How to Land an Internship at a Startup

, Hustlin' Harvard Student

Think you're ready to be one of the first employees at a fast-growing startup? Chances are you're thinking of all the glamorous feature ideas and disruptive strategies you think you can bring to the table.

The truth is that for an early startup, what matters most is hustle: someone who can get sh** done every day.

Students will learn:

  • How to send a cold email that leaves a lasting impression
  • How to step their online resume game up via Twitter/Blogs/Quora & other assets necessary for 'digital natives'
  • How networking can increase your chances (in ways you didn't imagine)
  • How to add value to an organization you're interested from day one & deliver valuable contributions to a young startup
  • How to prove your nickname should be "shipping"
  • And most importantly, what busy CEO's are looking for in their earliest hires
Come to class prepared with 1-2 startups in mind that you are really excited about / might want to work for one day, and together we'll come up with ideas on how to make it happen!
You can read about my intern experience at Skillshare as Founder Apprentice here:
  • Learning the startup hustle


    419 Park Ave South 2nd Floor
    New York, NY

    Prep: Come to class with 2-3 startups in mind that you admire / want to work for & review the resources below.

    In class we will:

    • Review case studies of individuals that successfully landed early positions at scaling startups
    • Discuss what roles & functions startups are looking to hire (so you know exactly how to pitch yourself)
    • Workshop together on crafting your "hustle" & outreach strategy to the startups you're interested in!
    Tue, July 3rd, 2012

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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Peter Boyce

Hustlin' Harvard Student

Peter is a Senior at Harvard College & the Boston Director of Skillshare, where he's learning to live life with a bias towards action. At Skillshare, he helped launch Skillshare in new cities and worked directly under CEO Mike Karnj on Finance & Operations.

Before Skillshare, Peter worked at a hedge fund as a summer analyst and Bad Boy Entertainment as a Business Development Analyst. Peter also Co-founded GoGirl Finance, an organization whose mission is to foster a conversation and greater awareness around personal finance.

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