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About Springboard

Location: Online

Springboard is an online learning platform that prepares students for the tech industry’s most in-demand careers with comprehensive, mentor-led online programs in software engineering, data science, machine learning, UI/UX design, cybersecurity, and more.... Read More

All Springboard courses are 100% online, remote, and self-paced throughout an average of six to nine months.

The Springboard experience gives our students access to a unique community of industry mentors, thought leaders, and alumni, who are on hand to offer insights, networking opportunities, and support throughout our programs and well past graduation. Every Springboard student is matched with a personal student advisor and industry mentor who guides them throughout the program through regular video calls.

Before graduation, Springboard’s career services team supports students in their job search, helping prepare them for interviews and networking, and facilitates their transition into the tech industry. Our tuition-back guarantee allowing students a six-month runway to secure the role of their dreams means students can take charge and invest in themselves.

Springboard’s support does not end when students graduate. All our graduates benefit from an extensive support network encompassing career services, 1:1 career coaching, networking tips, resume assistance, interview prep, and salary negotiation.

This approach has seen considerable success: since Springboard was founded in 2013, 94% of eligible graduates secured a job within one year, earning an average salary increase of $26,000.

Springboard is excited to offer SwitchUp an exclusive scholarship for $500 off tuition! Use promo code SWITCHUP500 when enrolling. *This offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already summited an application cannot claim this scholarship. This scholarship cannot be combined with other scholarships and/or offers. Qualifying Courses: Data Analytics Career Track, Data Science Career Track, Software Engineering Career Track, UI/UX Design Career Track, UX Career Track,

At Springboard, we equip our students with the skills they'll need to find their dream jobs in a tech-centric economy. To that end, we believe in providing transparency around our outcomes, so that students like you can make well-informed decisions. This report is intended to provide information regarding data on job placements and student demographics for all Springboard career tracks: https://ddf46429.springboard.com/uploads/resources/1644953246_Outcomes_2021_All_Career_Tracks.pdf.

Courses

UX Career Track

Cost: $7,900
Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Become a UX designer in six months, job guaranteed! If you don’t land a job within six months of graduating from this intensive user experience course, your tuition will be refunded.

The UX Career Track is a self-paced, mentor-guided, online bootcamp designed for people with adjacent skills from a few specific backgrounds: visual design, coding, marketing, and research. With the fundamentals already in place, you'll master design thinking, develop cross-functional communication skills, and create real-world projects that you can show off in a unique portfolio. After graduation, you’ll continue to enjoy the support of career coaches and access to our employer network so that you can land an entry-level UX job. Of course, from day one onward, you’ll enjoy one-on-one support from an industry mentor and a strong community of fellow students all working toward reaching their career goals.

Upfront: $6,900
Monthly: $1,299

Deferred Tuition: $500 deposit, $527 for 18 months after starting new job, total is $10,000

Subjects:
UX Testing, A/B Testing, UI Design, UX, UX Design

UI/UX Design Career Track

Cost: $11,900
Duration: 36 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Springboard's UX Design course is an introductory online course for learning UX Design. The objective of the course is to emphasize learning by doing and help you build a portfolio as you learn. We also interleave industry insights with learning material for wider context and awareness.

When you enroll in this course, you will get -
1. You will get a high-quality online curriculum, which contains the best UX learning resources handpicked from the web and structured into a logical curriculum by an experienced UX Designer.
2. A Student Advisor will talk with you about your learning objectives and preferences for a mentor, and find the best 1-1 mentor match accordingly. They will support you throughout the course.
3. As you work through the curriculum and projects at your own pace, you will have 1-1 video calls with your mentor every week. You can ask them questions about the curriculum, get project feedback or career advice.
4. In addition to your weekly mentor calls, you'll have access to weekly live Office Hours and an exclusive community of mentors and students for discussions with the broader community.
5. Once you finish the course material and submit the Capstone Project, you will get a Certificate of Completion.

This course is suitable for -
a) anyone who wants to transition into a career in UX
b) anyone who works with UX/UI Designers and wants to understand their work better

Upfront: $10,000
Monthly: $1,299

Deferred Tuition: $700 deposit, $794 for 18 months after starting new job, total is $15,000

Subjects:
UX

Springboard Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.69/5 (1269 reviews)

Christopher Chung
Graduated: 2022

3/22/2022

Course
Data Science Career Track

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"Springboard’s Data Science Career Track Review"

Just to provide some background, I’m a former teacher of 11 years, hoping to make a career transition in data science/analytics. I just recently completed Springboard’s Data Science Career Track certification program, and here are my pros and cons. Pros:... Read More

Hau Ngo
Software Developer | Graduated: 2022

3/22/2022

Course
Software Engineering Career Track

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Job Support

"Helps me even after getting the job"

I was a little skeptical at first but enrolling was smooth. I also attended the prep course which was free. - Pros: great support and curriculum/projects. I still look back at the projects after completion every time I need at work. - Cons: mentor matching... Read More

Shaun Worcester
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

3/19/2022

Course
Software Engineering Career Track Prep Course

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"Great Course to Ge Back in the Game"

I really enjoyed the self-paced model where I could go through the lessons at my own pace. I had been a web developer about a decade ago, and have enjoyed getting back into coding and learning some new skills. I have a friend that went through the program... Read More

IR
UX/UI Designer | Graduated: 2022

3/16/2022

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UI/UX Design Career Track

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"UX/UI Design Bootcamp"

This bootcamp was excellent. The mentor was incredibly knowledgeable and articulate. This was the first time I have taken a class in a remote format. I really enjoyed this class and the format it was presented in. I liked the fact you were very clear... Read More

Joanna Okoh
UX Designer | Graduated: 2022

3/15/2022

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"Springboard is detailed"

Overall my experience with Springboard was great. Pros: You learn a lottt. They take you through the detailed process of UX. They have a great support system to help you with any challenge you may be facing as a student. One thing I realized with springboard... Read More

Anonymous
Biological Scientist | Graduated: 2022

3/12/2022

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UI/UX Design Career Track

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"Springboard was overall a good experience!"

I took the UI/UX Design Career Track and felt that the course gave me enough projects to develop my UI/UX skills. The client project is also a good aspect because it gave me a real-world scenario of how to handle future design positions. At the same time,... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2022

3/11/2022

Course
Data Science Career Track

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"Great overall experience"

Pros: Mentor support, career services, job guarantee, curriculum content, flexibility. Cons: Curriculum delivery This was my second bootcamp experience, after having a misunderstanding about the job guarantee with the first one. Once I vetted Springboard's... Read More

Kayla Duffy
Graduated: 2022

3/11/2022

Course
Data Analytics Career Track

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"Great experience with Springboard Data Analytics"

I had a very positive experience with Springboard’s Data Analytics course. The coursework was relevant to the work I am doing on my job now. The mentor and job readiness aspects of the course are really invaluable. I would recommend the course to anyone... Read More

Mike Perkins
Graduated: 2022

3/11/2022

Course
UI/UX Design Career Track

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"Worthwhile with some very valuable components"

You're really doing it for the four major projects that are used to build up your final portfolio. You go through the full process of researching and planning and creating prototypes for mobile or web apps. The final piece is more of a very short internship... Read More

Sige Zheng
Graduated: 2022

3/10/2022

Course
UI/UX Design Career Track

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"My Springboard UX/UI Experience - Great and clear curriculum, responsive class support, good mentor"

I spent a year in the self-paced UX/UI design course. I choose springboard because they have a comprehensive curriculum, flexible payment plan, real-world project and 1-1 mentor. The curriculum provides great practice opportunities and freedom for me... Read More

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Frequently Asked Questions

What financing options are offered by Springboard?

Springboard offers many financing options, such as Scholarships, Loan Financing, Deffered Payment, and Upfront Payments.

What courses are offered at Springboard?

There are many courses you can take at Springboard. These include the Cyber Security Career Track, Data Analytics Career Track, Data Engineering Career Track, Data Science Career Track, Data Science Career Track Prep, Introduction to Design, Machine Learning Engineering Career Track, Software Engineering Career Track, Software Engineering Career Track Prep Course, UI/UX Design Career Track, and UX Career Track.

What are the job outcomes for Springboard?

For UX Design and Data Science Career Track students, the average salary increase is $26K.

Springboard alumni work at various tech companies, such as Wayfair, Boeing, Pandora, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and more.

What is the application process at Springboard like?

Prospective students need to fill out the course's application form to get started. There is no application fee and the application takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. After completing the initial application, Springboard will reach out to you to schedule an interview with one of their Admissions Managers to discuss your background and learning goals to make sure you're a good fit for the program.

If it's a fit, they'll send you a technical skills survey to test your skills and experience. Applicants spend up to 3 hours on this. If you pass the skills survey, Springboard will send you a registration link so you can choose the start date and payment plan that works for you.

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