Become a more hirable UX professional
Do you have basic UX skills you acquired recently, but lack real experience, which prevents you from getting a job? Our in-person part-time mentored program is designed exactly for people like you.
Build real experience
Work on real, meaningful and interesting UX project, get in-person client and mentor feedback and build up your portfolio & resume while keeping your day job
Network with employers
You will have regular in-person interaction with mentors, clients, and guest professionals, who work and hire for UX and product roles
Advance your skills
Learn by doing and enhance research, prototyping, user testing as well as teamwork and client management skills
Make an impact
Help make the world a better place by doing what you love for social impact startups and nonprofits
About the program
Beginex is a selective part-time in-person program that lets you apply and enhance UX skills by doing real work for real social impact clients. The program is mentored by experienced UX professionals and has been designed by experts specifically to help candidates become more employable (while keeping day jobs, if needed). Candidates admitted to the program will enhance their UX skills, build real experience and grow their networks, which will make them better positioned to get the UX jobs they want.
How it works
Each week of the program is focused on one of the main phases of the UX process including research, user flows & sketching, wireframing, prototyping and user testing.
Meet your client
Your client is a real social impact organization, who you will meet at the weekly sessions
Work with a team
Teams of 3-4 UX students work on a given project phase during the week
Get in-person feedback
Present your work to the client and mentors at the weekly session and receive feedback and guidance
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What others are saying
"Beginex gave me the chance to gain experience, improve client relationship skills, and learn how to talk about my UX process with clients. All while having a great network of resources, mentors, and classmates to learn even more."
Andrea Wilhelm, UX Strategist & Designer at ADP
"Having the opportunity to interact and present our work to a real non-profit client meant a lot. Especially receiving their direct feedback with guidance from mentors at the Beginex hackathon was really valuable."
- Leah Henry, UI/UX Designer
"I attended Beginex hackathons that exposed me to UX in a whole new way I couldn't get from lectures or taking classes. I put knowledge to action, worked with a team of designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs, and we built an experience for social impact."
- Gary-Yau Chan, Product Growth
"Working on a real and meaningful client project and receiving feedback from experienced mentors really helped me apply what I learned at Pratt and grow as a UX professional."
- Nishant Goyani, Pratt Master's Student
"Working with a team on a real client project and covering all the key phases of the UX process really helped put me outside of the comfort zone - I learned a great deal and met awesome people along the way."
- Liz, UX Researcher
"Michael [Beginex founder] and his team organized a lean and mean UX hackathon that produced many exciting new ideas for our platform. It was a blast to participate in the event, and we were immensely impressed their efficiency, organization and enthusiasm. Would do it again in a heartbeat."
- Ilya, Co-founder at WeShelter
The program runs part time for 8 weeks during which you have regular in-person interaction with a real social impact client and culminates in mentored portfolio and UX job readiness workshops.
New York City
Wed 6:30-9:30 PM
3-hr class session
10-15 hrs teamwork
Applications are processed on rolling basis so candidates are encouraged to apply early.