Upskill Your Design Career: Become a UX Engineer

There’s a strong perception that tech is more science than art. Pop culture stereotypes tech workers as geeks (looking at you, The Big Bang Theory), and you could argue terms like “gigabyte” and “application programming interface” aren’t attractive to many artists. Despite these stereotypes, creative and artistically-inclined people enjoy rewarding careers all over the tech industry.


What is an Income Share Agreement?

By Erika Kotterer, Director of Admissions

May 29, 2019 — You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about Income Share Agreements (ISAs) lately. It’s been all over the news, with many students and institutions opting for ISAs in lieu of student loans. We often share how ISAs make education more accessible and affordable, but what does that really mean? Allow us to clear up your questions about ISAs.

A Nontraditional Pathway to Your Bachelor’s Degree

By Chok Leang Ooi, Kenzie Academy Co-Founder & CEO

May 9, 2019 — Kenzie Academy has partnered with Colorado State University-Global (CSU-Global) to create Degree Pathways. Students can attend Kenzie to complete either our Software Engineering or User Experience (UX) Engineering programs. Your Kenzie experience will earn you 48 credits towards a 120 credit Bachelor’s degree!


The Road to Becoming a Software Engineer: Cohort 2 Graduates

By Travis Herring, Senior Community Manager

April 25, 2019 — Recently, we celebrated, not one, but TWO graduations from our Software Engineering program. Software Engineering Cohort 2 graduated with their full-stack engineering certifications after 1 full year of instruction; while SE Cohort 4 graduated with their front-end certifications after 6 months. Although they have 6 more months ahead of them, everyone in SE 4 is on their way to becoming a software engineer.

The Unique Benefits of a Career in Tech

By Alecia Kissel, Senior Evangelist

April 24, 2019 — If you’re racking your brain, trying to figure out what you want to do after college, you are not alone. Lots of high schoolers -- from first years to seniors -- aren’t entirely sure what field they want to study, or even what career they want to go into. Over the last decade, the tech industry has continued to flourish. And given the success of companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft, that growth isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

What is UX Engineering?

By Travis Herring, Senior Community Manager

April 2, 2019 — One question we often hear from prospective students is “What the heck is UX Engineering?” In fact, even those who are immersed in the day-to-day world of tech might struggle to understand precisely what UX Engineering is. UX is short for “User Experience.” While “engineering” involves the design, building, and use of machines and structures (in case you needed a refresher), a UX engineer’s primary goal is to design and develop products that are practical, easy to use, and solve problems.

Kenzie Free is Live: Overcome Tech Intimidation

By David Good, Vice President of Product

April 1, 2019 — Silicon Valley’s time is limited. The country’s tech hub faces increasing competition with software hiring rates increasing by 14.1 percent across the U.S. in the past year, and tech entering the top 10 lists of economic contributors for 42 states. By 2026, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the total potential tech workforce reaching 1.2 million employees. That’s a lot of jobs to fill. Is one of them right for you?

6 Months of Hard Work: Congratulations to the
UX Students of Cohort 1

By Matt Cummings, Indy Campus Director

March 8, 2019 -- We’re once again celebrating the accomplishments of our students! On Friday, March 1st, our very first cohort of UX Engineering students earned their UX Design certifications -- officially making them UX Designers. Even though the journey is only halfway over for most, our students learned an exceptional amount during their first 6 months at Kenzie.

Cohort 3 Software Engineering
Students Get Their Front-End Certificates

By Matt Cummings, Indy Campus Director

January 18, 2018 -- Another week, another graduation -- that’s at least what it seems like here at Kenzie Academy. Exactly one week after we graduated our very first cohort of Software Engineering students, our Cohort 3 Software Engineering students graduated with their Front-End Web Development certifications.

Software Engineering Cohort 1 Graduates from Kenzie Academy!

By Matt Cummings, Indy Campus Director

January 14, 2018 -- On January 11th, 2019, the Software Engineering students of Cohort 1 graduated after a full year of hard work and extreme dedication. A year ago, many of these students had little to no coding knowledge whatsoever. Today, they can all officially call themselves Full-Stack Software Engineers. In fact, over half of the graduating class already have job offers — with three students starting their Software Engineering career at DMI on Monday.

4 Ways Part-Time Jobs Can Benefit Kenzie Students

By Chok Leang Ooi, Kenzie Academy Co-Founder & CEO

Dec. 18, 2018 -- A majority of students in the U.S. don’t have the ability to earn a steady income while keeping a primary focus on their studies. In fact, 52 percent of college students work at least 27 weeks per year, according to Adobo. We’ve heard from many students that working while earning their certification can be a challenge. That’s why we made it our mission to help students earn a paycheck while in school.