RookieUp Alternatives: Career Change Mentorship

Dec. 8, 2019

We help people reach new levels in their careers, and we support the landscape of other services that allow people to learn enough applicable skills to do what they truly love. Today we take a look at RookieUp, an online career development service that is centred around mentorship.

RookieUp Alternatives: Career Change Mentorship

About RookieUp

RookieUp is a career change platform, offering access to educational resources and a growing mentorship team for creative and technical professions, such as designers and web developers.

The site consists of three main parts: A bootcamp, several starter kits and on-demand mentorship. The bootcamps are centred around career development, and usually take 4 - 6 weeks to complete. At a price of $950, they are not cheap, but seem to provide students with all pieces needed to go onto the job hunt.

Starter kits are a collection of materials and resources that show students how to apply their skills, build a portfolio and get some support on top of that for a very reasonable price. At the core of it is a growing list of real-life project briefs, allowing you to build a great portfolio quickly.

Finally, RookieUp offers access to a few selected mentors. Mentors are available for one-off sessions, and prices range between $30 to $60 per session (usually around 30 minutes). It doesn’t look like there is an option to be matched longterm with a mentor, instead, mentees book new sessions with their mentors, whenever needed.

About MentorCruise

MentorCruise is an independent education platform with the goal to connect you with the mentor you deserve for effective career development and skill building, according to your own goals and expectations. The platform allows you to choose a mentor from the marketplace for longterm, career- or skill-driven mentorship and is allowing you to book specialized Sessions, such as a Introductory Call or a Sample Interview with a mentor for a relatively cheap price.

Mentors communicate via chat and/or video calls and support mentees in organizing learning resources, advisory calls, career building and more. There is no limit to the interactions a user can have with their mentor – the program is therefore perfect for anyone looking for the most personal way of doing coaching. Whether you want to chat, have a call or work through e-mail is entirely up to you.

All mentors go through an application process, are educated and continuously audited, promising the highest quality of mentors at all times. Prices range between $0 to $200 per month, depending on mentor. MentorCruise offers access to mentorship in a wide variety of skills, with Machine Learning and Data Science being one of the most popular.


RookieUp MentorCruise
Tagline Launch your career with mentor-led bootcamps. 1-on-1 Tech Mentorship
# of mentors ~100 250+
Cost $30 - $50 per session $0 - $200 per month
Type Build an amazing design or front-end portfolio and launch your career 1-on-1 Mentor offering Daily Messages, Tasks, Sample Projects & Calls per Agreement

What can mentorship do for you?

Our 'state of mentorship' report sums up the benefits, reports and effects that mentorship has on the modern working environment.

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