Student Success Stories

Daniel Cubas

Music Educator Background. Now: UX/UI Designer

"I wanted a BootCamp that could be up to my pace. I enjoyed the materials and the assignments are very helpful to understand the concepts of UX design. Mentors take their time to review everyone's work and schedule calls to help with assignments if needed.

Overall, I really enjoyed my time at Avocademy. The pacing, material, and assignments were great, and the mentorship and speakers series were priceless resources to learn and jump into the UX design field"

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Crystal Talley

Graphic Design Background. Now: UX/UI Designer

"Avocademy made you feel like you aren’t just a number. Maca and the mentors truly cared about your journey and growth"

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Morgan Hunter

Product Photography Background. Now: User Experience Designer II

"Avocademy is a UX/UI course that teaches you the foundations and helps you start your career"

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Ryan Russell

Psychology Background. Now: UX Designer

"Avocademy was literally life changing for me. Over the span of five months, I completed the UX/UI foundations course, joined Career Jumpstart, and found a six-figure job as an experience designer. Sure, you can learn UX/UI online on your own or from any other bootcamp, but Avocademy is special because of its active community, unlimited access to mentorship, real world projects, and guides to help at every single point through the job application process.

I would highly recommend Avocademy to anyone interested in becoming a designer and I feel so incredibly grateful and happy that I found Avocademy"

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Nicole Savona

Wildlife and Conservation Background. Now: UI Designer

"This was the perfect program for me to join while still working full time because there’s enough flexibility to do coursework only nights and weekends. I was ready to work hard though so I wanted something I could power through in a relatively short time so I wouldn’t burn myself out. The mentors are fantastic and very knowledgeable. It’s much better than teaching yourself a new career from scratch and cheaper than other programs too"

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Tanya Yuen

Social Work Background. Now: UX/UI Designer

"Joining Avocademy was truly life changing. I was able to transition from my previous career as a Social Worker to UX/UI Design in 8 months. While in the program (both the foundations course & Career Jumpstart), I worked full time and having the flexibility of completing the coursework at my own pace really helped me manage both commitments.

I always felt and continue to feel supported by Avocademy & the Avocademy community and I cannot recommend the program enough!"

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Jennifer Jeliff-Russell

Psychology & Employment Coaching. Now: UX Copywriter

"I have a background in psychology and employment coaching, not design, so I wasn’t sure an 8 week program would be able to give me everything I needed to gain hands on knowledge in UX/UI Design.

The Foundations program ended up being a fantastic investment in my career! I loved that the program provided a variety of learning methods such as videos and articles, then had each student create a unique project during which we gained hands on experience for each module."

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Avrielle Suleiman

Mass Media and Political Science Background. Now: UX/UI Designer

"I have taken courses in the past, and they all fell flat. I always felt like I was missing some part of the education and couldn't really bring the skills I learned into a real job. With Avocademy, I have never felt more supported or prepared to find a job, and most importantly, feel like I will do well in the job"

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Joycelyn Hicks

Psychology Background. Now: UX/UI Designer

"I really enjoyed my experience with Avocademy. I learned so much through the courses and received so much support through the community here. This experience was truly worth it and helped me land my dream job in only 2 weeks after I started applying"

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Teddy Laguerre

Mental Health Therapist Background. Now: UX Strategist

"Avocademy is an 8-week hands-on Boot camp that prepares you for the UX/UI world. Taking this boot camp was one of the best decisions I ever made. Making a career change was scary but after completing this boot camp I feel confident in the skills I have acquired"

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Melissa Flores

Public Health Background. Now: UX Strategist

"I couldn't have had a better experience with Avocademy! It was the best decision I could have made for my career. Not only are Maca, Alex, and all of the mentors incredible- but the program is so thorough and helped me find a job and be well equipped with an amazing foundation as I started. Cannot recommend this program enough and if you're on the fence- I say go for it!"

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Serina Murphy

Occupational Therapist Background. Now: Product Designer

"Be prepared to work hard, but know that you are safe because Maca is right in your corner! She is flexible and very approachable with any questions or concerns you may have. You get what you put in and I'm very grateful for the experience!"

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Benny Sun

Education Background. Now: UX Researcher

"Avocademy is the BEST EVER UX/UI institute. I accepted an offer as a UX Researcher at Morgan Stanley at the end of September (Only one month after I started applying) and I am starting my new career journey at the end of this month. I am beyond thrilled because before this, I had been in education and had no real experience with UX/UI Design at all. I feel extremely lucky to have signed up for Avocademy. I would never have done this without the help that I got from them!"

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Sarah Pugh

Color Marketing and Design Consultant. Now: UX Designer

"My experience with Avocademy couldn't have been better in helping me learn the foundations needed to make a pivot in my design career. While working full-time, I was able to get through the program at my own pace with access to all kinds of resources that enriched my knowledge of best industry practices. Maca and the other mentors really took the time to get to know their students independently and were very easy to reach. It's clear to see that Maca and her team care about the next generation of designers. I feel confident in my decision and cannot wait to make a transition in my career as a UX designer."

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Alex Infante

Sales Background. Now: Product Designer

"Maca is wonderful! The context alone is so helpful for a beginner. Extremely thorough, and the source material is so varied that you're able to process and apply immediately to the activities that follow. The activities aren't just for learning but they also end up making up your entire portfolio piece. All in all, I learned so much, and having Maca available for questions and feedback really built my confidence by the time I was done. I can't wait to reference and apply the material for future projects!"

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Codey Smith

Digital Specialist. Now: Product Designer

"It’s is a very practical course so you jump right into the portfolio project and learn as you go. I am a learn by doing type of person so this was perfect for me. My mentor was so helpful in our sessions, and always quick to reply when I reached out on slack. This was exactly what I needed to jump into my UX career."

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Madison Poe

Marketing Background. Now: UX Designer

"There are obvious reasons to take this course, like the real client projects that you'll have access to participate in, but beyond that Maca has created a determined support system and job hunting network. After only 3 weeks of applying for jobs, I had an offer! I could not have asked for a better experience. I felt supported throughout my entire journey, not only by the Avocademy staff, but also by the many other students who were going through the same process as me. The design teams that Maca organizes connect you with so many other talented designers and give you the chance to make connections and network, lean on other job seekers for advice, and even make some new friends!"

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Ginni Baker

Graphic Design and Mathematics Background. Now: Product Designer

"The Avocademy UX/UI Foundations course was so great. I'd been wanting to learn UX for a while and this was a perfect option for me. The course work can all be done on your own time, but mentors are available via chat or scheduled video call and will review your work before you move on to the next module. Every mentor was friendly, encouraging and helpful. I came out of the class with a great portfolio project and landed a job a couple months later. The course is advertised as 6-8 weeks, but it took me about 10 weeks to complete the whole thing - which is fine as you let them know what's going on."

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Radia Lahlou

Educator. Now: Product Designer

"I loved my experience in Avocademy and subsequent experience in Career Jumpstart. Before transitioning into UX through Avocademy, I was an educator with no experience whatsoever in tech. Thanks to Avocademy + CJ, I was able to build a portfolio of real client projects and land a job within a month of job searching (after completing the course and my portfolio). Additionally, everyone who works at Avocademy is so kind :,) They really care about your career growth and want you to succeed!! Avocademy seriously changed my life"

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Camille Horstmann

Freelance Artist. Now: UX Developer II

"This Bootcamp is affordable, fast-paced, and intuitive. Within 6 months I went from having zero job prospects to working three different jobs. While the course does a great job of teaching the fundamentals of UX/UI, what really helped me was the mentorship! My mentors helped boost my confidence in so many different ways and really helped me thrive during this time of personal growth."

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Kelsey Horowitz

Recent College Graduate / HR Assistant. Now: UX Designer

"Avocademy is a great course for anyone looking to start out in UX Design. I like that it is structured, so I can check off my readings and activities along the way. Maca (my mentor) has also been really responsive, and always answers my messages. She is always willing to help, and has even recorded some personal tutorial videos for me to explain how to do something on Figma (the design software). I also feel like her feedback is constructive, professional, and personable, and you can talk to her through video chat, or her new Slack Community group she created (which is also cool to see the other people in the class)."

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Rebecca Rausch

Graphic Design Background. Now: Product Designer

"I can't say enough good things about my experience. Maca provides incredible information throughout the course (I ended up bookmarking so many pages, videos, etc. that will help me in the future). I even learned more about graphic design from her than I did years ago in school. Not only that, but you have direct access to mentors throughout the course. They also meet with you every few weeks on Zoom to make sure you are on the right track and are available to message on Slack. The Slack channel also provides an opportunity to interact with other students and exchange tips/tricks."

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Mara Rosenstock

Marketing Manager. Now: Product Designer

"When attempting to transition from marketing to user experience after completing a UX design course, I struggled to hear back from any of the jobs I applied to which felt very defeating.

Through Avocademy’s Career Jumpstart program, I learned how to emphasize the right info on my resume, ensure I showcased my best work on my portfolio, and present the right content from my portfolio during job interviews. I was also able to receive mentorship and advice from people who have years of experience in a variety of industries which helped me understand what a real UX job could look like. "

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Kathy Nguyen

College Student. Now: UX Prototyper

"I chose to enroll in Avocademy's Career Jumpstart course because I was really unmotivated and couldn't find a job despite applying for a couple months. Now, I'm really glad I made that decision! The course is pretty affordable compared to other bootcamps, and it helped me realize that I definitely had the skills to become a UX designer, I just needed to present it better. The course itself was very informational and thorough, and by the time I was finished I felt a lot more confident about my resume and portfolio."

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