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Courses: UX program based on real projects with real social good clients (15-wk part-time)

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Online, NYC

About Beginex

Beginex is a selective part-time UX career accelerator based on real social impact projects with real clients. It was designed by industry experts to help candidates transition into UX and is compatible with regular work schedule. The program is mentored... Read More

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UX program based on real projects with real social good clients (15-wk part-time)

  • Cost: $3,995
  • Duration: 15 weeks
Locations: Online, NYC
Course Description:

Beginex is a selective part-time UX career accelerator based on real social impact projects with real clients. It was designed by industry experts to help candidates transition into UX and is compatible with regular work schedule. The program is mentored by experienced UX practitioners from companies like Etsy, LearnVest, ThoughtWorks and Google. Candidates admitted to the program build skills and real experience, expand their professional networks and learn how to prepare and find a UX job. (Qualified candidates do NOT have to pay tuition until getting a UX role.)

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5.0/5

(10 reviews)
    12/12/2019
  • Rahul Alexander
  • UX program based on real projects with real social good clients (12-wk part-time)
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Rewarding client interactions"

Real clients and expert advice from seasoned professionals in the field made this program extraordinarily worth while. I'd recommend it to anyone who is serious about transitioning into the field and needs to build up experience working with a team. The... Read More

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    10/7/2019
  • Christopher Jimenez
  • Graduated: 2018

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"A Real World Approach To UX Design Training"

While researching UX design career opportunities, I came across Beginex’s UX training program. After learning about their immersive approach to training at an affordable price, I enrolled. At Beginex, I received training in UX design principles while... Read More

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    10/4/2019
  • Aleksandra
  • UX program based on real projects with real social good clients (12-wk part-time)
  • Graduated: 2019

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"A true career accelerator for those who need some guidance, structure, and working tools"

I was working as an E-commerce manager at a startup and was looking for an opportunity to switch to a pure UX Design role. A few unconfident attempts to get hired were unsuccessful due to a weak portfolio and not understanding how to market me in the... Read More

Beginex was a great step to improve my assets, clarify the area of my expertise, get an additional solid project in my portfolio, and meet knowledgeable experts-mentors for guidance and support. I signed a job offer 2,5 months after graduation.

Pros:
- real project with a real company
- great opportunity to work in a team and meet people from the field
- 1-1 meetings with mentors (I got a lot of support and guidance while interviewing for a new job)
- working tools for successful job search ( Beginex keeps you on track even after the program)
- convenient schedule ( I was able to keep my full-time job while working on a project with Beginex)
- great value for a reasonable cost
- a huge network of alumni working at prestige companies

Things to consider:
- must have at least understanding of UX basics beforehand
- it will take more time than you think ( besides the class ones a week I was meeting my team in person at least twice a week, plus lots of video calls and actual work. be prepared to invest all free time for next 12 weeks)
- fast phasing environment (it requires a lot of self-learning and independent research outside of the program)

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    8/25/2019
  • Kathleen Tucker
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Beginex gave me the confidence to throw my hat back into the design industry"

After taking a few years off from UX design, I wanted to re-enter the field. My experience at that point was strictly user flows, site maps and wireframes. I knew I was missing some aspects of the design process which are critical in being able to work... Read More

While doing some research I found Beginex and was immediately excited by its curriculum and decided to sign up. Beginex provided an opportunity for me to work on a project for a real company and to dive into those other areas of the design process that I was missing including user research and testing, customer journeys, persona development, and prototyping. The course also gave me the chance to work with other designers on a team instead of working in a silo in which I was so accustomed to.

Beginex also provided a few weeks of job prep and portfolio development which was a great addition to the course. They included a session of mock interviews and whiteboard design challenges! This gave me even more confidence that I could re-enter the design community and successfully land more contract opportunities!

The only thing I would suggest Beginex add to their course is a discussion on how designers can best approach and communicate design requirements and ideas with developers, business analysts and project managers in real-world work scenarios. This will help the participants build confidence in the ‘soft-skills’ of UX design.

I highly recommend Beginex to anyone who is new to UX design or who has been away from the design industry for awhile and wants to get back into it.

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    7/19/2019
  • Kirstie | Product Designer
  • UX program based on real projects with real social good clients (12-wk part-time)
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Great way of diving into UX"

I was working as a Paralegal for about 3 years, but knew relatively early on in my legal professional career that going the law school route and remaining a Paralegal for life just wasn't for me. I had been considering User Experience Design as a career... Read More

The program was a fantastic intro to UX, and was a great choice to supplement the theory-based learning about UX I had done on my own prior to enrolling. I worked on a four person team, and got to learn a lot about team dynamics and project management while practicing the use of UX tools and methods. It was an extremely effective way to gain some practical experience, and learn from the expertise of mentors who currently work in the industry. To my knowledge, other schools typically have you do your own re-designs of existing products, but having "real world" stakes with time constraints adds another dimension of accountability and pressure that pushes you to produce the best work you can, while still making it a safe space for you to make mistakes and learn from them.

I can't recommend Beginex enough for those wanting to break into UX as a career. It gave me a portfolio piece and so much experience packed into a short time span, which wound up landing me a UX job within my current company several months later - I still carry and apply my learnings from that experience in my career today. Plus, the founder is extremely attentive to those that come through Beginex and is always available to offer a helping hand, even to alumni of the program. This company is not out to drain your wallet - it's genuinely built to help you actually succeed and grow in a UX career in a very practical way - during and even after the program.

TL;DR: For those looking to break into UX, or supplement their knowledge, experience and portfolio, don't waste your money on a $10k plus school that just regurgitates content you can find online - Beginex is the place to go for a practical and efficient UX learning experience.

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    6/23/2019
  • Kerry Beasley | UX Resarcher
  • UX program based on real projects with real social good clients (12-wk part-time)
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Breakthrough Course - Beginex"

I have been a participant and a mentor for the Beginex program - in 2018 and 2019. The first time around it was extremely helpful and eye opening. My team worked with a real startup client and we had to figure everything out for ourselves, which is how... Read More

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    4/30/2019
  • Eduardo Mena | Product Designer
  • UX program based on real projects with real social good clients (12-wk part-time)
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Helping you transform your career path, and your life"

I was trying to make a career change, but mine was a somewhat different story since my major at university was product design, but I was working in the "physical" industry and I was trying to get into the digital product design industry. In theory, I... Read More

This is where Beginex was essential. It was an in person, part-time program, working with a real client. Beginex has the framework so that you can learn about many skills at once: working with a team, collaborating remotely, working directly with a client, project management, tight deadlines, developer hand-off, etc. You accomplish all of this while still keeping your current job, getting guidance from very experienced mentors and making real world connections. Doing the program provided me with the confidence to know that I had the talent and drive to be the best I can be in my new career move, and a solid case study for my portfolio.

As the program keeps evolving now they offer hands on career preparation for interviews, whiteboard exercises and portfolio creation.

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    4/24/2019
  • Robbie Frank | UX Designer
  • UX program based on real projects with real social good clients (12-wk part-time)
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Real Projects. Real Clients. Real Experience."

I was working full-time as an elementary teacher and needed a UX program that could provide opportunities to work with real clients for a successful career change. After researching different programs in NYC, I found Beginex and realized it fit my needs... Read More

What made Beginex so appealing to me:
- Covering the entire UX process while working on real projects, with real clients
- UX career prep with case study and portfolio critiques, design challenges, and mock interviews
- Networking opportunities
- Fitting into my schedule while working full-time

The curriculum is well structured and delivered appropriately throughout the project. The classroom meetings were spent wisely with informative lessons and the remaining time collaborating with the client, UX professionals, and other teams. The program helped me advance technical skills as well as sharpen soft ones. It provided networking opportunities and ways to connect with others at the beginning stages of their UX career to industry veterans. Most importantly it gave me the confidence to enter an extremely competitive industry by being prepared. This helped me pursue and land my current position as a UX Designer.

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    4/23/2019
  • Mikhail | Design Researcher
  • UX program based on real projects with real social good clients (12-wk part-time)
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Great Experience to Get in the Door"

Beginex was a great program for me. I was looking to transition from architecture into a UX related field, and my experience at Beginex gave me the essential foundation to be able to do that. Having regular face-to-face interactions with industry mentors... Read More

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    4/23/2019
  • Bernadette | Product Team
  • UX program based on real projects with real social good clients (12-wk part-time)
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Beginex provided the real world experience I needed to change my career path."

Looking for a career change, I began a coding bootcamp, but became fascinated by UX design. After working on some personal projects, I knew I needed more focus ed training , as well as experience with a real company. I learned about Beginex at the perfect... Read More

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Beginex's average rating is 5.0 out of 5.0 based on 10 review(s).

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