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Average Rating4.91
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Tradecraft in San Francisco offers full time, 12-week immersive bootcamp programs for smart, motivated people who want to get into tech. Tradecraft offers courses in Sales & Business Development, Growth Marketing, Product Design and Engineering.

The program has been designed by industry-leading experts to ensure that students graduate with the depth and breadth of knowledge to make meaningful contributions from day one at a high-growth startup. Tradec...

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  • Ankit Mishra
    Business Development • Graduate • Business Development & Sales • San Francisco
    May 07, 2016
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    Tradecraft: Great network and learning experience!

    Tradecraft is an excellent institution for anyone looking to change careers and work at startups. Misha, Nick and Ariane all provided valuable advice and developed a structured coursework and job search plan for me during my time at Tradecraft. Alongside, I was impressed by the quality of students at Tradecraft. Many students come from various professional backgrounds, and are able to provide valuable inputs during projects and discussions. Overall, I would high recommend anyone who ...

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  • Ellen
    Director of Product Marketing • Graduate • Business Development & Sales • San Francisco
    May 04, 2016
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    More valuable than my Ivy League MBA

    Tradecraft transformed my career and professional network. Through Tradecraft, I developed new, highly relevant business development and growth marketing skills that enabled me to jumpstart my career and break into tech after +10 years of contract marketing work.  I learned more about entrepreneurship, technology, the startup community, and how to add value and drive business growth than I ever thought possible. I also received excellent career counseling. Thanks to Tradecraft, I landed a ...

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  • Charlie
    Graduate • San Francisco
    May 03, 2016
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    Best. Decision. Ever.

    I came into the Bay Area fresh out of college without knowing a thing about tech or the startup scene. Tradecraft was a direct portal to a highly talented group of like-minded individuals - all oriented around the idea of lifelong learning. Everyone in the program is pushing themselves to be the best that they can be by building a highly leverageable set of skills. I left Tradecraft with a job at a highly reputable tech company with an astounding sales organization. The hardest part of the...

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  • Katya
    Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
    Apr 13, 2016
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    Tradecraft is the best decision I have made

    Before deciding to come to Tradecraft, I looked into many programs. In comparison to others, I was very impressed with TC graduates, students’ portfolios, and both their hard and soft skills. Their graduates seemed to be well-rounded not only in the tracks they pursued, but had a good general understanding of all aspects of what it takes to build a product.

    I never regretted my decision to join Tradecraft. I learned a lot there and made some amazing friends.

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  • Derrick Huey
    Graduate
    Apr 07, 2016
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    Insert thumbs up emoji, challenging but one of the best decisions I've made

    TLDR: The tech scene is huge right now (clearly) and everyone's looking to get in - and fast. I believe Tradecraft is the fastest way for landing a UX/Product Design role in tech, especially if you have little to no prior experience and or are new to the startup scene (which was me). It's super challenging, but I'm positive the connections you can make will last and ultimately end up getting you your first role out of Tradecraft

     

    My story:

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  • mischelle
    Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
    Apr 06, 2016
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    Invest in yourself. Best decision of my life.

    The rest of the reviews can attest to how great the Tradecraft experience is and how it could easily be the best decisions of students' life. Thus, I'd like to address mainly on the support system and career development help that each alumni has access to after they graduated from Tradecraft.

    Changing career is tough, not only that you have to learn new things rapidly in short amount of time, most of us were on a limited runway--we had quit our jobs and still have to pay bills. T...

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  • mischelle
    Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
    Apr 06, 2016
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    Invest in yourself. Best decision of my life.

    The rest of the reviews can attest to how great the Tradecraft experience is and how it could easily be the best decisions of students' life. Thus, I'd like to address mainly on the support system and career development help that each alumni has access to after they graduated from Tradecraft.

    Changing career is tough, not only that you have to learn new things rapidly in short amount of time, most of us were on a limited runway--we had quit our jobs and still have to pay bills. T...

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  • Tommy Murray
    Product Designer • Graduate • San Francisco
    Apr 04, 2016
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    Tradecraft vs. other design schools

    While evaluating the different design programs to attend this past summer, I gravitated towards Tradecraft for 4 reasons:

    1) the smaller tight knit community feel

    2) the opportunity to do work for actual companies

    3) Generally vibing well with the lead instructor Zac

    4) Seeing that they only accept students that actually work hard

    It turns out that my my general feeling on all four of these areas ended up being spot on. I couldn't be happie...

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  • Anonymous
    Product Designer • Graduate • Product Design • San Francisco
    Apr 01, 2016
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    Overwhelming and Worth It

    Track: Product Design

    Cohort: 20

    Date: September 2015-December 2015

    What brought me to Tradecraft?

    I was working as an in-house Graphic Designer (3 years) when I started to realize I wasn't doing work I wanted to be doing. Instead of selling a product, I wanted to be making it, and improving it. AKA Product Design. At the time my portfolio wouldn't support this transition, so I started looking at programs. ...

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  • Francesca
    Product Designer • Graduate • San Francisco
    Mar 31, 2016
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    Very Intense, Yet Rewarding Experience

    I joined Tradecraft’s Product Design track back in summer 2015. It has been one of the best decisions I have made to date.   Tradecraft has just done so much for me that it’s hard to effectively put it down into words. Here are some of the highlights:
    1. I got to learn from the best instructors in town via course-work (both of whom are established and talented designers in their own right)
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  • Phil
    Growth Analyst • Graduate • San Francisco
    Mar 21, 2016
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    Grow your career

    Attending Tradecraft was one of the best decisions I made. Before TC I didn't know what I didn't know, but as you progress through the course you become more familiar with the jargon, tools, and best practices that you'll use day to day. By the end of curriculum you'll have learned the skills you need to be successful in a growth role, and at least know what you don't know. 

    The course material is only one part of what makes TC so great. The mentors that come in on a weekly basis...

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  • Anonymous
    Product Design • San Francisco
    Mar 07, 2016
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    Exponential Career Growth in 3 Months

    Tradecraft is probably one of the best career choices anyone can make. I went through the Product Design track in 2015 and I was extremely happy with the experience.

    1. Network

    Tradecraft has an amazing culture around meeting people and keeping in touch with professional connections. They encourage every student and alumni to bring their professional connections in the TC network. If you need to meet someone at a startup in the Valley, it's very likely that someone at T...

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Imogen Crispe
Published August 11, 2016
Adam attended Tradecraft’s 12-week growth marketing bootcamp in San Francisco, with a mission to shake up his skills in tech. Although he had a ton of tech experience with A/B testing and experimentation, he realized he couldn’t land the marketing career that he wanted. Read more about his thoughts on learning in a bootcamp classroom, why he used Tradecraft to take hold of his own destiny, ...

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tradecraft costs around $14,000.

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tradecraft offers courses like Business Development & Sales, Growth, Product Design.

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