Student Reviews & Testimonials

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At UC Irvine Boot Camps, we take pride in our students and not only admire the dedication they display throughout our programs, but their achievements after graduation.

Learning a new trade is an intensive journey, so we know that choosing the boot camp that will deliver your education is an incredibly important decision.

Explore how our programs can make a lasting impact in your life by reading the below testimonials and reviews from The Coding, Data Analytics, UX/UI, Cybersecurity, and Digital Marketing Boot Camp students.

Review: “With the program setup and the support from career services, I am more than ready to face new challenges after the program ends.”
Edward Chen
Edward Chen
  • Part-Time
  • 2019 Graduate
  • Course: Data Analytics
  • Campus: Irvine
There are so many different boot camps out there, but I am so glad that I landed on the [Data Analytics Boot Camp at UCI Continuing Education]!!

The boot camp equipped me with the newest tech skills to enter the data world and provided a variety of resources to better explore student needs, like having a buffet of options to choose from of what we get to keep on our plates.

But the highlight of this entire boot camp experience was actually our instructor and the team that supported him. We had so much to learn in the course, but because we had a great teacher that made everything possible. The instructor was so willing to help students that he consistently hosted review sessions so everyone could have their chance to get more questions answered.

In addition, our TAs were all very passionate about their own work, so they were able to convey that energy to help each student in the class. Lastly, the career services and the Student Success Manager REALLY looked out for each of us and made sure we had all we needed to thrive. It is really hard to find people who actually care and do their best to support you at all levels.

The boot camp was not an easy thing; it does require students to put in a lot of effort and time to be able to really get a grasp of it. With the program setup and the support from career services, I am more than ready to face new challenges after the program ends.

I STRONGLY recommend this data analytics boot camp from UCI for anyone.

Review: “I had a blast creating useful applications from scratch and look forward to using these skills in a career environment.”
Valerie Flores
Valerie Flores
  • Part-Time
  • 2019 Graduate
  • Course: Full Stack Flex
  • Campus: Irvine
I absolutely loved taking this course!  I am looking for a career change and have always been interested in web development, but had no prior experience.

This program is intense and can be frustrating at times, but the instructor, Forrest, and the TA’s gave every student tremendous support and explained the lessons in a way that was easy to understand and retain the information.

I had a blast creating useful applications from scratch and look forward to using these skills in a career environment.

Review: “I was hired as a UX Designer 4 months after completing the program.”
Mathew Astengo
Mathew Astengo
  • Part-Time
  • 2018 Graduate
  • Course: UX/UI
  • Campus: Irvine

I had some design background, but I wanted to pursue a higher understanding of the research and testing methods of UX design. I looked into a lot of different programs and I felt that the 6-month program at UCI Boot Camp was the most beneficial.

10 weeks is not enough time to digest all the information that you are going to get in a boot camp like this. I also felt that the UCI name attached to this program would be well-received and more respectable (I learned that a lot of other 10-week programs have gotten a negative stigma for how quickly they pump graduates out).

The class went great, there were only about 30 students and everyone was very motivated and excited to learn. The instructor was amazing and had extensive knowledge and tons of real-world experience in the field. We met three days a week and had plenty of time between classes to study materials, complete assignments, and still have a job and a life.

The career services were very helpful and the Career Director that was assigned to me was a great help in preparing for applying and interviewing for new jobs. She was a very valuable resource through my process and was crucial to me getting a position.

I was hired as a UX Designer 4 months after completing the program. 

Review: “Attending the UCI Coding Boot Camp program was one of the best decisions I've made!”
Bianca Montoya
Bianca Montoya
  • Part-Time
  • 2017 Graduate
  • Course: Full Stack Flex
  • Campus: Irvine
I decided to attend the program to enhance my web development skills in an effort to help the Marketing Department and the IT Department at Toastmasters International work more collaboratively together as well as to help us use the digital tools available in a more efficient way. With the skills, I learned during my enrollment in The Coding Boot Camp, I feel more confident partnering with the UX Designer to create a Design System for our company that helps ensure brand consistency and adoption from our development team. The UCI Coding Boot Camp made me fall in love with programming and I am now looking forward to working on more web development projects as well as enhancing my knowledge and skill set in web development, to maybe one-day transition to our IT Department. Attending the UCI Coding Boot Camp program was one of the best decisions I’ve made!
Review: “The Coding Boot Camp gave me not only the knowledge I needed to fill in the holes in my skill set, but it gave me a big dose of confidence.”
Peter Surowski
Peter Surowski
  • Part-Time
  • 2017 Graduate
  • Course: Full Stack Flex
  • Campus: Irvine
I have dabbled in web development for about 20 years, but I never had the confidence to pursue it full-time. The Coding Boot Camp gave me not only the knowledge I needed to fill in the holes in my skill set, but it gave me a big dose of confidence. After the course, I felt sure of myself enough to go out and seek web development for the first time as my primary job.

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