Some thoughts and comments from my students after 2 months in the program:
Academics: Would like more mentor led workshops and small practical projects where they use what they’re learning to make something.
Projects: Spend more time upfront defining the project tools and software architecture Some people need more help each day figuring out what they’re working on
Money: Everyone wants to do some paid work. It needs to be elective. People need handholding to get started.