“How to Land An Internship       at a Startup”        Hosted By Grind            Peter Boyce       peter@skillshare.com   ...
A Little About Me• Senior at Harvard• Marketing &  Partnerships• Founder Apprentice• Business Analyst, Bad  Boy Entertainm...
Now About You!• What are you working on?• How’d you hear about Skillshare?• What’s one thing you hope to take away from  t...
Why Do You Want to Work at a             Startup?• No really, it’s a good question: why?• Have concrete examples of startu...
Benefits of Joining a Startup•   Ability to make meaningful contributions•   Responsibility & Trust•   Small & Close-Knit ...
Online Presence  Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
Do Your Homework•   Digital Fluency: Know the landscape•   Know the product•   Know the team•   Little things matter: Skil...
Emails & Outreach•   Short, personal & memorable•   Demonstrate hunger•   Show-Up•   Imagine a role for yourself          ...
Networking• **Deliver value before you ask for anything**• Boost your street cred & reputation• Find your way to the warm ...
InterviewingSteve Schlafman “Come Bearing Gifts”       Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
More Interviewing Tips•   Demonstrate your fluency as a “digital native”•   ‘Freemium’ Model•   Prove you’re a culture fit...
Don’t Sound Like These Guys        Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
Becoming an Ace Intern: Culture Fit•   LEARN YOUR TEAM’S PROCESS•   Hustle•   24/7 Passion•   Accountability•   Team-Playe...
“Everyday I’m hustlin’…”      Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
Lasting Benefits•   Copious learning•   Camaraderie•   Network•   Warm fuzzies•   Privilege of creating•   Impact         ...
Founder Apprentice    Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
Get Inspired•   Steve Schlafman | “Interviewing: Come Bearing Gifts”•   Tristan Walker | “Two Years Ago… Today”•   Michael...
ProjectSkillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
SEE YOU ONLINE FOR NEXT SESSION!     JULY 10 @ 8P VIA ZIPCAST          Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
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  1. 1. “How to Land An Internship at a Startup” Hosted By Grind Peter Boyce peter@skillshare.com @badboyboyce Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  2. 2. A Little About Me• Senior at Harvard• Marketing & Partnerships• Founder Apprentice• Business Analyst, Bad Boy Entertainment• Co-Founder, GoGirl Finance Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  3. 3. Now About You!• What are you working on?• How’d you hear about Skillshare?• What’s one thing you hope to take away from this class? Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  4. 4. Why Do You Want to Work at a Startup?• No really, it’s a good question: why?• Have concrete examples of startups & entrepreneurs that you’re interested in• What do you want to get out of the experience?• Why does it make sense for your career, both short-term and long-term? Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  5. 5. Benefits of Joining a Startup• Ability to make meaningful contributions• Responsibility & Trust• Small & Close-Knit team• First-hand entrepreneurial experience Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  6. 6. Online Presence Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  7. 7. Do Your Homework• Digital Fluency: Know the landscape• Know the product• Know the team• Little things matter: Skillshare, not SkillShare Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  8. 8. Emails & Outreach• Short, personal & memorable• Demonstrate hunger• Show-Up• Imagine a role for yourself Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  9. 9. Networking• **Deliver value before you ask for anything**• Boost your street cred & reputation• Find your way to the warm intro• Go to Meetups / Startup Parties / Conferences• Email Lists: Gary’sGuide, ThisIsGoingToBeBig, StartupDigest, Plancast, LinkedList• And of course, Skillshare Classes  Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  10. 10. InterviewingSteve Schlafman “Come Bearing Gifts” Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  11. 11. More Interviewing Tips• Demonstrate your fluency as a “digital native”• ‘Freemium’ Model• Prove you’re a culture fit• Deliver value: feedback, insights, actionable suggestions Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  12. 12. Don’t Sound Like These Guys Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  13. 13. Becoming an Ace Intern: Culture Fit• LEARN YOUR TEAM’S PROCESS• Hustle• 24/7 Passion• Accountability• Team-Player• “Hire slowly, fire quickly” Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  14. 14. “Everyday I’m hustlin’…” Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  15. 15. Lasting Benefits• Copious learning• Camaraderie• Network• Warm fuzzies• Privilege of creating• Impact Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  16. 16. Founder Apprentice Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  17. 17. Get Inspired• Steve Schlafman | “Interviewing: Come Bearing Gifts”• Tristan Walker | “Two Years Ago… Today”• Michael Karnjanaprakorn | Join Forces Like Voltron• Peter Boyce | Why Every Founder Needs an Apprentice• Matthew Epstein | Google Please Hire Me• Emily Miethner | Hustle 101: Networking For Recent Grads• John Exley | 7 Ways to Get the Perfect Internship• John Exley | For the Love of Hashable – Welcome John Exley! Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  18. 18. ProjectSkillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  19. 19. SEE YOU ONLINE FOR NEXT SESSION! JULY 10 @ 8P VIA ZIPCAST Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
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