Hey Everyone, figured I would join in the conversation here. Thanks @UXJeremy and @Sasheika for your insights. I just submitted my application for the May cohort as well. It was definitely a hard decision with all the schools out there right now. I have a buddy who mentors for Bloc and from talking to him it seems like a real solid program. The reason I went with DesignLab is the cost and the 6 month money back guarantee if you don't find a full time or freelance job. I was working towards my M.Ed in Education Tech but after taking a web development class and learning more about UX I decided to make a switch and since I already invested some money into that program I decided I needed to save money where I can and after talking with Harish it seems like DesignLab is just as good as any other program.
I am currently an instructional designer, there a some parallels between that and UX but there is still alot of new stuff to learn. I have notes I took from my conversation with Harish if anyone is interested.
Anyway I look forward to connecting with more of you who are interested or who are going to be in the May cohort...hopefully I get in. One thing I have learned being and instructional designer is the importance of your own personal learning networks. I am not sure if DesignLab utilizes slack but if anyone is interested maybe it would be a good idea in the future to start a slack group for everyone learning in DL and those who are interested.