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Thinkful

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Thinkful is an online school that equips students for new careers by offering online, fast-paced, job-ready programs in software engineering, data science, data analytics, design, and product management. 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 (and even offer a tuition refund guarantee). 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 flagship programs are the 5-month Engineering Immersion and Data Science Immersion, Engineering Flex, Engineering Nights & Weekends, Data Science Flex, Product Design Flex, Product Management Flex, and Data Analytics Flex. All courses include personal mentor meetings, a custom-built curriculum, and daily 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 set their schedules, learn while they can keep their jobs, and access course materials from anywhere in the world. Students 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$7,990
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    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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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$12,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    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
    Available through SkillsFund
    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 LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • 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$7,990
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    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
    Available through SkillsFund
    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 Time60 Hours/week22 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$18,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    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
    Available through SkillsFund
    Options: 
    https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/data-science/full-time/#pricing
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAdvanced degree
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing Flexible

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    Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking, SEO, Data Analytics
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$4,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    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/data-analytics/flexible/#pricing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Engineering Flex

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    AngularJS, HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Front End
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$9,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    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
    Available through SkillsFund

    Options:
     https://www.thinkful.com/pricing/#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 Time60 Hours/week22 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$16,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    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 TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Engineering Nights & Weekends

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Front End
    OnlinePart Time25 Hours/week37 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$12,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    An online program that will turn you into a full-stack web developer after hours. Work up from the fundamentals, write strong code, and build the perfect job-ready portfolio.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Available through SkillsFund

    Options: 
    https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/web-development/nights-weekends/#pricing
    ScholarshipSelf-identifying women and US military members (active or discharged) are eligible for reduced tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Product Management Flex

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$8,650
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    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 LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • 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$8,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, Detroit, Washington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Raleigh, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco
    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
    Available through SkillsFund

    Options: 
    https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/product-design/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

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    I couldn't be more happy with the experience that I am having with this course. Being that I am in a situation where I need to keep my current job because of financial obligations and a limited budget, Thinkful flex-bootcamp was the exact solution that I was looking for. By face value, Thinkful flex-bootcamp seemed too good to be true, especially with their job placement gaurantee. But with the tools and their community helped me to be 4 weeks ahead of schedule. Please don't get me wrong, the course work itself is very demanding of my time and with having a full-time job does not make it easy. It requires a lot of drive, dedication, and self motivation to learn a large amount of information in a short time frame. Thinkful does help in guiding you and motivating you through the course work. 

    Thinkfuls course does a good job taking you step by step, from the basics to more advanced skills, in a orderly and reasonable fasion. I am a huge advocate for the project based learning which Thinkful is all about. They have you learn by making projects and using tools that are very common for programmers to use. When you get stuck on an issue they have a slack channel, Q&A sessions, workshops, and personnel mentorship.

    Personally, I think the gold nugget of this program is having the personnel mentor sessions to help you with the exact problems that you are having with your project. My mentor has helped me through many issues, especially with the larger concepts. We spend however long we would like on one issue, or cover mutiple issues. Basically whatever you need to cover I know I have my mentor to clarify my issues with my project and get feedback from my work. And if I need help with an issue right away they have their slack channel that has a community of mentors ready to help you out. 

    I am very happy so far with what I have experience in this flex-bootcamp. The course work and community help is great. I am currently on the backend course work of Node.js and hopefully start my fullstack project soon. I cannot say anything about their job placement program yet but maybe when the time comes I can update you all on that part of the program. 

    I recommend this program for people who are in my situation financially and professionally. But please be prepared to dedicate a lot of time outside of work (including weekends) if you want to graduate within the 6 month time frame for the flex-bootcamp. There is a lot of material that needs to be covered and a lot of research and readings that are required. If you are highly motivated to learn the material then you should be in good shape in taking this course. 

  • Not just for n00bs
    - 12/1/2016
    Gene M. Angelo, Jr. • Senior Web Application Developer/Architect/Consultant • Graduate
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    I'm a seasoned software developer/architect/consultant with over 20 years experience under my belt, and I'm a satisfied (returning) Thinkful customer. Technology moves at the speed of light; Thinkful courses keeps me both current and marketable. I don't have time to scrub the internet looking for resources to help me learn a particular language, platform or technology. Thinkful courses are exactly what I've been looking for; they are expertly outlined, lessons are segmented into managable, bite-sized pieces, professional, insightful mentors who take your learning style and experience (of the lack thereof) into account. Thinkful just works for me. Did I mention the Thinkful Staff is incredible too? Whatever you're at, Thinkful will meet you there, and help you reach your technological goals. Higly recommend.

  • Paola • Student
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    Thinkful has been very amazing and accomodating as a whole organization. The course structure is very challenging and it really focuses on students learning the logic behind the code. The mentors are very helpful and knowledgeable about their domain. I've been in-and-out of Thinkful due to several reasons but the support team has been extremely supportive when I have questions or when I ask about my circumstances and how that can affect my experience with the program

  • Santiago Pliego • Graduate
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    Thinkful has been an excellent experience that continually reminds me how valuable a $300/mo investment can become if you have a great curriculum and good mentors. I dabbled in very (VERY!) basic HTML before coming to Thinkful but after almost 2 months of doing the Front End Web Dev course, I feel much more confident in my HTML/CSS skills.

    My mentor, Morgan, has been extremely helpful in our sessions. What I most appreciate about his approach is the time he takes to clean up my code. Especially at the beginning I would "finish" my assignments (in that everything looked up to specs) but my code was messy or the solutions implemented were fragile and unreliable. Morgan is able to carefully tread that line between approving my solution but also helping me understand why a different approach could have been better, and making sure that I understand what clean code looks like. 

    Overall, I have been extremely impressed with Thinkful. I will likely take more courses (.AngularJS and Front End on Rails) once I finish Front End Web Dev. Keep up the good work, Thinkful!

  • Alina V. • Student
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    Thinkful is totally worth your time and money. It is the most efficient and professionally designed online course that I've participated in. I would highlight several differentiating points:

    1) 1-1 mentorship makes a big difference. I have a fantastic mentor Victor who helps me not only with code, but also advises on many latest industry tips and tools. Having a good mentor makes 50% of your success. 

    2) Good structure and course design. This bootcamp gives you very close to reality tasks and you can always review them with your mentor. No need to follow strict solutions by the textbook - you can always be creative and invent something on your own and test it.

    3) Mock interviews. That's another great thing about Thinkful - you can always practice how it will feel like in the real interviews and understand what are your strong points and what things you can improve. Now I have better understanding about job market and what people would look for in hiring process.

    4) Support and community. I just can't describe how responsive, flexible and open everybody is here. Program manager Derek, Ariana and Noel from support team - everybody can answer my questions or even adjust my schedule anytime. And also student community can be very helpful to ask questions and to keep motivation high.

    5) Flexibility and smooth career transition. For me it was extremely important to have access to the course from any place in the world without sacrificing my full-time job. I don't know other bootcamps that can offer such flexibility.

    After struggling with self-study coding courses Thinkful became a true breakthrough and made me believe that I can build things and find answers on my own. It's worth it!

  • Jasmine A. • Graduate
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    I did a lot of research when it came to looking to a UX Design course. I was looking for a program that would offer hands-on projects and mentoring. I got both of those with Thinkful's UX Design course. The way the course was set-up was very organized and straightforward. There was a lot of reading materials which were very relevant and intersting. My mentor was absolutely amazing. Initially, I was a little worried about doing a course and getting placed with a mentor. However, they matched me so well with my mentor. She had a lot of experience, was passionate, and made a career switch as I was planning to do. Overall, this course has prepared me to use the skills I gained and to further practice. I would have loved to spend even more time in the course and soak up information. I know the course will get better and better as time goes on. 

  • JP • Student
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    I'm currently a student in Thinkful's full-time web development bootcamp. It has been everything I expected and more.

    -The course teaches full stack javascript (the MERN stack), with an optional angular course.

    -I'm learning a lot, but it's not overwhelming.

    -The curriculum is clear and easy to digest. 

    -The aim is be employment ready by graduation. Guidance is provided throughout the course to achieve this.

    -The people are awesome, from the admin folks to the instructors, TAs, mentors, and fellow students.

     

    This is a community to join if you are serious about becoming a web developer. You learn cutting edge technology, get comfortable learing new frameworks, and have super-knowledge faculty (one of which I think of as the jedi of programming).

    One final thing- if you are not familiar with the benefits of full stack javascript, check out the benefits: http://thefullstack.xyz/full-stack-javascript-developer/

  • Stephen Angelico • Student
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    I have tried to learn programming before. I tried the Python tutorial, a book that used C++, and various other free resources, but none of them got everything right and I was left stranded. When I found out how Thinkful teaches their students, including the mentor system, I knew I could use their support network to finally get into programming. While I am only about a month into the course, I can already say that I am a programmer (albeit still learning, but really we all are). My mentor has just the right balance of showing me what I need to do while letting me find some problems for myself. The course curriculum is pretty good at teaching the details of what I need to work with without being overwhelming (though I do have to take a break if I read too much in one sitting). Between mentor sessions I have found the Slack team very helpful for getting me unstuck.

  • Camillo • Student
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    Being enrolled for almost one month at Thinkful Flexible Web Development bootcamp, and so far, I can say that I had the greatest (and toughest) learning experience in my life!

    The dream to dig into the "Coding_World" finally came true, and the reason I chose to enrol at Thinkful was for the great Curriculum they offer on the Web Development bootcamp; looking at the "real World" requirements, I believe their Curriculum is a great match.

    The learning-path has been fantastic, in one month I went from a novice level to feel completely comfortable in subject such as HTML/CSS/Git/JavaScript (working on it)....said that, the path itself is not an easy one, it requires quite a lot of dedication, passion, curiosity...not everything is "given" lots of resources have to be found from the student, and as much it may seem "difficult", it is a great learning skill that will be easily (and for sure) applied in a working-environment...bottom line, skills like problem-solving, or going the "extra-mile" are extremely appreciated by potential employer.

    Speaking about the learning path, I found extremely useful interact (3x week) with my mentor (Akiva) ... I think the mentor is the greatest integration to the material, being able to give direction, to highlight concepts in a different way, and to advice on the points where to focus.

    In conclusion, I am really happy about my experience at Thinkful; I feel that the hard coding-hours have being rewarded with learning results....solving and understanding hard-topics, build confidence...and confidence gives energy to learn more and more.  Bottom line, my Program Manager told me the first day "...do not be afraid of hard moment, think at how is rewarding solving them!..." - I completely agree.

    Main reasons for my great experience at Thinkful:

    - Curriculum

    - Mentorship

    - Projects

    - feeling to be ready for a "real" Working environment.

     

     

  • Very Good Course
    - 10/17/2016
    Eugene Park • UI Developer-ish • Student
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    I've taken a few free online courses to learn web development so paying for a curriculum was a bit of a leap for me. Having done so, I can appreciate the difference between a course that simply lists out HTML/CSS tutorials and a course that teaches industry standards and practices. It's clear that the staff at Thinkful put a lot of thought into the skills a developer needs to transition smoothly into a job. Teaching a man to phish...as it were.

    Rather than spelling out the HTML/CSS code students of the course are required to do their own research to find solutions, just like they would on the job. Sections on Github, command line, codepen, and sublime text set you up to pass as an actual developer, not someone who googled a few tricks on CSS. Kudos to your curriculum designers and keep up the good work!

  • Simarbir Kaur Aulakh • Graduate
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    I am new to this field of UX design. It was wonderful experience learning something new.
  • Cindy • Self-employed Website Designer • Student
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    Thinkful has provided me with the opportunity to learn Front End Web Development at my own pace in a well-designed format.  The curriculum is relevant and builds in a logical manner.  

    Especially important to the coursework is the support.  Having a mentor on my side to provide one-on-one support throughout the course has made the experience even more valuable.

    Thank you, Thinkful!    

  • Jason • Student
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    I have been doing the Thinkful Flexible Web Development bootcamp for 3 weeks now, and I am very pleased. Their curriculum is really good and my mentor Chris is very helpful. With so many web technologies to learn it can get overwhelming to set a path to choose the best ones and learn them in the right order, but Thinkful has figuered it out. I highly recomend Thinkful to anyone who wants to become a wed developer. 

  • Best of the Best
    - 10/5/2016
    Katie • Student
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    I cannot recommend Thinkful highly enough. From Noel who answered all my questions as I was comparing bootcamps to Derek who took me through the orientation session and my mentor Eric who has been a huge help answering my unending questions, I can't imagine having a better experience so far.

    I initially started learning to code on my own, and liked it so much I knew I wanted to make it into a full time career. Thinkful was miles ahead of the competition because they contacted me directly within minutes of submitting the interest form, and they always reached out to me to see how the decision process was going. It was a personal, welcoming experience from the very start and everyone I spoke with was passionate about helping a noob coder find their way.

    The curriculum is great. It's well written and the assignments/projects are practical, useful and sometimes humorous which really helps keep things interesting. The goals are realistic as is the usage of the knowledge gained. The minimum amount of hours necessary to complete the bootcamp is very doable as I work full time and never struggle to make time for the course.

    My mentor has been fantastic as well. It's easy to get frustrated when you hit a roadblock but having your mentor there to guide you is invaluable. They've faced the same challenges and can bring a new perspective to your struggle, or give you an explanation of your mistake so you never make the same mistake twice. Hearing from an experienced web developer how the knowledge from the curriculum applies to their every day life is a huge bonus. The frequent Q&A sessions are also very useful - there is no lack of resources with Thinkful.

    I haven't reached the career part, so I can't give that a review yet. However, I have already had a meeting with a member of the Career Services team who gave me tons of resources to look at to narrow down where I'd like to work/what I'm looking for. I'm fully confident that when the curriculum is complete, I'll achieve my goals with the help of the Thinkful team.

  • Vic • IT support • Student
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    I would highly recommend Thinkful's Flexible Web Development Bootcamp for the following reasons: 

    1. The flexible schedule works extremely well for me. I work 30 hours a week and  have a family to take of. It would be really difficult to keep up with a full-time or even part-time boot camp. I put in about 15 hours a week and so far it has been a very fulfilling learning experience. 

    2. Since the day I started, Thinkful's staff members have been in constant communication with me. I don't always have to initiate to get a response, which is a really nice change from traditional education institutions. 

    3. My mentor is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and flexible with his time as well. He understands that I have other commitments outside of the course and is always willing to work with me. 

    4. I started the bootcamp without any experience, but Thinkful's curriculum and support never made me feel inadequate. I am currently four months in and coding is already a part of my daily life. 

    5. I have not gotten to the job assistance part, so I can't give it a full rating. But my career mentor has already reached out to me and the mock interviews are definitely helpful. I feel like this program is designed to land students a job. That is my top priority and I am very satisfied with my progress so far. 

  • Kelsey Jacobsen • Product Designer • Student
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    My experience with Thinkful has been a great one! I signed up to take the Front End Web Development course after trying several times to learn HTML, CSS, jQuery and Javascript both on my own and in other online courses, with all attempts ending unsuccessfully. Thinkful's curriculum and mentor program are the reason their course works so well. The material builds slowly upon itself, so it lays a solid foundation of understanding that then applies to later lessons, concepts, and languages learned. Having a mentor to talk directly to about any questions I had or concepts I found confusing made all the difference in the world. My mentor, Max, was awesome! He was always there to answer any questions and would often walk me through other exercises or examples that helped me see the problem I was stuck on in a different way, therefore unblocking me. I cannot speak highly enough of this program!

  • Great Format
    - 9/27/2016
    Bernardo • Sr. Analyst • Graduate
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    I really enjoyed the experience at Thinkful. I've been learning Python with various platforms and found that the structure of Thinkful sets it apart from the rest. Being higher priced than others allows the program to provide more human interaction. My mentor was instrumental in my success and I took part in some Q&A sessions and the Slack channel. 

    My one critique would be that I thought the pace was a bit fast for a class being advertised as beginner. I think some of the course content could be expanded upon before getting into building the programs. I would recommend having some foundations in Python before taking this class. I am interested in continuing my training in the Data Science class that Thinkful offers so I would say that is a testement to their offerings. 

  • Trey • Jazz Musician/construction
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    With only a few months of coding experience prior to enrolling into the Thinkful part-time flexible career path, I have so far managed to finish all of my project assignments on time and conveniently attend mentor sessions. Before enrolling, my biggest concern was falling behind due to my lack of prior coding experience and/or basic understanding of code and web related stuff. I was a total noob when it came to computers, and so I naturally felt that enrolling into a bootcamp might not be a practical idea considering how rigorous and intensive most bootcamps are. 

    Thinkful stands out from other bootcamps in that it offers various courses to accomodate its students. At age 29, I chose to enroll into the flexible part-time career path since I couldn't quit my current job. This isn't an option with other bootcamps, such as Hackreactor, a school in which I originally wanted to enroll. Thinkful offers same results as other schools, but different approaches.

    The Thinkful team has worked with me in many ways than just teaching me to code. The Q&A sessions that are offered, along with forums and Slack discussions, have helped immerse me in not only the langauge but the entire culture of code, an experience I couldn't have achieved with doing personal research alone. Like any language, to be fluent one must understand the abstract things that underlie grammar, syntax, and even pronunciation, and the abstract part of code, to me, is understanding the various styles code. There are so many ways to write code, and once you understand basic syntax and logic, the fun part is finding your style. 

    Thinkful also does a great job at emphasizing the importance in honing your research skills as a developer. Various online resources are provided, perfect for bookmarking so to revisit or harken back to later if needed. 

    If you're pretty serious about learning to code, I highly recommend doing so via the Thinkful team. I am 2 months in and already I feel I am starting to see the world from the eyes of a developer, and develop my own unique "style" of writing code.  

      

  • Great experience
    - 9/21/2016
    Olia • Graduate
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    Thinkful Front-end Development course proved to me that I can actually code which seemed almost impossible before! Everything is explained pretty well and mentor helps a lot as well as Q&A sessions! I gained new skills and hope to continue learning how to code because it's so much fun! I like challenges and Thinkful is a perfect one to overcome! 

  • Jon • Creative Director • Graduate
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    The self driven online learning platform offered by Thinkful was perfect for me. It allowed me to move at my own pace and gave me the opportunity to spend as much time as necessary on any subject I felt I needed. The 1 on 1 mentor sessions gave me a platform to voice my questions and concerns, and helped me to focus on what was really important for my development. The Front-End Web Development course provided me with relevant information and educated me utilizing current and emerging industry practices.

  • iOS (Swift)
    - 9/19/2016
    Jordan • Student
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    My course at Thinkful was great! It provided me with a great foundation, now I feel like I can tackle any idea I have. If I have any problems, I know where to look if I have any issues. I would recommend this class to anyone!

  • Nick Galantowicz
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    With practically zero experience I entered the front end engineering course nervous to say the least.  Theyre support systems and my mentor relationship subsided such nerves continuosly throughout.  I can't thank thinkful and my mentor Max enough for setting me on my path to becoming a programer!  Great course!

  • Thinkful review.
    - 9/8/2016
    Luis • Student
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    I believe Thinkul is one of the best courses that I've seen out there. I've tried a couple of courses from different companies, but I feel like the one that helped me the most was Thinkful. The way they provide the information is very useful. They will give you a task and a one hour time frame for you to complete as much as you can. Once you finish the one hour time frame, you can go to the next step which is a walkthrough of how to complete the previous task.

    The 1on1 with the mentor is such a great way to answer all your questions. Nicolas was my mentor and I have to say that he was an awesome resource that helped me a lot. I would recommend Thinkful to anyone who wants to learn how to code. 

     

  • Worth it
    - 9/7/2016
    Brian Barrow • Student
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    I have really enjoyed the Thinkful curriculum so far. The reason I signed up was the mentorship factor. I had been going through FreeCodeCamp for about a year and was making good progress there, but I never had any consistent and quality feedback on my code. My projects worked, but I didn't know if I was following best practices. Having a mentor has been absolutely priceless. Definitely worth it!

  • Liz C. • Student
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    I'm currently enrolled in the flexible time full stack developement course through thinkful.com . I don't have a background in coding but do have a sense of curiosity and desire to learn so I was searching for a program that would support me as I learnt concepts that we new to me.  Part of the beauty of this program is the personal support provided by the staff. I'm not searching for tradtional employment upon gradution but rather the start of a freelance career so it's been great to hear from the various support staff as to how they can help me achieve this.  I've never felt like a generic student being pushed through the program but rather like an individual with specfic needs that can be discussed and addressed.  I have 3 people in my support team: my mentor, my program manager and a career counselor. We have discussed how my experience can be tailored to help my needs, from changing out sections of the curiculum to altering my career search to match the requirements of being a freelancer.  It makes me fee like I'm being set up to succeed and flourish with my new found skills.

    In terms of coursework support, I have 3 online video sessions with my mentor where we talk through concepts I'm having trouble grasping or work through code that isn't working.  If I'm between sessions there is plenty of support in the form of online office hours or a slack channel filled with people happy to help.

    If you are worried about coding being too hard for you or feeling like you want support and motivation as you learn then I can't recommend thinkful.com enough.

Student Outcomes


36%
On-Time Graduation Rate
88%
In-Field Employed
$70,500
Change in Salary

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

Full-time employee
69%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position
19%
Hired by school in-field
0%

Started a new company or venture after graduation
0%
Short-term contract or part-time position
0%
Hired by school out of field
0%
Out of field
0%

Still seeking a job
12%
Not still seeking a job
0%

Non reporting
0%

Salary Breakdown:

86% of job obtainers reported salaries.

Notes & Caveats:

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