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This is the slide deck for my Skillshare Class on landing a job at a startup. For more info, visit my class page: http://skl.sh/pnlSpL

This is the slide deck for my Skillshare Class on landing a job at a startup. For more info, visit my class page: http://skl.sh/pnlSpL

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    • “How to Land An Internship at a Startup”
      Peter Boyce
      peter@skillshare.com
      @badboyboyce
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • A Little About Me
      Junior at Harvard
      Founder Apprentice at Skillshare
      Business Analyst, Bad Boy Entertainment
      Co-Founder, GoGirl Finance
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • 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 | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • 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?
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • Benefits of Joining a Startup
      Ability to make meaningful contributions
      Responsibility & Trust
      Small & Close-Knit team
      First-hand entrepreneurial experience
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • Online Presence
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • Do Your Homework
      Digital Fluency: Know the landscape
      Know the product inside & out
      Know the entire team & their backgrounds
      Little things matter: Skillshare, not SkillShare
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • Emails & Outreach
      Short, personal & memorable
      Demonstrate hunger
      Show-Up
      Imagine a role for yourself
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • Networking
      **Deliver value before you ask for anything**
      Boost your street cred & reputation
      Chance for the warm intro
      Go to Meetups!
      Email Lists: Gary’sGuide, ThisIsGoingToBeBig, StartupDigest, Plancast, LinkedList
      And of course, Skillshare Classes 
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • Interviewing
      Steve Schlafman “Come Bearing Gifts”
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • More Interviewing Tips
      Demonstrate your fluency
      ‘Freemium’ Model
      Prove you’re a culture fit
      Deliver value: feedback, insights, suggestions
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • Don’t Sound Like These Guys
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • Homework Time!
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • Becoming an Ace Intern: Culture Fit
      LEARN YOUR TEAM’S PROCESS
      Hustle
      24/7 Passion
      Accountability
      Team-Player
      “Hire slowly, fire quickly”
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • “Everyday I’m hustlin’…”
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • Lasting Benefits
      Copious learning
      Camaraderie
      Network
      Warm fuzzies
      Privilege of creating
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • Founder Apprentice
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • 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 | August 2011 | @badboyboyce
    • Thanks for Coming!
      Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce