Startup Internship &  Jobs WorkshopPresented by Entrepreneurship@UChicago                Jan 2013
Agenda   Why startups   Where to start   geography   Best ways to apply   Q&A Panel
• So,    why work fora startup?
Startups give you a chance to...                              Stronger                             chance at              ...
• where   do I start?
Identify startups and companies you want to work for                                Look at existing startup internship   ...
Geography       Chicago- Much more diversified economy (healthcare, energy,commodities, food, education, finance, social e...
Things to consider when choosing startups..     Backed by                                               Size of      ventu...
• get    an upper- hand in applying
1) Updating your online presence
2) Meet people at startup events!                                     “Startups may                                     no...
3) Tips on cold-emailing pt. I1) Warm-email: Find a connection- Friends of friends, alumni, family, your uncle’s wife’sbes...
tristan walker +
For small startups you can also...- Tweet at them- LinkedIn message them (doesn’t work as well)- Find events they attend, ...
4) General tips- Be authentic and have an opinion- Show your enthusiasm (why do you love their product,etc.)- Show that yo...
HOWEVER... - Don’t be creepy - Don’t show up unannounced to their offices - If they tell you to stop contacting them, plea...
• Q&A
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Are you a student who wants to work for a startup? Here are some tips on how to get started! Presented in Jan 2013 by Entrepreneurship@UChicago. Check us out at www.startupuchicago.com or @startupuchicago

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Startup Internship & Job Workshop

  1. 1. Startup Internship & Jobs WorkshopPresented by Entrepreneurship@UChicago Jan 2013
  2. 2. Agenda Why startups Where to start geography Best ways to apply Q&A Panel
  3. 3. • So, why work fora startup?
  4. 4. Startups give you a chance to... Stronger chance at Everybody Unparalleled full-time loves what Experience + position or Responsibility they do follow-on internship Way more exposure to Informal + Make a real management flexible impact (CEO, CTO, atmosphere etc.) Cool perks Entrepreneuri from scooters al experience Flat structure to free food to dogs in the office
  5. 5. • where do I start?
  6. 6. Identify startups and companies you want to work for Look at existing startup internship Read startup news sources sources
  7. 7. Geography Chicago- Much more diversified economy (healthcare, energy,commodities, food, education, finance, social entrepreneurship)- Smaller community = more student-friendly- Cost of living is lower Silicon Valley- Across the entire Bay (SF, San Jose, Menlo Park,Palo Alto, Mountain View)- Has everything. HQ of large tech companies- Working in tech is the norm, not the exception- More engineering-centric New York - Media, finance, and fashion startups - Also quite a few education startups - Smaller community - Large tech companies have sales in NYC
  8. 8. Things to consider when choosing startups.. Backed by Size of venture Industry company capital? Culture + Projected people Location growth there
  9. 9. • get an upper- hand in applying
  10. 10. 1) Updating your online presence
  11. 11. 2) Meet people at startup events! “Startups may not always be hiring, but they’re always looking for quality people.”
  12. 12. 3) Tips on cold-emailing pt. I1) Warm-email: Find a connection- Friends of friends, alumni, family, your uncle’s wife’sbest friend’s husband2) Guessing the email address - firstname@company.com - Writing every derivative you can think of in theBCC3) Writing the email - Be casual, but respectful. - Express your interest in the startup + don’t begeneric
  13. 13. tristan walker +
  14. 14. For small startups you can also...- Tweet at them- LinkedIn message them (doesn’t work as well)- Find events they attend, and say hi
  15. 15. 4) General tips- Be authentic and have an opinion- Show your enthusiasm (why do you love their product,etc.)- Show that you did your homework (how would youimprove the product, etc.)- Take the initiative - create your own position- Don’t be afraid of rejection- Always send thank you notes- Startup companies actually read your apps
  16. 16. HOWEVER... - Don’t be creepy - Don’t show up unannounced to their offices - If they tell you to stop contacting them, please stop.
  17. 17. • Q&A

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