The report includes the outcomes of in-person classes operated in Orange County, CA since 2014, which is no longer offered. Ithakai since made a transition to an online program and have been teaching students everywhere based on the same career-changing program.
* 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.
Kathrina was a beginner with a social work degree, which turned out to be not the right fit for her. She found out about UX design and took a course with us. Now, she works as a Junior UX Designer at Everyone Counts designing remote voting solutions.
Saneeya was a graphic designer primarily working in print. Like many graphic designers, she wanted to make a transition into digital media. She took a course with us and hustled for a job. Saneeya eventually landed a full-time UX designer position at McGraw-Hill Education.
Jessica was a software developer who wanted to become a full-time UX designer. She had to struggle with people’s bias that developers can’t design. She took a course at ITHAKAI and built a UX portfolio. Now, she works as a full-time Senior UX designer at Oomba.
See what our graduates say about the program
"I am writing this review at my office as a UX designer in the headquarter of AT&T. I am very grateful to get this job offer after the very diverse and solid UX training at ITHAKAI. The most important thing I learn is to do as much as we can and we will be beyond how good we think we could be. As a guy with a lot of different UX training experience, I definitely recommend ITHAKAI because it’s not just a school but a good start point in your career."
Ruohai Wang, UX Designer at AT&T
"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'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