Has anyone here used General Assembly to help them 'skill up'? If so, what was your experience like?

Hey yo! I'm looking to take a 10-week course inside General Assembly for UX Design/User Research. It's part-time and at night, which will work perfectly with my schedule.

Yes, I'm skilling up. But I'm also considering a career change within the marketing spectrum.

It would actually compliment the hodge podge of marketing skills I have now (everything from content marketing to sales copywriting to video production/editing)

It's not a "clutch your pearls" investment, financially.

But I still want to get someone's perspective - who has taken a course (or two!) from them - on how it:

  • Helped their career (both in career search & bargaining power when it comes to salary compensation)
  • If the course was worth it (e.g., did they do a deep dive into topics or did they generalize a lot? Is the curriculum practical & up-to-date, or was it "old news" & outdated?)
  • If the teachers were helpful (e.g., do they answer your questions or brush you off? Do they show up to their office hours or did they disappear without a trace?)

And any other helpful feedback you can offer.

Cheers!

LiriH's profile thumbnail
That's a great question, looking forward to the responses!
jikajika's profile thumbnail
No one replied in time, and I couldn't wait. I YouTubed it - saw reviews from various people who took their Bootcamp (I'm doing the part-time gig) and decided to go with it. There was one woman who gave a review that tipped me to go for it. She said that General Assembly (and another one) was great if you don't have ANY graphic design experience. My graphic design experience comes from Canva. LOL!So I went for it.I'll try to remember to post here to share with you, and everyone, how it goes over the next 10-weeks.