How to Hack Your Education

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How to Hack Your Education
Leverage Your Education to Accelerate Your Career

Slides from Speech at NYU Stern Business School

Speaker: David Teten, Teten.com

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How to Hack Your Education

  1. 1. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com David Teten Sign up for updates at: teten.com // @dteten http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dive_off!.jpg Hack the University How to Squeeze Maximum Value from Your Education
  2. 2. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Don’t Take Notes! Download the book, full slide deck, and more free resources at: teten.com/education
  3. 3. Intro Myths Career Programs Next Steps (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Network • Introduction • Myths • Career Planning • Network • Selective Programs • Next Steps
  4. 4. Intro Myths Career Programs Next Steps (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Network David Teten • Partner, ff Venture Capital, early-stage technology venture capital fund, one of the best performing seed- and early-stage venture capital firms in the U.S. • Previously serial entrepreneur and technology investment banker • Advised clients such as Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners ($1.4b fund), Birch Hill Equity Partners (C$2B fund), and other institutional investors • Harvard MBA 1998, Yale BA, both with honors. • Teten.com / @dteten
  5. 5. Intro Myths Career Programs Next Steps (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Network • NYU Stern • Evisors MBA webinar • Limmud • Other student groups Selected Past Audiences for this Presentation
  6. 6. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork • Introduction • Myths • Career Planning • Network • Selective Programs • Next Steps
  7. 7. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork An elite degree guarantees a reasonable level of competence. http:// http://farm1.static.flickr.com/2/2984143_376850d1d8_z.jpg
  8. 8. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork A degree from a top school guarantees success. American Psycho (2000)
  9. 9. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork You should get to know as many people as possible. http://www.flickr.com/photos/brosner/1332351/
  10. 10. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Everyone at school loves and accepts you. http://www.flickr.com/photos/usag-yongsan/4947418102/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  11. 11. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Your friends in school will be with you for a lifetime. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5095/5564245102_21eff9ceb0_z.jpg
  12. 12. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork People in elite schools care about the less privileged. http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/522695099/
  13. 13. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Students are independent thinkers. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregthebusker/3986499918/
  14. 14. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork http://www.flickr.com/photos/izzard/183927/ You are going to judge your life by your own metrics, and don’t care what other people think about you.
  15. 15. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Right after school is a great time to start a company. http://alphamom.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/lemonade-stand3.jpg
  16. 16. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork You should join a startup, any startup. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Braeden_hacking.jpg/
  17. 17. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork • Introduction • Myths • Career Planning • Network • Selective Programs • Next Steps
  18. 18. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork • View yourself from your obituary … • But think entrepreneurially about your career (see thestartupofyou.com) http://www.500px.com/photo/3724843?from=popular Define your goals
  19. 19. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Don’t get caught in the middle Academy companies - Technology - Strategy consulting - Investment banks - Investing Choose your own path Do something exceptionally well Join the best of breed groups http://farm1.static.flickr.com/81/238945701_166186bb6e_z.jpg?zz=1
  20. 20. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork • Master “Elevator pitch” • Review the student database • Contact student clubs Prepare for School
  21. 21. Character – Competence – Relevance – Strength – Information – Number – Diversity (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Next StepsProgramsNetwork • Introduction • Myths • Career Planning • Network • Selective Programs • Next Steps
  22. 22. Character – Competence – Relevance – Strength – Information – Number – Diversity (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Next StepsProgramsNetwork = D * ∑ (Chn*Con *Rn* Sn*In) Ch = Character Co = Your Competence R = Relevance of the contact S = Strength of your relationship I = Information N = Number of people D = Diversity Network Valuation Formula N n=1 David Teten and Scott Allen, The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online (www.TheVirtualHandshake.com)
  23. 23. Character – Competence – Relevance – Strength – Information – Number – Diversity (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Next StepsProgramsNetwork Average Strength = Minutes Available / Person Number = # People therefore… Balance of Strength and Numbers Average Strength * Number = Total Minutes Available vs. http://blog.mysanantonio.com/downtown/files/2011/07/mcdonalds.png, http://www.m-c-network.org/resource/resmgr/mckinsey.gif
  24. 24. Character – Competence – Relevance – Strength – Information – Number – Diversity (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Next StepsProgramsNetwork Guard your reputation • Listen more than you talk • Be humble Mr. Miyagi http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx337/eric_at/miyagi.jpg
  25. 25. Character – Competence – Relevance – Strength – Information – Number – Diversity (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Next StepsProgramsNetwork Study skills • Touch type • Master your productivity tools (MS Office, Asana, etc.) • Master homework templates • Write clean notes • Answer the question http://ak1.ostkcdn.com/images/products/3/MLB10737850.jpg
  26. 26. Character – Competence – Relevance – Strength – Information – Number – Diversity (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Next StepsProgramsNetwork Appear Intelligent • Economist, Wall Street Journal • Initiate (or at least repeat) perceptive insights • Provide sources • Learn active listening • Avoid uh…, um… http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/chimps.jpg
  27. 27. Character – Competence – Relevance – Strength – Information – Number – Diversity (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Next StepsProgramsNetwork Become an effective member of class • Plan the first impression • Multipurpose your work, e.g., submit a school paper for journal publication http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Miami_Music_Project_-_Flickr_-_Knight_Foundation_(1).jpg
  28. 28. Character – Competence – Relevance – Strength – Information – Number – Diversity (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Next StepsProgramsNetwork Meet the other people at university http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5201/5356370156_5e710e8013_z.jpg • People not in your school • Organize student-faculty events
  29. 29. Character – Competence – Relevance – Strength – Information – Number – Diversity (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Next StepsProgramsNetwork • Become a club officer • Play team sports Work, don’t play, to build a relationship http://flickr.com/photos/tinou/1333854180/
  30. 30. Character – Competence – Relevance – Strength – Information – Number – Diversity (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Next StepsProgramsNetwork Be a data hound Tools for Pulling Data into Your CRM System Data source Selected technology for inserting data into CRM Cards FullContact Data Enrichment Avention, ClearBit, Cloze, Data.com, Discover.ly, Evercontact, Introhive, LeadIQ, Plaxo, Ringlead, Salestools.io, SalesOps, VibeApp, DiscoverOrg Other LinkedIn Full CRM Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce, SalesforceIQ, Act, Base, many others
  31. 31. Character – Competence – Relevance – Strength – Information – Number – Diversity (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Next StepsProgramsNetwork Join the crowd ; grow the crowd • Join multiple clubs • Become a resume editor http://adage.com/images/bin/image/photo/gekko-wallstreet02-052610.jpg?1274889464
  32. 32. Character – Competence – Relevance – Strength – Information – Number – Diversity (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork • Find mentors • Internships Sit with the stranger http://flickr.com/photos/oxfam/2087484701/sizes/l/
  33. 33. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork • Introduction • Myths • Career Planning • Network • Selective Programs • Next Steps
  34. 34. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Scholarship & Learning Programs # Openings Selectivity The elite: Kauffman Fellows/ Rhodes/ Marshall/ Thiel Religious Opportunities Political Opportunities Minority Programs
  35. 35. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork More money is waiting for the underrepresented Religion Christian Jewish, Muslim Politics Democrat/Liberal Libertarian Conservative Republican Culture American Culture German Academic Liberal Arts Science and Math Ethnic background Caucasian Everything else Greater Scholarship Opportunities
  36. 36. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Scholarship Search Sites • Fastweb • CollegeBoard • Student Scholarship Search • Mathematical Association of America: Research Experiences for Undergraduates
  37. 37. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Internship and Leadership Programs: Tech Programs Focused on Students • Bain Capital Ventures Startup Academy • HackNY • KPCB Fellows • ff Venture Capital Fellow • Summer@Highland • Many universities have their own accelerators for students and alumni http://www.500px.com/photo/1838182?from=editors
  38. 38. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Internship and Leadership Programs: General Interest • Goldman Sachs Global Leader Program • Global Fellows in Social Enterprise • McKinsey Summer Leadership Summit • Steamboat Foundation • Mountbatten Institute • Congressional Internships http://www.flickr.com/photos/skyrim/5716480927/
  39. 39. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Internship and Leadership Programs: Programs for Minorities • INROADS • Management Leadership for Tomorrow’s Career Planning & Job Placement Program • Sponsors for Educational Opportunity • New America Alliance • The Executive Leadership Council • Robert A. Toigo Foundation
  40. 40. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Internship and Leadership Programs: Congressional Internships • Congressional Youth Leadership Council • Congressional Black Caucus • Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation- AAPD Congressional Internship Program http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/4923598393lightbox/
  41. 41. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Internship and Leadership Programs: Christian Programs • The Family • New Canaan Society • The Trinity Forum http://images.wikia.com/honorverse/images/4/4f/Christian_Cross.svg.png
  42. 42. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Internship and Leadership Programs: Jewish Programs • ROI Community • Orthodox Union • GoIsrael.org (Aish HaTorah) • Ohr Somayach • Taglit-Birthright Israel • Legacy Heritage Fellowship Program • Shapiro Fellowships http://www.macquirelatory.com/Star%20of%20David/jewish_star.png
  43. 43. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Internship and Leadership Programs: Muslim Programs • Asian Institute of Management • Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow • Qatar Scholarship Program http://www.macquirelatory.com/Star%20of%20David/jewish_star.png
  44. 44. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Scholarships for College Seniors to Study Post-Graduation http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1416/1446606688_2aed6462db_z.jpg • Barry Goldwater Scholarship • Beinecke Scholarship • Gates Cambridge Scholarship • George Mitchell Scholarship • Harry S. Truman Scholarship • J.W. Fullbright Student Program • Luce Scholarship • Marshall Scholarship • Merage Institute Fellowship • Rhodes Scholarship • Thomas J. Watson Fellowship • Udall Foundation Scholarship • Siebel Scholars
  45. 45. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Short Term Learning Programs: Math/Science • Institute for Advanced Study/ Park City Mathematics Institute • Mathematical Association of America: Research Experiences for Undergraduates • Santa Fe Institute (Complex Systems Summer School) http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2757/4330269319_18850cabd6_z.jpg?zz=1
  46. 46. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Short Term Programs: Allegedly Neutral Programs in Politics/Political Philosophy • DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service • Student Conference at US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, and US Air Force Academy • Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) at Yale University • Young America’s Foundation • Atlantic Council of the United States http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeu04117/5199030961/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  47. 47. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Short Term Programs: Libertarian/Classical Liberal Programs • Action Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty • Cato University • Independent Institute • Intercollegiate Studies Institute • Institute for Humane Studies • Foundation for Economic Education • Ludwig von Mises Institute Ron Paul http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4318379314_6f8c6b23f9.jpg
  48. 48. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Short Term Programs: Conservative Programs • America’s Future Foundation • Fund for American Studies • Heritage Foundation • Intercollegiate Studies Institute • Leadership Institute • National Journalism Center • Young America’s Foundation • Young Republicans Mitt Romney http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5012/5435476044_de0b44d773_z.jpg
  49. 49. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork • StartingBloc • Century Institute • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities • American Constitution Society • Center for Progressive Leadership • People for the American Way • 21st Century Democrats • Young Democrats of America Short Term Programs: Left-Leaning Programs Barack Obama http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3181/3004284537_573b71936a.jpg
  50. 50. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Programs for Non-US Students to Study in the US • Adout International • GoAbroad.com • Center for International Career Development • Metro International • Yale World Fellows program • International Research & Exchanges Board http://www.flickr.com/photos/ma1974/344683989/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  51. 51. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork • U.S. Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Americans • Renaissance Weekends • The Weekend to be Named Later • Weekend Renewing America’s Promise • Technology Entertainment Design • World Academy of Art and Science • U.S.-Southern Africa Emerging Leaders Program • One Young World • DoLectures • Century Institute Leadership Organizations/Conferences: General Interest
  52. 52. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork • Society of International Business Fellows • United Nations World Summit of Young Entrepreneurs • FLOW retreat Leadership Organizations/Conferences: Business http://www.500px.com/photo/1945025?from=editors
  53. 53. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork • American Council of Young Political Leaders • Council on Emerging National Security Affairs • Council on Foreign Relations • Korber-Stiftung • White House Project • Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy • International Institute of Strategic Studies Leadership Organizations/Conferences: Policy
  54. 54. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Short-Duration Programs for Working Professionals • Aspen Institute Socrates Seminars • Transatlantic Forum • Atlantic-Brucke German- American Young Leaders • Bucerius Summer School • Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium • Salzburg Seminar • Pacific Forum Young Leaders • Chautauqua • Henry Crown Fellowship Program at the Aspen Institute • Eris Society • Forum for Young Leaders • French American Young Leaders Program • German-American Young Leaders Conference
  55. 55. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Short-Duration Programs for Working Professionals • The Global Village for Future Leaders of Business • National Committee on US-China Relations Young Leaders Conference • Norfolk Fellowship • Reboot Annual Summit • Swiss-American young Leaders Conference • United States-Japan Leadership Program • World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow • Sandbox Network • Vancouver Board of Trade’s Leaders of Tomorrow • Wharton Entrepreneurial Program • TiE Leadership Program • Singularity University • The Feast
  56. 56. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork • Robert Bosch Foundation / CDS International Inc. • International Affairs Fellowship in Japan • Coro Fellows Program • Council on Foreign Relations: Next Generation Fellowship • White House Fellowships • Unreasonable Institute • Kauffman Venture Fellowship • Presidential Management Fellows Program • David Rockefeller Fellows Program Long-Duration Programs for Working Professionals
  57. 57. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork • Introduction • Myths • Career Planning • Network • Selective Programs • Next Steps
  58. 58. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork • How executives can work with private equity and VC funds: teten.com/operating-executives • Start an angel group at your university, leveraging the learnings of HBS Alumni Angels (HBSAlumniAngels.com) • Host a presentation: teten.com/speaker How we can work together
  59. 59. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork Download the book and get the full slide deck at teten.com/education . Sign up for updates at teten.com // @dteten
  60. 60. (c) 2016 David Teten. More at teten.com Intro Myths Career Programs Next StepsNetwork A representative of ff Asset Management, LLC d/b/a ff Venture Capital (“ffVC”) is providing this presentation for informational purposes to the intended audience. Nothing in this presentation shall constitute an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security in any jurisdiction nor should anything in this presentation form the basis of, or be relied upon for, making any investment decision. Nothing in this presentation constitutes professional and/or financial advice of any kind (including business, employment, investment advisory, accounting, tax, and/or legal advice), nor does any information in this presentation constitute a comprehensive or complete statement of the matters discussed or the law relating thereto. This presentation and the information contained herein are provided “AS IS”. ffVC makes no representation or warranty (express or implied) with respect to the information contained herein (including, without limitation, information obtained from third parties) and expressly disclaims any liability based on or relating to the information contained in, or errors or omissions from, these materials; or based on or relating to the recipient’s use (or the use by any of its affiliates or representatives or any other person) of these materials; or based on any other written or oral communications transmitted to the recipient or any of its affiliates or representatives. ffVC undertakes no duty or obligation to update or revise the information contained in this presentation.

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