NextBillion Cohort 3 Mentorship Program for Students with Disabilities based in California!

NextBillion Cohort 3 Mentorship Program for Students with Disabilities based in California!

Deadline: October 17, 2017

NextBillion is now accepting applications for the third cohort of their mentorship program for graduating students with disabilities. Cohort 3 is a 4-week, online mentorship program. Each mentee will be matched with an industry mentor based on personal stories & preferences to build a strong personal resume and learn how to interview for engineering roles in the technology industry.

The theme for this Cohort is “Job-preparation” – together (as mentorship pairs), and as a community, they’ll work to support each mentee in building a strong personal resume, and practice how to interview for a role in the tech industry. The cohort curriculum includes weekly resources & action items, webinars with industry speakers/guests, and will guide each mentorship pair on resume-building, applying for jobs and internships, phone screens and practicing in-person interviews.

How it Works

  1. Personal Mentorship: Get matched with industry professionals based on your story and join a community of like-minded individuals passionate about technology.
  2. Guided curriculum: Work with your mentor & the community to go through specific curriculum for people with disabilities & prepare for the technology industry.
  3. Industry Insight: They invite guests, speakers & leaders from the industry to share their insights on getting into the field of technology.

Eligibility

Mentee:

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply as a mentee:

  • Passionate about technology
  • Studying Software Engineering, or in a related major
  • Graduating within the next 2 years, or recently graduated in the past year
  • Have any kind of disability
  • Based in California, USA
  • Can commit 2 hours/week for this program

Note: If you do not qualify for a certain criteria, but still feel that you may be a good fit for the program, please feel free to apply and let them know why you would still be a good fit!

Mentor:

Who can be a mentor?
If you are an industry professional working in the field of technology, and meet the following criteria, you are eligible at apply as a mentor:

  • In Software Engineering, or a related field
  • May or may not have experience with disability
  • Based in California, USA
  • Can commit 2 hours/week for this program

Note: If you do not qualify for a certain criteria, but still feel that you may be a good fit for the program, please feel free to apply and let them know why you would still be a good fit!

Application

If you have any questions about the mentorship, visit the FAQ Page or message them directly.

For more information, visit NextBillion Mentorship Program.

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