Student Testimonials & Reviews

Our students are amazing. From their long hours of hard work and dedication to their life-changing success stories, we could not be more proud of everything they have achieved on their journey to becoming web developers or data analysts. The curricula at CWRU Boot Camps are rigorous and designed to help students reach their professional goals.

We know that choosing a boot camp is a big decision that can change the course of your life, so who better to get advice from than students who have been right where you are? Read the reviews and testimonials below to hear directly from a few CWRU Boot Camps students and alumni.

Review: ”I've been able to switch careers and pursue my passion.”
Brian Dunams
  • Part-Time
  • 2017 Graduate
  • Course: Coding
The program had great material and was a good experience. I enjoyed the projects. I’ve been able to switch careers and pursue my passion thanks to it.
Review: ”If you are passionate about technology, and are willing to put in the effort, this would be a great fit for you.”
Nick Sajka
  • Part-Time
  • 2017 Graduate
  • Course: Coding
What inspired you to learn to code at the coding boot camp?

In my current field of work, I am “on the other side of the fence” from the development world. I work for a financial institution as a systems engineer on the end client computing platform.  My day to day consists partially of continual engineering of the platform that our developers use to do their jobs. This alone drove an interest to pursue Full Stack Development, but additionally with the direction of technology in my space requiring more automation, and the need to become more variable, I see this skillset as extremely beneficial as well as something to set me apart from my peers; thus hopefully fostering unique career advancement.

What was your goal once the course ends?

I would ideally like to take this new skill set and apply it to my current job role to increase efficiency and automate various functions, as well as innovate.

So far, what have you found most challenging about the program and what have been  your key takeaways?

For me, the most challenging part was adapting some of the unique libraries and technologies that were presented throughout the course. The core concept is there, but this was the first “bump” I came across. An example here would be various JavaScript libraries; you have a fundamental understanding of JavaScript, but understanding/adapting a unique JS library while initially only abstracting parts of it is something that takes time. The important lesson I learned here is that this is a common challenge for even seasoned developers as the industry is variable and constantly changing with new/different/better ways to do things, so it’s important to be cognizant of the fact that it may take you time to learn something.

How has attending the coding boot camp changed your life?

It reinforced my opinion that you are never too old to learn something new! An important takeaway as people are often discouraged the older they get. Even though I am only 28, I think continuing education in any form is important and this was very refreshing for me as it has been some time since I’ve last sat in a classroom.

What is one piece of advice you would give to someone who is considering attending the coding boot camp?  

If you are passionate about technology, and are willing to put in the effort, this would be a great fit for you.

Review: ”This class is exactly what I needed, when I needed it.”
Thomas Renicker
  • Part-Time
  • 2017 Graduate
  • Course: Coding

The program is a great for becoming proficient in web development. The instructor and TA’s are very knowledgeable and very helpful. You can come to them for help before and after class, as well as through Slack after hours. Kim, the Student Success Manager (SSM), is awesome and truly cares about her students succeeding. The career services help you have a good resume and online presence. They also help prepare you with mock interviews and practice interview questions. At the time of this review, I have not yet gotten into seeking assistance in job placement. It’s a great program with great staff that want to help you and see you succeed.

If you decide to enter this program I recommend looking into HTML, CSS, and JavaScript ahead of class. They cover the topics well but knowing some of the stuff beforehand will definitely give you a leg up. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone looking to get into web development.

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