Updated as of July 2017
* Data gathered from self-reported surveys and other forms of communication. Not 3rd-party audited.
Job Placement Rate
Calculated based on all graduate students who qualify 1) had a primary goal to get a job, 2) completed a program, 3) did not opt out of job searching during six months after graduation
Calculated based on all placed students who had a pay increase, hourly wages are converted into salaries. The average starting salary is $30,110, and the average new salary is $66,693.
Time took to find a job
Qualifying jobs: salaried employees, full-time and part-time contractors, paid internships. The majority of students landed a job within four months of graduation.
The graduates landed different types of positions in UX design from salaried employee to paid internship. All qualifying jobs are paid positions.
Most students had a goal of landing a job in UX design to change their career. Some wanted to learn UX design to improve their startup product, such as a mobile app or a website.
Our students had a diverse professional background, and most of them were salaried employees when they started the program. Some were still in school or unemployed at the time of enrollment.
See what our graduates say about the program
"I landed a UX internship shortly after the bootcamp, which eventually turned into full-time employment as a Junior UX designer at an established company. I’m very happy with it (so far) and give my thanks to Ithakai for helping me start my UX career!"
Kat Maribao, Junior UX Designer at Everyone Counts
"I am writing this at my office as a UX designer in the headquarter of AT&T. I am very grateful to be able to get this good job offer after the very diverse and solid UX training at ITHAKAI. The most important thing I learn there is to do as much as we can and we will be beyond who good we think we could be."
Ruohai Wang, User Experience Consultant at AT&T
"I'm very thankful for the bootcamp, as I landed a UX internship in Downtown LA shortly after, and I'm ecstatic over how much the bootcamp has helped me move beyond getting just my foot in the door. I am able to do far more than many of the other interns who went to other schools can do, and I have no hesitation in saying so. ITHAKAI has done wonders and I can only take pride in being a part of the early days that gave me such a leg up."
Alonso Loera, UX Designer at rhubarb studios