues, and he inspired and encouraged me to continue with the course, even when I fell behind. With his support and the support of Springboard's career coaches, I graduated this past month. (With a completed resume and portfolio website to boot!) To any future Springboard students reading this: Know that there is a lot of reading in the first few units that may make you feel overwhelmed. You'll make it through! Take a breath, and even if you fall behind, you will have all the resources to succeed. Good luck!!
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    I was always interested in looking into a boot camp for improving my programming abilities as I felt college's style of teaching never got to me. With Springboard, my mind was so focused on the curriculum that I questioned if the cost was worth the investment. In retrospect, I would of started sooner as it expanded my mental horizon in a lot of ways from my approach to learning, improving my productivity, better managing my time, and ,y networking skills that translates to being more sociable. The connections I have made have been so invaluable to my growth as a person that my confidence in my ability to succeed has bolstered by the person I have become.  It also served as a good time filler during the Pandemic while I was working on the COVID response and graduating college. It was manageable and I attribute the mentorship to that. This program fills the void that  college could not fill for me as I feel more clarity in my direction path.
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    This course will help teach the fundamentals of UX/UI Design through hands-on course work and accompanying curriculum. You will have a mentor and career coach who will be guiding you throughout the curriculum, in my opinion this is where the course really shines, you will be able to ask and learn a lot of things from professionals. I need to point out that mentors are a hit or miss, there are some mentors who are really willing to help and some that are not, good thing about this is you will be able to reach out to Springboard and request a switch. 

    Overall, the course will give you the tools to succeed in a professional environment- they cover basic fundamentals, design sprints, and you will also be matched with a company for your final project to experience real-life scenario work as a designer. The course is self-paced, I finished the course within 6 months and some students have finished even earlier. Job assistance is pretty mediocre, there are no job placements but at the end of the course Springboard will be sending you a list of companies that can give you a referral before you apply for the job.

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