Skillshare | How to Land An Internship at a Startup

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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

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Skillshare | How to Land An Internship at a Startup

  1. “How to Land An Internship at a Startup”<br />Peter Boyce<br />peter@skillshare.com<br />@badboyboyce<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  2. A Little About Me<br />Junior at Harvard<br />Founder Apprentice at Skillshare<br />Business Analyst, Bad Boy Entertainment<br />Co-Founder, GoGirl Finance<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  3. Now About You!<br />What are you working on? <br />How’d you hear about Skillshare?<br />What’s one thing you hope to take away from this class?<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  4. Why Do You Want to Work at a Startup?<br />No really, it’s a good question: why?<br />Have concrete examples of startups & entrepreneurs that you’re interested in<br />What do you want to get out of the experience?<br />Why does it make sense for your career?<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  5. Benefits of Joining a Startup<br />Ability to make meaningful contributions <br />Responsibility & Trust<br />Small & Close-Knit team<br />First-hand entrepreneurial experience<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  6. Online Presence<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  7. Do Your Homework<br />Digital Fluency: Know the landscape<br />Know the product inside & out<br />Know the entire team & their backgrounds<br />Little things matter: Skillshare, not SkillShare<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  8. Emails & Outreach<br />Short, personal & memorable<br />Demonstrate hunger<br />Show-Up<br />Imagine a role for yourself<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  9. Networking<br />**Deliver value before you ask for anything**<br />Boost your street cred & reputation<br />Chance for the warm intro<br />Go to Meetups!<br />Email Lists: Gary’sGuide, ThisIsGoingToBeBig, StartupDigest, Plancast, LinkedList<br />And of course, Skillshare Classes <br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  10. Interviewing<br />Steve Schlafman “Come Bearing Gifts” <br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  11. More Interviewing Tips<br />Demonstrate your fluency<br />‘Freemium’ Model<br />Prove you’re a culture fit<br />Deliver value: feedback, insights, suggestions<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  12. Don’t Sound Like These Guys<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  13. Homework Time!<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  14. Becoming an Ace Intern: Culture Fit<br />LEARN YOUR TEAM’S PROCESS<br />Hustle<br />24/7 Passion<br />Accountability<br />Team-Player<br />“Hire slowly, fire quickly”<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  15. “Everyday I’m hustlin’…”<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  16. Lasting Benefits<br />Copious learning<br />Camaraderie<br />Network<br />Warm fuzzies<br />Privilege of creating<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  17. Founder Apprentice<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  18. Get Inspired<br />Steve Schlafman | “Interviewing: Come Bearing Gifts”<br />Tristan Walker | “Two Years Ago… Today”<br />Michael Karnjanaprakorn | Join Forces Like Voltron<br />Peter Boyce | Why Every Founder Needs an Apprentice<br />Matthew Epstein | Google Please Hire Me<br />Emily Miethner | Hustle 101: Networking For Recent Grads<br />John Exley | 7 Ways to Get the Perfect Internship<br />John Exley | For the Love of Hashable – Welcome John Exley!<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />
  19. Thanks for Coming!<br />Skillshare | August 2011 | @badboyboyce<br />

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