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Courses: Full-stack Web Development, iOS Mobile Development

Locations

NYC

About Pursuit

Pursuit offers a fellowship program that trains individuals in full-stack web development, iOS mobile development, and Android mobile development in New York City. Through the four-year intensive program, Pursuit trains adults with the most need and potential... Read More

First, a 10- or 12-month intensive training course to enable Fellows to get their first tech job. Then, three years of one-on-one support to help them thrive in their careers.

For the Core phase of the program, the curriculum is structured across three pillars: technical mastery, professional skills, and industry fluency. Fellows work collaboratively in teams, guided by expert instructors and volunteers. Everyone ships multiple products during the course of the program.

Students can choose from two Core program schedules: The daytime program meets Monday through Friday over 10 months. The nights & weekends program meets all day Saturday and Sunday as well as in the evening Monday through Wednesday over 12 months.

Applicants do not need prior coding experience, but must meet the eligibility criteria:
- Age 18 or older
- Committed to working as a full-stack or mobile developer after graduating
- Current annual salary of no more than $45,000
- A resident of the New York metropolitan area
- Eligible to work in the United States
- Able to participate in all scheduled program classes, workshops, and program events for the full duration of the program

The price of Pursuit is $0 upfront plus 12% of future income for 3 years upon getting a tech job with a salary above $60,000.
- If a Fellow does not secure a tech job, there is no payment due.
- If a Fellow earns less than the $60,000 annual salary threshold, there is no payment due.

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Courses

Full-stack Web Development

  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 10 weeks
Locations: NYC
Course Description:

Javascript, HTML, CSS, data structures & algorithms

Technical Mastery
- Master the fundamentals of programming
- Build and push a web app
- Learn best practices and how to use industry tools

Professional Skills
- Build a compelling resume and portfolio
- Learn how to apply successfully to developer jobs
- Understand how to navigate a professional environment, from job search to promotion and beyond

Industry Fluency
- Learn about product development, venture capital, and entrepreneurial concepts from industry experts
- Meet startup founders and technologists
- Develop comfort engaging with the broader tech industry

Subjects: CSS, HTML, Algorithms, Data Structures

iOS Mobile Development

  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 10 weeks
Locations: NYC
Course Description:

Swift, data structures & algorithms

Technical Mastery
- Master the fundamentals of programming
- Build and push a web app
- Learn best practices and how to use industry tools

Professional Skills
- Build a compelling resume and portfolio
- Learn how to apply successfully to developer jobs
- Understand how to navigate a professional environment, from job search to promotion and beyond

Industry Fluency
- Learn about product development, venture capital, and entrepreneurial concepts from industry experts
- Meet startup founders and technologists
- Develop comfort engaging with the broader tech industry

Subjects: Swift, Algorithms, Data Structures

Pursuit Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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3.73/5

(15 reviews)
    2/17/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Full-stack Web Development
  • Graduated: 2020

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"It was an actual life changing/bettering experience."

After dropping out of college, I still wanted to find a way to pursue my dream of becoming an engineer. Pursuit was just that for me. The entire staff is always there for you to support you along the journey. The teaching staff are amazing, and even after... Read More

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    2/9/2021
  • Jay F | Associate Software Engineer
  • Full-stack Web Development
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Changed My Life"

I'm a 6.4 Pursuit FullStack Web alum. I'm now an Associate Software Engineer at Moody's Analytics. The Pursuit application process required no knowledge of coding, but focused on my problem solving skills and whether I could learn to think like a coder.... Read More

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    2/5/2021
  • Maria Liza | Web Developer Intern
  • Full-stack Web Development
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great experience!!"

My experience was overall a very pleasant one at Pursuit. From the application process to the interview and all the way through covid and finally through to post-graduation, I've always felt that I've had the support that I needed from staff and instructors.... Read More

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    1/29/2021
  • Justin Burgin | Analyst
  • iOS Mobile Development
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Pursuit Can Change Lives! - 5.4 Android!"

(QUICK NOTE: I am an Android alumn not iOS) Before coming to Pursuit I had no coding experience and wasn't on a career path to be in Tech. I didn't get into Pursuit on my first try but this was something I wanted to do so I was persistent. Being a student... Read More

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    1/28/2021
  • Christian Hurtado | Apprentice Software Engineer
  • iOS Mobile Development
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Journey"

Pursuit is not for the faint of heart. Pursuit has been a life changing experience for me. It was a hard journey with many ups and downs but it was fun/challenging too. The connections I've made at Pursuit will definitely be maintained for the rest of... Read More

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    7/23/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Pursuit is unlicensed!"

Pursuit is unlicensed. As a private training program, they should be under the state's Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision which monitors these types of programs. As a result, they don't follow state policy, such as tuition and fees must be the same... Read More

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    6/26/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Full-stack Web Development
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Deep Financial Trouble"

This place is going down fast. Pre-COVID, they were barely providing adequate learning and getting their grads hired. Now, COVID is exposing all their weaknesses. They didn't have enough donations coming in to maintain the program and the pandemic is... Read More

If this place decides to switch to remote learning, my advice to potential students is DON'T DO IT. I went to in-person classes and I could barely get help when I needed it. It's going to be worse for remote learning because it will be easier for Pursuit to ignore you. The ISA was not worth it before and it definitely will not get your money's worth now.

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    1/28/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Full-stack Web Development
  • Graduated: 2019

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"not worth your time or money"

all the "good" reviews are asked/begged from staff to students

please go to a better boot camp this is not worth your money. pursuit is not a real bootcamp, there is no license or certification at the end.

* not a safe space--they allow sexist people to... Read More

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    7/27/2019
  • Steph | iOS Apprentice
  • iOS Mobile Development
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Your success is dependent on your own commitment"

This program was great for me! I learned enough about iOS to land an apprentice position. Along with this, the program helped me prepare for interviews by giving me resume and cover letter assistance, mock interviews, and DSA practice. That being said,... Read More

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    7/11/2019
  • Jung Rae Jang | FSW Fellow
  • Full-stack Web Development
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Experience at Pursuit"

I was a full-stack well development fellow at pursuit for the 5.0 cohort. I have to say that my experience was a pleasant and growing one. Not only I learned about technical skills necessary to become a developer but I also built community of support... Read More

Comment

Pursuit's average rating is 3.73 out of 5.0 based on 15 review(s).

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