General Assembly

A Pioneer In Education And Career Transformation, Specializing In Today’s Most In-demand Skills.




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The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, General Assembly fosters a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love. What began as a co-working space in Manhattan in 2011 has since evolved into a global education and career development company, with more than 70,000 graduates and 32 campuses worldwide. General Assembly’s Chicago campus is situated in the heart of the Loop with breathtaking views overlooking the river.

GA Chicago Team

As individuals and companies struggle to compete in an increasingly technological economy, General Assembly provides award-winning, dynamic training to close the global skills gap. “There is a growing need for digital skills in today’s workforce, but the supply and demand we see in the labor market is simply not matching up,” says Jake Schwartz, co-founder and CEO of General Assembly.

General Assembly’s Chicago campus runs three immersive courses spanning across User Experience Design, Data Science, and Software Engineering. “Learning to build software is one of the more satisfying creative goals you can pursue.

It’s especially exciting in this current climate of rapidly evolving technology. There’s a chance to apply these skills in any context, organization, or industry imaginable,” says Reuben Ayres, a Software Engineering Immersive graduate, and current Lead Instructor.

User Experience Design Immersive students working on their capstone projects

Immersive students are supported by an Outcomes team throughout the duration of the twelve-week course. They receive in-class lessons and one-on-one instruction from a Career Coach, who equips them with the skills necessary to land a job upon graduation. A quarterly Meet & Hire event is curated for students to showcase their portfolios and capstone projects to prospective employers.

“Regardless of who you are or what your background is, you can find more clarity, increase your confidence, and sharpen your skillset throughout the immersive program,” shares Chelsie Noble, Career Coach.

User Experience Design Immersive students with Lead Instructor, Kyle Carbone

Beyond Immersive courses, General Assembly also hosts several Part-Time evening and accelerated courses designed for those looking to upskill or learn a new skill. Their short-form workshops and free community-building events hosted across the city are an excellent alternative for those looking for one-off career-building experiences.

“Whether it’s organizing free events or workshops for professionals and students, General Assembly is excited to continue to support Chicago’s growing innovation ecosystem and looks forward to accelerated growth in 2020 and beyond,” says Caroline Schiff, Local Marketing Producer.

Side Hustle Panel at Catalyst Ranch moderated by Caroline Schiff, Local Marketing Producer

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