7 Ways Fulcrum Prepares You to Become a Software Engineer
What can Fulcrum offer you? Here are 7 benefits to this unique program:
1. Get a Taste of Hack Reactor
There are many people who would like to test the waters first before jumping in for the full commitment of time, energy and money for our immersive 12-week program. Fulcrum allows students to get a taste of the Hack Reactor learning experience so that they can see if our program, and coding itself, is right for them. That way, you can know what you are getting into before taking bigger steps like moving, quitting your job, and any other changes devoting to an immersive program may require.
Even better, anyone who completes Fulcrum and goes on to be accepted into a 12-week program in our network can deduct the Fulcrum tuition from the immersive program tuition, making Fulcrum effectively free for these students.
2. Get Ideal Prep for Your Technical Interview
3. Save Time
Fulcrum fast-tracks your path into Hack Reactor or any of our network schools. You study only what you need and the technical interview is actually built into the course timeline--yes, when you finish Fulcrum you may already be accepted into Hack Reactor. Not only that, but the Fulcrum curriculum doubles as the pre-course work required of all admitted students. On finishing Fulcrum, you will be ready for Day 1 of the 12-week immersive course with no additional pre-course work.
By taking Fulcrum, you gain a strong foundation from the start. You don’t just learn how to code- you begin to learn the underlying logic behind programming, making you a more dynamic engineer. This makes incorporating new knowledge much easier, and accelerates your ability to learn and solve problems.
All the while, you are using real-world tools and techniques, such as git, terminal and debugging.
5. Become more Self-sufficient at Problem Solving
Fulcrum combines self-guided lessons with mentor support. Our mentors don’t just give you the answer, they show you how to pick apart your roadblocks, so that you steadily become more self-sufficient. In many self-guided courses, getting stuck is incredibly frustrating. With Fulcrum, these moments are some of the best learning opportunities, because our staff knows exactly how to take advantage of them. You will also get periodic assessments where you and a technical mentor will identify specific areas to focus on improving.
6. Stay Accountable and On Track
After meeting with you to understand your goals and schedule, we agree to a roadmap for the roughly 80 hours of coursework. We will set up milestone targets along this path, so you can know if you are on track. You can monitor your pace in our Student Dashboard app.
7. Join a Community of Burgeoning Engineers
The course is self-paced and mentors work with you one-on-one, but that doesn’t mean you are alone in your journey. You will be connected to all other current Fulcrum students via our Slack channel. This helps you stay connected, motivated, and even to learn from each other.
Ready to leverage your coding knowledge into cutting edge developer skills? Learn more and join Fulcrum today.