The ways in which we work are constantly evolving, and the global demand for digital skills in data, design, digital marketing, and web development is accelerating more rapidly than ever as organizations and industries continue to adapt to an ever-growing online environment. Whether you already have experience in a tech field and want to upgrade your skills and salary potential, or are looking for a way into the industry, BrainStation offers a range of bootcamps and courses to help you get to where you want to be.
What is BrainStation?
BrainStation is a global leader in digital skills training, with online instruction and campuses in New York, London, Toronto, and Vancouver. BrainStation helps its students develop the most relevant and sought-after skills in tech, supporting them throughout the process to ensure that they are fully-equipped and ready to land the perfect job.
Founded in 2012, BrainStation has empowered over 100,000 professionals and some of the largest organizations in the world, such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook. By 2025, BrainStation hopes to empower one million individuals with digital skills training.
Choosing the Right Course for You
With both full-time bootcamps and part-time courses available, BrainStation helps make digital learning accessible and straight-forward, providing courses taught by professionals in the industry that are designed to develop job-ready skills in data, design, development, marketing, and product management.
All of the full-time bootcamps available give you the chance to build a portfolio of completed projects, while also providing ongoing career support, including resume workshops, mock interviews, and access to the expertise of BrainStation’s successful and innovative hiring partners. Most importantly, BrainStation’s bootcamps are immersive, project-based, and collaborative, providing you with hands-on, practical experience to help you transform your skillset and launch your career.
So let’s dive in and take a closer look at each program.
If you’re looking to launch a career in data, BrainStation offers a full-time Data Science Bootcamp. Led by experts in the field, you will have the chance to gain first-hand experience, work on real-life data problems, and create an impressive portfolio of your work. This bootcamp is designed to be challenging and comprehensive, with a curriculum that is continually updated to ensure that you are always learning the most relevant industry skills.
If full-time study isn’t for you, BrainStation offers two part-time alternatives: the Data Analytics Course, designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of data analysis; and the Data Science Course, which allows you to use data analysis, modeling, Python programming, and other methods to solve analytical problems.
The full-time User Experience (UX) Design Bootcamp helps prepare you for a career in design by introducing you to the skills, concepts, and tools needed by UX Designers. Throughout this bootcamp, you will learn cutting-edge UX and UI design concepts, skills, and tools to develop a fully-realized mobile app. You will be taught by industry professionals with a wealth of experience in the field, giving you the unique opportunity to gain insight into real-world design problems and challenges.
For part-time study, you have three options:
- The Design Thinking Course, which gives you the skills to solve complex business problems using design thinking frameworks.
- The User Experience Design Course if you’re interested in digital design and improving the user experience of a product.
- The User Interface Design Course, which teaches you how to transform user goals and requirements into aesthetically pleasing, intuitive, and functional digital interfaces.
For part-time study, there is a wide range of options. You can jump into the world of mobile development with the iOS Development Course, which teaches the Swift programming language and the Xcode development tool.
The Machine Learning Course is a great option to hone your data-driven decision-making skills. You can also learn to work effectively with data with the Python Programming Course or pick up front-end fundamentals in the part-time Web Development Course.
To prepare you for a new career in marketing, the full-time Digital Marketing Bootcamp provides hands-on experience that will help you develop and enhance your skills with the most up-to-date marketing techniques and concepts. During this bootcamp, you will master digital marketing techniques and skills, including search engine optimization, search engine marketing, content development and management, social media marketing, and advanced analytics and reporting. This program aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of digital marketing to prepare you for an exciting new role in the field.
Available as a part-time course, the Product Management Course aims to introduce the latest product management concepts and techniques. In this course, you will learn about the digital product lifecycle, understanding how a product manager takes a product from ideation to market with the help of agile methodologies.
BrainStation offers a range of courses designed to empower professionals in their digital careers. Not sure which program is for you? Book a call with a BrainStation Learning Advisor who can help determine what bootcamp is the best fit for your goals.
What Makes BrainStation Unique?
Built on a project-based learning model, BrainStation’s curriculum is created and delivered by some of the world’s leading subject-matter experts. All of the instructors you will encounter throughout your learning experience are professionals with years of experience in the field and an incredible knowledge of their industry.
The Online and Offline Experience
BrainStation students use a platform called Synapse, a custom-built, data-driven learning management system that promotes personalized learning, collaboration, and immediate feedback, resulting in a seamless online experience. The platform is easy to navigate and gives you access to content and learning materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The online experience at BrainStation aims to redefine your notions of online learning. Courses and bootcamps are taught through real-time lectures, and you spend each day collaborating with Instructors and peers in a virtual classroom environment through video, screen-sharing, virtual breakout rooms, and interactive learning.
As a student at BrainStation, your experience extends beyond class hours, with access to thought leadership events. BrainStation hosts online panel events twice per month, featuring panelists from some of the leading organizations in the world, who discuss a range of cutting-edge topics. Students are strongly encouraged to attend in order to learn more about the field they are working in, and have the opportunity to ask these leading professionals questions about their roles and experience. Additionally, BrainStation hosts exclusive guest lecturers, including executives from top companies like IBM and Microsoft, on a monthly basis. These events are available only to BrainStation students and provide a unique opportunity for learning and networking.
Hiring Partners and Job Support
Another advantage of studying with BrainStation is being able to access its vast network of over 2,500 hiring partners. These partnerships allow students and graduates to connect with some of the world’s most innovative companies, who are looking to hire top emerging digital talent. The company also hosts quarterly Demo Days, where students can showcase their final project to the BrainStation community and interact directly with companies.
One of the goals of every BrainStation bootcamp is to give students the chance to build their own portfolio of completed, real-world projects. But this is not the only way you’ll be supported as a BrainStation student. To prepare you for your job search, you’ll also benefit from BrainStation’s Career Accelerator Program, which provides support during and after the bootcamp, with mock interviews and resume writing support, visits to local tech companies, and complimentary access to meetups, networking events, and career fairs.
BrainStation also offers ‘power hours,’ which are additional networking opportunities for you to introduce yourself to enterprises looking to hire people like you, even before you’ve graduated.
Accessibility and Diversity
BrainStation understands that financial concerns should not get in the way of you and your dreams. To make learning accessible to all, the company provides a range of scholarships, including:
- The Women in Technology Scholarship, which aims to help women thrive in the digital economy
- The Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, which helps make digital skills accessible to underrepresented groups
- The University and College Scholarship for students and recent graduates
- The Not-For-Profit Scholarship for professionals working in the not-for-profit industry
- The Veterans Scholarship, which is meant to help veterans with career changes
- The Entrepreneurship Scholarship, which helps small- and medium-sized business owners boost their digital skills and knowledge
What Are My Career Prospects?
In BrainStation’s 2019 outcomes report, 94% of User Experience Design students found employment within 180 days, as did more than 95% of Web Development graduates and Data Science graduates. This is due to the hard work of students combined with the fantastic training and networking opportunities provided by BrainStation.
“We recently hired two graduates of the BrainStation Web Development program to our Technical Support team at Unbounce. Both have been able to leverage the skills they learned at BrainStation to immediately excel in the hybrid role of Technical Support and I’m excited to see where the future takes them at Unbounce!” said Robert Cameron, Customer Success Technical Operations Lead at Unbounce.
What BrainStation Graduates Have to Say
With the ever-changing work climate, BrainStation offers a great route into a career in tech. But don’t just take our word on it, check out what their graduates have to say.
“The learning environment was very warm and encouraging. It was a pleasure coming to class and learning from Instructors who had valuable and relevant experience,” said BrainStation graduate, Ali Mahmood, now a Senior Analyst. “The support is always there when needed. They have even reached out to me to check on my job search, directed me to potential leads, and offered to provide feedback on my resume and portfolio […] It goes without saying that the knowledge I acquired from the BrainStation program has been critical to the value I provide for my new employer.”
Another graduate, Hannah Cheng, a Product Owner at EllisDon, said, “Thanks to BrainStation’s vast industry connections, I was able to attend several tech tours and step into the [tech world] for the first time. Prior to BrainStation I wasn’t in touch with the tech community at all, and being part of the program helped me see how important digital skills have become in career development, and how it will continue to evolve in the future in terms of disruptive technology.”
BrainStation provides a collaborative, project-based learning environment that allows you to develop the skills you need for a successful career in tech, and supports you along the way. So if you think a BrainStation bootcamp or course could be for you, have a look at their website to find out more information or talk to an advisor.
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