Which One Will I Choose? Thinkful vs Springboard vs General Assembly

May 8, 2020

by Oscar Perez

Hope you guys are being safe and doing good. Here is my update. Guess which bootcamp I registered for? It took me a while to do my research. I was hesitating between General Assembly, Thinkful & Springboard. I knocked out Thinkful after hearing that it is not as popular as the other two.  

I was then more lenient towards General Assembly because a lot of graduates have been very successful with General Assembly. More people have worked for popular companies than Springboard. Also there are a lot more graduates in General Assembly. 

I was watching YouTubers experiences with General Assembly and one Youtuber “Hello, I’m Alexa”, stated that she can tell when people graduate in General Assembly. It made it look a lot like a generic school. I don’t want to be like the others, I want to stand out and be different. Youtuber Chunbuns also mentioned that she would have not chosen General Assembly if she were to pick a different bootcamp. She based it off different employers who looked down on General Assembly. I wasn’t too sure on what that actually meant. 

Following that comparison, I then compared their syllabus. I really liked how Springboard had a UI track, in which General Assembly does not offer. Usually most bootcamps offer just UX. Bloc does offer UX and UI but not does not offer real client project. While Flatiron Online does offer UX and UI as well, but not mentoring.

Another reason Springboard drew my attention is because of the job guarantee condition. If they are unable to find me a job within 6 months then I can get a full refund on my tuition. Using the deferred tuition payment option which requires no payment until you get a job. This  costs a chunk of 15,000$. There is also an up front payment which is half, around 7,000$. There is also monthly payments after you graduate, and monthly to monthly while enrolled. Remember that all payment options require some sort of deposit. 

General Assembly also offered similar rates. Their cost for full tuition is $14,500. General Assembly upfront is 13,950$. Springboard upfront is way less than General Assembly. General Assembly also has 0$ upfront cost until you land a job. Both offer very similar plans but at different prices. 

Springboard also offers a whooping 500$ discount. I will be providing that below. Remember that they also require you to make deposits upon registering, where you an apply promo codes. 

Another important factor is that General Assembly will have to pay more monthly if you go that route. Their program is 12 weeks, which is only 3 months full time. This means you will need to hustle for 8 hours a day. That is like high school all over again, even college was not as long as this schedule. On the other side Springboard program is 9 months while in part time. If you were to do this full time it would probably be around 4-6 months. Keep in mind Springboard also offers pay to pay monthly to monthly basis. Which you can go in your pace. I am not too sure if General Assembly offers that. 

I believe three months versus four to six months is a such a big difference. I would rather get more education and I would rather not be rushed to finish the program. I understand it’s fast because people want to get a job quick and that is one of the whole reasons of bootcamps. Think about it, a bachelor’s degree takes around 4 years. In order to learn in depth the career it takes a longer time. The longer the education the more quality I believe. 

SO I decided to go for Springboard for my next career path. In order to be a product designer you must be a qualified UX and UI designer. I believe this will help me get a lot closer to my ultimate goal. I registered for the month of May and I am ready to take on this challenge. Here we go part time school! 

Till next time. 

Peace. 

Links & Discounts:

Coupon code for Springboard 500$ offPromo Code: YI3S0

Springboard UX+ UI Career Track

General Assembly

Thinkful

Which One Will I Choose? Thinkful vs Springboard vs General Assembly

Hope you guys are being safe and doing good. Here is my update. Guess which bootcamp I registered for? It took me a while to do my research. I was hesitating between General Assembly, Thinkful & Springboard. I knocked out Thinkful after hearing that it is not as popular as the other two. I was then more lenient towards General Assembly because a lot of graduates have been very successful with General Assembly. More people have worked for popular companies than Springboard. Also there are a....

Which One Will I Choose? Thinkful vs Springboard vs General

Duel Links Meta Tournament Website Redesign

Hey guys welcome to another episode on Dodefy. So this episode I will be talking about Duel Links Meta. This website is based on the application Duel Links, a trading card game that is based off the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. Top players from all over the world join to compete. This website also community help for new to top players. Dkayed is the founder. He placed 1st Place Global during KC Cup November 2017, 1st Place North America- World Championship Qualifier August 2017, and 2nd Place...

Implementing UX Skills Into MCS Tournament Page

2020’s Best Web Design Service Guide: Wix, Squarespace and Webflow

Want to save thousands on your new website design? This comparison article will benefit you in the long run, so don't skip ahead.There has been an increase in automated web design services or ecommerce services (shopify, woocommerce, magento) in the past decade. While more are on the rise, we will be comparing the top platforms in 2020. Be cautious because some services can be money vacuums, that are ready to be taking your money. In contrary, there are some services that are actually...

2020's Guide to Best Web Design Service

Why should a business have a website in 2020?

In general, small businesses can compete with small businesses and even larger businesses. Heck, larger businesses compete with larger businesses or smaller businesses too. It's very much like a continuum race track that never ends. Look at all the most successful businesses. What do they all have in common? All of them have a website. Websites don't just provide information about the company or sell you products. They have a purpose and that is to compete with their competitors.

Why Your Business Needs a Website in 2020

Which One Will I Choose? Thinkful vs Springboard vs General Assembly

Hope you guys are being safe and doing good. Here is my update. Guess which bootcamp I registered for? It took me a while to do my research. I was hesitating between General Assembly, Thinkful & Springboard. I knocked out Thinkful after hearing that it is not as popular as the other two. I was then more lenient towards General Assembly because a lot of graduates have been very successful with General Assembly. More people have worked for popular companies than Springboard. Also there are a....

Duel Links Meta Tournament Website Redesign

Hey guys welcome to another episode on Dodefy. So this episode I will be talking about Duel Links Meta. This website is based on the application Duel Links, a trading card game that is based off the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. Top players from all over the world join to compete. This website also community help for new to top players. Dkayed is the founder. He placed 1st Place Global during KC Cup November 2017, 1st Place North America- World Championship Qualifier August 2017, and 2nd Place...

2020’s Best Web Design Service Guide: Wix, Squarespace and Webflow

Want to save thousands on your new website design? This comparison article will benefit you in the long run, so don't skip ahead.There has been an increase in automated web design services or ecommerce services (shopify, woocommerce, magento) in the past decade. While more are on the rise, we will be comparing the top platforms in 2020. Be cautious because some services can be money vacuums, that are ready to be taking your money. In contrary, there are some services that are actually...

Why should a business have a website in 2020?

In general, small businesses can compete with small businesses and even larger businesses. Heck, larger businesses compete with larger businesses or smaller businesses too. It's very much like a continuum race track that never ends. Look at all the most successful businesses. What do they all have in common? All of them have a website. Websites don't just provide information about the company or sell you products. They have a purpose and that is to compete with their competitors.

Which One Will I Choose? Thinkful vs Springboard vs General

Implementing UX Skills Into MCS Tournament Page

2020's Guide to Best Web Design Service

Why Your Business Needs a Website in 2020

Older Articles

Why should a business have a website in 2020?

In general, small businesses can compete with small businesses and even larger businesses. Heck, larger businesses compete with larger businesses or smaller businesses too. It's very much like a continuum race track that never ends. Look at all the most successful businesses. What do they all have in common? All of them have a website. Websites don't just provide information about the company or sell you products. They have a purpose and that is to compete with their competitors.

2020’s Best Web Design Service Guide: Wix, Squarespace and Webflow

Want to save thousands on your new website design? This comparison article will benefit you in the long run, so don't skip ahead.There has been an increase in automated web design services or ecommerce services (shopify, woocommerce, magento) in the past decade. While more are on the rise, we will be comparing the top platforms in 2020. Be cautious because some services can be money vacuums, that are ready to be taking your money. In contrary, there are some services that are actually...

Duel Links Meta Tournament Website Redesign

Hey guys welcome to another episode on Dodefy. So this episode I will be talking about Duel Links Meta. This website is based on the application Duel Links, a trading card game that is based off the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. Top players from all over the world join to compete. This website also community help for new to top players. Dkayed is the founder. He placed 1st Place Global during KC Cup November 2017, 1st Place North America- World Championship Qualifier August 2017, and 2nd Place...

Which One Will I Choose? Thinkful vs Springboard vs General Assembly

Hope you guys are being safe and doing good. Here is my update. Guess which bootcamp I registered for? It took me a while to do my research. I was hesitating between General Assembly, Thinkful & Springboard. I knocked out Thinkful after hearing that it is not as popular as the other two. I was then more lenient towards General Assembly because a lot of graduates have been very successful with General Assembly. More people have worked for popular companies than Springboard. Also there are a....