Student Success Stories

Serina Murphy

Occupational Therapist. 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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Kevin Hanst

Recent Graduate (Economics Background). Now: UX Designer

"For my little experience as a designer, working with Maca was extremely helpful in learning the basic principles of UX/UI Design and having her by my side every step of the way was very reassuring. This program allowed me to get right into practicing these design principles and create a project from beginning to end while also developing my first portfolio. It was a great first step into becoming a full-fledged designer that was both affordable and flexible to work with."

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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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