Not a short-term bootcamp
Pursuit offers a four-year journey. First, a 10- or 12-month intensive training course to get your first tech job. Then, three years of one-on-one support to help you thrive in your career.
Get a glimpse into what our iOS Fellows can build by downloading their full-featured apps in the Apple App Store.
Hired at leading tech companies
Pursuit graduates are writing code as software developers at innovative tech companies.
From $18k to $85k
Our programs are life changing. Graduate annual salaries on average have more than quadrupled.
Average Graduate Annual Income
What will I learn?
It all starts with the Core phase. Our comprehensive curriculum requires no prior experience with coding and is designed to get you industry-ready across three dimensions.
1. Technical Mastery
Start with computer science fundamentals and work your way to full-scale app development. Learn the best practices of clean coding, testing, and how to use top industry tools.
2. Professional Skills
Build your personal brand, sharpen your interview skills, and get ready to navigate the professional environment, from job search to promotion and beyond.
3. Industry Fluency
Expand your network by meeting a wide array of technologists. Learn about venture capital, entrepreneurship, and innovative topics like blockchain and machine learning from industry experts.
Build real world projects
Our Fellows work collaboratively in teams, guided by our expert instructors and volunteers. Everyone ships multiple products during the course of the program.
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Intensive and rigorous program schedule
The program is challenging and demanding to ensure that we train quality programmers.
We offer a daytime program as well as a nights and weekend schedule. The daytime program spans 10 months and the nights and weekend program spans 12 months. All classes are hosted in our Long Island City office (47-10 Austell Place, LIC, NY).
1. Daytime Schedule (10 months)
Our Daytime Core class meets Monday through Friday, approximately 40 hours per week, over a 10-month period.
2. Nights and Weekends Schedule (12 months)
Our Nights/Weekend Core class meets all day Saturday and Sunday and in the evenings Monday through Wednesday, approximately 25 hours per week, over a 12-month period.
What we look for in our selections process
We aim to create opportunities through technology. All applicants must demonstrate economic need to qualify. Applicants may demonstrate need if they are unemployed, underemployed, or are currently receiving public benefits such as unemployment insurance, Medicaid, subsidized housing, nutrition or income support.
We're looking for dedicated and passionate individuals with demonstrated potential to succeed. No coding experience is required, but participants will need to give it their all throughout the entire length of the program, including participating during all scheduled classes, workshops, and program events.
We highly encourage women, underrepresented minorities, and those without college degrees to apply.
In order to be eligible for the program, you must meet the following requirements:
18 or older
Committed to working as a full-stack or mobile developer after graduating
Annual salary of no more than $45,000
A resident of the New York metropolitan area
Eligible to work in the United States
Able to participate in all scheduled program classes, workshops, and program events for the full duration of the program
You may not be a strong candidate if:
You currently intend to simultaneously pursue a full-time commitment to another course of study or training
You’ve previously graduated from a highly selective academic institution (undergraduate or graduate)
You hold an advanced degree in the field of computer science or a related technical field, or have already graduated from a software development program
You possess the financial means or support to acquire the technical, professional, and industry skills offered
The 2019 program
The Pursuit cohort for 2019 will have a total of 144 students across 4 classes of 36 students each.
Pursuit currently offers two different programming languages: Full-stack Web and iOS.
Upcoming September Classes
iOS Mobile Development
Schedule: DaytimeProgram Length: 10 monthsIn-class Hours/Week: 40 hours
Schedule: Nights and WeekendProgram Length: 12 monthsIn-class Hours/Week: 25 hours
All classes are hosted in our Long Island City office (47-10 Austell Place, LIC, NY).
How much does it cost?
$0 upfront + 12% of future income for 3 years upon getting a tech job above $60,000
There are no loans, no debt, and zero upfront costs for the program. Instead, you'll pay 12% of future earnings for three years after you get your first tech job, but only if your annual salary is at least $60,000. If you don't get a tech job or make above that salary threshold, you won’t have to start paying.
Our programs are made possible through our Pursuit Bond which links our funding model to our outcomes.
How do I apply?
The rigorous application process is designed to help identity qualified candidates with need and potential.
Fill out our online application with your background info and questions via the Pursuit website. During the initial application stage, we are looking for candidates that fit our target demographic, are committed to learning, and demonstrate passion for building a new career in technology.
Select candidates from the applicant pool will be invited to an in-person interview and problem-solving session led by engineers, experts, and other volunteers from our community. It's an opportunity for us to get to know you better and for you to get to know us.
We'll invite select candidates to participate in a 2-day sample coding workshop. The workshop recreates the class environment to give you an understanding of the intensity of the program and type of learning environment. There will be assessments to help understand how much you've learned over the course of the workshop.
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