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Thinkful

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Thinkful is an online bootcamp that equips students for new careers in the world’s next workforce by offering online, fast-paced, job-ready programs in software engineering, data science, data analytics, design, product management, and digital marketing. Students learn cutting-edge industry standards, have 1-on-1 mentoring with an industry professional, and receive career services and job placement assistance to get a job in tech. Thinkful also offers a tuition refund guarantee for qualifying courses. While Thinkful is an online platform, the school also has in-person communities in tech hubs around the US, where students can attend in-person events and classes. 

Thinkful’s programs include the 5-month Engineering Immersion and Data Science Immersion, Engineering Flex, Engineering Nights & Weekends, Data Science Flex, Product Design Flex, Product Management Flex, Data Analytics Flex, and Digital Marketing Flex. All courses include personal mentor meetings, a custom-built curriculum, and mentor-hosted Q&A sessions with industry professionals. Students are expected to commit 50-60 hours per week for Immersion programs and 20 to 25 hours per week for Flexible programs. Thinkful students can learn while they can keep their jobs, and access course materials from anywhere in the world. Students can join a community of 3000+ students and mentors on Slack to get on-demand code help and build a professional network. All graduates receive lifetime access to the course curriculum.

Thinkful offers all students career guidance to navigate the job market, build a professional portfolio, and prepare for interviews. All programs guarantee job placement in a qualifying position that is full-time and in-field. If students are not placed within 6 months of graduation, they get a 100% tuition refund.

Prospective students can apply via the Thinkful website, and schedule a call to chat with an advisor. It’s important to note that the Data Science Immersion and Flexible programs have more strict admissions requirements than other programs.

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  • Data Analytics Flex

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    MySQL, Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics , Business Intelligence, SQL, Python
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$4,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boulder, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York City, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City
    Set your schedule in a program built to turn your into a highly-paid data analyst in six months. Benefit from one-on-one mentorship, career guidance, and community support from enroll to hire.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Options: https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/data-analytics/flexible/#pricing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Analytics Immersion

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    MySQL, Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics , Business Intelligence, SQL, Python
    OnlineFull Time50 Hours/week18 Weeks
    Start Date August 24, 2020
    Cost$12,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boulder, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York City, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City
    A rigorous and structured full-time program built to get you a job as a data analyst. Benefit from instructor-led learning, a virtual classroom environment, 1-on-1 mentorship, and a robust support team.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Options: https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/data-analytics/full-time/#pricing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    August 24, 2020 - Online Apply by August 3, 2020
  • Data Science Flex

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    Data Science, Hadoop, Spark, Algorithms, SQL, Python, Machine Learning
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boulder, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York City, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City
    A flexible, online data science course aimed at helping you launch a career. One-on-one mentorship, professional guidance, and a robust community network are on hand to help you succeed in this highly advanced profession.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Options: https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/data-science/flexible/#pricing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Immersion

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    Data Science, Hadoop, Spark, Algorithms, SQL, Python, Machine Learning
    OnlineFull Time50 Hours/week22 Weeks
    Start Date September 7, 2020
    Cost$18,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boulder, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York City, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City
    An accelerated online program of classes, mentorship, and professional guidance designed to get you a career in data science, fast. This advanced program is designed to serve the needs of equipping degree graduates with the data science skillset they need to obtain a career in their field of study.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Options: https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/data-science/full-time/#pricing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    September 7, 2020 - Online Apply by August 17, 2020
  • Digital Marketing Flex

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    Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking, SEO, Data Analytics
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$4,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boulder, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York City, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City
    Learn the technical skills needed to build an audience, create a brand, and drive sales. Study with a flexible, online schedule, a personal mentor, and peer groups. Professional career coaches guide you with networking advice and personalized resume tips to help secure a high-income marketing role.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Options: https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/digital-marketing/flexible/#pricing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing Immersion

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    Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking, SEO, Data Analytics
    OnlineFull Time50 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date July 27, 2020
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boulder, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York City, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City
    The fastest way to launch your marketing career. Create campaigns and analyze results as you learn relevant, up-to-date technical skills. Showcase your knowledge with an interview-ready portfolio that stands out and earns job offers. Enroll now, and pay nothing until you’ve graduated and landed a job.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Options:
    https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/digital-marketing/full-time/#pricing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    July 27, 2020 - Online Apply by July 20, 2020
  • Engineering Flex

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Front End
    In PersonFull Time20 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boulder, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York City, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City
    A flexible program built to get you a career in full-stack web development. Study online at a pace that works for you, while a team of mentors, career coaches, and peers guides you every step of the way.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Engineering Immersion

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Front End
    OnlineFull Time50 Hours/week22 Weeks
    Start Date August 3, 2020
    Cost$16,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boulder, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York City, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City
    A fast-tracked, full time program of online classes, mentorship, and career coaching. Skills, tools, and the support you need to become a highly paid full-stack web developer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    August 3, 2020 - Online Apply by July 20, 2020
  • Product Management Flex

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$4,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boulder, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York City, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City
    This flexible, online Product Management course is built to help you start a brand new, high-paying tech career. You’ll receive a personal mentor, work on real-world projects, and benefit from career coaches.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Technical Project Management Flex

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    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week20 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$4,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boulder, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York City, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City
    Break into tech as a project manager. Learn how to plan, schedule, and budget in a business setting while developing the leadership skills for long-term career growth. A flexible format that works around your schedule, with industry mentors and career support until you’re hired.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Technical Project Management Immersion

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    OnlineFull Time50 Hours/week11 Weeks
    Start Date September 7, 2020
    Cost$9,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Antonio, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boulder, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York City, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City
    The fastest path to a project management career. Learn to leverage the tools used by top employers in this full-time, online course. Work through a project-based course that builds your portfolio with the support of industry experts, a rigorous curriculum, and paired workshops.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    September 7, 2020 - Online Apply by August 17, 2020
  • UX/UI Flex

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, Design, User Experience Design, CSS, Front End
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boulder, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York City, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City
    Set your schedule with an online program aimed at taking you from newbie to a confident, highly-paid product designer. Learn the skills and the best way to present them with a team of mentors, career coaches, and community supporters.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UX/UI Immersion

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, Design, User Experience Design, CSS, Front End
    In PersonFull Time50 Hours/week20 Weeks
    Start Date July 27, 2020
    Cost$12,150
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Antonio, St. Louis, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boulder, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York City, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Portland, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City
    Learn career-ready skills in research, web design, and teamwork on your path to a high-paying role in UX/UI. One-on-one mentorship, interview prep and community support take you from newbie to hired and beyond.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    July 27, 2020 - Online Apply by July 20, 2020
  • Great Program!
    - 8/24/2017
    Stephanie Chamblee • Graduate
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    I recently finished the iOS Swift course by Thinkful. The curriculum is simple to follow and taught me how to build an app from scratch, with hardly any prior coding knowledge. There are also meetings for Thinkful students in the Atlanta area which I found motivational in learning to code. My weekly meetings with my mentor were helpful when I got stuck or wanted to learn how to do things that were beyond the curriculum.

  • Karina • Graphic Designer • Graduate
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    It was a fun but hard course for me. HTML and CSS were a breeze but make sure you make time for JavaScript!!! Q&A's helped a bunch!

  • Mike Haslam • Student
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    I am really happy that I joined the Bootcamp. Prior to coming to Thinkful, I enjoyed courses on FreeCodeCamp, Udemy, Codecademy, Watch and Code, Ray Wenderlich, and read some books. The courses with an online community were the best ones.  All these are excellent resources, for the dedicated self-learner. in hindsight, I probably would have learned more, if I was more active in the communities. I did learn a fair amount but I was not focused enough. I found many a rabbit hole.

    After a long time of deciding where to focus, I decided to focus on Javascript and React. Again after a long time checking where to study I picked Thinkful.

    Having been in the Bootcamp for 3 months now, I initially discovered that after using Bootstrap before coming to Thinkful, and then asked to  code the HTML and CSS  from a design I realized that did not know as much CSS as I thought, don't get me wrong Bootstrap is a great framework, but by learning the fundamentals of CSS I understand more how page layout works.  Another thing I discovered in my first mock interview is why it is really important to be able to explain concepts and that comes from a good understanding. Yes, I found I need a lot of work in this area, but I feel I am on the right track.

    The next amazing thing I discovered was working with a mentor. I found that pair programming really helps me think more and not just look up answers. I got really lucky my mentor makes me think. Now I am writing code in ES6 using models and I  feel I have a better grasp of debugging and reading code. Slowly getting better at reading documentation.

    Also, I think it's really cool that there Q & A sessions, Slack and Workshops available pretty much several times everyday. 

    The curriculum has been great, but some things that I think would be more helpful would be more CSS projects where no frameworks allowed. Also, I think that more time spent using dev tools, for learning how to debug and also for learning to read and understand code better, would be very helpful. 

    I can't  comment on job assistance yet but I have a good feeling so far.

     

     

     

  • Payal Agrawal • Graduate
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    Thinkful is an awesome bootcamp. The mentor community is of great help. I was blessed to have Derek as my Program manager. He is a very supportive and amicable person. He understands that real people can have real problems in life and that they can need some time to take a pause in the course. Thanks again Derek :)

    Moreover, all the mentors are highly qualified. If anyone put their 100% efforts in the program and of course live and breathe code during bootcamp days then they will definetly land up in job.

    Way to go Thinkful. You guys totally rock ...

     

  • sofia zaim • front end developer • Graduate
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    I graduated from full-time Thinkful program. was really the best choice i did . the program was really good and pretty intense i got the chance to learn how to pair code with other colleagues and how to be able to understand and read other people's code.the mentors are really helpful and even though i got a job i still get some help from Thinkful community.

    If i have to do another program i will definitely choose Thinkful again.

  • Jared Ryan • Student • Student
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    My experience with Thinkful was great. For context, I completed this course 2.5 weeks for personal reasons; I did it for 40-50 hours a week. The curriculum was really well done, barring a few points that weren't covered very well before we were asked to do it. Their approach is to give you a reading, simple practice drills, then small projects to work on. There is also the big capstone project we work on at the end.

    My mentor, Nicholas, was very helpful and experienced, which helped me a lot as well.

  • Jackie Z. • Data Analyst • Graduate
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    I was on the fence about whether I should join a Data Science Bootcamp or study on my own. I am so glad that I did this bootcamp through Thinkful because it gave me a very clear and focused direction over self-study. I quickly found a data science job directly due to the projects I built in the bootcamp, after only about 3 months in, before I even had finished the bootcamp! The online component of the bootcamp was really nice as I could fit it easily into any spare time I had throughout the week, and the mentorship component was amazing because I could bounce all of my ideas off of a professional data scientist as I progressed.

    When I did find a job, it was also valuable to continue to have access to a data scientist to get additional insights related to my specific job. 

    Great job, guys! Keep up the great work!

  • Great Experience!
    - 7/22/2017
    Jennifer • Student
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    In May of 2017 I was laid off from my job, working as a system administrator for a healthcare company. My last month of working there I started considering becoming a web developer. I was using Tree House and YouTube to learn, I thought that it may not be enough to get to where I want to be.  After I got laid off I decided to take this time to pursue a career in web development. I signed up for an Intro to JavaScript meetup not knowing that it was a web development boot camp that was hosting it.  I learned a lot in that one night and started looking more into the company. I was still a little skeptical about it because it was all online. So, I went to a couple schools around DC and attended their open house. One of the schools I wasn’t sure of when a woman started chasing me out of the door when I was leaving so that I would schedule a meeting with them….

    So, I decided to sign up for Thinkful’s trial. During that trial period, I learned so much! I decided that the cost for it was all worth it. The mentors are also great and very knowledgeable and want to help you learn.

    The Thinkful curriculum is great but you have to be willing to put in the time to learn!

  • Great bootcamp!
    - 7/22/2017
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    I'm a complete beginner which was probably stupid on my part, but after the first month, it's all starting to make sense.  Tho I suggest going through some basic JavaScript and Jquery before you start and the first month will be a breaze.  My mentor is a huge help to me.  With his help, i've been able to think of bigger and cooler designs for my first big project.  Just do all of the lessons and try to figure out as much as you can on your own but then ask for help when you need to and you'll do great.  I was excited to learn about web development when I started but it was all unknown to me.  But now I'm starting to genuinely become passionate about it which is essential for success.

     

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    This program is great for people with an interest in programming code fo websites. It takes you step by step and allows even those only mildly familiar with coding to be successful. I had two college courses in Java and a computer literacy course as my only background and i have been having a fairly easy time of things. I was at an advantage due to my prior exposure but the way they lay things out was easy for anyone to follow and more importantl there is an amazing community of people willing and eager to help you through tough spots or just challange you to think of coding in a different way.

  • Spencer Southwell • Web Applications Developer • Graduate
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    When I first thought about going to a bootcamp at 19 I was nervous that maybe employers would ignore me because of how young I was, that was not the case. If you are 18 even i'd give this school a shot even without the money back guarntee and I did and was successful. 

     

    The thing about Thinkful is that the curriculum isn't perfect and could definitely use some improvement but it's not bad and goes into much greater detail than Treehouse on many things but yet it is still their weak spot.

    The instructors and staff at Thinkful are top notch, my mentor worked for harvard and was a windows genius who taught me not only many things about code but also life, they are incredible people(and so were my peers) . Another thing I love about Thinkful is that they try to help you in any way they can and whenever I needed extra help I was granted that as my success in the end was key despite the fact that they didn't have to pay me back because the guarntee didn't apply to me because I was 19. One thing I think needs practiced and stressed more is CSS exercises because most of my classmates had barely any knowledge when It came to creating custom layouts.

    The job assistance program was helpful in brushing up my Linkedin and Resume as well as staying productive during the job search but ultimately it was the connections I made at hackathons that lead to me getting a job. 

     

    Just turning 20 a few months ago I get an average of 3 job offers a week from tech recruiters, without Thinkful i'd probably still be working in a factory.

     

    I wake up every morning to get up and do what I love at a company where I am cared for and I truly make a difference, it's really a dream come true.

     

     

  • Zak Holt • Associate Software Engineer • Student
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    The flexible program at Thinkful allows students to go at their own pace. The benefit of this is that if you have oodles and oodles of extra time all day, you can finish months early and save yourself a few bucks!
     

    Initially, I was given a mentor who was pretty exclusively a Ruby dev. When I became more sure that NodeJS was my preferred choice, it was simple to just email my program manager and switch out for a different mentor. The whole process was intuitive.

    The only reason I can't review their Job Assistance is because I got my first job before graduation. Never underestimate the importance of a portfolio, even if all the projects aren't entirely as polished as you'd like. It's proof that you can code something.

    Thinkful is a great community to be a part of. The other students and the mentors are all very supportive and they want you to suceed. If you don't get a job in six months, they'll give you a refund. What do you have to lose?

Thinkful Outcomes


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On-Time Graduation Rate
78%
In-Field Employed
$60,450
Median Salary

100% of students intended to seek in-field employment within 180 days of graduating. 0% of students did not intend to seek in-field employment.Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 9 graduates included in report:

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

Full-time employee
77.8%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position
0.0%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance
0.0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation
0.0%

Employed out-of-field
0.0%
Continuing to higher education
%
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons
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Still seeking job in-field
22.2%

Could not contact
0.0%

Salary Breakdown:

100% of job obtainers reported salaries. 0% of job obtainers were hired by the school itself.

Notes & Caveats:

Read the full Thinkful CIRR report here

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