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.
Client Introduction, Initiation & Planning
Week 2 to 3
User Research, Testing and Synthesizing
Week 4 to 7
Journey Mapping, Sketching, Wireframing, Prototyping, User Testing and Iterating
Portfolio & Job Readiness Workshops
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
Our mentors are from
"Beginex gave me the chance to work on my design skills in a real-world setting, turning me into a well-rounded UX professional and enabling me to become a Lead UX Designer/Strategist at ADP."
- Andrea Wilhelm, UX Designer/ Strategist at ADP
"I gained valuable real-world UX Design and Research experience working on a team, being guided by expert mentors, and interacting with a real client. I also came away with a great case study for my portfolio, which helped me land a UX position."
- Mitchell Wulfman, UX Designer & Researcher at Awesome
"The program helped me learn how to better defend design decisions (thanks to feedback from mentors) and communicate findings to stakeholders. With any educational program you get what you put in, and for me it was knowledge validation and confidence to pursue my current position."
- Wendy Chan, Digital Product Design Consultant, UX Team at Coach
"Beginex provided me with an excellent opportunity to build leadership skills and gain real-world UX experience. As a result, the work I've done has helped me get hired as a UX designer."
- Victoria Honey, UX/UI designer at Dashlane
"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
"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
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.
Next cohort: June 21st - Aug 16th
New York City
Wed 6:30-9:30 PM
10-15 hrs outside of class
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