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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

Imogen Crispe
Published May 01, 2019
Each month, the Course Report team rounds up the most interesting bootcamp industry news that we read and talked about in our office. In April, we were showered with a ton of exciting fundraising and acquisition news, ISAs (income sharing agreements) continued to be a hot topic, and coding bootcamps began getting approved for a new veterans program called VET TEC. We also saw some great d...
Liz Eggleston
Published March 10, 2019
The landscape of online coding bootcamps is vast – ranging from $30/month subscriptions to full-time bootcamps that cost around $20,000. And many online coding programs now offer Income Share Agreements (ISA), which adds another layer of complexity when comparing online coding bootcamp costs. In addition to flexibility, remote code bootcamps cost less than in-person bootcamps – the average ...
Liz Eggleston
Published February 25, 2019
Val had started teaching himself Android and was even getting some freelance projects – so why did he go to a coding bootcamp? He needed to formalize his skills so he could market himself as a real developer - so he turned to Thinkful’s online Full Stack Flex! It gave him the flexibility to learn at his own pace, breeze through what he already knew, and hone his coding skills. Val talked ...
Liz Eggleston
Published January 04, 2019
Bhaumik Patel is the Program Director for Thinkful’s new Nights & Weekends web development course, a live classroom experience delivered online. The course mirrors the instructor-led classroom schedule of the full-time Engineering Immersion course but provides flexibility for students who work during the day or prefer evening sessions. Bhaumik spoke with us about this new course, curr...
Imogen Crispe
Published December 26, 2018
As we near the end of 2018, we're rewinding and reflecting on the most interesting and impactful coding bootcamp news of the year. Come with us as we look at trends, digest thought pieces, break down the ~$175 million in new funding, and more. We’ll also look at our predictions for 2019 and our hopes for the future of coding bootcamps! 2018: Course Report in Numbers We added 89 n...
Imogen Crispe
Published December 04, 2018
After teaching data science for two years, Thinkful is adding a flexible, online Data Analytics Program. We asked Thinkful’s Data Science Program Director, Matt Shull, about the differences between data analytics and data science, what the curriculum covers, the demand for data analytics roles around the country, and what sort of companies are hiring! What you need to know: Applicants s...
Imogen Crispe
Published November 30, 2018
This November has been super busy in the immersive coding education world, and at Course Report! We read about how Amazon’s new headquarters will impact the coding bootcamps in New York City, we celebrated successful coding bootcamp grads, we were sad to hear that a school is closing, we heard advice for being successful at bootcamp, and found out about new initiatives to improve diversit...
Lauren Stewart
Published November 02, 2018
If you’re paired with Lauren Washington as your Thinkful mentor, consider yourself lucky. Lauren’s experience in the data science industry spans from a master’s degree in quantitative methods, to research for the CDC, to digital research at Nielsen, to working at Google! Now she balances her career as the Lead Data Scientist at SmartQED with her passion for mentoring future data scientist...
Imogen Crispe
Published October 02, 2018
The coding bootcamp industry is always evolving, so at Course Report we closely follow news and announcements in the coding education space. In September we saw a lot of interesting new data around women in tech and how coding bootcamps are increasing accessibility for underrepresented groups. We also read about new apprenticeship initiatives, heard from students about their experiences, ...
Liz Eggleston
Published September 25, 2018
Marnie Boyer has a successful, 20-year career in marketing analytics, but didn’t want to lose her edge. Even though she wasn’t interested in changing jobs, Marnie chose Thinkful’s Data Science Bootcamp to update her data toolset. By the end of Thinkful, Marnie had built an inspired final project that detects face shape and recommends hairstyles. Check out a video demo of her app to see what M...

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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.

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

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Thinkful teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

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