Transitioning to Tech

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Class

Transitioning to Tech

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

Whether you’re a student, recent graduate, or corporate professional, determining what your current work environment lacks and being able to transition successfully to a technology startup is an invaluable skill to possess. This class will help empower you to explore technology entrepreneurship by walking you through best practices tailored to the NYC tech startup community. We will highlight the differences, pros, and cons between startups and other more traditional workplace environments. We will also discuss how students can pivot their current skill sets to better market themselves to startups. The class lastly will cover how to successfully network with startups, their founders, and employees, while avoiding common pitfalls associated with coming from a slower, more corporate environment.

Takeaways

  • Learn heuristics for evaluating what kinds of startups you should be talking to and interviewing with
  • Find out how to make yourself relevant and integral to startups today – don’t wait for a job offer to begin your transition
  • Understand which components of startups can provide a fulfilling experience to you personally
  • Learn best practices and hacks for networking with startup founders and employees as well as common pitfalls and faux pas to avoid
  • Demystify startup diction and better understand how to market yourself and your skill-sets within the tech community
  • Learn how to make your initial months in tech as impactful as possible

Prereqs & Preparation

None.

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