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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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  • Anonymous
    Worker bee • Applicant
    Jan 26, 2017
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    Dont be fooled

    As far as the graduation rate and job placement,like many schools they promise wonderful things. Its just a matter of having the means to attend one of these schools or camps. My experience with my advisor or whatever they call themseleves was very simplistic. Simple in that once he found out i was living patcheck to paycheck i didnt matter much. Its quite understandeable but i dont think many people new to a career change are actually realizing how much 4 to 6 months without work can literal...
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  • Anonymous
    Student • Frontend Web Development • Online
    Sep 08, 2016
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    Frontend web development

    I would highly recommend this course. I took it while working a typical 9-5 job and didn't feel completely overwhelmed.  I didn't know what to expect considering my college major is in philosophy, but the video tutorials and the challenges they give you really help you understand the material without feeling like you were at a disadvantage from the start.  I never really liked online classes but the way they organized the material made it much more enjoyable. I was a little worried with ha...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Data Science in Python • Online
    Sep 05, 2016
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    Data Science in Python

    Great mentorship. Many course sections need to be more rigorously copy edited for typos and dead links.

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  • Anonymous
    User Experience Design • Online
    Aug 26, 2016
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    Happy Student

    I have enjoyed the UX Design Thinkful course very much over the past month. I think the course work is very informative and relevant and gives a good overview of what goes in to UX Design. I have really enjoyed my mentor. I think that is the most valuable part of the program is having someone who knows what they are doing give advice and guidance. Of course, with programs like this you get out what you put into them. As long as you are willing to put the work in Thinkful will help you prog...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Online
    Aug 15, 2016
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    flexible fullstack career path

    Thinkful's customer service and professional mentorship are the program's best assets. I was always impressed by how accessible Thinkful staff are. Here's one example: I was worried that my final project wouldn't quite be up to snuff before another billing cycle. If Thinkful just wanted my money, they could have made me pay for another round, but instead, they were on my side and worked with me to make sure my final project was solid. 

    The front-end unit was pretty easy thanks to...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Full Stack Flex • Online
    Aug 04, 2016
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    Part-time bootcamp

    My wife and I both joined thinkful, both of us have quit after two months. And let me say firstly, laziness was not an issue. We spent hours every day trying to do this course, we did not seek "handholding" nor did I enter this with an illusion of becoming an engineer overnight, this program is expensive and I wish I had sought better information before handing the cash over.

    If you are  looking for an immersive educational experience leading to a career change, this is not the p...

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  • Anonymous
    Primary School Teaching Assistant • Student • Full Stack Flex • Online
    Jul 22, 2016
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    How Thinkful Dispelled My Fears

    Are you totally intimidated by the phrase "Full Stack Web Developer"? I was too. Thinkful's entire Slack community dispelled my fears. Anytime I had a question, Thinkful was there to point me in the right direction. Anytime I was worried about career options or needed further support, Thinkful was there. My mentors were all engaged and helpful, and when (due to scheduling conflicts) I needed to switch to a new mentor in my first few weeks of the course, the mentorship manager was immediate...

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  • Anonymous
    Programming in Python • Online
    Jun 25, 2016
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    Great Introduction to Programming!

    I've never programmed before so I didn't know what to expect, but Thinkful has made it a smooth easy to understand. The curriculum covers a lot of core topics, and the projects they assign test your knowledge thoroughly. My mentor is great – quick to respond and good feedback. The sessions generally go over the projects – any key points that you miss will be pointed out, and solutions different from yours will be shown to give you an idea of how experienced programmers think. 

    Th...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Full Stack Flex • Online
    Jun 22, 2016
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    Excellent

    I just completed Thinkful's Web Development Career Path and was very impressed with the program. I’ve been coding regularly for over a year now and I am currently seeking full-time work as a full stack developer. During the program I studied in depth, full stack JavaScript web development, created four personal projects, and received excellent mentorship. I was able to complete the program in three months without working. I recommend this program to anyone s...

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  • Anonymous
    Quality Assurance Rep • Student • Frontend Web Development • Online
    Jun 19, 2016
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    Good Investment

    I have been enrolled in Thinkful for about 1 month now, so very new and very new to coding itself. I am a true beginner coder, changing careers. I was between Viking and Thinkful and did a lot of research to see what would be best for me. The cost, length of course, mentorship and career help was what led me to Thinkful ultimately. I knew that I would need help along the way with the intensity of the program and so mentorship was key for me. My mentor Marius is a superb mentor that has bee...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Frontend Web Development • Online
    Jun 01, 2016
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    Meh

    I am currently taking the $300 a month Frontend Web Development course. 

    Pros: 

    1. Quite a bit of course material.
    2. Course material can sometimes be in depth.
    3. Good mentorship
    4. Breaks down learning into easy steps.
    5. Good amount of projects to work on.

    Cons: 

    1. Course material 95% of the time is extremely vague.
    2. No video's.
    3. For the most part you have to look other places ...
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  • Anonymous
    Student • Frontend Web Development • Online
    Jun 01, 2016
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    Not what I expected

    Curated curriculum means most of the content is from FREE web resources.  So I guess you're paying for the Mentor, except my mentor never answered any questions but rather threw me some weblinks and told me to go on Slack or Stackoverflow.

    Yeah, I know I can find the answers online but I'm asking YOU right NOW for the answer. She also told me to go to Codeacademy - again another FREE resource.  

    I had high hopes for Mentor led learning but at Thinkful I got the impressi...

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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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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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