Student Reviews & Testimonials

At Rice University Boot Camps, we take pride in our students and not only admire the dedication they display throughout our programs, but their achievements after graduation.

Learning a new trade is an intensive journey, so we know that choosing the program or boot camp that will deliver your education is an incredibly important decision.

Explore how our programs can make a lasting impact in your life by reading the below testimonials and reviews from Rice University Coding, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, FinTech, UX/UI, or Digital Marketing Boot Camp students.

Review: “Without a doubt, Rice opened many doors for me while researching my group projects.”
Doug Newsom
Doug Newsom
  • Part-Time
  • May 2019
  • Course: Data Analytics
  • Campus: Houston

Through reading an excellent review article on the front page of the “Houston Chronicle” business section, I first learned about the Rice University Data Analytics Boot Camp.  The number of technical skills that could be acquired in the course was very impressive.  Having this course offered at Rice University played a major factor in my final decision to enroll.

From my first day of class, the high caliber of the instructional and support staff was quite evident. Cam served as the lead instructor and had a real passion for teaching. He truly wanted each student to succeed in their professional pursuits. I will always remember his motivating words to our class, “We’re not here to be mediocre, we are here for excellence.”

One of my favorite aspects of the course was working on real-world group projects in a collaborative environment (integrating Git/GitHub along with Slack). Each project was extremely challenging, especially with tight deadlines. Without a doubt, Rice opened many doors for me while researching my group projects. This included meetings with a professor, lawyer, city council member, movie director, and the county flood control district.

The final project presentation on the last day of class proved to be incredibly rewarding for me. The boot camp gave me the confidence to use data science terminology and methods known by professionals which has greatly enhanced my marketability. I also developed a great comradery with my new network of fellow classmates.

If you are interested in attending Rice University for a boot camp, please give it your fullest consideration – you will not be disappointed!

Review: “...you will be exposed to a lot of various programming, database, data visualization techniques, and platforms...”
John Hawkins
John Hawkins
  • Part-Time
  • November 2019
  • Course: Data Analytics
  • Campus: Houston

After a 20 year career in oil and gas, I wanted to supplement my knowledge with some data analytics experience. I explored various masters programs and online learning.

I felt the master’s programs were too much of a time and financial commitment for what I wanted at this time.  I discovered the [Rice Analytics Data Analytics Boot Camp] program and decided the six months fast-paced format would work well to achieve my goals.

The program is advertised as fast-paced and a real boot camp format.  This is very true. At times it seems the pace is very quick and hard to keep up with.  But having said that, I think that is one of the benefits, you will be exposed to a lot of various programming, database, data visualization techniques, and platforms so this allows you to dive in where you find an interest or move on without getting bogged down in an area that is not of value to you.

My advice to anybody considering the program, make sure you can dedicate time out of class to studying and completing assignments.  The class sessions will give you enough to get started but to understand what you are doing you need to spend the time outside of the classroom to understand it.

Review: “Two months into the course, I landed a job in a Fortune 500 company and I have been able to put what I have learned to good use.”
Olutomiwa Oloyede
Olutomiwa Oloyede
  • Part-Time
  • August 2019
  • Course: Data Analytics
  • Campus: Houston

I came into the course just seeking knowledge that can propel me to the next level in my career; however, I learned a whole lot more. I learned how to code, I learned how to learn and how to teach. I developed empathy and teamwork skills while working on projects with people from the most diverse of backgrounds.

Two months into the course, I landed a job in a Fortune 500 company and I have been able to put what I have learned to good use.

Although the pace of the course is very fast, students need to understand that you get what you put in. The amount of sleepless nights will definitely be worth it eventually. Might I add that when I started this course I had zero coding experience apart from using Excel, but now I can develop apps and systems from scratch and I have this burning desire to help people.

The instructor had a very obvious passion for teaching and imparting knowledge and a very impressive knowledge about all subject matters taught during the class.

I can confidently say that I came out of the program an all-round better person.

Thank you [Rice University Data Analytics Boot Camp].

Review: “It has opened up a lot of opportunities and I am glad I can work on something that I really enjoy doing.”
Chandni Alexander
Chandni Alexander
  • Part-Time
  • September 2019
  • Course: Cybersecurity
  • Campus: Houston

I have really learned a lot through [the Rice University Cybersecurity Boot Camp] which I wouldn’t have been able to do on my own. Plus the teachers and colleagues were all great. They were helpful and patient.

Mostly, I was able to grasp a lot of key IT security concepts, tools, and technologies. It has opened up a lot of opportunities and I am glad I can work on something that I really enjoy doing.

I would recommend it to all my friends and colleagues if they would also like to pursue a career in cybersecurity.

Review: “The course prepared me and gave me the confidence I need to start a new career part.”
Oghogho Etuks
Oghogho Etuks
  • Part-Time
  • August 2019
  • Course: Data Analytics
  • Campus: Houston

I come from a zero-programming background, and due to the changing world of data, I knew I needed to get the skills to remain relevant. The course prepared me and gave me the confidence I need to start a new career.

Review: “I chose to attend this class to give myself the skills that I was missing to obtain a job in the world of data.”
Ryan Irvine
Ryan Irvine
  • Part-Time
  • May 2019
  • Course: Data Analytics
  • Campus: Houston

I chose to attend this class to give myself the skills that I was missing to obtain a job in the world of data. Though the class was difficult, it met my expectations, and through the class I was able to improve my work life.

Review: “The skills and network I've gotten through the program are incredible and it helped land me an amazing job!”
Logan Fitzpatrick
Logan Fitzpatrick
  • Part-Time
  • August 2019
  • Course: Data Analytics
  • Campus: Houston

I knew I wanted to move into this field, so I joined the program after looking at a bunch of different options. The skills and network I’ve gotten through the program are incredible and it helped land me an amazing job!

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