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Data Science Foundations Bootcamp

In partnership with top HBCUs and HSIs, powered by 2U, Inc.

Build Your Data Science Skills with Seasoned Netflix Mentors

Netflix sponsorship available to cover cost of online classes starting January 10, 2022.

Applications close November 29, 2021,
but we encourage you to apply early as seats are limited

Netflix — the world’s leading streaming entertainment service — has partnered with 2U, Inc., and a specially selected group of Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) to offer a cutting-edge course that teaches foundational data science and engineering skills to help eligible participants stand out in today’s market. Netflix sponsorship allows accepted students to participate at no cost.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity. You must be a current student or alumnus of one of the partner universities to apply. Please review the eligibility requirements in detail below.

Enhance Your Skills, Build Your Future

Build your data expertise. This exclusive Netflix-backed, enterprise-grade curriculum covers Python syntax and control flow, data cleaning techniques, statistical analysis, and data visualization tools.
Create your professional portfolio. Gain practical, hands-on experience with technical skills used in data analysis, engineering, and decision-making.
Set yourself up for future success. Take your personal and professional development to the next level with 1:1 mentorship with seasoned Netflix professionals and a wide range of career services, such as technical interview training, resume reviews, and coaching.
Amplify your network. Prepare for your next steps with invaluable networking opportunities and industry insights through Netflix-sponsored lectures, online career events, and panel discussions focused on industry-relevant topics.
*The material covered in this course is subject to change due to market demand.
More data has been created in the past two years than in the entire previous history of the human race.¹ This growth has created the need for professionals who can use this data to drive intelligent decision making.

The Data Science Foundations Bootcamp — the first of its kind — is an exclusive program designed by industry experts and 2U, Inc. leaders in partnership with Netflix subject matter experts to help you develop the skills and network you need to capitalize on this high demand through a market-driven learning experience.

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A Unique, Stunning Learning Experience
Course Overview

  • This part-time, 17-week curriculum developed in partnership with Netflix will teach you the foundational skills needed to collect, analyze, summarize, and report data using industry-standard data analytic tools and techniques. 
  • Classes are delivered exclusively online through our sophisticated learning platform, with live sessions conveniently held twice a week in the evenings.
  • You will receive extensive support, with access to tutors who are available for additional help outside of class.
  • The program provides a unique mentorship opportunity, allowing you to work 1:1 with seasoned employees on Netflix’s engineering, data, and UX/UI teams, gaining industry insights and key learnings about the field.
  • Netflix sponsorship allows accepted students to participate at no cost. Applicants must be either a currently enrolled student or alumnus, meet the eligibility requirements, and complete a multi-step application process for consideration. Please review the eligibility requirements here.

The Data Science Foundations Bootcamp is offered through Netflix, powered by 2U, Inc., in partnership with the following universities: UCI Division of Continuing Education, Talladega College, Norfolk State University, St. Edward’s University, and Marymount University.

 

About 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU)
Eliminating the back row in higher education is not just a metaphor — it’s our mission. For more than a decade, 2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, has been a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities. We build, deliver, and support more than 435 digital and in-person educational offerings, including graduate degrees, professional certificates, Trilogy-powered boot camps, and GetSmarter short courses. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 245,000 students and lifelong learners. To learn more, visit 2U.com. #NoBackRow

Frequently Asked Questions

All currently enrolled students or alumnus at our participating schools are eligible, and non-computer science majors are welcome to apply. We recommend prior exposure to or familiarity with:

  • Programming logic and syntax (any language)
  • Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet software
  • Introductory statistics or elementary algebra
  • Classes begin January 10, 2022. Class dates are subject to change.
  • Online classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 7 p.m. ET.
  • Applications close November 29, 2021, and we encourage you to apply early as seats are limited.
  • You will attend live online classes in real-time, allowing you to tap into an immersive classroom environment from any location, benefit from collaboration with peers, and receive extensive on-demand support.
  • The foundations course is one semester (16 weeks). Those who successfully complete this course will have the opportunity to progress into the advanced course the following semester. This program is a two semester commitment.
  • Eligible current students will receive 3 hours of course credit for the completion of this boot camp. Eligible alumni will receive a certificate of completion. Please review eligibility requirements for your university in detail below.
  • You will benefit from 1:1 mentorship with a seasoned Netflix professional and networking opportunities throughout the program to grow your professional network. You will also receive extensive career support and coaching, including portfolio reviews, resume assistance, and technical interview training.
  • For additional details on the application process and eligibility requirements, please fill out the program interest form to receive next steps.
  • Applications close November 29, 2021, and we encourage you to apply early as seats are limited.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduates
    • Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors of any major.
    • Please note, those who successfully complete this course will have the opportunity to progress into the advanced course in Fall. This program is a two semester commitment. Therefore, students scheduled to graduate in Spring 2022 or Summer 2022 will not be eligible to participate.
  • Masters Degree Candidates
  • Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors of any major (undergraduates only).
  • Please note, those who successfully complete this course will have the opportunity to progress into the advanced course in Fall. This program is a two semester commitment. Therefore, students scheduled to graduate in Spring 2022 or Summer 2022 will not be eligible to participate.
  • Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors of any major (undergraduates only).
  • Please note, those who successfully complete this course will have the opportunity to progress into the advanced course in Fall. This program is a two semester commitment. Therefore, students scheduled to graduate in Spring 2022 or Summer 2022 will not be eligible to participate.
  • Edward Waters University students will be eligible to participate in the UX/UI Boot Camp starting in Spring 2022.
  • Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors of any major (undergraduates only).
  • Please note, those who successfully complete this course will have the opportunity to progress into the advanced course in Fall. This program is a two semester commitment. Therefore, students scheduled to graduate in Spring 2022 or Summer 2022 will not be eligible to participate.
  • Open to recent University of California, Irvine alumni who graduated in 2020 or 2021

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