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Thinkful’s coding bootcamp prepares students to enter the workforce with programs in software engineering, data science, data analytics, and design. Students acquire the skills they need from the course material and from 1-on-1 professional mentors that they are assigned to. The job placement assistance and career coach guarantee students to get a job after graduating, or their money back. Students at Thinkful receive a lot of support. They have multiple weekly video meetings with their mentor, weekly open Q&A sessions with data scientists, and access to a slack community where they can talk to mentors and other students. Students can also attend online office hours and in person meetups in their local community.

Programs range from one to seven months, and offer part- and full-time study. In addition to the program, students have access to Q&A sessions with industry professionals. Throughout the program, students have multiple weekly video meetings with their mentor, as well as have opportunities for extra support via the 3,000+ community of students and mentors on Slack. Students also work closely with a career coach who helps set them up for career success upon graduation.

Thinkful is an online boot camp and therefore, students may complete all course material online. If you are seeking that face-to-face interaction, you can go to one of Thinkful’s many community hubs located throughout major cities in the U.S. There, you’ll be able to network with other students and professionals in the community.

The hubs can be found in the following cities:

Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Raleigh, Detroit, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San Diego, Oakland, Boulder, Washington, Indianapolis, Tampa, Boise, San Jose, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Jacksonville, Madison, Charlotte, San Antonio, St. Louis, Kansas City, Nashville, Richmond, Sacramento, Memphis, Baltimore, Oklahoma City, Des Moines, Hartford, Buffalo, San Bernardino and Ann Arbor.

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Thinkful Courses

Thinkful offers a variety of courses. See them below.

Software Engineering Bootcamp

Course Description:

Through a project-based structure and advanced curriculum, students get familiar with all cutting-edge technologies used in software development. Learn the fundamentals of programming and proceed to create web pages with CSS and HTML. Further, you will learn user experience customization with ReactJS and JavaScript. Rails coaching – object-oriented framework and its application to your API with scalable, productive Redux and ReactJS front-end.

Subjects:

Web Development, Javascript, React, Node, HTML, CSS

Jobs:

Application Developer, Web Developer, DevOps Engineer, Security Engineer, Game Developer

Locations:

Online,

Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Raleigh, Detroit, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San Diego, Oakland, Boulder, Washington, Indianapolis, Tampa, Boise, San Jose, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Jacksonville, Madison, Charlotte, San Antonio, St. Louis, Kansas City, Nashville, Richmond, Sacramento, Memphis, Baltimore, Oklahoma City, Des Moines, Hartford, Buffalo, San Bernardino and Ann Arbor.

Process:

  1. Apply,
  2. Interview,
  3. Enroll

Data Science Bootcamp

Course Description:

1-on1 mentorship by experienced coaches and industry experts to help students develop job-ready machine learning and data science skills. Start with basic Python programming and learn about popular libraries. See how to organize data through data structuring and relational databases along with SQL fundamentals for data querying. Coaching related to statistical distributions, creating samples, and running A/B testing experiments. Finally, you will know about major machine-learning algorithms and techniques like logistic and linear regression, Scikit-learn, etc.

Subjects:

Statistics, Data Visualization, Machine Learning, Python

Jobs:

Data Scientist Data & Analytics Manager, Machine Learning Engineer, Data Architect, Database Engineer

Locations:

Online, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Raleigh, Detroit, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San Diego, Oakland, Boulder, Washington, Indianapolis, Tampa, Boise, San Jose, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Jacksonville, Madison, Charlotte, San Antonio, St. Louis, Kansas City, Nashville, Richmond, Sacramento, Memphis, Baltimore, Oklahoma City, Des Moines, Hartford, Buffalo, San Bernardino and Ann Arbor.

Process:

  1. Apply,
  2. Interview,
  3. Enroll

Data Analytics Bootcamp

Course Description:

Elite-level training needed to start a successful career in data analytics. You will get coached on how to structure efforts over a central theme and use Excel for default financial analysis modules. Analyze extensive data sets with an introduction to SQL along with both structured and unstructured databases. To set you apart from others, you will learn data analysis using Python through basics and popular Python libraries. Data cleaning and visualization with Matplotib, Seaborn, Pandas, etc. Finally, you will learn how to present your analysis through visualization tools like PowerBi and Tableau.

Subjects:

Statistical Analysis, Python, SQL, Excel

Jobs:

Research Analyst, Data Journalist, Business Intelligence Analyst, Financial Analyst, Marketing Analyst

Locations:

Online, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Raleigh, Detroit, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San Diego, Oakland, Boulder, Washington, Indianapolis, Tampa, Boise, San Jose, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Jacksonville, Madison, Charlotte, San Antonio, St. Louis, Kansas City, Nashville, Richmond, Sacramento, Memphis, Baltimore, Oklahoma City, Des Moines, Hartford, Buffalo, San Bernardino and Ann Arbor.

Process:

  1. Apply,
  2. Interview,
  3. Enroll

UX/UI Design Bootcamp

Course Description:

Learn both UX and UI in this job-oriented bootcamp and land your preferred role in design. Examine design thinking for effective user experiences and learn about empathy, problem-defining, ideation, prototyping, and testing. You will know how to conduct user research to know the needs of your users and create solutions. Get familiar with interactive designing and how the brand platform is vital for UI design. Use industry-leading design tools to practice and complete UI exercises. Through sketching and wireframing, you will be coached on how to give life to your designs. In the end, you will have to come up with a case study and present your UI/UX design skills.

Subjects:

User Research, Interactive Desing, User Experience, User Interface, Design

Jobs:

UX / UI Designer, Product Designer, Web Designer, UX Researcher, UX Designer

Locations:

Online, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Raleigh, Detroit, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San Diego, Oakland, Boulder, Washington, Indianapolis, Tampa, Boise, San Jose, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Jacksonville, Madison, Charlotte, San Antonio, St. Louis, Kansas City, Nashville, Richmond, Sacramento, Memphis, Baltimore, Oklahoma City, Des Moines, Hartford, Buffalo, San Bernardino and Ann Arbor.

Process:

  1. Apply,
  2. Interview,
  3. Enroll

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

Course Description:

With this bootcamp, students will learn how to create, implement, and measure their digital marketing campaigns through proper coaching by experts and 1-on-1 mentorship. After knowing the basics of digital marketing, you will learn about buyer personas and content marketing. Get familiar with SEO to optimize website content, blogs, product pages, etc., and backlinking. Next, learn about SEM or paid advertising and its different types. After this, you will see how to conduct digital marketing over social media platforms and emails and through influencers or affiliate marketing. In the end, you will learn how to measure and analyze your digital marketing strategy through real-time insights, industry tools, and statistics. 

Subjects:

SEO, Content Marketing, SMM, PPC, Email Marketing

Jobs:

Digital Marketer, Content Strategist, SEO Specialist, Social Media Manager, Marketing Manager

Locations:

Online, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Raleigh, Detroit, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San Diego, Oakland, Boulder, Washington, Indianapolis, Tampa, Boise, San Jose, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Jacksonville, Madison, Charlotte, San Antonio, St. Louis, Kansas City, Nashville, Richmond, Sacramento, Memphis, Baltimore, Oklahoma City, Des Moines, Hartford, Buffalo, San Bernardino and Ann Arbor.

Process:

  1. Apply,
  2. Interview,
  3. Enroll

Technical Project Management Bootcamp

Course Description:

Students will be trained in technical project management right from selecting a project, planning it, and closing the project after completion. You will learn about the various approaches, concepts, and methods involved in project management. Understand 5 phases of every project and creating a proposal and business case. Get familiar with industry-leading tools and strategies that help in better project management and working efficiently with your project team. 

Subjects:

Project Planning, IT management, Project management

Jobs:

Technical Project Manager, Business Analyst, Process Engineer

Locations:

Online, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Raleigh, Detroit, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San Diego, Oakland, Boulder, Washington, Indianapolis, Tampa, Boise, San Jose, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Jacksonville, Madison, Charlotte, San Antonio, St. Louis, Kansas City, Nashville, Richmond, Sacramento, Memphis, Baltimore, Oklahoma City, Des Moines, Hartford, Buffalo, San Bernardino and Ann Arbor.

Process:

  1. Apply,
  2. Interview,
  3. Enroll

Outcomes

Thinkful places a huge emphasis on helping students find jobs after graduating from the program. Throughout the program, students work with a career coach to refine their interview skills, navigate the job market, create a professional portfolio, and prepare for job interviews. Over 80% of graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating. Many of the courses offer a 100% refund if graduates do not find a job within this time frame.

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Thinkful graduates got jobs at tech companies like Amazon, IBM, Boeing, Google, Walmart Labs, etc.

Thinkful offers Upfront Payments, Month to Month Payment, Deferred Tuition and Scholarships.

Many of the courses offer a 100% refund if graduates do not find a job within six months.

 

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