While not a university in the traditional sense of the word, Career Foundry is an innovative and cost effective route for students looking to break into web development, design and other computer and technology fields. It is a specialized school that offers a six month program through which you choose the field of your choice, and amazingly, are guaranteed a job within months of completion, or you get your entire tuition refunded.
Academics is the one thing that the school is serious about. as its programs are no nonsense and fast paced. You can choose Web Development, User Interface Design, User Experience Design, or iOS (Apple) Development as a field of study. This is an intense learning program in terms of material and pace, as Career Foundry is aiming to have you on the job with a great career and earning a competitive salary as soon as possible.
When it comes to social life, you’ll have to look elsewhere. Career Foundry is about education and getting you on track towards employment. This by no means suggests that you are alone in the educational process, however, as you will interact with an assigned mentor as well as other students and graduates from the program.
Career Foundry is a completely online course. This type of learning is not for everyone, but this German based startup has perfected the delivery and resources of distance learning. For many, this is a most convenient form of learning as you can work at your own pace, on your own time, and in the privacy of your own home. Distance learning has been revolutionary in creating more opportunities and options in the educational system.
Career Foundry is an interesting school, hardly traditional, and offers a unique and specialized program that may indeed be the right fit for many. Since it is a private for-profit program, the student to teacher ratio is low, and since it is a fast paced program, this individual attention is most important. At $3,000 for the entire program, a guaranteed job or your tuition refunded, and a personal mentor to work with you, Career Foundry is indeed an intriguing value proposition for many.