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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 pe...
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  • Jeffrey Zhu
    Jeffrey Zhu
    Graduate • Data Analytics Flex • Online
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    Apr 22, 2021
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    Data Analytics Flex

    I attended Thinkful's data analytics flex program from October-February. The recommended timeframe was 6 months though I finished it in 3 months. The curriculum which involved Excel, SQL, Tableau. and Python were all relevant and appropriate for a job in data analytics. However, I would say that the bootcamp revolved mostly around Excel which seems to be less and less relevant as the data analytics field becomes increasingly technical. I would've appreciated a greater focus on SQL as tha...
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  • Rachel Spring
    Data Analyst • Graduate • Raleigh
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    Apr 22, 2021
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    Data Analytics Flex

    6 months of self-led online modules. 
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  • Matthew Seelig
    Consultant • Graduate • Data Analytics Immersion • Chicago
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    Apr 20, 2021
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    Immersion means immersion!

     I recently completed the full-time Data Analytics Immersion course provided by Thinkful.  I was impressed with the amount of knowledge gained in a short period of time - in two weeks, I went from complete unfamiliarity with the advanced functions of Excel to passing an Excel assessment on LinkedIn with flying colors!  The support provided by Thinkful's instructors and counselors is tremendous, and the focus remains on career placement every step of the way.  I was able to secure a job o...
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  • Trevin Wacker
    Graduate • Chicago
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    Apr 16, 2021
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    Good setup for self motivated education

    All these perspectives are regarding the Flex program, the Immersive may be different.

    My favorite thing about Thinkful was the mix of setting up for success in both the industry and as a job candidate.  Through the course of the program, the lessons and capstones are marked through helpful lessons in resume building, portfolio construction, and other necessary skills that, even if you've applied/had a substantial professional career, are great supplements to the coursework.  I'm ...
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  • Mackenzie West
    Graduate • Indianapolis
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    Apr 15, 2021
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    Digital Marketing Flex

    I dropped out of college because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do as a career so my sister told me to check out this program called Thinkful, and I immediately became interested in their digital marketing program. Joining their team was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I learned how to do so much in only 4 months, I loved how hands on all the projects were with me being a very visual learner. They pair you with a mentor that you meet with once a week and it was extremely helpful to ...
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  • S
    Student • Data Analytics Immersion • San Francisco
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    Apr 15, 2021
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    Data Analytics Flex

    Great resources and materials covered, but I do think that they could have done better by matching the mentors that are experts in all kinds of tools that are covered in the curriculum. For example, my mentor is very knowledgable in Excel, SQL, but cannot really help in Tableau. 
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  • Vida
    UX Designer • Graduate • UX/UI Immersion • Online
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    Apr 14, 2021
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    UX/UI Design Immersion Program

    I really enjoyed my time with Thinkful in their UX/UI Design Immersion program. They have done a great job of creating courses led by actual designers who are still working within the field who can speak to the most needed skills that designers have right now. I got a great foundational education in design, I love that the projects are not cookie-cutter like other boot camp programs so each student's portfolio is distinguishable from their peers, and I got an overabundance of support wit...
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  • Matt
    Graduate • Engineering Immersion • Online
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    Apr 14, 2021
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    Career Change

    I recently was contemplating changing careers, as my current career was not engaging enough for me, nor was I learning anything new on a daily basis. This time of reflection was happing just months before the COVID-19 outbreak. While cases were growing, my office actually closed its doors and I was left to seek new opportunities or learn new skills that would propel me into a new a rewarding career, that was both fulfilling and challenging. I came across Thinkful and it looked like a gre...
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  • Brandon Niles
    Data Analyst • Graduate • Data Analytics Immersion • New York City
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    Apr 14, 2021
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    Data Analytics Immersion

    My experience was pretty good. I did however come into this program with a bit of technical experience that definitely helped me accel. The instructors were great for the most part. And the curriculum was challenging which I enjoyed.
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  • Joshua Vaughan
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Engineering Immersion • Online
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    Apr 14, 2021
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    Engineering Immersion Program Review

    I discovered Thinkful's programming last year after losing my contract job due to the pandemic. The following are things I believe anyone interested in participating in their Bootcamp would find beneficial to know.

    Let's start with the Positives:

    1.) They offer a living stipend/income share agreement
    Thinkful's partnership with Vemo (not Venmo) opens the doors for many people struggling financially. I can honestly say that without this program I wouldn't have been able t...
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    Serena Green of Thinkful

    Digital Marketing Associate

    Apr 15, 2021

    Hi Joshua. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thorough review. We appreciate the kind words as well as the candid feedback. Regarding your comments about your instructor, we take that very seriously and would like to escalate this internally. Could you please email our Director of Educator Experience, Theresa, at theresa@chegg.com to investigate further?

    Sincerely,
    Serena
  • Bice
    Software Developer • Graduate
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    Apr 14, 2021
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    Fantastic Program

    I attended the engineering immersion program through Thinkful in 2020.
    I am very pleased with the quality of the program and what I learned in the curriculum.
    The experience was a rich and valuable one, and has led me to my recent employment as software developer. The options provided by Thinkful along with the stipend program paved the way to where I now find myself. Don't fool yourself, the program is rigorous and challenging, I came in with a lot of experience prior and still fo...
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  • Jennifer
    Graduate • User Experience Design • Online
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    Apr 13, 2021
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    Thinkful/Bloc Designer Track Graduate

    I recently graduated from the Designer Track of Thinkful's Bloc online program and had a very positive experience. 

    I do feel the curriculum, projects, and assessments have prepared me to enter the field of UX Design and I'm beginning work with the careers team now to start that journey. I enjoyed the self-guided curriculum and found it easy to move through, particularly with the support of real-time chat for curriculum support. 

    The program can feel isolating and frustrati...
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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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Updated September 14, 2021
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Thinkful Alumni Reviews Summary

Based on over 900 Thinkful reviews on Course Report, Thinkful is highly regarded for its immersive and effective programs, particularly in software development and UX/UI design. Students appreciate the knowledgeable instructors, supportive mentors, and practical curriculum. A student expressed, "My mentor and Academic Success Manager were the reason it was worth it."​​ However, some reviews highlight underwhelming aspects, such as course content that does not justify the cost and can be found online for free​​.
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FAQs

How much does Thinkful cost?

Thinkful costs around $13,475. 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 Science Flex, Digital Marketing Flex, Engineering Flex and 2 more.

Where does Thinkful have campuses?

Thinkful teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is Thinkful worth it?

The data says yes! In 2019, Thinkful reported a 0% graduation rate, a median salary of $60,450, and 78% of Thinkful alumni are employed. Thinkful hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 918 Thinkful alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Thinkful on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Thinkful legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 918 Thinkful alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Thinkful and rate their overall experience a 4.53 out of 5.

Does Thinkful offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like Thinkful offers scholarships or accepts the GI Bill. We're always adding to the list of schools that do offer Exclusive Course Report Scholarships and a list of the bootcamps that accept the GI Bill.

Can I read Thinkful reviews?

You can read 918 reviews of Thinkful on Course Report! Thinkful alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Thinkful and rate their overall experience a 4.53 out of 5.

Is Thinkful accredited?

While bootcamps must be approved to operate, accreditation is relatively rare. Thinkful doesn't yet share information about their accreditation status.

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