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Your Top 15 Online Boot Camp Questions Answered

You’re interested in an online boot camp—but you first want to know how it actually works. What can you expect from the online format? If you’re just discovering our boot camps, you likely have many questions that you’d like the answers to before taking the next step. It is important to make an informed decision…

Why Employers Are Drawn to Online Boot Camp Learners

Many of today’s leading employers are beginning to embrace new models of education, including online learning. As a result, we see a number of employers hiring online boot camp s due to their work ethic and combination of hard skills (technical knowledge) and soft skills (adaptability, collaboration, creativity, etc.). Because of the fast-paced nature of…

7 Characteristics of a High-Quality Online Boot Camp

As the unprecedented shift towards online learning continues to grow, more s are seeking out the combination of skills development and flexibility offered through an online boot camp education. Today it is more possible than ever to break into fields such as web development, financial technology, UX/UI, cybersecurity, and digital marketing through the help of…

COVID-19 Update: Transitioning to Virtual Class Sessions

Updated as of March 16, 2020 For the health and safety of our students, in cooperation and in accordance with the University of Richmond, current University of Richmond Boot Camp classes will move to virtual class sessions. To ensure a seamless transition, we’re providing extra training to all active instructional staff on how to effectively…

Coding and Creativity: How This Boot Camp Student Rediscovered Her Artistic Outlet

A lifelong artist, Hillary Hardiman has always been a creative person. But at 18, she put her creative juices on the back burner. Instead of majoring in art, Hillary studied biomedical engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University—and continued there to earn her master’s degree in product innovation. Hillary went on to become operations consultant at Bank of America—but…

Supersize Your Career: How a Coding Boot Camp Helped This Fast Food Manager Become a Data Analyst in Just Six Months

Just a year ago, Patrick Chu was the general manager of a chain restaurant in Virginia. He had never touched data analytics software, nor thought much about the field. Today, he’s a data analyst for one of the country’s largest banks, Capital One. According to Patrick, this major transition was simple and surprisingly fast—thanks to the University of…