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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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  • Maher A.
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    Aug 30, 2021
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    Data Analytics Flex

    If you have little to zero experience in the field, this is a great way to rapidly improve your data analytics skills. The curriculum focuses on the main items of Data Cleaning, Data Analysis/Exploration and Data Visualizations through different technologies (Excel, SQL, Python and Tableau).

    The structure of the curriculum makes a lot of sense and I was able to leverage my learnings to apply them directly at my current job. 
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  • Brendon
    Graduate • Engineering Immersion • Online
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    Aug 30, 2021
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    Engineering Immersion

    Overall, I feel I learned a lot from Thinkful's intense program.  I really feel the curriculum was well thought out and the Teaching Assistant's were top notch!!  2 out of 3 of my instructors were well knowledgeable and went above and beyond to help us understand.  
    Some issues I did however struggle with was the availability of the assistance given.  A normal schedule consisted of 1.5-2 hrs of lecture by the instructor (which if you were struggling on previous material from even a da...
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  • Michael Levy
    Junior Business Intelligence Analyst • Graduate • Data Analytics Flex • Online
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    Aug 29, 2021
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    Data Analytics Flex

    I had an excellent experience with Thinkful from day 1. My Academic Success Specialist Sue was highly responsive and always offering encouragement and tips for success. The mentor that I was originally paired with wasn't a great fit for me so after a couple of weeks I reached out to Sue and she found me an incredible mentor for the remainder for my program. My mentor was always available for a quick question via e-mail and was extremely helpful in cleaning up my presentation skills. I ha...
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  • Rebecca
    Graduate • Online
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    Aug 28, 2021
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    Data Analyst

    I enjoyed the curriculum and the assistance on all topic matters and practice were well coordinated. I learned effectively and easily.  I was expecting more organized interviews/internship opportunities but the career coaching was very well supported throughout. Your career coach will support you and the difficulties it involves in your job search. 
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  • Taylor
    Software Engineer • Student • Engineering Flex • Online
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    Aug 27, 2021
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    Software Engineering Flex - Do it!

    My experience at Thinkful was life changing.  I found Thinkful at the start of the pandemic when I desperately wanted to switch careers, but didn’t quite know what I wanted to do.  I have no prior coding or computer science experience - so if you don’t either, you don’t need it.  You will learn everything you need to get started in this new field!  
    I participated in the Software Engineering Flex Program.  The flex program allowed me to create my own schedule and...
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  • Alex
    Integration Developer • Graduate • Engineering Flex • Detroit
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    Aug 24, 2021
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    Changed My Life

    Thinkful changed my life. I was working as a massage therapist when I had lost my dad in early 2019. In the city I was living in, there weren’t any in person boot camps so I had to turn my attention to finding a remote one. I had looked at other boot camps but due to their pacing and how many tech stacks they have you learn, I felt overwhelmed. Input Thinkful, which had the very opposite.

    Thinkful's smaller tech stack (Node.js, Javascript, Express, React, PostgreSQL) and longer pr...
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  • Devin
    Graduate • Data Science Flex • Online
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    Aug 20, 2021
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    Data Science Flex

    My thinkful program left me very well prepared for finding a job in data. I found that the Data Science Flex program complimented my Biology degree with highly relevant skills in python, data and machine learning. This program pairs you with a mentor to meet with every week, ensuring you can get the support you need to understand challenging topics. After completing the coursework, the careers section is thorough and educates you as to the best way to job hunt and interview. I highly rec...
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  • Christopher Richardson
    Data Analyst • Graduate • Data Science Immersion • San Diego
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    Aug 18, 2021
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    Well worth the time, money, and effort.

    My time at Thinkful was an amazing experience. The Data Science flex program allowed me to learn during my off time from my daily job.  The thing that I enjoyed the most about the program was learning from an industry expert as my mentor.  My mentor helped me get through the items/sections of the program which I had trouble with while ensuring that I understood all other concepts, allowing me to slowly build confidence.  My mentor always looked out for my best interests, always tried his...
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  • Darcey
    Software Application Developer • Graduate • Engineering Immersion • Online
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    Aug 15, 2021
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    Career switch post-covid

     i was very excited to see that I could enter a fast-paced program while receiving a stipend so I could focus my time on studying instead of juggling homework and working to cover my bills. The program and instructors were very helpful however sometimes our lectures did seem a bit rushed. I felt like having advisors and mentors available to me helped to pick up that slack. I think the timelines for projects was helpful as well as getting us ready to perform daily standups on our individu...
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  • Lisa
    Project Manager, Software Development and Business Transformation • Student
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    Aug 12, 2021
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    Technical Project Management - Immersive

    Overall Verdict 

    1.     They are good at what they do and worth the money to invest in your future. Thinkful has a rigorous and strict policy for students to comply to in order to be successful. They are selling you a product and guarantee its success, IF AND ONLY IF, you follow their plan that they outlined and are backing their word up by offering full tuition refund if THEIR plan fails. 

    2.     They give you the tools and the sup...
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  • Shontelle
    Data Engineer • Graduate • Data Science Immersion • Online
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    Aug 12, 2021
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    Data Science Immersion

    My time at Thinkful was a great experience. Transitioning my career during the pandemic was tough, but the resources that was provided to me through Thinkful helped tremendously. I participated in the Immersion program which was the full-time course, and although it was fast paced, the instructors as well as my mentor were available to me any time I needed help understanding the Data Science concepts. Throughout the course Thinkful has you learning the concepts by completing and presenti...
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  • Mariana
    Front End Software Engineer • Graduate • Online
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    Aug 04, 2021
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    Software Engineering Flex

    This flexible program allowed me to learn software engineering concepts at my own pace as I balanced a full time job and other responsibilities. It helped me gain the knowledge and confidence to change careers into software development. I really enjoyed the mentorship aspect and learned even more during those sessions. I am very pleased with the investment I made in choosing this bootcamp.
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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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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.

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Thinkful teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

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