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Thinkful

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Thinkful, a Chegg service, provides every adult learner with a pathway to a rewarding career. This online bootcamp offers fast-paced, career-focused programs in Software Engineering, Data Science, Data Analytics, UX/UI Design, Digital Marketing, and Technical Project Management. These programs are offered in part-time and full-time formats. Students commit 20-25 hours per week in the part-time format, and up to 60 hours in the full-time option. All programs include...

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  • Lindsey
    Future Developer • Student • Engineering Immersion • Online
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    May 28, 2022
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    Software Immersion

     Thinkful was so helpful and I believe it was the solid foundation and starting point of my software development journey. I enjoyed studying with them and I felt like it was thorough and the lessons were on point with relativity and being complete.

    Highly recommend to anyone starting out as a developer.
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  • Scott Fischer
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    Jan 18, 2022
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    Data Science Immersion Course (Full Time)

    An introduction to the data science space that under delivers and leaves a lot to be desired. Would I do the program again knowing what I do now? Absolutely not. Most of this material can be found online for free and what you get from the program does not justify the cost at all. If you are the type of person who needs to be pushed to make it through course work or to learn new material, there may be some value here for you. But on that note, I'd suggest taking courses at a local communi...
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  • Josh
    Graduate • Data Analytics Immersion • Online
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    Dec 03, 2021
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    Solid program for anyone w/o business experience

    In terms of support staff, Thinkful is a great community of people that want you to succeed in this field. The majority of instructors are understanding of your position and are patient in trying to help or direct you to people who can help. My mentor was nice and I gained some insights into the field. The career services staff are also very knowledgeable about current hiring practices and are a great resource as well!

    As someone who attended business school and had experience in ...
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  • Tiffany
    Graduate • Online
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    Oct 19, 2021
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    I’m so thankful

     I’m so thankful to Thinkful! I just started UX/UI Flex course and I have a lot of questions. Thankfully, I have a mentor who supports me all the way. It’s so important to have someone who can answer your questions and say the right words when you feel down. And yes, they give a lot of reading! Be prepare! 
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  • Jeffrey Fager
    Security Engineer • Graduate • Engineering Flex • Online
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    Sep 20, 2021
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    Graduate

    My mentor and Academic Success Manager were the reason it was worth it. Having someone to help and guide you into the industry is crucial, it takes  more than knowing how to code to succeed.  
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  • Stephanie
    Digital Product Owner • Graduate • UX/UI Immersion • Online
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    Sep 16, 2021
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    Landed a Dream Job

    A year ago I never would have imagined that I would be landing UX Designer interviews with tech companies and now I've not only interviewed with multiple companies but I've also accepted an offer for an amazing position. I wouldn't have been able to do it without Thinkful but I also wouldn't have been able to do it without grit. This is a tough program but it pays off. If you're interested I would go for it but you have to be prepared to put in a lot of work. 

    The course material ...
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  • Lateef Medley
    Data Analyst, Predictive Modeler • Graduate • Data Science Immersion • Minneapolis
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    Sep 15, 2021
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    Data Science Flex

    Hello!

    I graduated from Thinkful in March 2021 and found work by September 2021. 

    There's a lot to like about the Thinkful Data Science program. 

    Pro:
    I was paired with a fantastic instructor who wanted to see me become successful and was passionate about it. They have a host of other very talented technical staff that can help you with code. 

    Con:
    They were using a "Free-meium" version of slack for students while I was there. This means to you as a stud...
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  • Alexus
    Student • UX/UI Flex • Online
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    Sep 10, 2021
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    UX/UI Flex Program

    Overall, Thinkful is a fantastic program that proved to be an incredibly valuable investment for me.

    The pros:
    • Mentors - the individuals who assisted me were all incredibly informative and supportive of me.  Scherry offered me fantastic feedback and moral support through the program.
    • Academic Success Advisor - Taylor was very empathetic and easy to talk to. She was very compassionate during my time at Thinkful due to several major life events that occ...
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  • Dom Frances
    UX Designer • Graduate • UX/UI Flex • Online
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    Sep 08, 2021
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    Thinkfuls Flex Design Program.

    I had a good experience in Thinkfuls program. Be prepared to read ALOT. The amount of time you spend with your mentor is just the right balance. I do wish that you could use the TAs when you're in the self-paced program. Overall, the program should give graders more direction with how they view the student's work. 
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  • Mike
    Engineering Flex • Online
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    Sep 08, 2021
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    Engineering Flex

    I completed the Engineering flex program in August 2021. I came in with no programming experience and working a full-time job and part-time job. My goal was to go through this program and get a job in the field ASAP. There are a lot of pros to this program and some cons.
     
    Pros:
    • You are able to do this during your free time (about 20-25 hours a week).
    • The program went through both frontend (React, JavaScript, HTML, CSS) and backend (Node.js,...
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  • Noah Roberts
    Graduate • Flexible Web Development Bootcamp • Online
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    Sep 07, 2021
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    Bloc/Thinkful Web Developer Track Program

    I begin this course with Bloc, which had been acquired by Thinkful in 2018, and by the time I graduated my program had been discontinued. It would have been nice to have some official communication about this transition but no statement was issued. Further frustrations of being a student in that period were that some provided resources became inaccessible, parts of the curriculum had not been updated (hooks in React for example), and some features like office hours were discontinued and ...
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  • Melinda
    UX/UI Designer • Student • UX/UI Immersion • Online
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    Aug 31, 2021
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    UX/UI Design Immersion Program

    My time at Thinkful definitely served its purpose. I wanted to get a job that was remote, would utilize my talents, increase my earning potential, and reduce the amount of time spent in school and student debt. This program provided me with the tools to achieve just this. I recently was hired in my field for a full-time position and am excited to see where it takes me! The pros are the payment arrangements offered, which include a possible monthly stipend (dependent on certain criteria a...
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Thinkful Alumni Outcomes

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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
Employed in-field77.8%
Full-time employee77.8%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position0.0%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance0.0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation0.0%
Not seeking in-field employment0.0%
Employed out-of-field0.0%
Continuing to higher education0.0%
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons0.0%
Still seeking job in-field22.2%
Could not contact0.0%
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Recent Thinkful News

Liz Eggleston
Published December 31, 2019
As we near the end of 2019, we're rewinding and reflecting on the most impactful coding bootcamp news of the year. Follow along as we look at market trends, digest thought pieces, break down $750MM acquisitions and tons of fundraises, layoffs, and more. We’ll also look at our predictions for 2020 and our hopes for the future of coding bootcamps in the coming year! 2019: Course Report i...
Liz Eggleston
Published December 10, 2019
Kris and Cassie both broke into tech with Thinkful, but their paths were different and they each learned lessons along the way. Kris attended Thinkful’s full-time Engineering program, while Cassie attended Thinkful’s part-time Data Analytics program so she could keep working as a nanny while she moved through the curriculum. And their hard work paid off – Kris is now a Software Engineer at Do...
Liz Eggleston
Published December 03, 2019
November was full of news about fundraises (and layoffs) and updates on past acquisitions like Trilogy and Thinkful. We’re also covering news about credentialing in bootcamps, a partnership between Wyncode and General Assembly, advice for data science bootcamp graduates about what to study after graduation, and 3 new bootcamps in Spain. And congrats to CodeClan – celebrating its 4th birth...
Liz Eggleston
Published November 11, 2019
  Caitlyn Greffly was feeling burnt out in her job in beer sales. Her favorite aspect of the job – data analysis – lead her to coding bootcamps. She embarked on a career change with Thinkful’s part-time online Engineering Flex bootcamp and actually found a job before she graduated! Caitlyn shares her tips on starting a bootcamp as a complete beginner, balancing bootcamp with a full-time jo...
Imogen Crispe
Published October 03, 2019
Feeling drawn to the “numbers behind-the-scenes,” finance grad Keaton Hutchison recognized that if he wanted to feel satisfied in his job, he needed to be working with data. A friend recommended Thinkful’s online tech courses, and Keaton chose the Data Analytics Flex self-paced program (which is now available full time with the Data Analytics Immersion program). Keaton tells us why he wan...
Imogen Crispe
Published October 01, 2019
This September, one of the largest online tech bootcamps got acquired, two schools raised capital, and companies like Adobe, Pandora, Airbnb, Capgemini, and JP Morgan Chase talked to journalists about hiring from coding bootcamps! We also chat about two free coding bootcamp options and the difference between CS degrees, coding bootcamps, and self-teaching. Plus find out about 6 new school...
Imogen Crispe
Published July 31, 2019
Understanding the difference between Product Design and UX Design can be challenging since many of the required skill sets can overlap. Terry Million, Design Product Manager at Thinkful, breaks down the two disciplines for us and the potential career opportunities for each. Learn which technical and soft skills are needed for UX vs Product Design, how these roles interact with each other in...
Imogen Crispe
Published July 01, 2019
June 2019: a coding bootcamp fundraise, an interesting acquisition, and great new initiatives to encourage more women and underrepresented groups to get into tech. In this month’s podcast, we talk about the status of the tech skills shortage, what is happening to fill the gaps in areas like data science and cybersecurity, and the ongoing conversation around ISAs (income share agreements)....
Imogen Crispe
Published June 25, 2019
Thinkful has been offering job guarantees for their immersive courses since 2016, but now the online school is taking it a step further by launching income share agreements and living stipends which students don’t need to repay until they find a job. We sat down with Thinkful co-founder and CEO Darrell Silver to find out how ISAs and living stipends will make the programs more accessible, w...
Imogen Crispe
Published May 08, 2019
  Data Scientists need a whole toolbox of skills to be able to analyze and manipulate data on the job. One of those skills is Natural Language Processing (NLP), which helps machines understand and classify human speech and writing. To learn more, we asked Data Scientist Lauren Washington, who also mentors Thinkful data science students, to explain what NLP actually is, how companies like G...

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How much does Thinkful cost?

Thinkful costs around $16,000. On the lower end, some Thinkful courses like Digital Marketing Flex cost $4,600.

What courses does Thinkful teach?

Thinkful offers courses like Data Analytics Flex, Data Analytics Immersion, Data Science Flex, Digital Marketing Flex and 5 more.

Where does Thinkful have campuses?

Thinkful teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

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