Founded in 2013, Springboard has served almost 10,000 students in more than 100 countries with the help of nearly 300 expert mentors. This community of lifelong learners is the heart of what makes Springboard work. We recently connected with a few of our data science and UX design alumni. In this short video series, they share their learning journeys.

First, meet Masashi Omori, data scientist at McAfee; Aisha Butt, UX research associate at Facebook; Andrew Garcia, data analyst at Pandora; and some of our other incredible alumni:

The graduates explain why they were attracted to Springboard’s data science and UX design courses and how they stayed motivated throughout the learning process:

One-on-one mentorship from industry experts is among Springboard’s most important offerings. The bar is high for bringing on new mentors; we select only one in 12 applicants. In this video, our alumni talk about the advantages of working with a mentor: consistent feedback while completing the coursework, personalized guidance during the job search, and even friendship afterward:

What kind of practical work do Springboard’s data science and UX design students do? Here, alumni talk about their capstone projects, which tackled everything from a student’s family’s farm to reimagined elements for websites like OKCupid and Yelp.

Finally, alumni share their favorite parts of the Springboard experience, from the quality of the course curriculum to the community-building with mentors and fellow students.

Stay tuned for future videos featuring Springboard mentors and deeper video profiles of alumni who have transitioned into successful data science and UX design careers.

If you’re ready to join the Springboard community and launch your dream career, check out our Data Science Career Track and our new UX Bootcamp, a self-paced, mentor-led bootcamp designed to get you hired.