How We Work

The smarter_
way to learn.

Where world-class online technology curriculum meets a real-world professional network.

Anna, Thinkful mentor
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As invested in your future as you are

For 6 years we've built the best return on education. Every Thinkful program offers our Tuition Guarantee (see details), and with our software engineering programs you can even pay no tuition until you land a great job.

Education + Career Services = Thinkful!
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Your personal mentor is available to talk face-to-face, answer questions, and helps tailor your curriculum to suit your learning style.
Career Coach
Your career coach is dedicated to helping you brand yourself, master the interview, and in the end get the job.
Program Manager
Your program manager is someone who's with you through it all, dedicated to ensuring you have the best learning experience.
Your peers become your network for life. Meet them through daily activities and weekly events. Take on the world with your team.

Career growth is a team sport

With 1-on-1 mentorship and a dedicated team that includes a career services manager who offers 6 months of support, Thinkful provides every student the structure and support needed to break in or break through to the next level in the career they want.

1-on-1 with industry experts.

We don’t hire the industry’s castoffs. We hire the best to teach the best, accepting only the top applicants. We seek out those with both engineering experience and a passion for teaching.


10 years of experience average per mentor

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Chet, Thinkful mentor
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Ellen, Thinkful mentor
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Mark, Thinkful mentor

The smartest way to learn.


Research shows that 1-on-1 education is the most effective way to learn for most students, so that’s how we work. When you have the full, undivided attention of your mentor, you remember more, you’re more motivated, and your achievement soars.


We get it. Learning a whole new language is tough, but the fastest way to learn is when you’re never in it alone. 1-on-1 mentorship means you get support from day one. Somone who’s been there, on-call, to get you unstuck and keep you on track.

1-on-1 is much faster than learning alone

Where our students work

Our students start careers at some of the most coveted tech companies.


Your Career


Learn to Network


You'll begin expanding your professional network after your full admission. We'll help you spend time at the right meetups and events where your future colleagues already hang out.


Master the Interview


Interviewing takes practice, but too often candidates don't prepare. Throughout your course, you'll have five interviews with hiring managers that will test your knowledge and your approach to problem solving. After each mock interview, you will receive a follow-up with feedback for next time.


The Job


Once you graduate you'll be ready for the job hunt, and that's when your Career Coach at Thinkful joins your team. For six months, we'll help you apply to positions near you.

Of career services after graduation

Think outside the classroom

We’re challenging the idea that a quality education can only be achieved in a traditional classroom setting. We think you should work from the environment that suits you best. Whether it’s your local library or the comfort of your couch, your workspace is wherever works for you.

Thinkful students and mentors

Take the next step

To learn more about our courses, talk with an education advisor