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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 None scheduled
    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
  • 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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    This course has provided me skills that have proven to put me ahead of my competition in the job hunt. The course is well designed and I really enjoyed the fact it makes you think about how to design the layout or solve a problem on your own after providing just enough background information. This was a great first step for me to take on my way towards becoming a full stack web developer and I would certainly recommend you enroll if this field interests you. 

  • Great Bootcamp!
    - 8/16/2016
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    This course has really helped me to understand what I am doing. I have tried to start learning to code on my own but this is the first time I truly started to understand it and have it stick.

    Meeting with my mentor every week is really the difference maker. Just being able to learn from someone who is activley working in the industry is a huge help. My mentor has helped me grasp the information in the lessons way better than I could do on my own.

    The projects are also set up in a way that really helps apply what was just learned. The staff at Thinkful are really great about fixing any issues quickly when you let them know about it.

  • AthanasiosCanko • Student
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    I've been attending this course for a few weeks now, and everything seems so clear and smooth. I knew almost nothing about Node.js, and now I feel confident enough to create any web app that comes through my mind. Kudos to Thinkful!

  • Tyler Wade Bridges • Student
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    I've really had an amazing time with thinkful, I've tried many other bootcamps or classes such as Hack Reactor prep but what they dont tell you on top of the entire bootcamp cost is that you have to give up your job as well as take out a loan to attend those bootcamps. Thinkful can be a part time course where you're allowed to make a living and have a much less aggressive career transistion and they offer all the best stuff of bootcamps and job guarantees and for 1/2 the price!

  • Cody • Student
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    I am only halfway through the part-time web developement career track, but have already learned more than I did in multiple college classes. 

    Their curriculum is top notch, and I have an amazing mentor who I really connect with. 

    I would highly recommend them.

  • Gerry Brosas • Regional Compliance Leader • Student
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    I am currently enrolled in thinkful's Flexible web development bootcamp and here's my experience so far. 

    It took me a while to finally commit to thinkful, a lot of research and asking around. a lot of other school out there offeres the same or if not almost the same curiculum as thiknkful. but what actually caught my attention was their promise to land you or at least help you land a job. and since i'm doing this to change careers these option works best for me. 

    I started with a call with NOEL your friendly thinkful walking wikipedia who i think knows everything you need to know about thinkful. after he answered all my questions i know i'm in. he sent me the link to the enrollment page

    Note: one thing i love about thinkful is they offer a a lot of payment options. which really really help. they're working with skill funds for any one who needs to take a loan. 

    after i enrolled, i got scheduled with Aric my program manager who walked me through on how the course will be. he was staright out on what to exoect from them and what they expect from. 

    after that i had my first mentor interview scheduled, which i think cause my mentor flaked on me, but i'm pretty sure he has a valid reason. i sent an email out to aric and the thinkful support team, they responded pretty quick. i got a little late with my mentor sessions but it's ok cause they provided me with a new mentor Kris Craw who is by the way an amazing mentor. his style in teaching works prefect for me. i don't know about other mentor but this guy is the best, he actually gives a lot of pro-tips which helps a lot in moving forward, his tips makes your coding life more easier. 

    i'm currenty doing the JQuery lessons and so far everything has been great.

    this course like every other course really depends on how your outlook is. if you're willing to learn you will learn a lot of new amazing things. what i really suggest to anyone planning to enroll is try out codecademy free material its not 100% the same but i think its the closest you can get on how their material feels like, this is a good way to see if you can commit into an on-line coding class. cause it's not easy you need dedication. 

    one last thing i want to add. i think what makes thinkful really stand-out than others are their mentor sessions, this helps a lot specially in understanding the lessons. or giving you tips.

  • Johnny • Student
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    At my work there was an opening for someone to build an iOS app for another department. Naively, I jumped at the chance, thinking app development couldn't be hard. But it's tough, crazy tough for a beginner like me. There are many online tutorials, many of which don't cost much. And maybe you won't consider this until you've been as far as I have in the tutorial wilderness. The mentorship at Thinkful is really great along with the slack channel where you can get even more help in between sessions. The user experience of the course is also really great. Some courses have smallish font with scattered videos. Thinkful is a nice clean presentation that makes you feel comfortable with learning and keeps you going.

  • Great Course
    - 7/28/2016
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    I signed up for the Front End Web Development course through Thinkful when I thought I was signing up for the Bootcamp Prep course. When I found out a month later that I signed up for the wrong course, I immediately thought I made a mistake, but I actually felt like I made the right choice. I learned a lot more than I thought in a short amount of time, and felt that I could use that knowledge to get into the bootcamp of my choice. After a little bit of time, I was accepted into the bootcamp that I really wanted to join and could not be any happier. I accomplished what I wanted with the program and more. I would recommend this program to anyone wanting to start learning, because it gives you a great structure to learn, and doesn't hold your hand the entire way. Finding things out on your own, and through the slack community has made me learn things better than someone just telling me the answers. Thank you Thinkful for the direction you took me.

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    I am about 6 weeks into the Thinkful Flexible Bootcamp. At first I was a little sketched out about forking the cash for a coding camp. Upon many reviews and many trips to reddit and youtube I stumbled on thinkful. 

    Initially siging up for the course was easy. I was guided through by the program manager until they could find me a Mentor. Although, it took a week to get me a mentor after signing up my concerns were addressed in a very quick manner. They got my mentor set up with me and helped me in every way possible.  

    Once I got completely settled in which only took a week for me because everyone was awesome. I was impressed with how structured all of the material was and how motivating my mentor always is. The plus with having a mentor is that you are held accountable and have to answer for something if you do not progress. I have been self teaching for a while but have learned more in the past month from Thinkful than 4 years of self taught learning. 

    The only thing that I have to say about thinkful or any bootcamp that is on the verge of negative is that it is not for the faint of heart. I work a full time job 40+ hours a week in DevOps so I am in high demand. On top of that I put in 3.5 hours a night to my bootcamp. On top of those things I have a wife and a 2 year old daughter to pay attention to. It is not impossible just hard but if you go through it every accomplishment and every problem solved is that much more grand because you have a life outside of the camp that needs attention to.

    So I would recommend Thinkful to anyone that would wants to learn a whole lot while working. You have to want it though. If you are in it for just the glamour of being a developer you will be dissapointed because it is not always glamourous. It is not always sitting at starbucks drinking a latte just hacking away. You will get stuck and you will feel inadequate at times. However, the trick is to perservere because once you have learned and once you get your dream job you will be thanking yourself. Your family will be proud of you as well. 

    I like Thinkful and I support what they are doing whole heartedly because they truly care about their relationships with the students and the alumni. I am looking forward to my future in software engineering and web developement with the expert assistance and career services of Thinkful. 

    TO THE POINT: If you are looking to learn and have the backing of industry professionals and people that truly care about your success sign up now at thinkful. 

  • Great Staff
    - 7/25/2016
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    Even though I'm only on my second month into my bootcamp, I'm so glad I chose Thinkful. All the staff that I have had the pleasure to interact with have all been very helpful and has made everything very simple. My mentor, Mario, is a great friend and mentor. He tries his best to answer all my questions - if he wasn't too sure what the answer is, he'll look for the answer and make sure to explain it to me. There was an error on my billing and Ariana quickly corrected the error. Aric, my program advisor, has been very helpful as well answering every question I have and have been very supportive. I needed to take a month off as I will be moving in August and everyone has made it a very smooth transition for me.

    Outside of everyone being amazing, the lessons are also as great as the staff are helpful. The lessons are given to you in a way where you can get the basic idea of the topic and try to take off from there. But even if you can't figure it out, your mentor, other mentors, and the students are more than willing to answer any questions on the community messaging. There are daily Q&A sessions that are available to all students to take advantage as well.

    Thinkful is honestly a great community to learn coding. I look forward to continuing to interact with everyone and finishing my course.

  • Cathy Y.
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    When I came to Thinkful, I had zero knowledge about coding. Working with a mentor at Thinkful was the best thing for me. I learned so much faster than if I had worked on my own. I have a better understanding of problem solving and the logic behind certain codes. Now I'm much more confidant about coding.

    Alvin, my mentor, was fantastic. He really cared whether I understood the material and was very patient with me. Even problems that were probably really easy to him, he never rushed me. He was encouraging when things got tough and he also made it fun. I couldn't have asked for someone better to help me get started. I feel very lucky I had him as a mentor. 

  • Daniel Dorner • Multimedia Specialist • Graduate
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    Overall this was a great course. There are a plethora of online learning resources, however having a dedicated mentor is invaluable. If you're starting from scratch you may find the curriculum challenging - however it prepares you for the research and problem solving skills you'll need to successfully finish the course.

    I came with some programming experience - and some Swift experience - but still gained considerable knowledge. And my mentor Brian was great. 

     

    Looking forward to taking more courses.

  • Ted Tzuridis • Student
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    Before I write about Thinkful I'd like for people to know of my prior knowledge about bootcamps from friends I have. My two friends went to MKS in San Fran, it cost them over 20k each for 3 months because of the cost of living in San Fran as well as tuition. They both obtained jobs within 6 months of graduation.

    I chose Thinkful over MKS or Hack Reactor because I was able to keep my job which is not something I could find anywhere else and I could also go at my own pace with the part time program. Thinkful is the most affordable of all the top bootcamps and the mentoring is like working with other professional devs from day 1.

    I have yet to finish the coursework as I just started in July. However the curriculum is exactly the same as what you would learn at places like MKS and I know this because I had 2 friends who went there. If you have some prior knowledge in html css or js you will probably finish in about 4 months with the part time program.

     If you are considering a bootcamp, I would just say to think about this: Why pay more money for the same curriculum? And also if you have bills to pay so you need to kepp working rather than get 3-6 months off, it's highly unlikely you will find a program with mentors that can be available whenever you need them, which is how thinkful is setup.

    TLDR:

    In short Thinkful is the most affordable top bootcamp with a network of mentors that doesnt exist anywhere else. It is the best option for people who cant take 3-6 months off whether you be a total noobie or have some prior knowledge. And finally in my opinion I would say that it is also the best option if you do have that time off and participate in the full time program and that is because of the vast network of mentors they have.

  • Simply Awesome
    - 7/14/2016
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    I've been working on the part time web development career path for the past six weeks. The course really drives you to keep learning, and the people are amazing! I've had conversations with many people from HQ, and they are all quite helpful and genuinely want to help you to do your best. It's been such a great experience that I've chosen to enroll in the fulltime course!

  • Loving it
    - 7/14/2016
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    i just have to say I'm having a blast in my front end part time carreer path with thinkul. This is my first online class and the experience has been really good for me. I think the projects are great they have really challenged me to ask a lot of questions and it has been really great to be able to see what a professional web developer does and how they break down certain designs and how they go about their work flow. My mentor has also been very encouraging and has given me some really good sources to help me out. I was skeptical about doing an online course thought I might get lost in the mix of things but that is not the case here you get a ton of resources to help you through the times where're you get stuck and even in those times at least for me they have been the most helpful forcing me to call upon all my recourses and try to figure things out on own but having an amazing safety net in having the mentor. What I think is my favorite thing about the program is that they are not too hands on and not too hands off with you more then just my ability to code and learn how to learn other languages I have had more confidence in myself and my future after I get out of thinkful I would definitely recommend it and plan on taking more classes in the future here 

  • Majid Rahmat • Student
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    Thinkful's approach to education is both refreshing and relevant. 

    You learn job-ready skills while thoroughly understanding the academic fundamentals of web development. Their onboarding process is amazingly seamless and 
    everyone I've encountered (especially my mentor) is super-friendly and knowledgeable. They understand and empathize with the student which means you never feel "dumb" for asking questions and are constantly pushed to get better and better. 

    The curriculum is very logical and well thought out and the community is available 24/7 for any doubts/questions. I have been in the course for 2 months and have learned soo much, it's incredible. Also, the focus on post-graduation employment is clear and well-articulated wherein you need to have a goal and Thinkful will help you get there.

    One word of caution...please don't expect the course to be easy and for you to just breeze through it. Learning takes time, dedication and motivation; if you can balance and maintain these things, you will find yourself learning many practical and fascinating concepts.      

    As a lifelong student of traditional on-campus schools and colleges, I was wary of distance ed. This course has quelled all of those fears and I have absolutely no regrets taking the Career Path and would recommend it to anyone looking to learn and work in the web dev field. 

  • Brad Ellis • Student
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    I started the Part-Time Web Development Career Path to change careers and become a programer. Trying to teach myself I never set a schedule for myself and having the mentor sessions at Thinkful really help me to set a goal for myself and push myself to reach that goal. The community at Thinkful is awesome everyone there is helpful with answering questions or helping you figure out the solution to your question. I am almost done with the frontend development section and feel I have learned more in this month than I have learned throughout my entire college career. I am really looking forward to finishing up the frontend work and diving into backend development.

  • Marissa • Student
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    I studied Computer Science a few years ago and was introduced to css and html. From that point, I decided that I would definitely start a career in web development.

    After my search for the best course of study, I found Thinkful and I am so greatful that I did.  My mentor, James, is really cool, and explains the concepts very well. I love that the curriculum not only shows you how to do things, but offers many sites to read and expand on what you have already been taught. I also appreciate the flexibility of the course.

    I am totally enjoying it thus far and looking fowrard to advancing my career.

    Thank you Thinkful!

     

  • Colin McAtee • Student
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    If you are interested in becoming a developer without any prior experience, Thinkful is perfect for you! I decided to take the Frontend developlemt course out of pure curioisity and also a desire to maybe someday be a software engineer. The course is part time and you can complete it as fast or as slow as you want. I now have a full portfolio of eight tangible projects that employers can look at. There is also an awesome full-time career path that I would reccomend if you are sure on a career change.

     

    Tight on money??? No problem! I was able to complete the frontend course in a month and thus never had to make more than one payment. Now I still have full access to the course curriculum and slack chatroom to help continue my development(because the learning never stops)! 

     

    I plan on taking another course in the future. Five Stars all around!

  • Kathryn King • Web Developer • Student
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    I had tried teaching myself Front-End Web Development for a long time and really struggled grasping JavaScript, which was stopping me from getting the job that I really wanted and also from building the projects I had been most interested in. 

    I tried Thinful because it was self paced and offered personalized mentorship, and that's where you really benfit. They host workships and live Q&A sessions all thoughout the day so you always have someone you can talk to when you get stuck. You can also just join these sessions and listen in on what other people are working on. This will save you so much time  and headache when trying to figure things out. 

    After enrolling in this course, I was able to put together the pieces that I was missing and am more confident in building quality websites and web apps. I highly recommend Thinkful, they have a strong support community, high focus on job marketability, and are the best value for what you get. 

  • Great Experience
    - 6/25/2016
    Sophia • Student
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    I'm very happy with my experience at Thinkful this far. I'm 6 weeks into the FEWD program and am pretty positive i'm going to continue on with the career path.

    Thinkful's curriculum gives you to the tools you need to learn indpenedently and then you're able to bounce your questions/ideas off your mentors and other students in the slack communtiy. The most convenient part of the program for me has been that i'm able to keep my full time job as it's not an option to put my life on hold for a certain amount of weeks to attend a bootcamp or other program. To start as an almost absolute beginner has been initmidating but you're supported along the way. My mentor, Tyler, has been such an incredible asset and is what really makes this course so beneficial. 

    You will 100% get out of the program as much as you put in. And if you're willing to work hard, there's no way that you will have a bad experience. 

    I can't speak to the job assistance because I don't believe the FEWD program has it, but i'm really looking forward to that aspect in the career path.

     

     

  • Josh • Web Developer • Student
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    Great self-paced course. If you're willing to put in the time you can go from 0 to 60 in a very short amount of time. With Thinkful, I went from knowing almost nothing about web design to building sites for my company in under eight weeks. Andrea Bailey was my instuctor she did a fantastic job of teaching, answering questions, and supporting me on whatever I was working on. 

  • Eric Meyer • Web Developer • Graduate
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    I entered thinkful with some fundamental knowledge of programming concepts from an intro course in undergrad, and left with a body of real world applicable development skills. I was working full time, and found 20-30 hours / week for programming. Shortly after beginning with simple HTML and CSS, we moved to Javascript and some frameworks. From there we touched on NodeJS before settling for the bulk of instruction in the Laravel PHP framework. Experience with my mentor allowed me to gain a footing in many areas of the stack, including dev ops and other related disciplines. The skills I learned working with my mentor directly resulted in a back end developer job offer for a great web app company near my city. I would recommend anyone interested in programming to enroll in a free tutorial program for a couple weeks to make sure you enjoy the ideas presented. Then, immeditately enroll in Thinkful to secure a future in development!

  • My Experience
    - 6/15/2016
    Luke • Student
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    Enrolled in order to solidify my knowledge that I currnently had and to better myself as a developer.

    Left knowing more and enjoying the entire process.

    Would recommend for people wanting to learn or just starting out in inudstry.

  • Wes Craig • IT Analyst • Graduate
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    Thinkful does an excellent job at structuring core development concepts into bite-size, but challenging, lessons. The one-on-one mentorship helps solidfy any difficulties along the way, and mentors are very patient to answer even the simplest questions. The coursework is relevant to industry standards and does a great job at stretching you where you need it most.

    Another amazing perk - if you stick around for 3 months, you get lifetime access to new thinkful lessons and can attend live lectures on dev topics led by experts. 

    Overall, I loved my thinkful experience!

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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