Learn With Northern Illinois University CPE

Founded in 1895, Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a student-centered, nationally recognized public research university that currently serves over 20,000 students. The University believes that a life-changing education should be within reach of everyone. 

NIU Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) has introduced career-focused bootcamps in Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and UI/UX Design, created and delivered by Springboard. In these 100% online bootcamps, adult learners have the opportunity to build their skills through curated curriculum designed by industry experts, including hands-on projects that offer a real-world experience. Progress through the course curriculum on your own time and with 1-on-1 human support, so you can balance the bootcamp with your full-time job or personal obligations.

Key Highlights of Our Bootcamps 

  • Self-paced courses on in-demand career opportunities.

  • Hundreds of hours of industry-focused curriculum.

  • Get 1:1 regular guidance from industry veterans.

  • Complete capstone projects that prove your skills.

  • Hands-on support from our coaches to help you prepare for job interviews.

  • Certificate of participation upon completion.

Providing 1:1 Support Designed Around Your Needs

Making a career change requires determination and persistence. During our online bootcamps, your support team helps you identify your learning and career goals and take measured steps toward them. 

  • Student advisor: Your student advisor gets you set up for success; they will answer your questions, match you with a mentor and help you along the way. 

  • Personal expert mentor: Meet regularly in 1:1 calls with your mentor. They are industry experts and are ready to provide feedback on projects, answer questions and help address any blockers in your learning path.

  • Career coach: Depending on your career plans, your career coach can assist in many ways, from refining your resume to providing networking tips. 

  • Online community: Network with students, share triumphs and trials, get feedback and attend weekly live office hours with a community of online bootcamp learners.

Learn With an Industry Expert in Your Corner

Industry experts can provide insights into the day-to-day work of a particular profession and offer guidance on how to succeed in that field. Through our online bootcamps, you can take advantage of having an expert mentor that will help you develop relevant skills for your career and nurture your personal growth. Meet some of our mentors:

Peter Nsaka
Software Engineer
Alissa Torres
Senior Threat Hunter
Mohit Bhatia
Program Manager - Analytics
Angelo Lo Presti
Sr Product, UI/UX Designer

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