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  • 1. “How to Land An Internship at a Startup” Hosted By Grind Peter Boyce peter@skillshare.com @badboyboyce Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Online Presence Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  • 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. Emails & Outreach• Short, personal & memorable• Demonstrate hunger• Show-Up• Imagine a role for yourself Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  • 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. InterviewingSteve Schlafman “Come Bearing Gifts” Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  • 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. Don’t Sound Like These Guys Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  • 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. “Everyday I’m hustlin’…” Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  • 15. Lasting Benefits• Copious learning• Camaraderie• Network• Warm fuzzies• Privilege of creating• Impact Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  • 16. Founder Apprentice Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  • 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. ProjectSkillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce
  • 19. SEE YOU ONLINE FOR NEXT SESSION! JULY 10 @ 8P VIA ZIPCAST Skillshare | July 2012 | @badboyboyce

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