Boston has a long history of innovation. As a result, the local tech industry continues to grow. Thinkful is a local coding bootcamp that’s helping to train Boston’s next generation of tech professionals. With some of the best ocean views in New England, Boston is not only a scenic place to get a tech education--it’s also a strategic place to begin a tech career. Thinkful works with local communities to make an impact where students need it most.
Thinkful’s online curriculum closely mirrors its in-person courses. As referenced before, Thinkful offers full-time programs in both software engineering and data science. They also offer part-time courses in product design and data analytics. Students will spend the week working on rigorous coursework, meeting with instructors, collaborating with peers, and more. Coding is a big part of each course, and students will learn multiple industry-specific programming languages.
Perhaps the biggest catch of Thinkful’s curriculum is its flexibility for students. Thinkful was founded on the idea that students should be able to take full control of their learning process. The company offers a variety of courses with different schedules. For full-time classes, students spend up to 60 hours per week learning new concepts and working on coursework. Thinkful also offers select programs that are specifically tailored to students with prior commitments during working hours.
In an effort to increase transparency, Thinkful voluntarily publishes job placement statistics. The company reports that around 90% of its graduates find a job after the program. Starting salaries for Thinkful graduates have been recorded as high as $75,000. With a global network of alumni and company partners, the company continues to maintain connections throughout the tech industry.
Tuition ranges between programs from $7,900 to $18,500. The two major courses that are available at Thinkful cover data science and software engineering. Thinkful understands that each student’s financial situation is different, which is why they offer a variety of payment options for program participants. In-house payment plans are available along with income share agreements (ISAs) and private loans through partner lenders. Thinkful also offers a variety of scholarships for underrepresented communities in tech.
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