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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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  • Jackie Ferrazzi
    Senior Data Analyst • Graduate • Data Science Flex • Online
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    Jun 04, 2021
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    Data Science Flex Review

    I enrolled in the program July 2020, completed curriculum (with a full time remote job) in December 2020, officially graduated January 2021, and accepted a position in the field in May 2021.

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    The curriculum was written and paced well enough for someone with no coding experience to complete. That's not to say it was easy. I spent a lot of time reading, re-reading, and annotating notebooks to grasp concepts. But it's for sure do-able. I have a match background which helped so...
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  • Michael Oldacre
    Graduate • Engineering Immersion • Online
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    Jun 04, 2021
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    PERN Full-stack

     Overall I found the course to be quite engaging and comprehensive when learning full-stack web development. Having taken several programming classes in college years prior to Thinkful, I never fully grasped creating a completely functional program until I took the boot camp. 
    Pros:
    • The PERN Stack is what is being taught
    • It is taught in a logical, ordered manner from front-end, back-end, then database
    • Many different technologies and framework...
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  • Christina
    Senior UX/UI Designer • Student
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    Jun 04, 2021
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    UX Design - Robust Curriculum w/ Tons of Relevant Value

    I had been working as a graphic designer for 8 years and came to a point where I was bored, feeling like my skills were becoming increasingly irrelevant, and wanting more out of my career. After doing some searching online for ways to build my skills/make a career move, I came across Thinkful's UX/UI Design Flex bootcamp. Everything about it sounded exactly like the career move I was looking for, and it worked great with my schedule.

    After completing the program, I can't say enoug...
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  • Sabrina
    UX Designer • Graduate
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    Jun 03, 2021
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    Great course to kickstart your career

    The curriculum is easily digestible and the instructors genuinely care about our success. Thinkful definitely made me passionate about design and helped me kickstart my career quickly. That being said, I wish the curriculum included more in-depth information about front and back-end work as well as how to use portfolio building sites. My overall experience with Thinkful has been excellent.
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  • Alex Whitmore
    Software Engineer • Graduate
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    Jun 03, 2021
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    Software Engineering Immersion

    Overall I had a great experience with Thinkful and I would sign up again in a heartbeat. You will truly get back whatever you put in to it. Most people I knew put in a significant amount of EXTRA time to either catch up on assignments that they were behind on or just to learn the material better. The curriculum is definitely fast paced but it's all very relevant to the job market in which you will be entering upon graduation which makes getting a job that much easier. My cohort in genera...
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  • E
    Graduate • UX/UI Immersion • Los Angeles
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    May 27, 2021
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    You’re better off with free resources

    You can learn more for free and end up with no debt. I recently graduated from the UX/UI immersion program and I don't feel equipped for the workforce and I need to pay ~ 30k (I was a living stipend student). Save yourself and go with coursera or Google and read Sprint by Jake Knapp. I'm really disappointed with the curriculum. On top of that, my current career coach has not helped me in any valuable way and never responds to me. Let's see if I am even able to land a decent job to pay of...
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  • Bridget
    Data Analyst (junior-level) • Graduate • Data Analytics Flex • Online
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    May 27, 2021
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    Remote Education to Transition in a Tech-Related Career

    It was in the midst of the anguished-filled 2020 pandemic where I realized that I did NOT want to work (cranky) customer-facing retail for the rest of my increasingly uncertain days!

    I already had a STEM background. Years ago, I had obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Environmental Studies from a large state university. In retrospect, one of my greatest regrets was not properly seeking out internships or training for job seeking itself while I was still an undergraduate. Hence me ...
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  • John Gonzalez
    UX/UI Designer • Graduate
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    May 27, 2021
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    UX/UI Design Immersion

    Thinkful was a great bootcamp that helped me understand the in's and out's of the UX/UI design process. They have great financing options for any type of situation which made the decision a no-brainer for me. The instructors were great and knowledgeable and my mentor was amazing. My mentor helped me a lot during the course and kept it real with me throughout the whole process. He made learning a lot easier and progressing in my skills much smoother. I feel really confident coming out of ...
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  • Carmen
    Student • Data Science Immersion • Online
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    May 27, 2021
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    Data Science Immersion

    Thinkfuls Data Science Immersion program is amazing. My instructor, mentor, ASM were friendly and always willing to help me beyond what I expected. There are many ways to reach out for help when the instructor isn't available like the TA's and Thinkchat (you can chat with technical experts and were live almost all day!). 

    Although this is a fast paced program, there are many materials to learn from. For example, the modules, instructor lectures, and team assignments so it was easy...
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  • Yuri L.
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    May 27, 2021
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    Software Engineering Flex

    I did my extensive research and interview before I decided to enroll in Thinkful. They have the best value. 
    1. You can learn the first few checkpoints to decide if this is a good fit for you, both the career path and curriculum
    2. You can switch out your mentor and ASM if they are not compatible with you, we all have different personality, as long as we keep it professional
    3. You will have somebody to reach out to should you have questions at any humanly possible hour, you are...
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  • Khandaker Sultana
    UI Developer • Engineering Nights & Weekends • Online
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    May 26, 2021
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    Course filled in the gaps for what I didn't learn in undergrad school.

     It has been a real pleasure to be part of the Thinkful software engineering program. Attending Thinkful gave me guidance and direction when I was trying to resume my career after a gap. I had been looking at online boot camps for some time and came across Thinkful. After researching each of the different curriculums I decided that Software Engineering is the one I was most interested in. Before the course, they offer Prep-coursework to prepare for applying for the full course which was ...
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  • Emma
    UX Designer • Student
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    May 25, 2021
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    UX/UI Immersion Program

    This is a great remote UX/UI design program focused on learning design thinking, user research/testing, wireframing, prototyping, visual design, content strategy, information architecture, and branding. I learned industry-based practices and design process standards focused on UX research, visual design, and front-end development. 

    The program is not everyone's style; expect to work very hard, but to have the support. It's very much about what you put into the program, and then yo...
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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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Jess Feldman
Published December 07, 2021
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Jess Feldman
Published June 07, 2021
Thinkful is now offering Deferred Tuition (which can also cover living expenses!) to eligible students in the US. We caught up with Erin Thompson from Thinkful to learn how this new plan creates more accessibility to Thinkful’s immersive bootcamps. Erin breaks down the differences between Deferred Tuition and an Income Share Agreement (ISA), what the Living Expenses portion of the program act...
Jess Feldman
Published May 11, 2021
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Published April 29, 2021
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Rachel Meltzer
Published April 22, 2021
Before you dive into a digital marketing bootcamp, you might be wondering, “Who hires digital marketing bootcamp graduates anyway?” The quick answer is: plenty of companies! Many companies rely on bootcamper talent for their cutting edge marketing know-how and real world experience. We’ve rounded up some of the best companies to work for after your digital marketing program. These companies h...
Jess Feldman
Published March 24, 2021
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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.

Where does Thinkful have campuses?

Thinkful teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

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