Not only did doing this course revigorate my thinking but it taught me how to build web applications and learning to always continue learning.
The course was well structured and involved a lot of hands-on project work, which really prepared me for my first role as a developer. The high quality instruction from industry professionals was invaluable to me.
I felt supported for the entire 12 weeks, from the instructional team, the production team, the outcomes team, and of course the GA alumni community.
It is a very well designed course. I used to pursue development as a hobby by taking this course I could convert my hobby as profession.
Earlier in the year I decided to put my Master of PR on hold to give this whole UX thing a go.
I heard great things about the industry, and this course, from an old colleague, funnily enough from the banking world. His review of it, to me, had me sold and I wasn't disappointed.
I have never been around a more dedicated teaching staff. My instructor is one of the top two classroom teachers I've had in my life (would take 1st place but the HS teacher that told me "don't get mad, get even" after a poor showing in the HSC trials for my best subject hold a warm place in my memory). He engaged the class, and acknowledged/validated any question from a student. You would think this guy doesn't have a life. After class he's working on the next days material. On the weekend he's dedicating his time to review your work. Don't know how he found the time.
The material we covered was extensive, exhausting, but interesting at the same time. The way the course is structured gives you confidence in yourself, and "no child is left behind", for lack of a better phrase. The projects test and build your learnings with the last project being for a real world client so you get industry exposure before even graduating.
Finally you have the outcomes program, which is dedicated to preparing you to look for work, and eventually help you find work. It was really re-assuring and the person heading this up was nothing short of amazing herself. 4 months after the course she's still there to help you with whatever you need.
I was nervous before the course, but once I got rolling it was fine. And the other students are all in the same boat so you'll find you'll make some strong long-term relationships.
This course skills you up no matter what your background is professionally or skill wise.
It's a bit pricey, but it's a great investment if you're serious about a career change. You'll make that buck back in no time.
This course changed my career from early childhood education to web development. I totally enjoyed my 12 weeks web development immersive course where I've learnt basic and practical knowledge of building a full stack web application and developed a few applications of my own.
This course was great for me, a career changer, wanting to get into development quickly. They really throw a lot of different stuff at you and move at a pretty quick pace, so if you want to get the most out of it, don't expect heaps of spare time.
I think this course is perfect for someone in my position, but perhaps not all people. People that already have a decent background in development, might not find this as useful.
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