Students and Alumni

Our students and alumni have insatiable curiosity and are driven to make a meaningful impact on something bigger than themselves.

Elizabeth Tsung: Gaining Career Perspective At Startup Institute

“My professor—my mentor—he said, ‘you have no future in violin, but you know what I think you’re good at? Photography,’ and even then, I was only taking pictures on my phone and one of those point and shoot cameras. He said, ‘I think you have a really good eye for things. I think you should invest in a camera and start taking pictures,’ and it was the best advice he ever gave me.” (more…)

How to Crush it at Startup Institute

Eight weeks ago, I was a wreck. New York City had chewed me up and spit me out. I quit my job, had no direction, and felt totally lost. A few days from now, I will tell a room full of head hunters at Microsoft HQ about how the most notorious bank robber in the history of our country inspires me as a digital marketer. What is even more wild is that, in just a few short months, you could be doing something similar. Hopefully, like me, you will be employed, relaxed, and giddy to tell your story at Talent Expo. (more…)

Looking Back, Looking Forward: My Time as a Web Development Student at Startup Institute

This article by Emil Ray first appeared on Github.

It is December 5th, and the first snow of the year is coming softly down over the blue-gray of early morning Boston. I’m sitting on the 16th floor, in the quiet little corner table I’ve occupied most mornings for the last 7 weeks, drinking my coffee and watching the rooftops of the financial district gather their frosting of white. (more…)

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