Career Services & Outcomes

Your software development career is covered.

Explore the career services you’ll have access to, and learn how our graduates have gone on to exciting careers in tech.

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We have a plan to get you a job – and it works.

Learn what it takes and how we report on graduate outcomes. 

Since our founding in 2012, our mission has been to deliver exceptional student outcomes, helping you land the job you want. We do this through a challenging curriculum, top instructors, and a team of experienced Career Advisors who support you every step of the way.

Over time, the job market for software engineers has evolved, and the data in our latest GRAD report demonstrates that success in securing a job requires sustained focus and effort. 

The data clearly indicates that when our graduates work hard and follow our guidance to actively apply for jobs, they succeed.

Hack Reactor Graduate Outcomes: Active Track vs. Passive Track

In our GRAD report, we break outcomes data into two categories: Active Track vs. Passive Track. This helps us understand what it takes to land a job in software engineering in an evolving market.

Active Track represents graduates who applied to an average of at least 10 jobs per week during their job search (180 days post-graduation).

Passive Track represents graduates who applied to fewer than 10 jobs per week, on average, during their job search (180 days post-graduation).

This 180-day period is about persistence, fighting through imposter syndrome, and keeping the momentum from the program going, with us here to help you maximize your job search.

Read the full outcomes report

Beginner Program Active Track

69.4 %

Success Rate

As a graduate of our beginner program, following the Active Track more than doubles your opportunity to land a job in tech.


Median Compensation Rate

Based on 55.2% of graduate salaries reported.

Intermediate Program Active Track


Success Rate

A more than 30% increase compared to Passive Track.


Median Compensation Rate

Based on 70.8% of graduate salaries reported.

Career Services During & After Your Coding Bootcamp

We incorporate robust career services into your bootcamp experience, and we encourage all graduates to follow the Active Track when applying to new jobs. This is proven to help you land your first job.

Plus, we offer Telegraph Track, which provides dedicated resources for students who are underrepresented in tech.

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Job Search Support

Our Career Advisors will prepare you for the job search and interview process. During and after the bootcamp, you’ll get the tools you need to land the job, negotiate a great offer, and launch your new career.

GitHub Project Portfolio

Build a strong and unique GitHub portfolio featuring projects demonstrating your new software engineering skills. Explore some student project examples for inspiration.

Mock Interviews 

Upon graduation, our team conducts mock interviews and other job training workshops and exercises to get you ready for your first software engineering job.

1:1 Coaching

Toward the end of your coding bootcamp (and continuing after graduation), you’ll meet with your Career Advisor for 1:1 coaching tailored to your needs. They’ll help you refresh your resume, update your social channels, and start aligning your new skills with job opportunities.

“One of the most helpful things I learned from [Galvanize’s Career Services team] was the importance of consistency in applying and reaching out to people. They emphasized the need to be persistent and not to get discouraged by rejections or silence from potential employers…Their advice and guidance were invaluable, and I feel really fortunate to have had their support as I navigated the post-program job market.”

Cise Babatasi
Software Engineer at Thryv
Cise Babatasi, Beginner Coding Bootcamp graduate

A Deeper Look at Our Graduate Outcomes

Our outcomes reporting standard, Graduate Results Advertising Directive (G.R.A.D.), is an industry-leading methodology that we created to live up to our promise of honest and transparent reporting.

It’s our responsibility to represent accurate outcomes and give the next generation of students a clear understanding of what they can expect after going through our coding bootcamps.

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