Professional development used to be simple. In the past, when job descriptions were fixed and technology was slower to evolve, it made sense to keep continuing education efforts within a relatively narrow scope. However, with the increasing pace of market development, expectations for employees are changing. Companies are eager to avoid the “silo effect,” where […]

A master’s degree or bootcamp: which is the right path to a job in data science? This is a common question aspiring data scientists ask themselves when they decide to make a career transition. And it was a recurring theme during a recent Springboard panel discussion with three of our Data Science Career Track alumni. […]

Many newcomers to data science spend a significant amount of time on theory and not enough on practical application. To make real progress along the path toward becoming a data scientist, it’s important to start building data science projects as soon as possible. If you’re thinking about putting together your own data science projects and […]

Course Report recently spoke to Springboard student Kelly Hart about her decision to enroll in the UX Career Track, the challenges of balancing the course and a full-time job, and what she hopes to do after graduation.  Tell me about your background and how it led you to studying UX design at Springboard. As a kid, I was […]

Ever since big data and analytics emerged as a lucrative career path, there has been an ongoing discussion about the differences between various data science roles. It’s an important topic to explore if you’re thinking about entering this field or if you’re looking to build a big data team. As the data space matured, new […]

UX design is a creative and ever-changing field that welcomes fresh ideas from new practitioners, but there are some foundational UX design principles that every new designer should understand. The Interaction Design Foundation defines UX principles as “fundamental points of advice for making easy-to-use, pleasurable designs as we select, create and organize elements and features in […]

Mentorship is a cornerstone of the Springboard experience—and for good reason. Research shows that learning with a mentor not only helps you build skills faster, but also enables career growth. And our own students’ experiences reflect that. Our mentors receive a monthly per-student honorarium, but some donate their pay to charities through Springboard. Last month, […]

As artificial intelligence occupies a larger part of the public consciousness, the media is covering the industry more closely than ever. Keeping up to date on the news, industry trends, and sentiments of influential figures can seem overwhelming. One way to stay informed is through Twitter. The social media platform is a helpful and entertaining […]