Serious about becoming a Software Engineer? So are we.

Project Shift is an immersive 3-month Software Engineering Fellowship designed around mentorship and graduate outcomes.

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About our Software Engineering Fellowship

Just 12 Fellows Accepted

We’re all about people over profit and investing deeply in mentorships, which is why we’re small and highly selective (less than 20% acceptance rate), yet inclusive of applicants from every background.

A Replacement for Computer Science

With an advanced curriculum, our graduates learn the stuff that coding bootcamps don’t teach and can do what CS grads can’t.

100% Transparency – 100% Placement

Project Shift is the only education in North Carolina accountable for publishing student job placement statistics. Read our official CIRR report here.

A Few of the Companies that Hire Our Graduates

Some of What Our Graduates Walk Away With

Up to 900 Hours of Real World Coding Experience

Fellows build dozens of projects, including 2 final projects that they present at Demo Night in front of RDU tech companies.

A Designated Mentor

Each fellow is paired 1:1 with an experienced senior level software engineer that they meet with throughout the program for encouragement, deeper learning and connections.

A Network of Employers

Project Shift fellows quickly find jobs with local tech companies, many which come from the various networking events and happy hours Project Shift hosts throughout the program.

Indefinite Career Coaching

Starting from day 1 at Project Shift, students enroll in a complete career development track that helps them build their resumes, network and practice their interview skills. After graduation, students are paired with a career coach and will continue to meet 1 on 1 weekly until they land a Software Engineering position.

Course Overview

Location: WeWork – Downtown Durham, North Carolina

Hours: Full-Time, 13 Weeks

Tuition: $14,400 ($500 scholarship for women and underrepresented minorities in tech)

Financing Options: To ensure that finances are never the barrier, we have 3 different funding options.

Upcoming Fellowship Dates and Deadlines

Immersive Fellowship Immersive Dates Deadline to Apply
June 2019 (Capped at 12 students) June 03, 2019 to August 27, 2019 April 27, 2019
September 2019 (Capped at 12 students) September 16, 2019 to December 13, 2019 August 10, 2019

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"I chose Project Shift because I wanted to learn JavaScript and I didn't want to have to choose between front-end and back-end specializations. I liked the approach of learning big-picture concepts alongside practical skills, and I thought the selective admissions and small class size would mean getting the most out of our 12 weeks. I was definitely not disappointed. I worked hard, learned a TON and had the great fortune of finding a job within a few weeks of graduation."

Megan Honig, Project Shift Graduate
Software Engineer at VoiceThread

"I liked that Project Shift was competitive to get into and that wouldn't just accept anyone. It exceeded my expectations. The curriculum was really well thought out and the lessons were easy to learn from. Sean and Aaron have been super supportive and have put all of us in touch with people in their large network, many of whom have job openings."

Ashley Hardin, Project Shift Graduate
Software Engineer at InHerSight

"I had a job interview on the last day of the cohort with one of Sean's connections. After a follow up interview and a code challenge, I was hired. My experience with Project Shift has turned out better than I could have ever expected. If you are passionate about programming, and you are willing to work your butt off, you will not regret this investment in your future."

Wes Jourdan, Project Shift Graduate
Software Engineer at Fugitive Labs